Monday, August 23, 2010

Go Green

I recently started cleaning up some of my stuff in my craft room. I was trying to reorganize by getting out all of the retired items, in doing so I cleared out a lot of button and brad containers. I had them all stacked on my desk trying to figure out if I wanted to keep them or not. I've seen people use them to dye flowers with re-inkers so I definitely could keep a couple for that but what else do I need them for?

A few days later.... I was getting ready for a SU! Workshop and Malachi was wanting to be near his mommy so I put his play mat in the craft room so he could see me while I packed up my items. I had to lean over him to grab an item and he started crying because he thought that I was going to pick him up. I tried to calm him with some of his toys but it wasn't working when I grabbed a few button/brad containers and gave them to Malachi. He immediately stopped crying and started playing with them. It kept him entertained for at least a half hour. So over the past week he has kept playing with them. I love it! I have found a way to recycle those containers, they make great toys for Malachi! Yea for going green with one thing in my life. Maybe this can be my excuse to be able to buy more buttons and brads. Sounds like a good reason to me.

The workshop I was getting ready for, was Roberta's. Here is one of the cards I created for the workshop. Roberta wanted me to highlight the use of the brayer and I was happy to do so since it is one of my newest tools and one of the newest techniques I have learned. I will share the other card I created later.

I am happy to report that I booked another workshop for next week. So this week I need to work on the projects for Lorraine's workshop. I have no work tomorrow, its my day off with my little man. Maybe I can get some stamping done during one of his naps. Goodnight.

7 comments:

Tonya said...

Rose what a beautiful card. I love how you used the Just Believe set. Thanks for sharing and you should give sewing a try. It really is as easy as it looks. Tonya

The Pursuit of Stampin'ess said...

Dear Rose. This is so beautiful. Wow.. the colors and the layout.. Just stunning.
Take good care, Pauline

Gloria Cardoza said...

I really like this card.
www.gloriaslegacystamping.blogspot.com

Chanda Stehlik said...

I love this card! So pretty! Darn, now I think I'm going to have to order that set, lol! I'm a new follower from Stampin' Connection.

chanda stehlik
www.bellevuestampingclub.com

Bev Gomez said...

Rose, I love this card! I have yet to try the brayer technique. I am following you from the stampin connection. Bev www.stampingwithbev.blogspot.com

CRYSTAL said...

Ohhh, this is beautiful!! Totally love it - wish I had that EF so I could CASE you! :) tfs

PS - Found you on SC!

Amy Rogers said...

Beautiful!!! I'm following you...
Amy
http://amysstampincreations.blogspot.com/