How is your weekend going? I had a very satisfying, productive day Saturday as I declared it an ‘unplugged’ day! None of us was allowed to use/work/play on our computers or video game consoles, or I pods! Not one video/computer game was played all day! That’s really something in our house!! No e-mails were sent, no internet shopping/surfing was done, not even blogging! I even stopped myself from using my I pad to look up a recipe! The boys helped their Dad outside with yard work and putting away the patio furniture, whittled some sticks, played, cleaned their rooms (which they do every Saturday) and tidied up the play room. I cleaned up the house and taught my son how to use the washing machine to do his own load of laundry (for his Scouts badge). We had errands to run, so we went out for a bit and they each got a book that they then read later at home! Yay! The best part? There was actually very little moaning or complaining about it all!!
Today, all is back to normal; here I am blogging and the boys played some ‘Star Wars Lego’ on the play station and my husband is playing online too. hehe. This afternoon we’re having friends over, so no worries, we won’t be plugged in all day!
I went out for dinner to celebrate my friends birthday and I thought I’d share the card that I made for her. I enjoyed drawing the orchids for it on Friday.
I cut the mat using Labels 1 Spellbinders die in my cuttlebug. I didn’t have a bigger size for the black mat, so I traced the outer edge of the largest one I had (the one my image is on) and then cut it out by hand which worked out nicely! I colored my orchids with copics and stamped a sentiment from Kaiser clear stamps, punched it out with an SU! scallop punch and inked the edges. The papers are Basic Grey “out of print” dps, and Bazzill pink/peach cardstock on a white 5 1/4″ square card base.
I used the Crafting Life’s Little Pieces monthly sketch for my card layout.
Here’s the new image that is now available at my A Creative Need Shop !