Seems like this week flew by...I was feeling a bit under the weather for a couple of days. As luck would have it, I think I caught it from the grandkids! Throw in my birthday and the Bday celebrations and the week really did speed by.
I did get started on colouring my stamped images from last week. I'm about half way done. I even have a couple of the tropical bird cards laid out, ready to glue and assemble. I still have to choose bling, buttons, etc to finish them off. I am looking for a sassy birthday greeting or verse for it! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
The last tropical bird will become a Christmas card for some friends who are going to Mexico (with all their children and grandchildren) for Christmas. I'll have to work in some Xmas PP and maybe some Xmas lights on the palm tree.
That half of the other images from last week that are coloured, are still not cut out yet. Yes, I know, I have been a bit lazy! I have come to live with the fact that I am S. L. O. W. Maybe I can blame it on being older now...teeheehee
Now in typical Scrappymo! style, even though I have a ton of things to work on, ( I'm still slogging through the hair pretties from the last couple of weeks) I started a new project. Crazy, I know! I was at the local dollar store and spyed a huge, canvas butcher type apron. I noticed right away that the canvas was really stiff and heavy. I immediately thought of running it thru my Big Shot with the Timm Holtz flower die and then embossing each layer a different pattern. You may remember the ivory card I posted where I made blooms like that from cardstock.
So for $2.00 I got 13 large layered flower, 15 leaf sprays, a ton of medium 2 layer flowers, and a bunch of left over bits to combine with other fabrics for even more. Seeing my die was going to need delinted after this, I went ahead and also rolled out some more in coloured burlap (from my previous burlap purse post). Boy oh boy, was my die ever covered in lint! A few rolls back and forth with the lint roller and it was right as rain.
Lastly, I strayed from Starbucks and tried out the coffee shop within my IGA grocery store. Right away I noticed that their coffee had even prettier sleeve holders than the Starbucks ones I so carefully save and reuse. While I had the Big Shot out, and my room was a mess anyway... I cut out this little bird and branch from the IGA sleeve. I used the Stampin Up punch. The clouds above it are left over bits of the canvas project above. I am trying out different shades of chalk on the edges.
Off to peek at what is on the work desks of all the others crafty/arty bloggers. If you would like to join in, you start with the gracious Julia, at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ who started this What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Be sure to leave her some bloggy love for hosting us, and then chek out all the other desk linked to her post.