I have to apologise a little bit for my card today. I spent all last week working on a store sample for a class I am teaching in July and totally forgot my 365 Cards challenge for today! Then, Saturday (which is normally my catch up on cards day) I spent the day shopping with my friends! We hit four scrap/stamp stores and had lunch out. I did not get home until after dinner and was wiped out! I had to be at church at 9am Sunday, and on the drive there I finally remembered my card for today! So I rushed home after church and made this card. Hope you like it!
The challenge for Day 92 is to use tissue paper. Plus we have a fabbie sponsor this week - KLM Digital Designs! I was on the KLM design team for four months, and can tell you they do have fabbie digital stamps AND a new line of clear stamps! I used this bunny digi from the April collection.
Here you can see my tissue paper. I pleated some brown tissue paper to look like ribbon, and then created a flower with two colors of tissue. I found this really great brown and tan tissue paper at Walmart.
I colored the digi image with Copics. I think I colored him wrong as he looks either angry or naughty! Ooops! My 9 year old said he looks like he's eating the flower! (My 9yo asked me "what's the deal with the double-ended markers" to which I replied DO NOT EVER TOUCH THOSE! I told him they were Mom's expensive markers. To which he replied, "Do they cost $100 each?" When I told him the cost, he starts to add it all up, so I taped his mouth shut! No, I didn't....I bribed him to forget how to add!)The fabbie paper is My Mind's Eye and the stamps are Hero Arts. I just picked them up over the weekend!
I found some really fantastic papers and trims on my shopping spree. I also visited a store that I've never been to before. It is called Paper Tales, and is in Point Loma. This store was so fantastic I did not want to leave! If an antique shop married a scrapbook store, this little shop would be their child! It's a tiny little shop, but just packed full of shabby chic and vintage items - old and new. I had such fun picking through all the little bits and babs! Some of the trims I found there are so amazing...I will have a hard time using them up! I will be very tempted to hoard them!
I'm going to leave you with another Jonah story. Jonah is my youngest; the 9 year old who I often quote here on my blog. He saw a check on my desk and asked me if I actually got paid to make cards. (WHAT?!) I told him yes, that the check was because one of the stores paid me for my cards so they could use them as a display. He asked how much they paid per card and I said, "$5." He said, "That's ALL?!" I wanted to know why he thought that $5 was too little and he said that my cards were works of art and he'd pay far more for one of them. I asked him how much more.... He said $20 a card! I was thinking that he was just the sweetest boy and also that I might be selling cards to the wrong person! Then he did the math in his head and realized that if he purchased 6 cards from me he'd owe me $120! So he decided $5 a card was plenty! I thought I told that kid to stop doing math! (You gotta love Jonah stories, right?!)