Friday, April 16, 2010

Fall-To Layout 86

We had staff meeting today where we began with an icebreaker. We've had some new people join the organization, so the Big Boss thought the icebreaker would be a good way for all of us to get to know each other a little better. Each of us had to answer the following question: if your house was burning down, what's the one thing you would take with you? This is assuming that pets and family members are already safely out of the house. Some of the answers were bank/stock/personal information (my answer), iPhone, purse/wallet, artwork, and jewelry. The answer that amused me the most was "I'd bring baby blankets and other baby items because if I didn't, the whining that would ensue would make me want to be back in the burning house." That answer got the most laughs out of the group.

I miss those enchiladas that I had on Tuesday night. Man, those were good.

For tonight's card, I went over to clear&simple stamping to see what they had for their Fall-To Layout (#86). I immediately thought of doing a bunch of butterflies because it was a great way to use some smaller pieces of paper that were the result of my recent craft fair preparation. I popped up one of the butterflies with some foam dimensionals to add some interest. I finished the cards with some faux stitching around the perimeter of the beige cardstock. I would have done it in brown, but I don't own a brown marker, so I settled for red. It worked out anyway because there was a red butterfly.

Crafty tip: the red butterfly is actually from a Christmas themed paper pack. Usually Christmas paper packs have non-themey papers that you can use when it's not the holidays. Don't forget about them the rest of the year!

Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Chestnut Roan
Stamp: Fiskars- Thank You (sentiment)
Paper: My Mind's Eye- Bloom and Grow, Me & My Big Ideas- Sugarplum
Foam adhesive: Making Memories
Other: Sharpie ultra fine point marker

Picking a random commenter for my giveaway on Monday. 10 people have entered so far. Are you one of them?

I hope I can wake up in time for spin tomorrow. I haven't gone since last TH. Yikes!


Natasha said...

So pretty! Those origami butterflies are gorgeous!

Jacynthe said...

Great idea to use origami butterflies!!

able mabel said...

I love those butterflies! Very cool!

Terri E. said...

Those butterlies are a big old WOW! Love the take on the great sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Butternut Sage Designs said...

beautiful folding seem like someone who would like to try the pinwheels made out of ribbon too. I now have a video tutorial that you can check out! Enjoy

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