Hello there, my sweet inky friends! You already know I love Sundays, well just because I love Sundays, as I get to sleep late and then spend some of it reading the Sunday paper while eating bagels or some other fattening thing I would never eat during the week. The thing that makes me smile the most, for real, is that it's time for a new Paper Players challenge! Yay! This week the awesome Jaydee is hostess and she has selected "Mother" for a theme challenge. How timely, and I love Nance's badge, too!
This is going to be a bit of a long post (you've been forewarned!) as I have been MIA a bit this week and having some catching up to do. What a crazy week it's been! Monday was the Stampin' Up Catalog Premiere event, which was so awesome, but more on that another day. Wednesday I had stamp class, and Friday my DH had knee replacement surgery. He's a bit uncomfortable but doing well, thank God. As a result of the crazy week I've had I didn't get my PP project done days ahead of time as I usually do. I didn't even get started until almost 6 pm last night and a result there were a few casualties!
Clearly I don't work well under this much pressure. First of all, because I was rushing I burned my finger, well several actually, using the hot glue gun. I suffered in silence and will spare you the photos of my burns. But when I accidentally re-inked my (retired) Pretty in Pink Ink Pad with Regal Rose ink, I screamed! Family members came running in to see what was wrong and I explained. They so do not understand what a catastrophe this was. BTW, does anyone have a Pretty in Pink ink pad for sale? My old one is now RIP. Sorry, my old friend.
My usually organized desk was a nightmare! Thankfully, I was able to get this cleaned up in a flash. Note the sad ink pad. Oh, is there a project in here somewhere, you ask? Let's get to that now.
Mother's Day is just around the corner! I don't have my own Mom with me any more, but I am Mom to three awesome kids who I love dearly so I love Mother's Day! Mom's like flowers, at least this Mom does, so I thought it would be fun to make a bouquet of roses using the Spiral Flower Die. I love this die! I like to use a hot glue gun because I'm impatient (hence, the burns), but once I had all my supplies gathered I was able to make a dozen roses in a little over an hour.
Here's a close up shot. Aren't they pretty! So easy to make, too! I used some floral wire and a super inexpensive vase from a local floral supply store, and filled the vase with Old Olive "grass".
While trying to come up with a color combo, I came across this pretty, feminine combo at ColourQ. Perfectly girly!
Here's the little 3x3 card that accompanies the bouquet. I love making 3x3's, there are so much fun and so quick and easy!
Stampin' Up Products Used:
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive
Tools: Big Shot, Spiral Flowers Die, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/16" Handheld Punch
Accesories: Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon
Other: Hot Glue Gun, Vase, Floral Wire
Stamp Sets: Delightful Dozen, Summer Silhouettes
Card Stock: Calypso Coral, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Old Olive
Markers: Pretty in Pink (because I ruined my ink pad!)
Tools: Itty Bitty Punch Pack
Phew! If you made it to the end of my post I thank you for hanging in! Our DT at The Paper Players would love it if you stopped by for a visit, too! Or even better, play along with us this week!