Sunday afternoon already; is everyone else's weekend seeming to pass in a nano-second? I'm not sure what I accomplished 'of significance' over these past few days, but...something will come to mind. Let's see: I had great intentions of tackling chores on Friday, and I did...sort of. I was in the midst of vacuuming, which I don't mind too much (I'll take that over ironing any day!), when the poor thing began to wheeze, groan, sputter and then...it fizzled out completely. Of course, no vacuum meant no more cleaning, so I happily headed over to my crafting zone to play.
Saturday, my husband needed to work in the city for a couple hours, so I tagged along for an outing. I drifted over to Micheal's for a bit, where nothing, aside from Recollections #110 cardstock, caught my eye (score with the 40% off and 30% off coupons combined!). Afterwards, we headed to Costco...crazy decision on a Saturday afternoon, but we were running out of necessities, the foremost being a big bag of chocolate chips! Whatever it takes to keep my husband happy! We also came home with a new vacuum, which is currently sitting in its box next to me. And there it shall stay, until the 'urge' to clean comes upon me. Perhaps I'll schedule that 'urge' for Thursday. At the earliest *grin*
Anyway, I'm here to share a couple, or three, cards sparked by the oh-so-pretty and vibrant MUSE #103 inspiration fashioned by our dazzlingly talented Vicki:
I haven't made shaped cards for a while, so while the dies were out, I went with two...
The first looks rather busy in the photo, but less so in real life as the the popped up circle, heart and sentiment 'separate' the patterned from the solid papers.
The second is less cluttered (sort of). I didn't 'mean' to line up the script of the card with the script on the butterfly...just happened. I'm sharing this over at wonderful Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge #23~Butterflies + V is for Valentine.
NOTE: Honoured and delighted to be selected a Top Favourite at MUSE! Thank you so much!!
My third card is 'just because'..just because I haven't used my Love collage background stamp in ages. I stamped it in SU red ink on red cardstock (I'm on my last snippets of red paper! Who does that: run out of red card stock near Valentine's Day! Yeesh!), added a glitter (hard to see) paper die cut heart, and wrapped it up with my sweet Valentine word die...
Off to bake some chocolate chip cookies...they are not staying in the bag in the same way the vacuum is staying in the box!
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!