Sunday, September 5, 2010

Weekend Wrap-Up

I watched a whopping 3 movies this weekend: Salt, Clash of the Titans, and The Switch. I would have to say that The Switch was my favorite of the 3. Angelina Jolie kicked butt in Salt, but I thought the movie ended kind of abruptly. Maybe they are leaving room for a sequel? Clash of the Titans was a pretty exciting movie. The special effects were amazing, Sam what's-his-head is cuuute, and Pegasus was magnificent. I think I enjoyed The Switch the most because of the adorable kid.

I made the pizza casserole again, but this time I added mushrooms and a can of diced tomatoes to make the dish less meat-heavy. I feel like there was more of a balance this time.

Craft fair prep update: I have almost 5 boxes of cards for the upcoming season, and the first one is more than a month away. I definitely feel better knowing that I'm ahead of the game (well, at least compared to where I was at this time last year).

With the extra 50 bucks in my pocket, I did some craft store shopping. I got some kraft cardstock, some new stamp sets (2 $1 ones and 1 full sentiment stamp set), and a Spellbinders die set. For today's card, I strayed from my usual A2 card. I used the largest Spellbinders die in the set and cut two labels. Then I scored one of the cut-outs at the top. This will be the fold of the card...a trick that I learned at Jennifer McGuire's class last week. This will make any shape into a card, given that you have 2 cut-outs of the shape and adhesive to put them together. I cut out some of the green cardstock using the same die for the middle part of the card. I stamped the fruit and sentiment and used Glossy Accents for the lemons (another trick from the classes last week). Ta da!

Lesson learned tonight: Glossy Accents DOES take a while to dry. Leave it alone. I touched the lemons a few times, and messed up the Glossy Accents and had to do them over until I got them just right with no smudges from my fingers.
Card Specs:
Embossing powder: Stampendous! in white
Embossing ink: VersaMark
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Yellow Citrus, Warm Red, Tangerine, Olive Pastel
Stamp: Studio G (fruit), The Paper Company Studio- Greetings (sentiment)
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8
Foam Adhesive: EK Success
Other: Glossy Accents

Whoo hoo, no work tomorrow! :D


Creative Minds said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. The hubby is dying to watch Clash of the Titan.

The card is super adorable

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