Monday, February 4, 2013

White, Black and Red

I was feeling rather crafty this weekend so I decided to participate in a challenge (or 2 or 3). Wish Big @ My Craft Spot Make a Birthday something. I think I need some new birthday stamps, I'm getting kinda tired of using the same one all the time! :)  Color Challenge @ CardzTV Use Red, White and Black only. And 1,2,3 @ My Creative Time This one was fun. Use 1 bow, 2 patterned papers and 3 buttons. I think this is the first project I've done in a long time not using my Cricut! So without further ado, here's my project:

The patterned papers are just things that I've had laying around for a long time, I think they came from paper packs. The stamp is just one of those $1 bin stamps from Michaels. I had a cute frame that I wanted to use, but it was the wrong color even though it was red. I'm weird about red and I don't like using 2 shades of red I just don't think they go well together so I used the frame and traced and cut it out. I used my black ink pad to ink the edges of the red and used a red stamp pad to ink the black paper. The ribbon is just from Hobby Lobby and I have no idea where the buttons are from.

I thought the card needed a little bit more texture so I clear embossed a pattern on the frame.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Year, New Diet

We recently got a Vitamix when we went to the Home Show in Salt Lake City. Every time we see one of these at a fair or anything we always want one but its hard to justify spending so much money on a blender. But I have to say, BEST MONEY SPENT EVER!! I've already taken the time to separate individual servings of smoothies out and put them in the freezer for ease. Just throw the baggie contents in the Vitamix, add some liquid (juice or water) and spinach and voilĂ  instant healthy breakfast shake. I have to also have a little English muffin with it in the morning. I may try adding flaxseed at a later time but I have to get used to the spinach first, it does make the smoothie taste a little funny, but it's more of a texture thing for me.