Saturday, August 11, 2012

Weddings and Ants

Hey there People!! I bet you thought I fell off the face of the earth (again)!  The last couple of weeks have just been in the crazy fast lane.  I'll spare you specifics, but here is a quick summery:

Work.  Loooong hours at work.
Ant invasion.
More work.
Catching up with medical appointments.
Another ant invasion in a different area of the house.
Dang...seems those ants are pretty much finding every nook and cranny in this house: Let's see:
                               First invasion in the kitchen, resulting in a much needed cleaning and purging of 
                               two cupboards.
                               Second invasion in the master bath
                               Third invasion from the front door, across the entry to the dog's food.
                               Fourth: my  office and  in a different area of the cupboards, YET
                              Invasion Five outside (thankfully) but all along the edge of the house and trash 
                             I think the ants are not enjoying our three digit temperatures.  And yes, spraying, ant traps, ant "food" has been applied.  Numerous times. Sigh. 
And some more long days at work.

Pretty exciting huh?!  And I wonder why there are no reality shows as to what reality really is!!

But, despite the exciting life I have been leading, creativity was pushed to the top of the priority list last night! A co worker is getting married today and a wedding card is needed by this afternoon!  I will admit to a brief consideration of buying a card due to the fact that I think the ants have carried away my Mojo. But I took a deep breath and carried forth!

The wedding colors are light pink, white and grey.  The photo makes the roses look darker than they are in reality.  But, I don't have time to retake the picture! LOL!  Remember:  you can click on the photo for an enlarged version.

Some basic details:  Sentiment printed on the computer using a very similar font from the wedding invitation.  Embossed around the sentiment with Sizzix embossing folder Wreath. Sizzix Flowers 3D die used for the roses.  Roses were cut out of some Brazill card stock that I had gotten at my LSS.  **I swear that I am the only person in the "crafting" world who struggles with the making of  these rolled up flowers. It takes me FOREVER to get them to look like flowers! I may take a slight detour from my goal for this year of using the all the unloved supplies I already have versus buying anything new.  I think I NEED to get Donna Salazar's/Spellbinders Rose Creations.  I think I'm a layer flower gal versus a rolled flower gal!! LOL!!  Light sponging of Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet and a spritz of Tattered Angel's Pearl glimmer mist complete the flowers. 
Self adhesive pearls were added to some of the embossed areas as well as a few extra lines that I felt helped tie it all together!!

That's it for me right now!  I need to finish cleaning out all the wonderful grime left in the washing machine from washing the car towels and start making myself presentable for the wedding!

I hope you all have a wonderful creative weekend!  Let me know if any of you are interested in obtaining some ants for house guests.  I'm ready for them to LEAVE! lol!!

'Till next time!!


Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Those ants are industrious little buggers aren't they? What a pain! We often see mounds of them around here, especially after a rain.

What a beautiful card for the happy couple. Congrats to them and bravo on not letting the ants completely steal your mojo!

Glenda said...

No thank you very much on the houseguests. Having my own invasion of fleas. Not in the house yet, but on every deck and porch just hovering! Love your card. Your flowers are gorgeous!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

boy! sounds like a picnic going on at your house!

i heard if you rub cucumber along the baseboards, the ants don't like it. tho it sounds like they like EVERYTHING at your place!!! oy yoy yoy.

absolutely gorgeous card and....

always good to see you. at least you keep your wits (and sense of humor) about you! good job girlfriend!

hugs :)

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Starla, I know the couple loved it. So sorry about work, the triple digits and the ants. they are horrible pests for sure! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

But, you could never have found this very beautiful and very personal card in any store at any price.

We are living parallel lives. Been battling ants for days now. Finally found this stuff called Terro at Wal-Mart, and I think it worked. Finally.

And, thank you for admitting to struggling with rolled flowers. Me, too! I was just trying to make some this morning for a card, and I actually said out loud to myself..."this is supposed to be easy!" So glad to know I'm not alone. There must be a trick somewhere.

Hot here, too...ugh.

So, misery loves company! LOL...hope you have a better week this week!

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