So I got two more boxes delivered to my doorstep the other day. One contained my Stampin' Up! pre-order with all the new In Colors. I was distracted by my workshops all weekend, so I have touched the packs of paper, but I have not broken into them yet. There's other stuff to do, man!
The second box contained 3/4 of my Nestabilities purchase. Sweeeeet! I have fondled them and planned to use them and everything, then I remembered I needed to make a baby card for a shower we're having at work tomorrow, (I was distracted by workshops until 10 pm last night ... who has the time to make a card ?!) and I broke them out just now!
My inspiration came from this card on jen del muro's blog, and the news that (1) my co-worker has no idea what the gender of the baby is, (2) her theme is animals, and (3) her color of choice is green. Green sooooo works for me (!), but baby green? Hmmmm ...
Into the stash I went! I opened my Bitty Baby Blessings papers from PTI, grabbed some PTI Spring Moss (cuz I knew it would match!), and some SU Groovy Guava for some contrast with all that green. This is what came out:
The ribbon is PTI Spring Moss, and the stamp is from the retired SU In The Wild set. I stamped the Zebra in Groovy Guava so he'd stand out. No, I did not line that up really well! I stamped him on a separate piece of card stock and cut him out so I had a chance of getting it sorta close to aligned. It's close.
Check out the charm, also from The Stash:
Next, check out that Nestabilities usage:
Now for the sad truth...I thought I needed to re-purchase these Nestabilities because I'd used them on a card and wanted to replicate the tag, but I was missing the dies. Oh, I was missing the dies, all right! Alas, I was not missing the Nestabilities dies. Oh, no, no, no, NO! I was missing these:
"Missing" is such a misleading word. How about I was missing the brain cells to remember I have these IN A SPELLBINDERS STORAGE THINGY IN THE OTHER ROOM! See what happens when I put things away!!??!?!?! Sigh, and grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Well, at least the mystery of what the heck I'd used on those other cards has been solved. And I have a fine collection of toys with which I can entertain myself.
There is utterly no hope for me...just shoot me now. I have a fine collection (and remember it's a second collection, having bought, then sold, the first collection) of Nestabilities dies that I must now use and use and use again so I can live with myself.