Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Weather is Snowy Outside, Crafty Inside

Hey, folks! Hope your weekend has gotten off to a good start. Mine started with the cell phone alarm going off and the internal dilemma of whether or not to go to spin class. I figured, ok, I'm already up. I might as well go be productive. I got to the gym, and *gasp* someone took my bike! I mean, I know that anyone can sit anywhere, but I felt like back in school, there was that unspoken rule about how the seat you sit in the first day of class is the seat you sit in for the rest of the semester. It's possible that "my" bike was her bike too. Oh well. I ended up taking the bike one seat up.

Afterwards, I went to the post office to mail off an Etsy order. The post office is located within a mall, and they were doing some sort of summer camp expo. Lots of booths were set up with information and goodies to encourage kids (and parents) to stop by. I found it funny how they were focusing on summer camp, and it's been snowing all day. Summer seems like a long way from now!

It's been snowing all day long. It started around 9 or 10 AM, and I think it's still going on (granted it's probably slowed down some). I thought the weather forecast was 2-4 inches, but I think we're approaching 6-7 inches. The road outside isn't looking too safe.

Although I was cooped up inside, I was productive today. Made a few cards, took a nap with the cat, and did laundry. Yep, super fun. Here's Ginger, who already had a head start on the nap this afternoon. I used this as my Project 365 photo today.

On to today's cards. Yep, plural. As in more than one.

Card #1. I really wanted to use a rub-on for this card. I started rubbing the flower on, and I noticed that the little flower offshoot was scratched and unsightly. Internal thoughts: "Oh, *beep*. Noooo. Ok, do not panic. I can make this work." I ended up cutting the bad part off, preserving the main flower. Whew, crisis averted. I don't like how the ribbon frayed slightly where I cut it, but I guess that's normal for that type of mesh (?) ribbon.

Card Specs:

Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Chestnut Roan
Stamp: Studio G (sentiment)
Punches: Fiskars Twist & Flip 2-in-1 corner punch and Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment border punch
Ribbon: Wired Edge Ribbon from Michaels
Rub-on: American Crafts, Mini Marks, Accents, Book Three

Card #2. I dug out my watercolor crayons that I haven't used in forever and used them with this flower stamp from Inkadinkado. I had no idea what to do with the space on the bottom left. I guess that's what happens when you kinda make a card without a real plan. Heh. I decided to fill it with a ribbon bow, but I don't know if all the aspects of the card flow together. I thought I'd share anyway.

Card Specs:
Ink: StazOn in Jet Black
Stamps: All Inkadinkado
Punch: Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment border punch and EK Success Circle punch (1 3/8 inch)
Ribbon: From Michaels
Watercolor crayons: Staedtler

Song of the day: "Cowboy Casanova"- Carrie Underwood. Heard this at spin this morning.


Kerry said...

Great cards and cute photo of your cat too! :)

Anonymous said...

I make cards too where /how do u do word graphics?

Etsy Studios said...

I love snowy days. They give me the excuse to slow down and do what I enjoy!
Best Wishes.

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