Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hooray! It's Monday

I know, most people hate Mondays.  I look forward to the start of what will hopefully be a better week.  This is the beginning of my start as a volunteer at school.  BOOK FAIR WEEK!  Hooray!  I love book fair.  This year I am determined to get ALL the Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  My son loves these books and we would have to wait forever from the library since there are like 24 requests for them.

This is also the start of "The Popcorn Lady"....ME!  I'm trying to be optimistic about it, but honestly, I don't have things ready.  I've got the week and may take a little trip to town with my husband to get supplies.  It seems like forever since we have shared a day together...alone.

I hope your week starts off well too!

I have a few cards to share.  This first one was my original idea for my friend's card sets.  

It uses this week's Card Patterns Sketch.  It also celebrates birthdays.  Stamp Something is Celebrating Something.
I decided after making it that I should probably go a little more elegant and so I made this using the same colors.

This card uses one of my favorite sets from Verve, "Thankful Accents."  I used Crystal Stickles around the circles.  I also made a grid pattern on both cards using my Martha Stewart Scoring Board.  I got mine from Michaels using a coupon and what a deal.  This scoring system is great because it has a groove every 1/8".  This can be a bit tricky.  My TIP:  Take a Sharpie and color the score line every inch.  Use a different color to mark every half inch.  This really helps to ensure you are lining things up correctly.  The only thing I don't like about this board is the bone folder/scoring tool that comes with it.  OUCH!  It comes to a sharp edge all the way around.  I'm sure this is great for folding the score lines you have made, but it hurts my finger when I score.  I use an embossing tool instead.  So much more comfortable. 

 I'm entering this into the Paper Sundaes Challenge because I have had that dotted ribbon forever and this is the first time I've used it.  Yeah me!

That's All FOLKS!  Be back here tomorrow for an interesting and FUN A Crafty Place Challenge.

See you then!

What's In It?
Stamps: Cling by Memory Box, MCS Birthday Numbers
Ink: Versafine Black,Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, White, prism blue
Other: Black EP, turquoise glitter, dimensionals, ribbon, scoring board, corner rounder, sponge, paper piercer, Pebbles glitter dots 

Stamps: Thankful Accents (verve)
Ink: colorbox aqua, green, kiwi kiss
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, white
Other: ribbon, dimensionals, stickles, circle punch, scoring board, corner rounder


Sally said...

Hi Nikki,
Love your card! Good luck as a volunteer at school. I too just got a MS score board at Michaels with a 50% off coupon and an additional 20% off on entire purchase...I have say I agree about the scoring tool, however the board is my favorite..much better than scorpal and since I am not a fan of MS I didn't think I would ever say that! LOL.. Love being able to score at less than 1/2 inch.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Super cute cards and I hope you have a great week ... book fairs are so fun!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

I like the card both ways, but my favorite is the owl. :) Thanks for joining us this week and "using your stash" at Paper Sundae's.


whoistracy said...

Such sweet cards! I hope the book fair went well. Thanks for playing along with us on Card Patterns.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Love the colors!! Thanks for playing along with SS!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

This is so cute, I really like your scored background! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

France said...

Nikki... This is really cute ! Thanks for playing in our Paper Sundaes Challenge!