Thursday, July 26, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

So, this was the week of the washing machine. My 14 year old Kenmore died (it's been on it's way out for a while), so I had to quickly learn about new washers. Thanks to Consumer's Reports, my Facebook friends and lots of online reading, I got some fast lessons. I'm not sure the perfect machine exists out there (in our price range), but I finally settled on another Kenmore that got top reviews from CR. It's coming today and I'm so excited! I've got several loads waiting to go. Fran and Ryan think I'm crazy for being so excited about a washer, but they just don't get it. I use this thing daily! Now, if my piece of junk dishwasher would just go, I'd be a REALLY happy girl!!!

I have a couple of things today. First up is my Creative Weekly page for Crate.

 I decided to do a page about my last birthday. Of course I had to celebrate it with my favorite drink - a margarita!
 I've been saving business envelopes that I get in the mail. I cut around the edges of them to create little pockets for my star shaped confetti.
 I tucked little Elle's Studio tags inside the pockets and added some chipboard to create the title.
Finally, I added some brads. I love Crate's brads - they have the best designs!! :)

My next project is a card I did for Emma's a couple of weeks ago. I used a mix of things to create this. I started with some Queen and Co. washi tape and topped it with some Jenni Bowlin chipboard hearts.
The pinwheel is AC and I layered it on top of a Heidi Swapp stamped  image which was adhered to an AC label sticker.

 The inside used some of the same materials, but I added a Technique Tuesday stamp.
That's it for today. I'm off to pretreat my laundry. LOL!


Kalyn said...

Love this layout - the confetti is awesome!

Romy said...

Love your beautiful and festive layout! What a nice photo of you too! And the card looks good enough to eat - so pretty!
Have fun with your new washing machine;)

Patty O'Malley said...

Cute layout--love the confetti pockets. The card is gorgeous!

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

Love the idea of using business envelopes as confetti pockets - I'll have this in mind!

Love both your layout and your card - the lovely colors and the pretty details!

Danielle said...

Perfect layout, love the colors and confetti pockets!
Very cute card too!!

Christa said...

Those windows are super ingenious! How do you do it? Good luck with your new washer. I can empathize. Same thing happened to me. I even sat in front the the front loader to see how it worked..the family mocked me until they too had to join in! lol.