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Friday, July 23, 2010

Fall-To Layout 100

I think one of the best feelings in the world is having hard work pay off. I had my annual performance review recently, and today, my boss and I had a conversation about my salary and the increase was more than what I was expecting. Hooray! :)

I made my craft store rounds this evening after dinner. At Michael's, I used my 40% off coupon for Tim Holtz scissors (which I've heard great reviews of in the crafty world) so that I wouldn't have to borrow my mom's good scissors and some silver brads. In the checkout line, these Snifty Pens caught my eye. I picked up a pack of two to investigate. There was a hole in the back of the packaging, encouraging you to take a whiff. Ok, harmless, but the concept was weird to me. You should writing with pens, not smelling them...no matter how fruity they smell. Gag. Anyway, I also ventured to A.C.Moore, where I bought...nothing! Shocking, I know. I did ask for a rain check for a Cuttlebug die cutting machine, which they were having a sale on.

Here's my take on clean&simple's Fall-To Layout #100 (congrats to you guys for reaching #100, by the way!). I decided to use the orange polka dot origami butterfly that was on my desk leftover from last weekend and folded a new one with similar orange paper. The black ribbon took me two tries to get just right. I find the cutting part the most frustrating, just trying to make sure the two ends are equal length and not fraying.

Card Specs:
Ink: StazOn in Jet Black
Stamp: Fiskars- Squarely Sentimental (sentiment)
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Fiskars Threading Waters border punch
Paper: Making Memories- Chloe's Closet (green), My Mind's Eye- Bloom & Grow (orange)

I wanted to give a shout-out to my friend Laura, who's recovering from a recent surgery. Feel better soon, Laura!

4 comments :

Expressions By Devin said...

Super cute butterfly card. Love the style. Wonderful blog!!!

Krishenka said...

beautiful and hope your power is back to normal and you can get cracking with some more of your fabulous cards

Melody said...

Super adorable card, but then I love all your work.

Natasha said...

Cute! Love the origami butterflies!

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