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Friday, October 28, 2011

One-Layer Wednesday #70

Yep, I gave in.

Gave into what, you ask? The Halloween candy? Oh, pish, I did that a long time ago.

I gave into turning on the heat in the house. Blah. I was hoping I could make it to next week to turn it on, but alas, it's just gotten uncomfortable in the house. Meh, I'll pay the money for the heat so that I can be comfortable in my own house.

Oh, yeah, and there's snow in the forecast. Before Halloween. Yep, I know, it's nuts. I hope this doesn't impact the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday. That would really be unfortunate for Meg since she's running and for the rest of us that are cheering.

Crafty review: In the spirit of efficiency, I bought a rotary cutter to cut the fabric for my kanzashi fabric flower pins. Since I got a 30% off coupon in my email inbox the other day, I figured I could justify the cost. I ended up picking up an OLFA 28mm roatary cutter. I was looking for a Fiskars one since I was familiar with the brand, but they didn't have any at the fabric store that I went to. It works just fine and it definitely sped my fabric cutting process. I wanted to add these fabric flower pins to the inventory that I'm going to be selling this holiday season. I think it's a good idea to offer a variety. Even if one doesn't want to buy a card, perhaps they could be persuaded to buy a pin to accent their winter coat.

RJ: Another purchase that I made today was an automatic feeder. I don't want to keep depending on my parents to feed RJ when I'm gone overnight. I put some food in there already, and the cat promptly wanted to break in. I couldn't be mad at him since I'd probably do the same thing. I put one of my hand weights on the lid to keep it secure overnight. I will be both horrified and amused if he manages to get food out of there by tomorrow morning. Maybe this'll help with the 5:45 AM "I'M HUNGRY" wake up calls.

Card: Here's my take on this week's One-Layer Wednesday challenge #70: using only red and white. I grabbed two different shades of red chalk ink. I wanted the sentiment and accent butterflies to stand out against the flowers, so the darker red really helped with that.

Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Warm Red, Maroon
Stamps: American Crafts- Herbs (all)
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

8 comments :

Jen W. said...

Can't believe you guys are expecting snow and here it's gone back up into the 80s with high humidity. Blerg! Wanna trade?
Be careful with RJs feeder - you don't want him to turn into a total porker!

And I like the 2 different reds on the card - definitely helps the sentiment and butterflies stand out.

Susan Raihala said...

Great idea to use two different reds! What a cheerful, fun, and cute card!

My DH is running the Marine Corp marathon this AM. COLD! Best wishes to Meg.

Anne said...

What a lovely happy looking card.
I do a lot of cutting and I find the Olfa cutter much better than Fiskars, you got the right one I reckon:)
Anne
x

Donelda said...

I like those falling flowers! Cute!

kingstonmama said...

I love those trails of red flowers. Gorgeous!

Mynnette said...

Love that card--and your flowers are beautiful as well! Thanks for sharing!!!

Debgem said...

What a lovely card! I think the two shades of red are just super.

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your flower streamers Tina and those flower pins are stunning too! Wrap up warm - I'm a fan of putting on an extra sweater instead of turning the heating on, but there are limits!

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