Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall-To Layout #163

Ahhh, teleworking day.

Good news: I got a lot of work done today and I helped my boss finish a report that we've been working on for a while.

Bad news: I definitely eat a lot more when I'm working from home. When I'm at the office, the only food that I have available is what I bring from home, but then when I'm at home, there's so much more food around within reach. Sigh. I even caved and opened the third bag of Halloween candy that I bought recently. Ugh, I just couldn't help myself. I'll try not to buy more candy until later next week.

Those scientists that worked on getting seedless watermelons...why can't they work on making vegetables taste like chocolate? Wouldn't that be a more practical project to work on?

Family: My parents and uncle that's visiting from Taiwan went apple picking today and dropped by to share some of the apples. This is my uncle's first time checking out the house. He finished the tour and said "Well, there's definitely room in here for another person. You can get married now." o_0 Uhhhhhh, what? I wasn't offended by his comment, just surprised and amused.

House update: Speaking of the new place, what I like about it is that there are already some holes in the walls where the previous owners had poke in to hang their artwork. I consider them suggestions for where I can hang my stuff. Tonight, I hung up the $2 framed artwork that I found at a yard sale last week and also a frame collage that Meg gave me as a graduation present from undergrad.

Card: Here's my take on Fall-To Layout #163. I debated between an embossed background and using a background stamp. I went with a background stamp, since I used an embossing folder yesterday. I wanted the image to add texture to the card, but I didn't want it to be the focus, so I went with a Distress Ink instead of a chalk ink. I wanted the card to be a little on the masculine side so I chose some cooler colors. I think I'm on a button kick.
Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Blackbird. Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen
Stamps: Studio G (sentiment), Hero Arts- Cling Classic Fabric Design (background)
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Fiskars Apron Lace border punch
Button: From Tuesday Morning
Other: Black Sharpie Ultra Fine Point marker


Carol said...

Lovely buttons - great idea ! Well done !

Carol W

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