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Saturday, September 26, 2009

A {Seeing Eye Tree} Sketch For You To Try

Well, Saturday is finally here. This has felt like a long week for me for some reason. Maybe it's because it was one of those two steps forward and three steps back kind of weeks for me. I really didn't get a whole lot accomplished like I should have, but a break every now and then is ok, too! All week, I've been wanting to change out stuff in my house, but I don't tend to spend a lot of money on that kind of thing. I look for ways to use stuff I already have or try to find treasures at the Goodwill store that I can paint or redo to bring new life to it. No treasures were to be found this week, so I decided to rearrange our living room all by myself, out of the blue. Our living room is configured in such a way and our furniture is really big, that there's not much I can do as far as rearranging goes. But I did it anyway. It looks really bad. Eric and the girls like it, though, so it's staying this way for the time being. I'm too exhausted and have too much else to do to put it back anyway. At least it made me break out the shop vac (our vacuum sucks. No wait, it doesn't) and vacuum under the cushions and sweep and mop the floor under the furniture! I'm also $3.42 richer. Almost enough for a Starbuck's.

Jen's Sketch For You To Try this week was a perfect opportunity for me to make a card I've been thinking about ever since she and I took a trip to a local scrapbook store and I saw something similar to this tree with the eyes on it on some packaging. I knew the spooky tree from Too Cute To Spook (My Favorite Things) would work perfectly for it! I heat embossed the tree in black, and I just needed to add the googley eyes and the sparkly rhinestones to it for a fun effect! I know it's kind of goofy, but I like it!

Anyway, I tried to be all domesticated, it just didn't work for me this week. There are still some things I'd like to do to spruce things up in here, but they are all "projects" and I'll have to make time to do them soon. If there is anything picture worthy, I'll share it here! Meanwhile, I've got to go spruce myself up and get ready to head off to a birthday party for my niece at the ice rink. I hope to blog again tomorrow and show ya'll something I DID manage to make for GLUE that I'm super excited about!

We'd love it if you played along in the sketch with us. Here's some more inspiration if this tree card just ain't doin' it for ya. (totally understandable):
Amy R.
Amy S.

SUSIE Q-TIP: If you don't like how your sentiment looks or it needs to be "reconfigured" to fit a certain shape, try stamping it out and cutting it up before adhering it.

Stamps: Too Cute To Spook (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black (SU!), Cream Perfect Panels (MFT), Esmerelda (Reminisce)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black and Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: CM Circle Cutter, Corner Rounder, Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, 1/8" Hole Punch, Heat Tool/Black EP (Judikins), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Orange Polkadot Narrow Ribbon (MFT), Googley Eyes, Orange Brad, Orange Adhesive Rhinestones, Jody Boosters


  1. LOVE that tree, Sus! The flying witches paper (or did you stamp it?!) is just perfect, too!

  2. Adorable! Love the eyes on the tree - so fun! Have a great weekend :)

  3. LMHO at your "our vacuum sucks... no, it doesn't!" Too funny, Sus!

    GREAT card! What a fabulous idea with the googlie eyes!

  4. You are just too clever for words!!! LOVE this, such a fab idea to use wiggly eyes on the tree!

  5. this is THE BEST idea for this tree!!! ca-ute!!!!

  6. This is ansolutely adorable! I just love it!

  7. Cute card! I love the little googly eyes!


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