Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pictures of what makes me happy

The website, Paper Craft Planet, that I mentioned a few days ago has thrown out some new challenges (quite similar to splitcoast) and today's card is the result of one of the sketch challenges.

The sketch looked like this:
I'm not sure what size of card this sketch was made for but I needed a miniature thank you note. I turned it into a 4 1/4 by 4 1/4. Size doesn't matter anyway, right?

The snowflake embellishment is extremely sparkly. I die cut it, ran it upside down through my xyron sticker maker (so the front is extremely sticky) and covered it with Dazzling Diamonds. It looks pretty neat. We are actually doing this technique to a bigger snowflake on Monday for class. Can't wait to show everyone!

The embossed white paper in the background is from a Cuttlebug embossing folder that I ran through my Big Shot. I have talked about Cuttlebug embossing folders a lot although some of you who read this may not know what they are (i.e. my mom and sister in law). This is what a picture of one looks like:
In real life, it is white/clearish not blue. It opens up like a folder and you slip your cardstock into the middle of it. Then, you run it through a machine (the Big Shot) that presses it together with so much force that it embosses the paper with its image. If you can't picture what I'm talking about, and you are my mom and sister in law, I'll show you at Christmas when you come over for dinner. If you aren't my mom or sister in law and are not coming over for dinner at Christmas, give me a call and I'll figure out how we can get together to clear this up for you.

You may have wondered what I've been up to for the past couple of days (or not, and that is ok). It has been a fun couple of days!

My daughter had Friday off so we headed to Lansing to cause some trouble. Actually, our primary reason to go there was to pay my Kohls credit card bill. We got a little side tracked at Hobby Lobby. See this:
These are called nestabilities. I have also talked about these quite a bit and thought I'd show you what they are. They also run through the Big Shot and cut your cardstock. The photo above shows the scallop oval nestabilities. The ones I actually purchased on Friday cut out your cardstock in to these shapes:
Long rectangles. You may wonder what I'm going to do with them. My plan is to make Christmas ornaments. Yep, if it works out like I am hoping, I'll be showing you some photos next week.
After Hobby Lobby (and a little bit of damage on my credit card) my dear daughter and I went to the Verizon store and got new matching phones! This is what we picked out:

We love them! I'm sure you don't really care about what sort of phone I carry but I just love the purpleness of it.
We also took the boys to see this movie:
Madagascar 2. Although I didn't see the first movie, I enjoyed this one. It had some humor that made me laugh out loud...ok, that isn't really a rare thing for me at the movies. You should have heard me at Horton Hears A Who!

So between preparing for Monday's class and buying purple phones and rectangle nestabilities, you now know what made me happy this weekend. In my defense, while the Accountant was out aiming for Big Bucks in the woods, I had to entertain myself somehow, right?

1 comment:

shan said...

Gorgeous phone for a gorgeous person.......
Love you!


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