Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Cake and tea

I was up early as usual yesterday morning but not quite as early as I am when the alarm wakes me up. I grabbed some coffee and headed for the computer. First it was emails and blog reading. Second on the list was to finish the two projects for the birthday gift I needed to deliver.

First I made her a cake. Not your typical cake though. This one was made with paper and Hershey nuggets. Let me just say, cute idea but pain in the butt. I can't find the exact tutorial I used but THIS ONE is basically the same.

Dark and gloomy around here so the pictures aren't the best. The tutorial I followed had 3 Hershey nugget layers but after doing 2 I opted for my third layer to be a battery operated tealight candle.

My second gift was a teabag holder.  The tutorial I followed for this project is HERE. I filled it with 6 Earl Grey teabags since that is her favorite tea

I wasn't completely satisfied with the way the teabag holder came out so I spent the rest of the morning working on a new design and putting parts of it into Cricut design space so that I can cut them all out with my machine. Come back tomorrow to see that one.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Just didn't happen

After I got home from work yesterday we had visitors for a while and then it was dinner time. Then of course there was some lounging and blog reading and getting this post ready. Well needless to say it was too late to finish and have a picture ready of one of the things I made for the girl at work. You will get to see it tomorrow though.

Today you get a random picture from the archives. Since I'm craving color how about a collage of colorful flowers.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

An agonizing undertaking

Agonizing may be a little over dramatic but I liked the sound of it. One of the girls at work is having a birthday on Monday so I wanted to make her a card.
Of course to do this I must make a mess of my desk

Maybe it was the cold or the lack of sunshine but I had the hardest time coming up with what to do for this card.

After several attempts and design changes I finally ended up with this.
After I cut out the cake and stand I dressed them up a bit. I used metallic pens on the stand, glitter pens on the candle flames and some extreme glitter paint on the cake and Happy Birthday. Also to make the happy birthday stand out a bit more I used a green pen to outline the letters. Then I cut a second one from craft foam and layered it underneath for a little added dimension.

There were a couple other things I wanted to make to go with the card but didn't get around to them last night. Maybe today when I come home from work.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

It's enough

Wednesday when I left to go to work in the morning it was 7 degrees. It was 49 when I headed home at the end of the day.
Thursday morning 37 and when I went home it was 59. I couldn't believe it was that warm. Of course it was raining and rather dreary out but 59.

Friday it was back down to being just plain cold. They were calling for snow but thankfully we didn't get it.

Today, I don't really care what the weather does. It's my day off and that's all that matters to me.
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