We had a totally busy day in paradise today–starting with a visit from an electrician who fixed that smoke alarm that has been going off at 4 in the morning more than I’d care to have it go off (um, actually, one time would be more than I’d care; but I’ve been patient). I’m truly looking forward to a full night’s sleep tonight!
After a few other social engagements, I finally had a chance to play in the Craft Room, and finished the second of the two ornaments that I wanted to make this year for the wreath being built by my son (Gus) and grandson (Quin). Yesterday I featured the "Q" ornament. Today the "G." Actually, Gus is not the name that I gave him at birth. His given name is Andrew. How he ended up a "Gus" is a story for another time.
But Gus he is, so a "G" is called for. I wanted the two ornaments to be similar but not the same colors. So today I reverted to one of my favorite of the Stampin’ Up! 2008 embellishments, the "Little Felt Flurries" (113697). No, I have not used them up!!! In fact, I can’t imagine you could use all those wonderful embellishments up unless you were mass-producing cards and ornaments. I rarely mass produce as I like to think about each and every card and ornament I make, so I tend to be slower than many of my fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. In fact, I’m thinking of saving some of the red snowflakes for Valentine’s cards. Hey, it still snows in February somewhere in our wonderful country! Maybe even in Hawaii (I’ll let you know when I first see snow this season).
The "G" is from the same Serif Essentials Sizzix alphabet set (113464) as the "Q" of yesterday’s blog entry. For the "G" I used white self-adhesive felt, added some Little Felt Flurries, and mounted it all on Glorious Green card stock. This was cut using the Scallop Circle #2 Sizzix Die (113469) (as was yesterday’s gold scallop circle).
I’ll be punching a small hole in both ornaments (to make them easy to attach to the wreath) and mailing them off to Oregon tomorrow.