My plan for Sunday morning was similar to my plan for Saturday morning. I planned/hoped/wanted to wake up and be ready for the day early in the morning. I wanted to have a full, productive day. Did that happen? Nope. Not even close.
I didn't get to bed until a little after 6AM.
Was I running wild, barhopping and falling in love? No. I never left the house. I was drinking wine, playing with stamps, playing with/learning iMovie on my new MacBook, and watching random stuff on Netflix Instant on the Wii.
What? Kory? You have a Wii?! I didn't think you would play video games!
Well, I don't. I use it to watch the Netflixes.
I do have one game for it- Super Mario. I've loved Super Mario since the 6th grade. It's a love that shall never die.
So, thanks to Netflix, I didn't get to bed until 6AM. I slept until about Noon. The day was ruined.
I did finally sit down and play with some stuff. Here's what I've got for you!
Yeahp, that's my brand new sexy Octagon Spellbinders set! Yeah- I had my heart set on HEXAGONS- but everyone is doing hexagons and I want to BE ORIGINAL- oh, who am I trying to impress? They only had the octagons at Jo-Ann, and the set was marked down at 14.97.
I didn't have any plan in mind- I arranged the dies as I did in the above photo, thinking that I would use the negative as a misting template, or maybe as a frame-
But then I saw all those cute little shapes laying there:
I sanded and roughed them up a bit with my new distressing tool (more about that new wonder, first thing tomorrow morning!!!). Then, I inked the edges with some Tea Dye and Walnut Stain Distress Inks, stacked the pieces up, largest to smallest- using some foam tabs, for a little dimension... (I found these boxes of foam tabs at Tuesday Morning for .99 each!)
AAAAAAAAND SURPRISE!!! A flower! A more abstract, clean looking flower, actually. I like it.
I didn't have any plans for where to go from here- I made a flower. Now what? Well, I needed lotion and soap, so I went to the grocery store. But my brain must've misfired, because I forgot the lotion and bought cookies and ice cream. So I had to go back out to buy the lotion- and yes, it was a matter of life and death to get this lotion. I was out. Like, sticking my finger into the empty bottle, hoping for a just a drop to take the dryness away. My skin is sensitive. It has to be non-scented, sensitive skin lotion. I was drying up and looking my age. I HAD TO GET LOTION! And, since I was going right back out, why not stop in at the nearest Michaels, just in case there was something on clearance? Well, there was. Do I have instinct or what? I found some nice packages of plain 12X12 chipboard marked down to 2.49 per package. Score! I love chipboard. Almost as much as I love lotion. I was also tricked into buying more Smashbook accessories. I love that entire line. More than I love lotion.
I came home, drank my Kool-Aid (yes, I still drink, and love, Kool-Aid) and made this:
Is it a card? A cover for a mini-book? A big page accent? I don't know yet. But I love it. Yeahp, I'm still pushing the OCTOBER AFTERNOON doily stamp from the FARMHOUSE line. And I just bought that nifty Martha Stewart 'Monarch Butterfly' punch. Don't they look great? The flourish was cut with my Cricut Expression 2.
I hope everyone had a great weekend- and come back tomorrow morning, to see what it is that has changed my life for a better!