Howdy - How has your week been going? Here things are chugging along and doing pretty good. I know makes me nervous to even say it... normal quiet. Hubby has been mowing like a crazy person as it is suppose to rain again this weekend and he hasn't caught up from all the growing from the last rain. He has also been working on the "garage" for the Model T.
Me.. I have been a busy beaver, I have been cleaning, photographing, and getting things written up for my new Ebay store. Right now it is mostly just "antiques and collectibles" but I will be putting more craft fun in there soon promise. It is small right now, but I hope it will get bigger and bigger :0) If you would like to visit it... http://stores.ebay.com/DonkeySmiles-Antiques-and-Crafting ... please remember I am just getting things going :0)
I also have been crafting a ton this week. I know you are looking back at my blog saying "Really?" But honestly I have! Next week both Whimsy Stamps and High Hopes Stamps have New Releases! So there will be lots of fabulous new images to see! Hmmm... what else? Oh lost another 2 lbs. this week so I am at 39 gone so far... just short of that big number 40 lbs!!! Hopefully next week I will get over that hurdle. Why is it that those numbers are so hard to hit? thought I would never get to 20, and 30 came finally... and now I am just hanging under 40... 50 is a biggie mark for me so you will se some serious celebrating there!
Ok, how about if I show a card? Today is the Just Magnolia and Hanglar Challenge, and I actually remembered and got my card done a few days ago! The challenge this week is to use pearls and die cuts/punches on your project. Well the pearls that is an easy one, and since I have been trying to play with my new Silhouette Cameo this week, I thought die cutting a shape for my card would be a good test for me. And to get even more testing, I used my gift card that came with it, and downloaded a file to use. I did it! I picked one out, downloaded, opened, resized and cut it out perfectly! So so proud of myself :0)
Here is my card... sorry I ended up going just a tad overboard with the die cuts...
Told you way too much huh? LOL Ok, so I started out with the Silhouette die cut. I believe it is called "Iron Gate Oval". I cut it and then went to my Magnolias to see what would "fit" You see the height was cut at 5.75 inches so the oval could not be any larger. I then found this Tilda that sort of looked to me like she could be looking in a mirror at her new dress. So I colored her up with my Copics ( I am so sorry.. I forgot to take a photo of the colors) I then hand cut her using the center as a traceable oval and cut a bit larger to go behind. For my card I used the same dark brown card stock as the base, a light pink mat, and then a sheet of Prima Tea Time pattern paper. I sewed it in place, added a satin ribbon for more color and then glued down Tilda is my massive die cut. Added pearls to the circles of the die cut. It seemed empty in the corners. Really it wasn't right to me. So I looked over and saw my Memory Box Corner flourish... uh it is pretty close don't you think? glued them down in the corners, and added more pearls. Uh... no where for a sentiment... LOL
I used some Stickles on Tilda's jewels and made her dress all sparkly.
The inside is pretty much the same, just a different piece of the pattern paper.
too much? Oh well I had fun playing. How about you? I know you have pearls and die cuts or punches so join us for a fabulous prize again this week. Hop on over to the challenge HERE and see all the DT's projects and then link up your project.
OH my on the run today! A few errands for me while Hubby is working on the garage. And while out I am planning to meet up with BFF Tracey for a more than needed pedicure! And then the grocery store...sigh... man I hate going there lately. Nothing sounds good! Need something new and different to make, that doesn't take all day to prepare. May do a search for some ideas before I go...
So what you up to today? Plans for the weekend? Share....
Have a great one! HUGS and