Got. To. Have. It. All.
This is why I won't count my ink pads...I don't want to know how many I have. In fact, I bought seven new ink pads today, and since they fit in my storage, it's all good. No guilt, no regret.
But there has to be a limit to the limitless accumulation of craft supplies. Right?
My friend Eva had different ideas. Today, we had coffee and went to Marco's, where she kept talking about dies, which made me wonder if she remembered I don't have a die-cut machine.
Oh, she remembered.
And gave me a Cuttlebug.
See the pigs flying all over the place? Aren't they adorable? Of course they are. The woman who said she'd never have a die-cut machine is eating her words...and they taste AMAZING.
Thank you, Eva. THANK YOU!!!!!
Of course I came straight home and started playing with the embossing folders and dies Eva kindly included with her over-the-top generous gift.
And made this.
|Mostly white cards are hard to photograph. This card |
isn't gray in real life.
The fun banner die is from StampinUp, and the Hello was created using Papertrey's Simple Alphabet. I stippled Archival magenta hue on the edge of the card base and glued the embossed panel directly to the card. The banner is (obviously) popped up on dimensionals. The pink bling carries the pink from the edge of the card into the design and emphasizes the curve of the banner.
So thanks to Eva, I now have to go shopping to make sure the Cuttlebug gets used to the fullest extent possible. Let's see if I can exercise restraint.
What are the odds?
Not good, I imagine.
What are your recommendations?
Mercy, grace, peace, love, gratitude, and an attempt at restraint,
stamps: Papertrey Simple Alphabet
ink: Archival magenta hue
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: stipple brush, rhinestones, StampinUp Framelits Bitty Banners, Darice Butterfly Flower, dimensionals