*FUN FACT* I did not go to sleep, I actually crawled into bed, proceeded to watch 2 episodes of Psych and the pilot episode of The X Files on Netflix on my phone.
*FUNNER FACT* BaddieBins was the inspiration for The X Files episode. She finished her The X Files marathon about a week ago and she started up on Doctor Who because I tweet/talk so much about it and she wanted to see what the fuss was about; I figured that I should do the same with The X Files. She says that Scully is her spirit animal so I think I should figure out what she means by that.
Well, I checked their blog today and woohoo the linky was open! They had to extend the deadline an extra day because it accidentally closed early. Whatever the reason I was extra jazzed.
I meant to get this post and my card linked up wayyy earlier but life got in my way (Insanity workout -which, yes, kicked my ass-, family dinner preparations, job applications -though I don't know why I bother because the zombocalypse will happen before I manage to get a job, I must just be qualified for nothing-, kitchen clean-up duty after making the mess for dinner, etc...) and then it was 9:45pm. I started at that time as well but having just gotten my laptop reformatted I was trying to install Microsoft Office 2010 (that's what used to be on my laptop, is what's on my sister's laptop, and it's what I used to use at school so I don't love Office XP all that much. what can I say I'm a creature of habit!) but I couldn't find the other disc that had the product code, I couldn't figure out where the PIN was, I couldn't A LOT of stuff.
I can only take so many Microsoft punches in the face. I may do Insanity workouts but I'm frail and useless so I gave up on that. The clock at that time was reading 11:20 pm. I still had tons of time to get a post up and the card posted! AND I could probably get to sleep at a decent time too.
*FUN FACT* We all know I don't really mean "sleep" OF COURSE I mean The X Files Netflix marathon, but let's try to keep up appearances ;)
But, again, it was not meant to be. TheMother asked me to help her with some stuff and I couldn't say no because she works a lot of hours (she spends WAY too many hours at work: 10-11 a day, every day! It's fucked up ridiculous but she doesn't listen to us. ...Hmm, I guess I get it from her) and she gets home so late because of it so if she needs help I don't really mind. I'm going to be up at all hours of the night anyway I might as well spend my time doing something relatively useful.
And that brings us to 2:20 am! Right now! The only reason I stopped working was because the computer did a thing and I couldn't stop it. But I took that as a sign that it was time to post!
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week was "Happy Birthday"
*UPDATE: After showing the card to my sister she told me that it would also be eligible for a Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge because the jar+bee I used is one of their stamps! AND if I hurried I could still make the deadline! So yay! I'm also entering this card into the April 6-12 Anything Goes challenge!
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It's my first attempt at a shaker card and Holy-shaker-card-problems-Batman! It was a damn shitstorm. I don't remember having so many problems with one element of a card since....the very first time I ventured into the craft room and tried to make a card. I watched a tutorial on how "easy" it is to make shaker cards and shut-the-front-door because I was lied to. That video was all lies and photoshop and oscar-worthy movie editing/sound mixing and she was a wizard or something because I haven't been lied to like that since I was 17 and in my first real relationship with HeWhoShallNotBeNamed. (Not Voldemort. Though he would've been a better choice. Two Harry Potter References and #ThrowbackThursday to high school AND proper use of "#ThrowbackThursday?? I am on a roll: self-five! 10 points to Gryffindor!)
I wanted to give up and just use some damn butterflies but I stuck with it and I'm glad I did because IT MAKES NOISE WHEN YOU SHAKE IT! Also using the bee in the jar helped me come up with the "happy Bee day" sentiment and I thought it was clever and punny which means I am clever and punny and 5 extra points to Gryffindor because I can!
Hope you're all having pleasant dreams (and practicing Occulmency! Never know which baddies out there are accomplished Legilimens!) I'll try and chill with the Harry Potter nerd-outs.