You may remember my New Year’s resolution this year is to get on top of my atrocious time management skills. My magnetic dry-wipe board is all prepared with jobs to be done at the start of the day, at end of the day, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, week 1 of each month, week 2, week 3, and week 4. If only life was this simple! No time for the doctor, dentist, hospital appointments, hairdressers, etc. If only I could do them all on Saturdays! LOL!
I’m not throwing in the towel because we have only just started month 2, so I have plenty of time for fine-tuning! I have a saying that is “it’s better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all!” Fortunately, I can’t find the words fail, failure and failed in my dictionary, therefore as far as I’m concerned they don’t exist! LOL!
Yesterday I had fun working on my project for this week’s video, although video prepping is on the Thursday list with videoing on Fridays. I’m having to move my jobs around this week because hubby and I are going out for the day on Friday. We’re going to the Albert Hall in London to see the matinee Cirque de Soleil show called Luzia and then we’re out for dinner.
I don’t like making last-minute cards because I don’t feel I come up with particularly good ideas when I under that sort of pressure. To avoid this I keep a couple of special occasion cards like get well cards, thinking of you cards, sympathy cards, congratulations cards, wedding cards and thank you cards. Yesterday I decided to make my card a get well card. I used three items from the Peaceful Poppies Elements.
I started with a card base of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), with a layer of Poppy Parade CS and a top layer of Whisper White CS. To give the top layer character I embossed it using the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. Next, I used the “wreath-like” die in the Painted Labels Dies, which co-ordinates with the Painted Poppies Stamp Set, to die-cut an image in Basic Black CS. The circle in the centre of this die-cut fits the black doily that comes with the Peaceful Poppies Elements.
After wiping the doily with my Embossing Buddy, I stamped the SENDING HEALING HUGS sentiment which is from the So Sentimental Stamp Set using Versamark. I sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and used my Heat Tool to heat emboss the sentiment. The double poppy element is also from the Peaceful Poppies Elements, and I popped it up on Dimensionals.
The card looked a bit bare so I added a bow made with some retired Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon. If I didn’t have any of this ribbon I would have used some of the Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Whisper White Ribbon. The silver would go very well with the Rhinestones! My final touch on the front of my card was adding a vertical line of three Basic Rhinestone Jewels in the bottom left-hand corner and three in the top right-hand corner.
Inside the card, I added a layer of Poppy Parade CS and a top layer of Whisper White CS. To decorate this I added an image of poppies in a field from the Peaceful Poppies Elements. I’m very pleased how today’s card turned out although I am thinking it would probably look better with the ribbon I suggested rather than the ribbon I used. I won’t try and change it in case I do some damage!
If my day goes according to plan, I’ll be videoing Sunday’s video, which will leave me free to send out my January customers’ happy mail tomorrow, that’s assuming my order from Stampin’ Up! arrives tomorrow. I’m very lucky because my UPS man normally delivers around 9.30 am which gives me the whole day to get all the free products for my customers sorted out, packaged, addressed, and stamped!
My final bit of exciting news! Yesterday, Stampin’ Up! announced the new DDM (Demonstrator Development Manager) for the UK. We have been without since our previous DDM, the great Paula Gorry, left the SU family to spend time with her new grandchild. Liz Hockley is going to do a Facebook Live tomorrow to introduce herself and tell us a little bit about her. It’ll be great to have a DDM back at the helm! Welcome, Liz!
That’s it from me today. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Europe & South Pacific (A4) Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8” First layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½” Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: North America (Letter-size) Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼” First layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼” Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
Products used for this project: please click on any of the links to be taken to my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop. The Hostess Code for February 2020 is TWEMK47B. Thank you. xx