Hello there WOYWWers around the world! Roudi from Egypt talking! I know it's Tuesday but I've been having internet problems all month long! So better late than never, right?
This week my art desk is busy busy with colorful supplies all over. Colored pencils, decorative scissors, ribbon, scrapbooking paper, cutouts, markers, ink pens and what is that book doing here? lol
As I told you, I didn't have much of an internet connection in the last couple of weeks. I know whining is probably the best solution, but for once, I thought reading a good book sounds better! lol
My 17th birthday was exactly a month ago and I've received TONS of books this year. Seriously, if 14 books weren't enough, I got a $50 giftcard for a nearby bookstore! I'll probably be spending those on all the pretty paper and journals and little bookmarks they've got! Don't get me wrong, I love reading, but 14 books? Really?
I've been enjoying Spark's book for 4 evenings in a row now. The book is just amazing. I totally recommend it to you if you haven't read it yet.
Here's a closeup of some foam stickers I got a couple of weeks ago. I thought they'd be useful, and sure enough, I was right! I used them right away on birthday cards, journals and some random drawer labeling. Why do you need an excuse to use stickers? lol
Now is it just me or does everyone else find it extremely hard to make any card at all for a guy?
I mean, no "pretty" ribbon, no butterflies, no PINK! 90% of the cards I make are pink for god's sake!
Well, it's one of my close friend's birthday tomorrow and I just had to make him a little something along with the gift. At first I made up my mind that I'd just stick to blue, red, or green bunting (you know, less girly colors) and some cutout balloons and that would be it. But then I've found some really cute cliparts on the internet and the temptation to add those to a card was just stronger than my so called "Manly Card Plan".
I have to admit, I'm a sucker for vintage cliparts. Something about the simple and pretty drawing style just really appeals to me. I couldn't resist when I saw this little girlie. It just had to be on a card!
But then I realized it's not the type of card my guy friend would appreciate. So I moved it aside and make this:
Ah! Much better! No girly colors, no flowers, no hearts, and most important, no pink!
I think he'll love it. Or at least I have all ten fingers crossed he'll like it.
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Kisses from Egypt all the way to you!