Alright, I know- last night, I promised I'd show you some cards, today. Is 8:30pm still *today*? Technically, yes. But it doesn't feel like it...
Today was one of the worst and craziest days of my life. And I've lived a rough life.
Anyways- there will be cards, I know you were all holding your breath for some cards! Haha. But first, here's a little box that I made. Oops, I mean, a box that I ALTERED.
It was a plain little paperboard box that I pieced up at Michaels for fitty cents. Yes! That *IS* one of the new 'Faucet Knobs' from Mr. Holtz, thanks for noticing! I bought a package of the faucet knobs on Saturday. As soon as I bought them, I knew exactly what I was gonna do with the first one- attach it to this little box!
Here's a a shot of the top, so's that you can fully appreciate the beauty that is Tim Holtz's knob:
Isn't that terrific?! Only four for eight bucks, though. Kinda expensive. If you wanna use lots of these little jewels, you'll definitely hafta turn a couple extra tricks, oops, I mean: work some overtime. I covered the top of the box, as you can see above, with a Martha Stewart 'Precious Metals' paint chip from Home Depot. I picked up lots of them- they're so cool! A square with no printing, and it LOOKS like metal! And they're free. So that kinda helps cover the cost of the faucet knobs.
I rubbed some white acrylic paint on the sides of the box with my finger, then dirtied it up with some Vintage Photo Distress Stain. I covered the edges of the lid with some Tissue Tape- the new 'Commute' set! Aaaaand rubbed some more Vintage Photo Distress Ink on it, before stamping my initials with my letter stamps.
Cute box, huh? I'm happy with it- and it's the perfect size for a few contraceptives or your 'nighttime pills' if you keep it on your nightstand. Or keep it on your desk for your 'daytime pills.'
Okay, okay, okay- it's time for cards cards cards!
Well, time for cards cards. I only made two.
I embossed a piece of Distress Core'dnations (don't know if I'm spelling that right and not in the mood to research) then swiped some white paint over it, before stamping a square of kraft with a cute background stamp. Love those circles. The typewriter stamp was found at Basket Market. I don't know who made it- but it's cute. The 'paper' with the type on it says 'old school.' This would be a nice card to send to someone you went to school with, to let them know how terrific your life is going, and that you hope everything's working out well for them and their five kids and dirty house.
Here's something a bit more colorful:
I embossed it with the Tim Holtz gears folder, then sanded it up- ain't that kraft a beautiful thang? Seriously. Does anything look better than kraft?
The gears were cut from the Gadget Gears die, from more 'Precious Metals' paint chips from Martha Stewart. Look! Looks just like metal!
I love these paint chips! I've gotta get more! Home Depot, here I come!
Please, pray that I survive my work tomorrow. ALSO- I want to thank all of you that have been reading and leaving such nice comments. They really make me smile, and when I see how many people are viewing each day, it just makes my head spin. Thank you so much!
I'll be back tomorrow with my 'first draft' Spring Pennant! Yeahp, SPRING PENNANT FIRST DRAFT TAKE TWO: POST WINE DISASTER.