Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I don't know how, but it seems like I have more time when the kids are at home. How does that work?? It's an inservice day today - yesterday Connor had a substitute teacher & aide, tomorrow will be only a little off with an assembly, and then Thursday all school staff will be substitutes for an unofficial inservice. After how horribly Connor reacted after school yesterday, I think Thursday everyone will be staying at home. It's a weird thing when you anticipate Friday will be the only normal day of the week.

So far no cardmaking this week - I am working on a present for someone & so have been focused on getting that finished. Also, I sold out of crafty kits on Saturday - gift bags filled with blank cards, bookmarks, and a journal, and then lots of patterned paper, glitter, ribbon, stamped images to colour in, etc. So far they have been very popular - and I anticipate making lots more leading up to Christmas. The boys and I went to Dollarama to kill some time (and let the house be quiet - Rob is working graveyard shift this week) and pick up more supplies for the crafty kits.

Supplies: papers from Basic Grey "Gypsy";
pig & balloons stamp from The Greeting Farm
clouds cut freehand, sky cut with Spellbinders Labels
So, this cheerful little piggy is coloured in with Stampin' Up! watercolour pencils, then blended with Dove blending solution. After s/he dried, I covered that little pig belly with Fun Flock (betcha didn't see that coming) and the balloons with dimensional glaze to make them shiny. The balloons are actually coloured twice, cut out, and popped up on foam tape to make them stand out. I think of this card as a birthday card, but the "when pigs fly" saying might make it a good congratulations card for someone too....you never know :)

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