Monday, August 13, 2012

Where am I?

Between harvest, fair (DH is a 4-H leader), having granddaughter #1 for a week and taking DD#3 to doctor appointments, I haven't had time to play during normal business hours. Then when I stay up until 3 watching the Olympics the brain doesn't function as well as it should. But then, does it ever? Add to all of that, I decided I needed to clean out cupboards.

Tell me, why do I still have the wooden salad bowl set we received for a wedding gift 31 years ago? Wet wood is my 'fingernails on the chalkboard' item so we have never used it. Nor the wooden salt and pepper shakers. Have I honored the gift giver by keeping these items this long? Can I finally get rid of them? I voted 'Yes!'

While trying to stay awake watching the Olympics, I finally pulled out my July Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions. I had a plan for ONE card, but as I worked on it, it kept changing because I kept finding different sketches to try. So, through all the changes it took more than one (translation, many) night to finish. Well, as I still have more pieces due to the changes, I don't think I've officially finished! What else is new?

I love the papers in the kit. I think (know) I need more of the Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two paper!

My Favorite Things sketch called out saying I had to use it. Here's the sketch

and what I came up with.
Yes, I changed a few things. The banner became a butterfly, cut from the same paper as the bottom band. I used Glossy Accents and Enamel Accents on it for some shine. Three circles morphed into nine Hero Arts pearls and a rectangle became an oval with mat. At least the base remained the same, sort of! It has four sections. Okay, so I started with the sketch but headed off in my own direction.

The other supplies:
     Image: My Favorite Things Bunch of Blooms
     Copics: E00, E21, E35, E37, E50, E59, G82, G99, R11, R20,
          R22, R24, R27, W3, W5, W7, Y26, Y28, Spica Buttermilk
     Paper: Bazzill Basics Lagoon, Choice Buttercream
     Dies: Butterfly: Hero Arts & Sizzix Antique Flowers &
          Butterflies, Spellbinders S4-110 & S4-111
     Other: Sewing Machine, Dimensional Adhesive