Thursday, 16 January 2014
On Tuesday morning, my order from IKEA came. Some new little bins for my stamps and that turquoise cart that everyone is getting. By 2:00 I was inspired to do a craft room overhaul, including taking one big bookshelf and one small bookshelf downstairs for Kate's American Girl 'apartment' (her dolls live pretty well, I tell you!). I brought in an old brown bookcase from the guest room, so a rethink was in order.
By 3:00, my craft room literally looked like a bomb went off in it. (Should have taken a photo!) By 9:00 this morning, there was still significant work to do, and I made a trip to IKEA to get the rest of what I should have ordered. By 3:00 this afternoon, I just knew I wasn't going to be able to make a card for today's post.
There were too many 'loose ends' (you know all that stuff that you don't really know what to do with, but you just can't seem to throw it out?). Then I decided to put the loose ends in a box to be dealt with later and sat down at my newly organized desk to see what would come to me.
A couple of my rainbow cards were featured at Paper Crafters' Library earlier this week, so I guess rainbow was own my mind. I used paper scraps to create the rainbow behind the white panel. I cut the white panel measuring 4x5, knowing that when I used my curvy cutter (Creative Memories, discontinued, sorry) and placed the two panels where a 4x5.25 panel should be, I would have a .25" gap where the rainbow could peek through.
My original plan (and first panel) was to have the sentiment along the bottom of the curve, but it looked wrong, so I cut my Papertrey stamp and stamped it to look like a smile.
PS - here's the brown bookshelf with all my new IKEA bins: