Friday, January 29, 2010

Breakfast, Yum!

Yay, it's the last Friday of the month! Do you know what that means? Well, maybe you don't since I think it's the first time I've mentioned it. On the last Friday of the month, we get free breakfast at work, sponsored by one of the departments (a different department each month). The menu for today was fruit, yogurt, and breakfast sandwich bagels. I grabbed half of one that had egg and turkey sausage (the other half went to my co-worker. Gotta keep an eye on the portions.). I think there was some cheese in there, but I scarfed it down so quickly, I don't think I was paying attention. So yummy. I should have taken a picture of it for Project 365.

Here's my companion for the evening. Too bad she's not really up for conversation tonight. Not that she ever is.

Crafty storage tip: keep your embossing powder in clean takeout containers with a spoon. I saw this idea on a couple of crafty blogs. I used to do my embossing on top of an old file folder and then when I was ready to pour the powder back in the jar, I'd just fold the file folder in half. The powder would fall neatly into the crease. Meh, ok, that works. BUT I think applying the embossing powder over the container using the spoon eliminates the put-powder-back-in-jar step.

On to today's card. 3 goals: use some scraps, use one of the punches that I haven't used before from an Ebay auction win a few months back and use another stamp that I haven't used before from the crafty loot a few weeks ago. I also dug up the swirl stamp that I used a few days ago. In the previous card, I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder on a white background so I think it was difficult to see the full effect of the image. I decided to try it with a green background this time, and I think the swirl has a stronger presence this time. My sister told me that the string tied in the buttons looked weird, so I adhered these buttons on the card without the string. I could go either way. What do you think?

Card Specs:
Embossing powder: Stampendous! in clear
Embossing ink: VersaMark
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Chestnut Roan
Stamps: Sentiment (Studio G), Swirl (Inkadinkado)
Punches: Fiskars Twist & Flip 2-in-1 corner punch and Marvy Uchida
Paper: Recollections
Buttons: Favorite Findings in Pink

Song of the day: "Haven't Met You Yet"- Michael Bublé. Never gets old. Great song for singles. ;)


Lala's Pequenos said...

Sweet card!

JanetDavies said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the tip about using to go containers for embossing powder!

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