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365 Days of Creativity – Days 57 & 58

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I’ve been trying to find things to do between all my sewing, not just to spice up the variety on my blog, but to spice up my creating.  I’ve said it before; I get bored doing one thing and need to throw some other things in the mix too.  When I got my business cards in the mail, I knew that I wanted to make a nice card holder for them so I can travel with them.  I had seen some neat duct tape ones online, and I have a few cute rolls of duct tape (well, I only had the rainbow on hand, the Hello Kitty and cupcakes duct tape were packed away).  Actually, since this holder is for my Paintball Tailor cards, technically I should have used camo tape, but I have no idea where ROb put that.  So, rainbow it is, at least until I find the camo tape!  I googled and found a tutorial  for a cute duct tape business card holder at a nifty crafty blog, a {day} with lil mama stewart.  I whipped them up with her easy-to-follow instructions in no time.  The only change I made was the final step, where she stapled the edges, I ran them through my sewing machine for a bit of a cleaner look.  What do you think?  Next time I think I’ll use a bit thinner cardstock, as they were a little hard to keep creased (I’ve got them under something heavy to squish them now), and since I had the machine out to stitch the edges, I’d probably just sew the ribbon on too, instead of waiting for the glue to dry.  Or, you could even run a band of little duct tape (it comes in little wee thin rolls now, like scotch tape width!) down the middle.

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For day 58, I have a bit of a cheat. I did create this, just not today.  Not even this decade. This century. This millennium.  Snap, I am old!  😉  I drew this when I was 9 years old. How funny is this?!?  I rememebr that one piece blue (the pic has faded) velour halter jumpsuit, and a pair of my Grandmother’s knit slippers.  My sweet Grandmother gave this to me recently, and she was all giggles about it.  I’m not sure where she had this tucked away, but it is a keeper.  Happy #TBT!  🙂  Oh! I just realized now, looking at the picture, that I drew red dots all over me.  This was the summer I had chickenpox.  HAHAHAHA

Eventually my arms and legs evened out, and became the same length as I grew.  I even developed elbows and grew eyebrows in my later years.  😉

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365 Days of Creativity – Days 45 Through 48

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I’ve been finishing up a whole lot of mail art the past few days.  Mostly ATCs, to get them out in time for the swap I’m in.  First though, I want to show you a set of moo cards I did!  Watercolor kitties.  🙂  What do you think?  My favourites are the two on the right.  These have all been traded.

kitty moos

Now for some ATCs.  I’ve been feeling marker and gel pen lately, so here’s what I’ve done.  I’ve also been in a cute, whimsical mood, as you can see.  I was given all themes, to interpret them as I wished.

First, there’s a Fairy Pig.

Fairy Pig

A Geisha.

Geisha

The 1960s

Groovy

The Peanuts Gang

Linus

A zentangle Newfoundland Dog.

Newfie