Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall-To Layout #159

New 'do: Today is the first day of my 4-day weekend. I felt like I needed to give myself a reward after a week of many conference calls, and since I had the vacation time, why not? I actually got a bunch of things done last night: grocery shopping, buying air filters from Home Depot, buying cat food for RJ, returning stuff at the library. Last night was very productive. Today was productive too, as it started with a haircut, then I went to the library (this time to borrow movies), went to the bank to renew my CD, and then went to the Town Hall to pick up my race packet for tomorrow's 8K. And then productivity went downhill since I came home, put on Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief (one of the DVDs that I borrowed this afternoon) and fell asleep through it. Oops. I'll have to watch it again all the way through.

I am really liking my new haircut, mostly because it's now a lot shorter and less bulky. Now I can wear it down, whereas I couldn't before because it'd feel too hot on my neck. Yay! I requested the same hairdresser that cut my hair back in February. This time around, she was pregnant! I didn't want to ask her any questions until she told me herself that she was pregnant (wouldn't it have been awkward if I was wrong?). She's going to be having a little boy, awwww.

RJ poked his head into the bathroom when I was taking my "before" picture. Hee hee.
Card: Here's my take on Fall-To Layout #159. I wanted to experiment with my flower Cuttlebug die with some felt sheets that I bought at a yard sale recently. I had to run the pink flowers through several times for it to cut, and even then I had to use scissors detach them completely. I don't think it's a big deal for small projects, but for larger projects, the big Sizzix dies cut more cleanly and you only have to run it through once. Then I took out some buttons and squishy embellishments that I bought from Tuesday Morning a while back. I forgot that the sentiment was supposed to be on the right, so I cheated and stamped a flower the same shade of pink as the felt flowers so that that area would be right justified.
Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Blackbird, Dark Peony
Stamps: The Paper Company Studio- Greetings (sentiment)
Paper: American Crafts- Abode, Letterbox
Brad: Recollections- Silver Circles
Die: Sizzix- Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals, Cuttlebug- Flowers
Other: Black Sharpie Ultra Fine Point marker, K.I. Memories- Round Buttons Softies

8K race tomorrow...I'll have a full report!


Natasha said...

Super cute! Love the mix of felt and buttons here!

RORO LEE said...

This is a sweet card! Like the colors a lot.

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