I'm going to see the Backstreet Boys in less than a month? For the 6th time. For real. I have no shame. I love them so. Since way back in '98. I'm dedicated. I'm loyal. You would totally want me as a fan.
Seriously though. Did you get your Dozens kit this month yet? It's called "Bento Box"...I don't even know what that is, but this kit makes me want one! I'm showing my uncool colors now, but I don't care. I just told you I love the Backstreet Boys...what else do I have to lose? haha
Here's what I made with this baby...I totally have stuff left too. That's what I really love about the Dozens, besides there being some really kick-@ss stuff included, there's always SO much stuff! I can make LOs and projects and still have plenty leftover! Totally dig it.
This month's challenge is up on the blog too. 3 Wishes. More details there...you have until August 16th. I only wish I could enter this as a "contestant"! Why, you ask? Because the prize is so lovely and amazingly beautiful! It's a vintage thrifted tea tin from Pony Party, the fabulous Rachel Denbow's new shop, which I totally hearted right away. I only wish I didn't have to register my car this month, so I could buy, buy, buy!
Speaking of Rachel, she's offering these really cool Online Art Journal Classes, which I would love to sign up for, but once again, car registration is due, so unfortunately, I'm going to have to miss out. You can find more details, if you are interested and don't have to register your car this month, on her blog or Etsy shop.
I did alter the cover of this large fabric journal/sketchbook I picked up on clearance @ Border's months and months ago the other night in preparation for if I ever do get a chance to experiment with art journaling. I've been so fascinated with it for awhile now and have wanted to try it (and ATCs too!), but just haven't found the time. I figured if I had the book, with a pretty decorated cover, I'd be more likely to jump into it sooner. Has anyone out there tried art journaling? Do you journal daily, weekly, monthly? I'd like to know how you make it work for you, so please share your tips and stories with me if you'd like! :)
I also made another little house...this one is extra mini!I used some leftover paper from my last Dozens kit, along with one of the clear acrylic sheets that came with the kit for the base of the house. I really love making these. They allow me to think whimsically and I dig that. I want to keep one, but I'm not sure if I want to keep the first one I made or this mini one. I'll try to make more too. Each one will be one of a kind. Hopefully in the next couple months, I'll be able to offer some in my Etsy shop.
I've been working really hard on making things for my shop and thinking of new ideas for things and such. I've already started making new Button Wreath ornaments...making I'll give you a sneak of those soon. I want to make other sorts of ornaments too. I'm going to start looking into packaging too, trying to take my shop to the next level. I made a bunch of these Thank You tags from scraps and recycled cardboard. I'm going to start including them with every order....here they are all laid out on my scrap table...Off to make some more ornaments. Tomorrow night, the 3rd season of "Eureka" premieres on SciFi. So excited! I'm such a geek, but I adore that show! I just bought Season 2 on DVD last week and have been watching that. Anyone else watch it?
Happy last week of July!