Saturday, December 21, 2013

Well I'm glad that's over.

Normally I'm very happy on Fridays but yesterday was quite a different story. I found myself annoyed by almost everyone and everything. I told my boss it was one of those days that made me wish I was still a smoker. When I was leaving work one of the stock boys asked me if I was done for the day and I said yes and a good thing too because if I had to stay any longer I would end up hurting someone.
The one bright side to being in such a foul mood was that I came home and worked all that aggression off by cleaning my house. I always did do my best cleaning when I was mad.

Moving right along, I'll show you something I did last week. Thanks to my blog pal Antonella from Quilling, Art and Expression I learned how to make these very cool gift card holders.

I didn't have a fancy border punch to do the white fur part of the coat so I just used some scalloped sciccors instead. I also painted that piece with some extreme glitter paint before I attached it. The belt slides off to open the coat and reveal the gift card inside. One 12x12 sheet of paper will make 6 gift card holders

28 comments:

Tanya Walton said...

This is really nice Ann. Now you can kick back and relax over the weekend knowing that your house is lovely and clean. Hope you enjoy it!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh heck, Ann, we just wrapped the gift card in Christmas paper...now I have to go and spruce it up!...:)JP

Jeanne Pursell said...

What a great idea for a gift card holder! It came out very nice!! I think we all go through days when we are just plain mad...I do my best cleaning on those days too.

Nancy Claeys said...

It's so easy to become rather grumpy this time of year -- I've been guilty myself lately. Hope you have a relaxing weekend.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...standing far away from arm's length to keep from harm's way in case you're still a bit peeved....

Ann, those card holders are super!! Oh, this just HAS TO BE one of many that you make for future craft fairs! They'll sell like hot cakes.

crafty cat corner said...

It made me feel better reading that you had a grumpy day, I get those and its poor old Mr.T that gets the brunt of it. Looks like you're okay now though. love the gift card holder.
Enjoy your holiday and look forward to your posts in 2014
Briony
xxx

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Well, I hope today finds you in a better mood. Now for me when I start to feel [like you did yesterday] I can guarantee I'm getting a cold or something like that which throws my body/mood completely off. Hope you're not getting anything.

We well, stand tall, and carry a bat in case anyone gets in your way!

Hugs - Katie

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Okay, I will not make any snide remarks out of sympathy for you having to suffer through being in such a foul mood when you so delight in being bubbly all of the time. Please let me know when the coast is clear so things can get back to normal as soon as possible.

Sandra said...

so when does my gift card arrive? will it be here before the Big Day? huh? huh? it really is a cute way to give a gift card...or money... hint hint... and i have always cleaned house when mad, i attack it and do my best work when angry.
Gail at the farm told me she went to WM yesterday afternoon and she said by the time she left she was glad she did not have a gun. sounds like the way you felt... HO HO HO and Merry Christmas.... are you off Christmas Eve and day?

Lin said...

Take one full moon, add in the holidays, sprinkle in some a-holes and you've got yourself a swell cocktail of crabby. Been there this week too.

I hope today is a better day, my friend.

Ann Martin said...

Such a cute gift holder! I love your paisley background by the way. I hope your bad mood has lifted and that you'll enjoy the weekend. Merry Christmas, Ann!

BeadedTail said...

Hope your weekend is much better than your Friday! I love the card! You're so dang crafty!

Sandee said...

I hate those kinds of days and I'm so glad that it's over and you woke up this morning to a clean house. Bonus.

I love the gift card holder. That's as cute as can be.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. My best to Duke. ♥♥♥

Eva Ason said...

Oh I hate those days too, and some days you just cannot stand people. I tell you living in a city being a country girl is really hard sometimes.
I really love that card, nicely done

Grace said...

That's pretty nifty - And now you can enjoy your weekend...house clean, good mood restored - Ain't nothin' better!

Sharkbytes said...

That sounds more like me- grumpy days. Maybe now that's over and you will be cheerful for Christmas.

Dee said...

super cool...and a great idea.

Sheryl Hastings said...

Sorry you had such a bad day yesterday, but it seems to have worked to your advantage. And that card holder is adorable!

Out on the prairie said...

I like the idea, it will be nice to see what you got me.

Chatty Crone said...

Any reason you were so frustrated? Busy day? Well you got your house cleaned and learned how to make a great card. Sandie

Antonella said...

I love your gift card holder... And Yes, the glitter was definitely needed.... Thanks for sharing the link to my tutorial. I've been a bit lazy this year with my gift cards...
Hugs, antonella :-)

SweetMarie said...

The only time I've been close to grumpy lately is on one visit to Wal-mart.
Hope you enjoy your weekend! Really cute gift card holders!

Duni said...

That card is great! I love the buckle closure!
For me it's the other way around - cleaning house gets me in a bad mood ;-)

Donna said...

Sometimes I wish I could "let 'em have it" but.....so I just shut up, come home and Fume...and clean as well!
Cute card holder!
hughugs

Jean Knill said...

Hello Ann. I found you via My Quality Day. Great tips in your blog.

Marg said...

That is such a good idea, gift card holders. That is really nice. You sure come up with some good ideas.Have a good evening. Take care too.

Catherine said...

Cute gift card holder!
Wishing you and Duke a most joyful Christmas Ann!
xo Catherine

Antonella said...

So glad you liked it. These are my go-to gift card holders. Hugs, Antonella

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