Sunday, April 11, 2010
It was such a gorgous day out today. Sunshine always lifts my spirits and I just love the smell of spring. Today I went to see the Time Burton and Johnny Depp movie, Alice in Wonderland. I went with my one of my daughter's and four of my grand kids. We did the 3D version and it was all I could do not the laugh during the movie looking over at my three year old grandson. He was wearing those big black plastic 3D glasses trying to keep them up and eat popcorn at the same time. I loved the movie but then I always enjoy Johhny Depp in Tim Burton's movies. The movie gave me an idea for an Alice layout. So I went through my my digital color book pages and pulled out a couple Alice in Wonderland images to break down with Inkscape. I want to cut them in soft colors and use paper from Prima's Nursery Tales stack. I will try to share the cuts in the next couple days. I just want to make the cuts before I do. I find sometimes when there are alot of smaller pieces you have to make some adjustments and I want to make sure they cut before I post them.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
My challenge to myself this past month is to stay out of the craft stores. It is quite impossible for me not to come out with a roll of ribbon, a paper stack or some little something that caught my eye. I’m like a magpie with shinny objects. I seem to have accumulated more paper and crafty things than I will most likely ever use in my life time LOL. I have a habit of spending my lunch hour at Tuesday Morning, Michael’s, Joann’s or the LSS that are all five minutes from work. I have come the conclusion that my brain is not wired to just window shop. It has the over whelming desire to buy. In the effort to break this habit I have been bringing my laptop to work and spending my lunch hour creating or cleaning up cut files. So far so good, I have only slipped once last weekend. I found Fisker’s 7x7 inch clear stamp sheets at Dollar Discount; I bought 5 sheets because even I couldn't pass that up. This is today’s lunch hour file, hope someone can use it. The file contains the double heart mat and all the items on it, click here to open the download.