) Well, that's my name for her. Her real name is Monique. I gave her the nickname Mo. Didn't really ask her permission about it. It just sorta slipped out and, well, for me it stuck. (Hope that is ok Mo.) So she got through her first round of chemo like a true champ. She had her ups and downs but overall her attitude is really great. And the results were really good. Her doctors are very happy with what they found after the first round. She's now moved on to a new chemo. At first it was great - she wasn't sick like she had been with the previous chemo. But now she's been dealing with achy muscles, low energy, etc. Thank goodness she has lots of friends and family near her that are helping her out, which is so great. I live about 500 miles away so I'm not able to do that otherwise she'd probably be sick of the site of me.
Anyway, I've been wanting to put a little something together for her and send it off to her to let her know I'm thinking of her. I've been sending her emails but sometimes it's just so much better to receive something in the mail, ya know what I mean? Somehow it's taken me two months to finally make the time to do it. Yup, A#1 worst friend on the planet. Sorry. I've just been so busy with getting my son mainstreamed and taking care of getting his school district edu-muh-cated on how to change the batteries on his processors, what CIs are, what his needs are, etc, etc, etc.... I just kept putting my crafting projects off until "tomorrow."
Well, today was the day. As soon as my son was off to school I took care of a few household chores and then got to work. I cut down the acrylic to fit the sticky notes, bound it together and then decorated it using some 1/2" and 1/4" super sticky double-stick tape and some microbeads and glitter. The beads are nice to use on their own but there are always some open spaces between the beads that makes it look like somethings missing so I rubbed in a bit of fine glitter and -- ta da! -- it's done.
Then I filled the barrel of a pen with the same beads and glitter so it would match and added a simple bead treatment to the inside and outside of the card so the three items would all coordinate.
Easy peasy! So, why on earth did it take me so long to do this. Sheeesh! So sorry Mo!
Well, I hope you all don't procrastinate like I did when you have a loved one that you care about and you want to send a special something to let them know you're thinking of them.
Have a great night! I'm off to vacuum up glitter off my carpet. I dropped the tube when I was cleaning up. That's me... the scatter-brained clutz.
- Adhesive: Tape -on acrylic and inside of card: O'So Sticky Tape (Pennywise Arts), Glue - on outside of card: Sure Tac (PennywiseArts)
- Beads: Fuschia (They came from a company that has gone out of business, but you might be able to find some at PennywiseArts, or Martha Stewart)
- Glitter: Tourmaline (Martha Stewart)
- Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz (PaperTreyInk), White (Georgia Pacific)
- Other: Glaze (Ranger) , Bind-It-All and black O-wire (3/8"), Face of card was computer generated in PSE,black Sharpie, Ribbon (Michael's), Post-It 3x3 notepad.