I’m feeling random and a little scatterbrained today, so I think I need to do this post in list form. I have lots I want to share!
1. Today’s Video Tutorial Monday
I was really wanting to make a yellow card, so I came up with this idea to use Lemonade Mister Huey from Studio Calico. Here’s what I created this week:
I love the texture the spray ink like this. It’s such a cool (not to mention trendy) look with very little effort.
Here’s the video for this week:
Supplies: Cardstock – Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow and Aqua Mist), Spray Ink – Studio Calico (Lemonade Mister Huey), Stamp – Papertrey Ink (Signature Series: Flower), Ink – Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black) and Ranger (Distress Ink in Pumice Stone), White Pen – Uni-Ball Signo Broad, Gems – Hero Arts (Hero Hues Sea Mixed Accents), Corner Rounder – We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper), Heart Punch – Stampin’ Up! (Heart-to-Heart Punch)
2. My mom’s Etsy store
I helped my Mom set up her etsy store last week (Heart in Hand Bags), and she e-mailed me yesterday really excited about making her first sale. She’s been sewing for years (she’s an interior designer by trade) and has sewn countless costumes and dresses for me over the years (including both of my prom dresses in high school). My mom rocks. She actually made the purse that I carry around right now, too. And the my favorite pillow case that sits on my bed. Ha. Here are a couple things in her store that I love:
And I just called my mom and she said that I could give my blog readers a discount on her bags. If you place an order from her store, you can use the code LOVE10 for 10% off your purchase. She’s trying sell her current supply of bags, aprons and doll clothes so she can start making some more fun designs. I’m so proud of my mommy. :) This coupon code will be good until next Wednesday, June 15th at 11:59 pm CST. If you have an requests or fabric you would like to see, feel free to e-mail me or comment and I’ll pass it on to her. :)
3. A new friend
I just wanted to share a new friend that I made, Marie (a.k.a. Legojenta) from Norway. I’ve watched a ton of her videos on her youtube account and love that she’s a young crafter like me (and she makes really cute cards). We may have a little something fun in the works, but I’m not allowed to share about that quite yet. More about that later this week! Make sure you check out her blog and youtube in the meantime. :)
4. My casino adventure
Saturday night was a ton of fun! One of my roommates, Jake, and I went to a local casino (Mystic Lake) for some slots and late-night bingo. I had never been to one before despite living in a state where it’s legal to gamble when your 18 versus 21 in most other states, and it was definitely more fun than I expected to be. Not that I’m going to turn into a crazy gambler or anything, but it’s definitely added to my list of “fun things to do around the city.” Here are some pictures of the slots. I started with $20 and ended up leaving with about $45. That’s some pretty decent beginner’s luck! Jake, on the other hand, lost $27. I guess I found his money… haha.
That cat slots machine was one I played on the way out to add $3 to my $42 voucher that I took a picture of. It was by far the most disturbing one I saw. I’m pretty sure it even meowed. Haha!
Jake and I went to late-night bingo. It was all black lights, neon and pop music. Definitely different than I had pictured a game of bingo in my head. Lol! There were a ton of college + high school students there… a nice contrast from the older people and chain smokers out in the main hall (which seemed to go on and on forever). Over all, I’d say it was a pretty exciting and successful night.
5. I made the MAY ARTS design team!!!
Thanks to my lovely friends and blog readers leaving comments on my audition posts over there and for all the support. I’ve had fun just in my audition process and can’t wait to create things as a true DT member! May Arts is a great company, and I’m super glad to support them. I’m sure you’ll be seeing more from me + them very soon.
Thank you for stopping by today. I got lots of creating time this weekend, so I have lots to share this week. Off to go film the All About Stamping lesson for tomorrow. Hint, it’s a company that you would be surprised if I didn’t cover. Hehe. See you tomorrow!