Good afternoon fellow crafters! Hope you all are having a fabulous day! The last few days have been a little stressful and I cannot wait for the weekend! Today is the first day I have had off during the week in a LONG time! I am definitely enjoying the peace and quiet today! I promised myself I was going to spend as much time as possible cleaning up my craft room today because it looks like this right now:
Now this is actually an improvement from last night. Let me tell you, I tore my craft room apart. I was putting together my card for this week's Make it Monday Challenge and I was looking for my Papertrey Ink One Liners Die collection and I just could not find it ANYWHERE. I was devastated. I looked and looked and looked. Needless to say, I still have not had any luck finding it. I am almost positive that I may have accidentally thrown the bag they were in away in the trash... :( I am so sad! I remember last using them and I may have left them on top of a pile of magazines. I might have piled MORE magazines on top of those, and well just this past weekend, I threw all those magazines in the recycling bin without sifting through them. TERRIBLE MISTAKE. I am just praying there was nothing else in there that I wasn't supposed to toss because the trash was all picked up yesterday morning. And the worst part? The One Liners Die collections have been Out of Stock for a while now :( My fault, I guess I have learned my lesson! I still need to finish cleaning up in here and am hoping that by some small chance I end up finding the dies!
Anywho, back to the challenge! This week Danielle Flander's has shown us how to make a card using this technique called "Modern Whimsy" style. I used Papertrey Ink's Polka Dot Parade #9 and the Fancy Snowflake Dies for this card, along with a Kraft cardstock base. The "Bring on the Merry!" sentiment is from Hero Arts Bring on the Merry Stamp Set. I don't remember which paper pack the patterned paper is from because I pulled them out of my scrap pile. I also added some Velum banner die cuts as well. Want to here another devastating story? This is even more devastating than losing one die set. MY BIG SHOT BROKE! I was die-cutting my banners using PTI's double-ended banner die and it just BROKE! I looks like the bottom roller somehow got detached from the crankshot, I tried to fix it, but it is no use. I read around online how it might be possible to fix it, but I just ended up ordering another one and should have it by next week. NO BIG SHOT FOR A WEEK!!! How will I survive?!?!
Of course, I would have loved to add more layers to my card, but there just isn't much I can do without my big shot. I am in mourning until next week. Owell. Guess I definitely have to clean now.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!