Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bras, Banners, and a Box

Now that I have your attention, I'd like to show you what I've been up to. Some of these projects I am more impressed with than others. The banners, for example, have been on my desk for months. Seriously. Remember when banners first started showing up in the trade magazines? That's when I started these. They've been sitting on my desk, just waiting for a little "something" to finish the look. I don't like the letters that I cut freehand (for some reason!) for the "create" banner. I do like the fall banner.

The cards featuring the bras all say "Thanks for your support." They are being sent to the people who have been standing by me, tirelessly, since my unemployment began. There are many more cards to make and people to thank. If you are one of those people, hang in there - your card is coming.

The box was made from a Parcheesi game board. My good friend, Tami, sent me the directions after finding them on the internet. I made one out of a Monopoly board, too, but it was a disaster. The board was too heavy and it just didn't go together very well. I glued a game piece to the front for part of the closure, but I haven't figured out the half of it yet. Suggestions welcome.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

New Cards Coming Soon!

Now that I am off work, I have finally gotten around to doing some paper crafting. I have finished a couple of projects that I started sometime ago. I've also been doing lots of thank you cards. I hope to get them posted in a day or two. Here's a teaser --- some of them feature a bra!! There, that ought to get you to come back and visit! hahaha!

Camping Soapbox

Let me be straight up about something. I don't camp. It's not that I wouldn't, but I just don't. If I were to camp, it'd be in a tent. I have a tent, by thet way, and I have used it. Anyway. I don't understand the "camper people". Why would you buy an expensive camper that you have to tow/drive somewhere, pay for your space and hook-ups, then do the same things you do at home? I have nothing against the conviences of having at camper - they are awesome! (Talk about maximizing a tiny space! Wow!!) Seriously. Why do campers have tv's? Why would you eat microwave popcorn while camping? Roasting hot dogs, making s'mores and banana boats, egg in a hole for breakfast, popcorn over the fire..... Raining? Play cards, tell stories, blow bubble, play board games, work on word puzzles.....

Probably a good thing I don't camp or have children. They would consider themselves "deprived" , compared to their friends.

Okay, I'm done now. Thank you for letting me get that off my chest.


If any of you followed along last April 2010 - April 2011, you know that my friend, Tami, and I had the challenge to send one another a handmade card every week for a year. We did it! It was the most fun!! Anyway, she told me the next challenge was my choice. Sooooo, I'm thinking about doing something with colors and/or embellishments. I will post the details as soon as I get them worked out. But instead of just asking Tami to participate, I'm inviting all of you!! That's right! Anyone who reads this blog will be able to participate. Check back soon for the details!!!