Lots of stuff going on behind the scenes these past three weeks. New products, new classes, and preparing for the trip to South Africa with Tim and Mario the first week of March. Can't even tell you how excited I am to travel back to South africa again. This will be my 3rd time to make this journey (and it is a journey - 27 hours to get there!) and I am just as excited to go as I was the first time, back in 2007. Each time has been unique, and I'm sure this time will be no exception. Looking forward to seeing many of the women I have met and stayed in contact with over the years though Facebook. And really, who wouldn't want to go on a trip with Tim and Mario? I know, I'll say it again...lucky, lucky girl.
Anyway, my desk has been in a continual state of mess, clean up, mess, clean up. I guess at least I clean up between projects! My husband surprised me with a new work table when I returned from CHA in January and I'm still trying to figure out what would make it the most efficient use of the cubes underneath. A work in progress I think!
Also on the home front, golf season has officially started for the high school district so the DH is home late 4 nights a week, which is really cutting into his afternoon napping. Then there is the darn Olympics that are keeping us up way later than usual! Now add in the Westminster Dog show...we are NOT even dog people but for some reason I love watching dogs on TV! Well, I think I've gone on long enough. On to today's Valentine project.
Gather a few papers that coordinate - large scale, small scale, dark, light, pattern and text. It all works.
Cut a piece of scrap cardstock 5 1/2 x 6" (the size of a Bigz die). Adhere the paper strips to the cardstock with a glue stick, repeating some of the patterns. The strips run horizontal across the 5 1/2" width.
NOTE: most of the top and bottom will be cut away so I used larger pieces on the ends.
make sure the paper you created runs across the petals. This picture shows the paper face up, but when I actually do the cutting, I like to have my paper facing right side down.
You might notice the center is not glittered. I couldn't decide at the time how I was going to treat it so I did not add the glue/glitter to the center.
Label letters are up next. I like to line the letters up on my finger, then sand and ink the word at one time.