Right - so next time I say I'm gunna do a post don't believe me *lol*. I had every INTENTION of posting on Sunday but … well … I'm just getting to darn good at this relaxing business! Mind you I didn't really do a lot of relaxing per se … by noon I was fairly bored. "How bored??" I hear you cry. So bored that I actually did my workout video to kill some time! Now THAT'S bored! OK - it was also to procrastinate on my "one-day" list. I'm getting so caught up on things that I'm reaching the bottom of my list! I had a few options - none of which appealed to me. a) do my taxes or b) upload 500 pictures from my phone to Costco to get printed. Ugh. Since y workout video only took half an hour I had no alternative - I actually did both a) AND b). Not only did I do that but I also filled in some forms that have literally been on my fridge since September!! Yesterday I ran around actually submitting those forms (mainly so I could attend camp with Alicia's class in May). Gotta say - getting THAT off my to-do list felt GREAT!!
That brings us to today! Spent the morning working out, walking the dog and cleaning, then I threw some soup on to cook and had 45 minutes left before I had to pick up mini-me. What to do? Hmmmmm - well - given that the stupid full moon of stupidness had me awake ALLLLLL night I thought maybe a 15-20 minute nappy-poo would be a great way to kill some time. Alas … "someone" had other ideas. I opened one eye to see THIS staring at me …
So how about a project already??? OK! Ready???
A few months ago I came across this great project from one of the Stampin' Up Artisans Cindy Schuster over at www.nutmegcreations.blogspot.com
I found a frame with four 4" x 6" openings. I removed the glass and used some retired Black and White DSP I have been hoarding to cover the openings. I just used some Tear and Tape to secure the paper to the back of the frame. I then cut some Whisper White card stock to which I attached all the punched out numbers. I used our multipurpose glue but any adhesive would work. I used one of my Paper Pumpkin sets to stamp the months in various colours. I stamped the month in the middle first then again and again and again (without reining) to get an ombre effect. Finally I grabbed my "Enjoy the Little Things" stamp set as well as a few retired sets to stamp some inspirational phrases. I punched out some butterflies with my Thinlits (attached those with glue dots and I was almost done. I used some Island Indigo card stock to frame the white hanging cards and adhered them to the frame. I then headed to Dad's workshop (aka his basement) to steal … I mean borrow … his little hand held drill. I drilled holed right through the frame backing and screwed in some hooks. Only problem is I didn't take into account the "dip" in the hooks so the cards are no longer centred on the Island Indigo mats. Grrrrr. I still have to red rill the holes a little higher. Seriously. I won't be able to sleep with the cards off centre *lol*
Oh! I forgot to mention … each of the whisper white cards has some wash tape attached at the top and all the corners were rounded with my Project Life corner rounder punch.
Done! I love how it turned out. Only trouble is the wall I want to hand it on isn't wide enough! Ack! I need a VERTICAL frame! Sigh. Back to the drawing board *lol*
Do you love this project? Are in you in the Edmonton Area and free this Saturday (Feb 27th) morning around 11:00 am? If so come on over! I'm holding a class to make it! $35 ($30 for current club members). You can have the frame in white, black, melon mambo or tempting turquoise. Just make sure you RSVP before Friday at noon so I can prep the supplies!
FYI we are also making these little notecards I posted the other day - 10 for $20 in 30 … 10 notecards and envelopes for $20 in about 30 minutes. Again, RSVP before Friday noon if you want to join us!