Happy Tuesday. The week has definitely started off with a bang and I mean that literally! There was an explosion at one of our neighborhood power plants last night and we lost power for about 2 hours. Thankfully the power was not out longer than that because it was almost 100 degrees yesterday. We don't realize how important electricity is until we don't have it. They are still trying to find out what the cause was but fortunately no one was hurt.
I have also been having problems with my migraines again. I have had atypical vestibular migraines for years. They had been doing better but the other night I had what I think was my first visual aura. I was just sitting watching TV when I started having issues with my vision. It kept getting worse and then I started seeing what look like lightening. Very scary. I am assuming it was just another variation to my migraines because I was able to get it to stop once I went in a dark room and took my migraines meds but I am going to the eye doctor this afternoon just to make sure. It has also been over 4 years since my last eye exam too so maybe this was someones way of trying to tell me it was time to go. Hopefully the rest of the week will be less eventful.
Today I am sharing a project with you that is for Lori and Linda's Papertrey Peeps challenges. Lori's was to use the colors red and green without it looking like Christmas. Linda's challenge is a travel theme. This is what I came up with
A personalized luggage/bag tag! I started by cutting the tag shape out of the green polka dot paper from the Pretty Pastels paper pack. Next I stamped the solid airplane with Pure Poppy Ink on Stampers Select white cardstock then cut it out. After that I used the new cloud dies from Papertrey Ink and cut out the cloud shapes from more Stampers Select White cardstock then ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Sizzix dot embossing folder. I stamped the banner with the new Simply Chartreuse Ink then I discovered that the PTI Simple Alphabet letters fit perfectly in the banner so I stamped the name Jack. (If Emilia had been a boy that would have been her name!) I printed out the recipients contact information on a separate piece of cardstock then added it to the back. After piecing it all together I needed to find a way to make the tag waterproof but could not find a premade luggage tag that would fit so I made my own by sewing a pocket from page protectors. A piece of Pure Poppy Ribbon finishes it off.
That's if for now. I hope to be back soon with more things to share. Until then I hope the rest of your week is a great one and thanks for stopping by!
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