I have had a super-busy week with packing orders (that's a good thing!), paperwork for 4 people (2 moms, us, & John's brother), and mom. After a day of mom-overload at the doc & monthly grocery shopping, I needed to get in the Happy Place. It's amazing how I can feel myself start to unwind as soon as I start moving things around in there. I felt the need to get things cleaned up in there so before I could do that, I had to finish up some projects......
This is a recipe/memo/photo holder from Unique Pages. It comes as a plain, brown, VERY thick chipboard with hardware to make a stand & attaching the clip. I found this gorgeous paper in a DCWV paper pad. You probably can't see it, but there are some clear embossed areas on the paper. I got to use my new fake Dremel to sand around the edges & remove excess paper. SOOOO much easier than a sanding block! This is a little birthday gift for a friend on Sunday......shhhhhh....don't tell!
I'm so loving making these She Girls from Christy Tomlinson's She Art workshop. They are just so much stinkin' fun!! Since I really don't have the room for canvases, I decided to get a Strathmore Art Journal notebook (thanks Marlene!). This way I can keep creating, keep them all in one place, and no worries about excess wall decor. This girl was a different take on the usual one----I painted her body instead of using paper. I added some water-soluable crayons and gelato stick to add some texture to the dress. The rest of it was done just like a regular She Art project. But I love this one for some reasno---not sure why, but I do!
This is the front of my latest wedding album custom order. This particular one has a page for just about every event in a wedding. From getting ready to the "something borrowed, something blue" to the couple driving away. I can't wait to get it in the mail & see how she likes it! I might have another order for an album done in brown & cream with touches of orange. I hope she places the order cuz it'll be fun to do one that's different than the usual black & white!
And, last but not least, I had som extra rhinestones..........figured I would bling out my flip-flops! Of course, they only cost me $5 and the individual gems are probably at least $19......but I think they're super cute! :)
Hopefully I can get some pages done in my journal over the next couple days. But first, it's the dentist with mom, a massage for me, and my friend Lisa from IL is coming in Wednesday night!