Saturday, October 8, 2011

I need time to play...


 I needed craft time- we all have these moments... I have been busted some major &$$ at the office and I needed some tmie for ME...  I first headed to the Playdate Cafe because these girls keep my mojo thinking! And I put together this...



 Bring on the Cake was to be the focus of the card, but I wanted something to POP out at you and putting a cake on  wasn't doing it for me. Then I thought.. why not paper candles... I have seen these done different ways - but I just wanted simple little tubes to represent my candles and QTip tops. This was a great look - but it just wasn't enough for me...


Part me really needs to get a hold on some halloween treats! Goody bags for my girls weekend, and I haven't made a 3D item in a while.. then I thought ruffles.... pin tuckles... and with the colors I was using it just wasn't happening... then I remembered these flowers! .. well we call them stick flowers ... who knows what they are called???

So then it was just finishing touches... like black leaves? I liked the look as creepy as what it may sound. I had no idea about sentiment.. so I went simple... My Friend gave the little touch I wanted. and then it was complete.   It felt good to get in the craft cave and get some inky fingers. Of course, I did have a glass of wine- so that maybe helped alittle too!

How do you decompress from a long week at work?

Here's my top three {in no particular order}:
1. Head massage by the 1SGT {nothing like a good old rubbing!}
2. Bake - from cookies to breads, to just a recipe that I haven't ever used
3. Get inky! {you know there is nothing like the satisfaction of completing a challenge or two}

Have a great day!
Hug the ones you love!
Thanks for stopping by!


GO AHEAD  AND HEAD OVER TO PLAY...
 with the PLAYDATE CAFE!!!

8 comments:

Erin said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I love the color combination. You will have to share how you made the flower - it's awesome!!

Maria said...

Love both your cards! Candles are so cute on first card, and the flower is stunning on the second card...great job!!!

Rose said...

WOW, love what you did with the colors, the candles are adorable and those flowers do POP off the page. Excellent work!

Basement Stamper said...

fabulous job with the color challenge, love those stick flowers-very different.

Decompressing is definitely stamping on Friday night or date night if we can.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Fabulous card! Love it. :) Thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe.

Lisa said...

Fun candles and a pretty flower!

Julie Day said...

Sweet cards! That flower is FABULOUS :) Thanks for playing this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Fantastic ric rac on that first card and LOVE that amazing flower. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week.