Wednesday evening. Already! My week off is zipping by, but only two more sleeps until I go see my family! Woo hoooo! It’s been far too long since I’ve been Aunty C (I say that after 15 minutes away from the kiddos), and I am so ready! Let the shenanigans begin!
A while back, when I was all googly-eyed and ‘desperate’ about creating a ‘stash’ (wait…nothing’s really changed, now that I think of it), I ordered dies, upon dies, upon dies. Wise choices, most; a couple duds, some; and curious choices, a few. Curious, I guess, because at the time, I had no clue what I’d do with several of them; they were sort of like the ‘old days’ when we’d have to buy a full record…er, 8-track…er, tape…okay, CD…for only one song. That’s what happened with me: loved one die or one sentiment, but the whole kit-and-caboodle had to come along as well. That’s how I ended up with some of the ‘curiosities’; specifically, a trio of mustaches, pair of glasses, a tie, a grad cap, tickets, camera….You know what I mean. Such dies would be showcased brilliantly through the incredible ingenuity of others, but moi? Not so much. Up until recently, these dies have been sadly neglected; in the case of the ‘staches, totally neglected. Naughty me!
Fast forward to one of my recent paper pad purchases. On Monday, two of them caught my eye – Doodlebug’s Day by Day, and Simple Stories’ Daily Grind. Guess what I found…
I’ll let the cards do the talking. The group of little note cards posted here, and the duo in the post following, are completely ‘for fun’ – not fancy, not jazzy with a new technique. Just for fun. They’ll be added to the stash of Thank You/Thinking of You/Just Because cards I’m making for my sister-in-law for her staff and volunteers. The bonus: they have envelopes!
I am AD-DICT-ED to my envelope punch die. Completely. LOVE it!! Fancy-dancy envelopes are on the agenda for down the road. For now, I'm just tickled with how cute they are. One of my best sale purchases ever!!
My cards are heading to Retrosketches #102
Ready? Some matchy-matchy dies + papers...using my NBUS camera and mustaches (one of three),
The next one occupies the stage alone because...ta dahhhhhh...my first EVER (and last, trust me) shaker card! Yes, yes, I made one! Yes, it only has 5 sequins, but still - did it! Mission accomplished! I'm smiling!
That weensy shaker tapped into my patience quite enough, thank you! Anything larger
would throw me into a complete tizz (thank you, Sian - awesome word!!).
Hope you enjoyed my kitchy crew.
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