Sunday, January 20, 2013

Name Banner for Emily

Tomorrow is a co-worker's birthday.  I've been itching to papercraft and thought I'd make a little something personalized for her.   For whatever reason, I'm enamored with banners.   This one is using cardstock, but I also want to make some fabric ones eventually and do some for the different seasons.  I think they'd look good hanging in my cube at work to dress it up a little. 

I hope she likes the bright colors on this one (she's not a pink and sparkly sort of girl).  I sure do.

Supplies:  Cardstock colors: Riding Hood Red, Midnight Muse, Daffodil, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Gumball Green.   Perfect Pennants Bigz Die, retired simple letters alphabet die,  Circles #2 Bigz Die, various other punches, brads, and buttons from my SU stash.

The Perfect Pennants die is so easy and fun.  In addition to the large pennants, there are layers and some fun doily type circles (like the green one under the y).   

Survival Mode

Life as a single working mom is certainly hectic.  I need to stop living in survival mode and enjoy life a little bit more.

My goals for 2013:
1.  Spend more time with my girlfriends - this will involve more prior planning on my part.   I'm thinking a girls night in pajama party with pizza, music, and crafting might be fun.
2.  Paint the kitchen.
3.  Heal my shoulder (My shoulder impingement has been painful for the last few months) and continue on my quest to get more fit and healthy.
4.  Take my vitamins more consistently.
5.  Plan a vacation with my wonderful kids.
6.  Do something with the backyard - won't be complete, but I need to just start.
7.  Do something with the 1/2 bathroom.
8.  MAKE more time to create - and update this blog with my projects.

Sheldon is a big naughty kitty now.