Good morning friends! It is a new week for us to praise God, love our family, and CRAFT! (Notice I left work out of the equation?) Do you have any big things going on this week?
Today's post is all about my niece. She turns 10 on Wednesday and, while this will be late, this is the card and gift I have her. I have known that she loves to draw and is crafty from visits with them but I wanted to double check she still liked that so I called my brother. She also likes science and is a girlie girl so...I ran with the girlie girl. Go figure, huh?
I gotta tell ya about this card. It is made with an SVG file from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. While I love my SVG's I have been frustrated too because I just didn't understand how to size the way I wanted. I know to check the 'keep proportions' box and then resize but that would give me something smaller than I wanted (see the inside of the card) so I finally asked the question on the LSHD Facebook Page then went off to shower. Well, while in the shower (does anyone else get some good thinkin' time in the shower?) I figured it out and it was a Duh! for me moment! When resizing in SCAL I just have to keep an eye on the main element of the SVG that I'm cutting to see what size it is and then all the pieces will end up fitting perfectly! Keeping the 'keep proportions' box checked, of course. So, the correct size I wanted is on the front of the card and the size I first cut is on the inside. Super cute with both, don't ya think? I'm going to enter this card into the Cooking with Cricut anything goes contest too! And I just found that this card works perfect for the Fashion-ista challenge over at Getting Cricky. And I used Carly's sketch again!
Then I wanted to send her a little giftie to so I got together some paper, animal shaped paper clips, pens, and, of course, some OPI nail polish (my favorite brand!). I put it all into a fabulous Thirty One Gifts organizer that I got when they were having their clearance and tahdah, what I think will be a perfect gift for her! Unfortunately it will be late. Her birthday is Wednesday and I'm just sending it today so it won't get there 'til Thursday. I'm bummed about that but that is what I get when I procrastinate! I hope I can come up with something equally as good for my other niece when she turns 16 in October!
Well, that is it for today. A long post I know. I am going to work today but the best part about that...I like my job!
I hope you make today a wonderful Monday!