Wow – I can’t believe it’s Monday already. I kind of lost the whole weekend. Mike and I have several companies we work with on real estate related projects, and we had a project due on Sunday. I had most of the preliminary work done, and planned for it to be submitted late Saturday afternoon, after my workshop.
Friday night was one of those, “Oh, yeah…just one more thing!” nights, where you plan to go to bed at a decent hour but keep remembering little things you need to do. So it was fairly late when I got to bed. About four hours later, Mike got a text message from the company we were working with, reminding him that the project was due the next day. GRRRRR!! His text alert is very loud, and it’s from The Magic Flute, so it’s a little too loud and happy for 6 a.m. This is how I felt all day –
Isn’t that the cutest kitten ever? I love that face! And that’s how I looked Saturday morning. I felt like I was just a blithering mess all day. I stopped on the way home from the workshop and got a large latte, hoping it would help keep me awake until I got all my projects done. But I was still dragging on Sunday. I told Mike he needs to change his text alert to Silent Night, or, at least turn the ringer off when we go to bed!
Here’s one of the cards for the card buffet. It was one of my favorites from club Saturday.
Stamp set: Pines & Poinsettias*; Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Soft Suede stampin’ write markers; Cherry Cobbler classic ink refill; Crumb Cake classic; Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green card stock; Other: Northern Flurry, Snow Burst* embossing folders; Dazzling Details*, sponge dauber, Frost White shimmer paint, basic pearls, Extra Large (wide) oval punch, stampin’ dimensionals, Whisper White organza ribbon (*available in the Holiday Mini Catalog; all other products available in the 2011-12 Stampin’ Up!® Idea Book & Catalog)
This poor card. It made it through all the work on my stamp table and a whole workshop without getting messed up. Today when I brought it up to photograph, I noticed that I had gotten a little of my Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on the front. It’s because I’m left-handed. I’m always dragging my hand or arm through stuff. I try to remember to work backwards, but sometimes – like today – I forget. I had taken this out of the clear envelope this morning to add some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to the berries, and I guess my arm grazed it, then rubbed the front of the card.
I love coloring the Dazzling Details, though! I only used 2 drops of Cherry Cobbler refill for a whole bottle of Dazzling Details, and it turned out great. It’s very rich, and adds a lot of sparkle and a little more color to the project. The plain white details were used on the pine cones.
For the Whisper White panel, I punched the oval first, then embossed the rest with the Snow Burst folder. I had a really hard time convincing some of my club members that it really would smooth out a little after they ran it through the Big Shot again with the Northern Flurry folder. They were very skeptical, but did it anyway. It gives just a hint of background behind the big snowflakes. It also really breaks up the fibers, so the card stock is almost like a paper towel after – so you have to be gentle when you glue it to the card.
I used a sponge dauber to add some shimmer paint to the snowflakes, then added some basic pearls to the lower flake. I really like the simplicity of this one!
You still have a day or two to sign up for the card buffet. Be sure I have your RSVP with payment (to reserve your spot!) by Wednesday. It’s $16/8 cards. You can make more cards if you’d like for $2. each.
Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!