I love being a(n) SU Demo, and here's one of those reasons:
I get to come home to things like this. Aaahhhh... this box contained the Big Shot, an item which I was talked into buying on that free (nay, very expensive) and addictive thing called Twitter. Those bad, bad women shamed me into getting it. And you know what? I have used it 1 1/2 times, and I am in love. They were right! I do like it. Well, technically I never said I would not like it... I said I would rather spend my moolah on pretty paper. But I caved, and I am glad. Now I can use all my SU cutting and embossing stuff in my workshops, but more on that in a sec.
Tonight I spent some more time in The Other Room addressing the shoddy paint job I did last night with a brush. Tonight I broke out the roller and the roller pan. But first I painted the bottom trim white, and it is loverly.
I then rolled on not one, but two coats of the yellow, and sadly it will not hide in the grievous, ugly job I did last night. Oh, it DOES make the rest of the wall look mighty fine, but I fear I will need another session, this time with some sand paper. Yep, I am going to sand the fat paint blobs off and roll it again. All of this so next week I can hide it all with cabinets. I am sick.
As I sit here enjoying the paint fumes, let me introduce you to my new toy:
Everyone: meet my Big Shot. Big Shot - everyone. Now that the formalities are out of the way, isn't she pretty? I think I'll name her. Bertha? Nah, bad connotations. I'll work on that.
That piece of blue is a scrap from next to the trimmer; it was used to initiate the Big Shot with one of my embossing plates. Too stinkin' easy! I like that the folders are a bit bigger than the Cuttlebug folders so the whole piece was embossed.
This is the card I made in about 5 minutes. I am sure I saw this on several blogs, back when I had the time to read other blogs. It is a simple embossed piece of Whisper White layered on a Soft Suede base. A stamped sentiment and ribbon (of course) - done! I like this dotted grosgrain more and more every time I use it. I thought the dots would be too much for this card, so I just turned it over so only the ends show their dots. [ETA: That's the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder.]
This shall be card #4 of 4 for this weekend's Stamp Camps. Man, what ever will I do with myself for the rest of the week, now?!?! Oh, yeah, tomorrow I get to sand and paint. Sigh.
I'm off to finish that stack of "We've moved" cards I started the other day. Thanks for stopping by!