So now on top of the scooter chair, hair removal and weight loss products, I’m being offered great discounts for private jet flights. Wow! Guess that’s for when it’s too far to drive my scooter chair. Oddly enough, none of the ads I get are for things I’d actually enjoy – like crafting, of course.
I got my hair cut today, and the salon owner has these amazing craft items for sale. She makes jewelry, coasters, magnets and hair clips, among other things. I’m not sure when she has time to do all this; I guess in between clients (but she’s always pretty busy when I’m there). She has a little area set up in back for crafting, and she and “the girls” work on things when they get a little break. She had some new red, white and blue jewelry today, and it was so cute! It inspired me to go work on something. Maybe I’ll decorate some of my flip flops.
I caved yesterday and spent the product bonus I earned for a promotion from Stampin’ Up!®. I was going to save it for July and the new catalog, but I realized when I got together when Sandy & Janet that I only had two new sets from the new catalog. Oh, the horror! Well, it wasn’t quite that bad. But, really, that’s hardly a sample, right? So I looked at the “preorder” merchandise that was available and I looked at my wish list, and I realized that there were some crossovers there. So I’ll have some new goodies coming next week – and they were all free! Who doesn’t love free?
Here’s another card from Tuesday. Sandy had some tags she had bought and suggested we might like to try using them. She made a cute tag using the Vintage Vogue set. Since I had this little streaky glass butterfly I didn’t know what to do with, I thought it might work on the tag. (See information here.)
Stamp set: Inspired by Nature; Ink: Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Old Olive classic; Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Perfect Plum classic ink refills; Paper: Pool Party*, So Saffron, Whisper White card stock; Other: Butterfly punch, stampin’ dimensionals, sponge, Crystal Effects; tag
As Janet watched Sandy & me “create,” she commented on our styles. I usually have a sketch or a color combination or a stamp set I want to use. And then I go from there. For this one, I had the butterfly. All my flowers were just too big or too “fancy” and detracted from the butterfly, so I opted for plain grass from the Inspired by Nature set. And the card kind of evolved from there. I sponged the tag, then added the butterfly. And then I decided it should be on a card. So I added grass to the Pool Party card stock. I wanted the tag a little more crooked on the card, but it lined up so well with the grass, I didn’t want to skew it too much. It’s a little plain, so I’m going to go “Wow!” it up a little before I send it out. I think it’s going to be a graduation card. Rachel earned an Associate’s Degree in Fine Arts this spring, and I’m so proud of her, especially with everything that was going on in her life at the time. Of course, if I give her the card, I can’t really ask her what I need to do to it to spice it up a bit. Guess I’ll have to figure this one out on my own.
Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!
*new product from the 2011-12 Idea Book & Catalog