Yesterday when I woke up I had thought I might make something with my new toys. I didn't have any clients scheduled for the afternoon so the idea starting on crafting early sounded fabulous! WRONG! I got a crisis call around 4pm. Those things can really put a damper on your plans.
So with my original plans shot I decided I better take care of some menial tasks. First I dotted my ProMarkers *okie figures some people are scratching their heads thinking "WTH"*.
I, following the lead of Enfys, got some small dot stickers to put on the caps of my markers. I had to borrow a punch from my friend Linda because I couldn't find dots small enough. I colored each dot and stuck it on the lid of the marker. It will be a lot easier to grab what I am needing.
I also took another little piece of advice from Enfys and used a dot of Glossy Accents on the back of the dot to make sure it stays in place. It took awhile to rub the excess off my fingers but all the time and energy *okie thinks it really didn't take much energy to sit on her butt and do this* is worth it!
I have been wanting the Define Your Life stamp from Stampin Up for like three years and finally got it. Well it is a wood mounted set and doesn't come in the clear mount so I had to put those stamps on my cling mount foam. There are a lot of stamps in that set!! *okie looks to see how many heads are bobbing counting the stamps in the set and cracks up laughin* But once again, well worth the time and effort to have it done!
Once I got my menial tasks done I thought I would punch some scallop circles out of a book I got from the libary. WAIT! *okie holds up a hand to to shush anyone who is fixin to yell at her* The library had a book sale recently and the ones that were left over were put on a table in the lobby for people to take for free, that is how I got the book. I did NOT just go get a book and destroy it.
I really like these flowers and they are so easy to make. I don't know how many I punched! I was on the phone with my friend Carmen, aka ScrapperDelighted, as I was doing this and told her it would take awhile. Between the two of use we figured maybe I could punch more than one at a time. I was able to punch 3 pages at a time. I might have been able to do 4 but I didn't want to press my luck. I think I need a smaller scallop circle punch, maybe a 1 1/4 or something, if they make one of those. But this will do for now.
I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink on the edges, applied with the spongy applicator thing *okie thinks that spongy applicator thing probably is the technical term for the tool*. I thought the pearl brads make great centers for the flowers. I am gonna have to get some more of those brads now!
Don't forget that tomorrow night is the deadline to enter the FABULOUS USED GIVEAWAY.