I had a wonderful day (I could also use the words blissful, fabulous, exciting, groovy, moving, joyful, sweet and on and on) yesterday visiting family and craft shopping. Ok, family definitely makes the top of the list, craft shopping second, but mix the two and hola hola you pretty much put duct tape on my mouth and nail my feet to the ground! Had a nice lunch with my sister, our daughter and my brother and my sister in law!
We shopped at a couple of stores in Kelowna, Ever After and then Memories and More. Both stores are impressive and each offer something slightly different. I bought many necessary supplies and a few new items to try out but I have to admit the one thing that was really satisfying was finding the square strip to fit my Fiskars Rotary cutter at Ever After. My last one was over used and warped and I was unable to get a nice clean and straight cut. At Ever After I happened to ask if there were strips for sale and not only did she have a strip, she actually has some cut custom and special out of graphite! Turns out the Fiskars rotary cutter is her favourite but she had been unhappy with the strips as well. She wound up experimenting with different materials until she hit on the graphite. Its wonderful, I’m noticing a total difference already. Good functional supplies are the bedrock of good card making!
As I always toss some Festive themed papers in my basket (because last year I didn’t buy nearly enough and its not like our small town has any place to run out to at the last moment) I was eager to play with a Christmassy theme. Nina suggested we try our hand at a Merry Monday Card.
Here’s my (oh so FUN!) take:
Designer Paper: Dots and Stripes by Echo Park
Stamps: Stamps of Life - Owls to owls2love
Elements: Hat - I cut this freehand
wHO - I designed these in my Silhouette SD software and used the sketch pens to draw the wordart out.
Pearls - Crystal Stickers
The fluff for the hat trim is a cleverness from Nina who pulled the end off a QTip and stretched it out.
I love the little popped out eyes!
Hey, what are YOU doing this week - still time to get in on the Merry Monday Challenge fun!
Last minute note:
I just visited Krafting Kelly’s blog site and she has a FREE .studio file to make your own paper CD cases! Gotta love this, especially nice it will fit on my Silhouette SD as well as the Cameo - thanks Kelly!Blogger Labels: Merry,Challenge,words,duct,daughter,stores,Kelowna,Memories,Both,items,Fiskars,Rotary,cutter,strips,sale,custom,difference,bedrock,card,Festive,papers,basket,moment,Christmassy,theme,Nina,Here,Designer,Paper,Echo,Park,Life,Owls,Elements,freehand,Silhouette,Pearls,Crystal,QTip,Last,Visit,FREE,studio,cases,Gotta,Cameo,feet,Stripes,Stickers,hola,sister,graphite