A week ago my husband headed off on his ‘education journey’ to the west coast; now two more sleeps before he’s home. Actually, he has to go immediately to work on Saturday – a summer biathlon event to run, followed by the annual meeting - so he won’t pass the threshold of home until evening. Vacuuming, laundry, grocery-shopping, cleaning…hmm. Perhaps the neglected chores ought to receive some attention before his arrival. Then again, he’s so tired, I doubt he’ll notice anything amiss for a few days, so…nahhh, no point rushing into a spic-and-span frenzy It’s been a curious passage of time: the days ‘seem’ to have flown by, but the minutes on my own-some are sometimes incredibly long. Or incredibly short when crafting is involved!!
I’m enrolled in the Insider Online class – yet another stellar education experience offered by the talented Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire. Laura Bassen and a bevy of other guest artists. It’s day two of a three day course, yet already, I’m behind in my homework! Today, however, I tried something completely new, after watching a video tutorial by Laura, whose creativity and sense of humour are exceptional. I had to watch her video several times, as she was so engaging and so ‘real’! Laughing while learning – perfect combination!
Lauren’s ‘clear' card sent me to the two (yes, a whopping TWO) sheets of acetate I bought in anticipation of a down-the-road card (I was planning to shamelessly scrap-lift a baby card created by Jennifer M that she showcased a while back), however…no time like the present to dabble in play. I’m glad I did: my card is a rather ‘simple’ modified version of the pretty one Laura designed (her background was plaid-stamped; mine was pattern=paper adhesed), but oh my, the learning was plentiful. While I’m somewhat pleased with the result, working with acetate – for me, anyway – was a challenge. Perhaps I need to find ‘clear’ cardstock, or just practice more, or both.
My card, ‘amateur’ though it is, is off to one of my colleagues tomorrow (maybe…I’ll leave it sit over night to decide if it will make a good impression). I’m also entering it into Seize the Birthday, My Creative Time’s birthday Designer Challenge and Simon Says ‘Anything Goes.’ As ‘proof’ that I used acetate, I’ve even included ‘glare’ in my photos J
I know, I know: the frame, arrow and *you* once again, but they're working as a nice
combination...for now. I made several cuts of "you" to create a chipboard effect.
Papers are EP This and That. NBUS - SSS curved edge die. Coolness!