Wednesday, September 17


My week started out with frustration.  Remember the altered document trays that I made last weekend?  I took them to work on Monday, and guess what?!?!  They don't fit the darn slots!  They ended up a few centimeters taller.  I was so mad at myself, and I thought I measured it well.  So I went back to town right away to return the black wire trays, and bought me a different kind.  The one's that are shorter.  I took them home, and adhered the "names" I already did for the first ones.  This is how they look like:

Right the next day, I took them to work.  I was crossing my fingers (and my toes!) as I was inserting them to the slots.  And guess what???  This time, they are too wide!!!  Arg!!!!  I have to return the darn trays again.  I guess I'll have to really improvise and just cut thick boxes to the right size.  And this time, I'll make sure they will fit.  Hmp!

Today's a good day, though.  I'm a guest poster for ScrapScene and they featured my tutorial for my Do-It-Yourself Ribbon Spool.  You can check it out by clicking here or here.  I didn't expect it to be posted so soon.  Thank you very much Angie of ScrapScene!  And enjoy your vacation :D

Also, this week I was able to make a card for DBIL's birthday.  This one's a challenge because I don't make "man" cards too often.  This is a bigger sized card, 7 x 5. 

The blue background is leftover cardstock, but the distressed background paper is by BasicGrey.  Then, using SU Night of Navy, I stamped "man of the year" image by Inkadinkado, then I adhered it to a square scrap brown cardstock. 

As you can see I used brown twine to match the lines of my background paper.  I always like to add dimension in my cards, so I adhered the stamped image with EK Success Pop-up squares. 

Then I stamped a phrase on the inside.  It's a clear stamp by Cloud 9 Designs.

I love the way this card turned out to be.  It's simple, and I guess it's something a guy can appreciate.

Before I end this entry, I'd like to shout out a big THANK YOU to the ladies who joined my International Card Swap.  Some of you have mailed your cards to me and I can't wait to see them!  I'll keep you all posted with updates.  I'm brewing something really special for you ladies... but for now, it's still a big secret!

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