Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Blossoming (& Opus Gluei candy!)

Cuteness abounds! At least in my tiny studio, in my tiny opinion!

A lot of my creativity comes by way of the laundry room. You see, my studio is in the basement with the laundry room. To get to the laundry room, you have to walk through my studio. If you know me, you know I detest (ew, blech, phooey) laundry. Therefore, I am often happily waylaid on the way to do laundry when my eyes alight upon some pretty papers or supplies. I can also rationalize that this is why I leave everything scattered about willy nilly, so that my eyes can alight quite often and it gets me a temporary reprieve from the dreaded laundry.
These cards happened on just such a waylaid laundry expedition. Most of the paper is from an 'older than Methuselah' line made by SEI. I can't remember the name, but with a full laundry basket, my eye was caught by the riveting beauty of these papers that I had moved the day before and never put away (don't tell mama). For the first card though, I actually used yellow ledger paper as the base. I liked that so much, I made a few more cards that way, but they've already gone in the mail. Now I'm looking around to see what else I can use for card bases. Oh heck, anything to get me out of laundry!

This is that fun, fast project I hinted about: If, perchance, you actually do have some old Easter Egg dye kits and a bunch of white ribbon hanging about, run out to buy the current issue of Somerset Life Seriously, in about 5 minutes time investment, you will have the most lovely, crinkly, soft-washed ribbon and quickly fall in love. Luckily hubby was out of town while I started playing with this because he couldn't question why the counters were filled with mugs full of wadded up ribbon or why there was another package from Ebay when I ordered loads more seam binding.

If you don't have any Easter Egg dye kits, I saw my local grocery store still had some and they were 75% off! (they also had Lindt chocolate bunnies at 75% off. do you know how many times I pushed my cart past that table? I had to keep saying the Serenity Prayer to myself to hold off from mass Bunnicide. I think I left nail marks in the cart handle. even now I hear them calling to me)

Speaking of candy, the Opus Gluei Poobahs have a huge blog candy giveaway in the works! Seriously huge. Huge! You must go over there post haste to check it out. I will do everything in my power to sweet talk them into just giving it all to me, but don't say I never offered to share. Head on over to take a gander: Order of the Opus Gluei

10 comments:

tina said...

(Gasp!!!) Say it again... seam binding!!! I just love those words! Seriously fabulous colors. I wonder what I did with the kids dye kit. Mmmmmm, seam binding!

Jana said...

Holy cuteness Batgirl. Those are some serious bits of eye candy. Lovely. Got you down for many entries in the Opus Gluei drawing. I don't know about Rosemary, but I CAN be bought...

Craftola said...

Hey, read your post on opus-gluei and just wanted to let you know that my mom and dad are "kinda" cousins, too! My mom's great aunt was married to my dad's third cousin, so they have some of the same cousins! Kissin' Cousins!!!! But I have both little toenails, small as they are!!! *LOL*

jennifer said...

Tea staining? Nah, egg dye staining... er, doesn't quite have a cool ring to it but it sure is pretty!

Back Through Time said...

I love love love my seam binding!!! I have been using my Rit dyes on it for years, I read that about the Easter egg dyes too fun!!
have a fun week
Michelle

Bliss said...

Mass bunnicide...Casii I don't want to hear you talkin' like that!
I'm tellin' your mama.

Heartinmyhand said...

Great results for your egg dye kit. Your daughter is beautiful. Hope she had fun

Back Through Time said...

Wishing you a Happy Belated M-Day!
Michelle

Dianna said...

Oh boy....if my ADD self had to walk through my crafties to get to the laundry...we'd all be nekiiiid! Your distractions are beautiful my dear*!*
I'm not kidding....I JUST threw away some egg dye tabs this morning...where are my rubber gloves?.....

Kelly said...

Cute cards, Casii. The first one is my favorite! :) Thanks for the inspiration.