We are having a snow day here in central Wisconsin, which is good. I guess. This is the noise in my house at any given moment: *coughhackcoughcoughwaaaaaaaI’mboredIdon’tfeelgoodcoughcoughcough* And we have snow and freezing rain enough to last for next winter… yes, I woke up to sleet against the windows yesterday at 4 am. It snowed. And rained. And snowed, and rained some more, and it’s still going. I took the eldest to the grocery store with me a bit ago as we were nearly out of food and we were the well-est enough to go, and now we’re all wiped. But we have food!
Oh yeah, and it’s my birthday! Happy birthday to me. 32 and a house full of sickies, BUT I do have a new toy!
It’s mid-week throwdown time over at the Stars & Stamps blog today. The challenge is to make cards for kids. I like making kids cards, but lately I’ve been trying to find cards that would appeal more to the older kids – like ‘tweens and teens. Its’ a challenge, because you don’t want to make it too juvenile, but still keep it kid-like. Here’s what I have:
For the record, this was one of my first attempts at flocking. Must flock some more animals for practice! I tried using a glue pen, but it seemed to not give great coverage. I think I’ll try a different adhesive next time.
Stampendous fun flock in white
Papers: SU solids, K&Company DP
Lace scallop punch: Martha Stewart
Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
Stamp set: Unity’s Love Ewe
Random ribbon snippet, pop dots dimensionals
And now for the FUN stuff: my new toy!!!
Peppermint Cricut! I love it! This was my first time ordering from Oh My Crafts and I couldn’t recommend them enough – though it was delayed in shipping, the customer service was excellent! It came with FOUR cartridges and I ordered three more. With all the sickies, I’ve not had much time to play, but I can’t wait until we’re all feeling better so I can use it.
Thanks for looking! Head over to the blog and play along, and don’t forget – my blog candy drawing goes all the way until the end of March, so scroll down and enter to win those pretty flourishes!