Thursday, April 1, 2010

I almost kissed the FedEx guy...

Hey everyone!
So I hope you all had a fantabulous Spring Break and are looking forward to Easter. The kids and I are headed up to the Crayola Factory in PA for a quick weekend trip since we didn't really do any other vacation or trips during Spring Break. I'm hoping to leave by 7am, but it is after 2am already and I'm still sitting here, so we'll see...
OK...I am soo excited to tell you guys that my rolling paper storage carts arrived yesterday! Yay!! I was so thrilled I almost kissed the FedEx guy. I love how they're always willing to carry the heavy boxes inside and put them where you want them-unlike my mail carrier who drop kicks everything from the curb. :)
Anyhow...they each have 10 drawers, and I got 6 of them...so I can put all my 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock in them. I've read mixed reviews about these trolleys, so wish me luck!
Additionally, I thought I'd post a recent project for you guys to check out while you're waiting on me to get my booty in gear and make some new stuff. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Here ya go:

This is a tin I picked up at my local craft store and altered for my neighbor's birthday. I used Cottage Wall Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! as well as Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive cardstock. The word "faith" is one of Stampin' Up's Decor Elements. It actually comes in a set with 4 words "faith", "love", "hope", and "life", and comes in several different colors. I've used the black ones here. The ribbon is whisper white organza and satin ribbon-one of my faves, and definitely my go-to. I also used the new "Beautiful Butterflies" Embosslit for the embellishments on the front. I love that thing...in one trip through the Big Shot, it punches out and embosses 5, yes FIVE butterflies in different sizes and textures. I have to say it's the most versatile embosslit yet. Finally, I added some half-pearls to the butterflies to dress things up a bit.

Inside the tin, is a set of general purpose cards with envelopes, an easel calendar, and of course a pen. The cards also feature the Cottage Wall Designer paper, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Cardstock and butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies embosslit. I have also used Stampin' Up! rub-ons and the Whisper White taffeta ribbon here. I like this ribbon a lot because it adds an elegant touch to things, so I use it when I want a narrower ribbon, but don't want to use grosgrain.
Here's a quick peek at the easel calendar. I got this idea from one of my upline meetings. Of course I used the same Designer paper and cardstock colors to keep everything matching, and you can get those little tiny calendars online for next to nothing. If you can't tell what that is at the bottom, it's a binder clip covered in cardstock. That is what makes the calendar stand up. The binder clips are a little bit finicky though, so sometimes I fold the back clasp of it down to kind of prop it up. And one last note: the butterfly at the top of this is the largest butterfly created by the Beautiful Butterflies embosslit.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my project...Don't forget to leave me a comment, and I'll be back to post another project after I've seen the Crayola Factory. Woohoo...roadtrip, here we come!

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