Ever have one of those days where you wish you could just have a time-turner and start all over again???
Today was totes one of those days.
I was watching the news while I got ready for work, as per usual, and during the traffic report they said that Rt. 1 northbound was closed. All three lanes. Shut down. Accident. At least I found out before I left the house, amiright?
Bad news is, I had to take the only other route to work, which literally takes me all around the outskirts of the city. Yes, there are quite literally only 2 ways for me to get to work. NOT good when you work in/around a major city. So, even though I didn't hit any traffic on my way to work (thank you Action News!), it took me a solid 20 minutes extra because I had to go all the way around the city. I did get to see my favorite place to be in the summer --- Citizens Bank Park --- and got super excited that opening day is LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY!!! WOOP!!
So, that happened. 20 minutes extra on the trip to work. Then, to make matters slightly worse (after jinxing myself, of course), I got the heel of my shoe caught between the sidewalk cracks, and it scraped the leather off my heel. AWESOME. That was at 0800, and I still had a solid 9 hours of the day to go. Amazing.
Needless to say, when I got home, I needed nothing more than some tunes and my craft room. Like whoa.
First up -- the finishing touches on this frame for the pic of the gals at D's wedding in October --
The theme for her wedding was pumpkins, and her bridesmaids were in black dresses with hot pink shoes, so I used the black & pink to keep with the feel of the night. Her wedding was SO much fun. Seriously. A total blast. Can't wait to celebrate with these girls again at my sister's wedding!! :-)
Next up -- some cards I made --
This one came out way cooler than I thought it would. I got a window punch a week or so ago, and am still getting the hang of it, so I think this turned out pretty good for a first-timer! I stamped the "Merci" on a piece of grey paper over and over (not always re-inking), and then put the window on top for the layered effect. Pretty cool, right?!
Here again with the window effect, I just swapped the square for a circle, and just used it as a little addition in the corner. Not too much, but just enough. I find that with this pack of cards I got, you don't need to add too many adornments to make it really special.
I have a ton more of these thank yous, which I swore I posted here somewhere, but can't find the post to give you a link back. Maybe I dreamt I posted them. Altogether possible. Anyways....they're going to be part of my shower gift to my sister, which she can then use for either the shower or for her wedding thank you's.
Um....how ADORBS did this come out??!!?! This is for my friend's baby, we'll call her T-girl. Her 1st bday is coming up, and I clearly had to make her a very special card for the occasion. The base card is from my favorite paper store and yours, Paper Source. I believe I got them on sale, so they may not have these particular ones anymore, but I'm sure they have something similar. I also got the bday cake stamp there. So funky and fun.
And you have all been so patiently waiting for me to show at least one cross stitch WIP, so wait no more.
For those of you obsessed with the With Thy Needle and Thread "Word Play" series as much as I am, you'll know that this WIP is "March." I seriously love this series. Love. They're so simple, yet so....nice. I don't know how else to say it. I just love each one so far. "April" just came out, so I'll have to get that...hopefully this weekend. This pic came out kinda dark, and I apologize for that, but I just couldn't get it any brighter so you could see the fiber colors. I'm stitching it on 40 count "Purely Primitive" by Silkweaver. At least...I think that's the name. I know it has "Primitive" in the name. Man. I need a vacay.
Alright peeps. That's all I got for now. Do something creative today!! Stitch your hearts out!
Much love ~ ~ ~
PS - before you even ask...all my pics were taken using Instagram....my new obsession.....