Can it really be a whole week since my last blog entry?!? Wow! I can assure you the the absence was completely unanticipated... Monday was Memorial Day with everyone home, so I sort of took it easy... Then Mr. Eli has been working on several end-of-the-year projects to get ready and/or present at school, and I've found myself pretty involved in helping him make his ideas tangible... Add in three days of rain, which plays havoc with our internet connection, and I guess time-wise it all adds up. Still, how quickly the days pass on by!
The next Tea Party Challenge, by the way, has been posted in the sidebar. Simply stated, Hostess, Trish, wants us to create a card using no white. Since I almost always make cards that use 'white' in some way, the ol' brain is already mulling this one over... Remember, if you decide to go 'white-less' with us, cards will post on Wednesday, June 3.
The one thing I haven't done a lot of in the last week is stamp. ~sniff, sniff That, of course, means I have nothing fan-tab-u-lous to show you. ~more sniffing...
What I do have is 'a share' concerning a $1 bin product I found at Michael's... Studio 18 Mini Note Cards/Envelopes sold in packages of twelve... But get this, at the end of each season, the remaining packs in the bin get transferred to the clearance aisle, and reduced to as little as 25 cents per pack! That's A LOT of value!
Anyhoo, these little cards measure 2.25" x 2.25", and are perfect to embellish with stamping, then use as inserts for lots of things -- gifts, lunch boxes, suitcases, pillows cases, etc. Here's an example of a card straight from the package:
and here's an embellished version:
I trimmed the card 1/8" on the top and right side, layered it to a 2.25" x 2.25" square of colored stock, added a couple more layers to cover the original motif, and popped an Inchie Block from Set 2 in the center. Yellow Spica marker was applied over the colored dandy image, so in real life it really sparkles!
This particular card patterns also looks great layered with Nestie scalloped ovals... Fun, easy, and super inexpensive!
I know the weekend ahead is going to be super busy, so this time I am anticipating an absence, and will close saying, "See you next week,"