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Sunday, January 2, 2011

CPS #199

Well, folks. Today's the last day of winter break. Everything goes back to normal. The Christmas tree and decorations need to go back into their plastic containers. I must remember to wear business casual to work tomorrow, instead of the jeans and occasional hoodie I've been donning since December 20.

My sister is going back to school tomorrow and for her last meal at home she requested dumplings. So for about an hour this afternoon, my sister, my mom and I wrapped up dumplings for tonight's dinner. Can you tell which one I folded up? Mine's the one in the middle. Maybe my origami folding skills paid off?

Because I got some Michaels gift cards, I went there today to do some shopping. I was able to get a great deal on the pink Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (originally $39.99, but bought with 50% off coupon) and a bunch of sparkly brads to put in the center of my fabric flowers (all 50% off). As you can see in the picture below, I was very eager to use the brads. I hope the ATG gun is as awesome as everyone says it is. I went to A.C.Moore on the way home and bought some felt to put on the back of the flowers, pins to complete my fabric flower brooches (50% off), and some glue sticks for my new glue gun. My goal is to not make any more crafty purchases until February 2, one month from now. I have enough supplies to keep me pretty busy.

Below are some of the brooches that I finished making today. The flower center on the bottom right is one of the brads that I bought this afternoon. I used my Tim Holtz scissors to cut the prongs off. Those scissors have been such a great investment! All the other flower centers are buttons that I bought last Thursday. I pinned a red flower with a sparkly clear gem in the center to my black pea coat. So cute!
I tested out my new ATG gun with my card tonight. The assembly instructions were pretty easy to follow. I love how I don't have to worry about glue warping my paper and I don't have to wait for the glue to dry to continue with my project. I decided to tackle CPS #199. I used some paper that I purchased recently and a fabric flower that I made earlier today. I wanted to make a non-traditional colored valentine with no reds or pinks in the card (I'm considering the color of the fabric flower to be red-violet). Perhaps there's a non-girly girl out there that'd appreciate it.
Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Blackbird
Stamp: Studio G
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Fiskars Upper Crest border punch
Paper: American Crafts- Metropolitan and Letterbox
Other: Black Sharpie Ultra Fine Point marker
Brad: Recollections Gem Brads

4 comments :

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I just love that flower accent!! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week! ♥♥♥

Melody said...

Uber cute! Glad you got some good deals at Michael's

Tami Mayberry said...

So pretty! Love that flower. Thanks for joining us at CPS!

Kristii said...

Soooo very pretty!! Love those flowers!

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