As you may have noticed, the card making bug has gone viral around these parts. A defining moment came when, whilst crafting with my daughter, I wondered, idly and out loud, if perhaps we needed Embellishments. There was an outpouring of glee. (There's a video down there, if you'd like to skip the folderol.)
I put on my big girl pants and went to Michael's. I've seen this stuff before, and even bought some of it. I've not really understood what the fuss was all about. It's cluttery and for those of us with a bit of ADD, it's confusing. (Look! A bird just flew by!)
So I had a think and came up with some storage. I am easily frustrated and confused (see: Look! A Bird) when surrounded by clutter so it's really important for me to be tidy with this *ahem* stuff (I'm trying not to cuss this year.
I keep things in small bowls when crafting with said ... stuff. But my daughter! OMG - She's ruthless. It's like crafting with The Terminator. I swear that girl tried to pluck a glued-down sequin right off my project one night. Like a seagull after a clam.
Back to a more civilized world, I do like these silicone muffin cups and use them often.
I'm liking this whole paper crafting thing enormously. I am allowed to like this kind of stuff even though I went to Art School. And I like glitter too. And look! I put sequins on a card! It's for my dear Auntie who will love it.
Oh man, it was a load of fun to make the inlaid die cut. It took me at least three nights and problem solving. Kept me busy. I like engineering challenges. If you are still reading this post, thank you. If you skipped down to the video from way up there ^ that's ok. I'm on a ramble today. Over there in the sidebar you'll see links for Scrapbook.com and SimonSaysStamp.com. Embellishments galore can be found there as well as your basement, yard, thrift shop, mail, etc. (Affiliate links. Thanks for your support.)
And the video