How I love Tuesdays. Tuesdays are my "free days". My day to work on projects guilt free because the rest of the week, I work double time to free up my Tuesday. There are several sketches and things that I would like to work on today but first a quick post of another of Melissa Phillips' challenges. This one is based on a card by Mary Macaskill:
Mary's card is awesome. But this challenge is a definate challenge for me because I have a "love-hate" relationship with white. Every layout or card that I have ever done with white has turned out to be my least favorite, which is a nice way to say that I hate it. But I am in love with the white based cards others do like this one of Mary's and I am loving anything that dannisdoodles does with her white cards. So I thought that once again, I would give it a try. It's a little less white than I planned (some things never change, I guess) but I do like how it turned out.
The paper is K & Co., My Mind's Eye, and Basic Grey. The ribbon is American Crafts and the "soar" sticker is Chatterbox. The tree and the bird I drew and cut out by hand. I know this is very old stuff people but I am really trying to burn up my stash. My new project stuff budget is pretty tight these day you know. Especially since I have since discovered that I NEEEEED a Cricut. I never thought that I would utter those words. I naively assumed that it would be a $400 paperweight but I have since discovered the error of my ways. The only snag is that my sewing machine is 3 years older than I am (that means that this is it's 40 year anniversary, no kidding) and really, really, really needs to be replaced. I use that thing almost every day and so it is higher on the priorities right now. I've started a change jar for the sole purpose of replacing my machine and I'm up to approximately $1.47. Only $398.53 to go! Hope it holds out to it's 50 year anniversary at that rate. So I guess it's "draw and cut" for me for awhile longer, sorry Cricut. One day. Well, I'm off to enjoy my Tuesday. Hope you enjoy yours too.