This week Carroll Davis brings us our challenge and since summer time is party time, she wanted us to make an invitation to any type of party. It could be a barbecue, cocktail party, baby or wedding shower, birthday party (child or adult), pool party or just a get together to have FUN!
I chose the image "July Celebration; with flag" by Paper Cupcakes. I have never seen this image colored in before, so I wanted to use it. I think this was perfect for a July celebration. I colored the image with colored pencils and used a light blue copic around the edges of the image. I made a triple tier slider card which you can find the instructions HERE. It really is not too hard. I have made this type card only one other time and once you make it the first time, it is fairly easy the next. I love how it slides open. I decided to keep this element free for the most part to keep it as flat as possible thinking you would most likely mail this type of invite. Although this is a mock invitation and I could have bulked it up, but decided not to. We really are not having a BBQ on the 4th! So, don't be disappointed if you aren't invited; no one really is!
Well, that is it for me for today in regards to card making. Today and yesterday have been frustrating days. Went to a baby shower and when I arrived back home to work on my blog postings for the main blog my computer sent up all the bells and whistles for warnings and virus and telling me if I go any further I could crash my computer and so on. I couldn't access anything and luckily a kind hearted friend took my computer and fixed it, but it took hours and I got it back late last night. Then this morning I couldn't unzip things and had to call him to find I had to do a few little things, no biggie really, but then I went to blow dry my hair after my shower and blew a fuse to half the house. And of course the half that had my internet service and my computer. So, I started to string extension cords and finally got my internet back so I could work on this and then I realized my frig/freezer was off in the garage, Well, it's been in the 90's so I didn't want that to stay off. So, I called my neighbor to come look at our fuse box. Now, I can flip some switches when it comes to this, I do know what to do, but the fuses where hanging out of the box when I flipped them over so I was scared to touch them as being horrified I would be electrocuted! So, Carl came over and guess what, he shut down all the power! Which meant I had to get my internet all back on. I think my wireless box is on it's way out so I had to wiggle things and hold my head just right to get it to work today. Needless to say it took hours which turned into all day. I was stressed and then my daughter told me at 5:40 she had to be to play practice at 6:00 which is a good 1/2 hour away and my postings were not completed. :o( I know... it really all could have been way worst and it really is small matter in the big picture of things, but I am telling you, I was stressed and still am! Here it is 11:30 and I am working on a post that should have posted at 6:00.
Moral of the story is: don't procrastinate!!! Because when you do, you usually end up with a day like this!
Well on the up side, I am thinking that tomorrow will be much better, yes it will!!