Lessee, got up around 6 (why in tarnation do I get out of bed earlier on a day off than I do when I have to go to the Day Job!?!?!), and by 9 am I was still in my jammies, but boy-o-boy did I get stuff done. I emptied (EMPTIED) three (THREE) boxes from The Other Room. It's funny how much stuff you save that eventually becomes trash. (If you are keeping score, that's 5 boxes I've cleared out, and I still cannot reach the table. Just making sure you understand the severity of the situation In There.) Moving on ...
I finally got out of the house and got my eyes examined (not my head, my eyes); had a few heart palpitations over the cost of new glasses; went to Chloe's coffee shop to see about swapping out my Christmas cards for some fresher material (they were closed for renovations all of January, so gimme a break, k?); headed down to Angela's in Virginia to return something and to spend an equal sum on new goods...somehow I managed to exceed that amount, but not by too much; crossed back over the river into Maryland and headed over to a customer's house to, um, pick up a, er, new toy (I shall reveal said toy later this week); stopped at the eye Dr to pick up my new glasses (stayed for the fitting, adjustment, etc.); came home to print off an updated list of cards on hand at Chloe's (the original had been misplaced), then I headed back out (which is something I never, ever, ever do); stopped at Michael's to pick up a card tree thingie for my display at Chloe's; headed back to Chloe's to drop off the list and the card tree thingie (all shall be explained if the Manager and I can figure out a set-up); then finally came home and kicked off my shoes.
Then (OMG yes, there's more), I placed the workshop order I'd forgotten to place this morning, and then there's the ever-present laundry. Man, it's almost bed time! Where did my 'day off' go? How does this happen!?!?!?!?! I did not get either of the cars washed; I did not update my Retired Stamps For Sale list; I did not work on my taxes; I did not call the Time Share people to ask them to please take me off their SPAM list; I did not stop at Sears to get a new filter for my fridge; and most importantly, I DID NOT STAMP ANYTHING!!! Oh, the horror, the injustice of it all! A whole day off and NO STAMPING!
However, all is not lost! Last night I only had one customer, so I got to take my own workshop! Funny how nice (and easy) it is when everything is all planned and all the materials are pre-cut. As usual, I messed up a few things and had to make it look like I'd meant to do it that way all along, but with this card, I kicked it up!
Here's the original card (largely
stolen from inspired by Lydia):
It's nice, simple, clean. I did eventually replace the illegal non-SU white brads with SU silver brads layered on white 1/4" circle punches for my customers. I also set out my white Chit Chat rub-ons so they could optionally add a sentiment.
My customer last night thought the bird in the tree looked a bit somber, almost spooky or eerie, so since I had time on my hands, I started playing with the rest of the set, and I added some Kiwi Kiss leaves. That made the bird look more lonely than spooky, so I selected the Miss You sentiment. Oh, and those white brads? I live here, so I can do anything I want. My customer used the silver ones, so it was still legal. ;-)