Have you ever started working on a card with the best of intentions and it just didn't come out the way you planned? That's what I was experiencing earlier today.
Here's my story... Michelle Perkett Studios is having a design team call until August 15th and part of the way to enter is to make a card with the freebie she's posted. I'd love to be on Michelle's design team so my plan was to make a card and enter!
I'm sure you're wondering about the picture above too. Cheryl who is one of the design team members for La La Land Crafts made a shaker card last week using packaging you'd normally throw away and I thought it was a great idea and wanted to try it too. I decided I'd use the clear plastic rectangle from the "post it" markers package.
It was challenging and fun but I have static cling! lol, check it out:
I sized my image to fit the box, printed and reprinted the image on patterned paper so I could paper piece my cake. I found just the right Nestabilities dies to fit around the box, came up with a layout... I even wiped the inside of the plastic box with a Swiffer cloth before I poured the micro beads in. The dirty looking patches on the clear part of the box are micro beads stuck to the inside. The kids took a magnet and moved the micro beads around but they always went right back to where they were when the magnet was removed. Very interesting!
I do have some pictures of the progress of putting in new windows. Rick's project went a lot smoother than mine it seems and I can't wait to have my space back!
Can you see my desk all covered in plastic?
It's really hard to work like this...
A light sanding of the drywall and he can paint!
All the light from the two new windows is wonderful blessing!
All in all, it was a good day, I hope yours was too!