You know when I got home yesterday, although it wasn't my original intent, I was going to sneak on and take a peek around, and say hello. However, because I'd mentioned to the dear hubby (who knows me sooooo well!) that I was going to take a break that when I did get home I didn't have a keyboard to my desktop and my laptop had disappeared -- and so had the hubby! He had hidden them and left because he knew I'd throw a tantrum!!! His desktop and laptop are both password protected, so that eliminated my doing any visiting or anything else!!! He said he did it because he knew my back really needed a break from sitting at my computer all day and that I -- yes, me -- was "hard-headed" and would never give myself a rest. You see, several years ago I had back surgery, but I'm fine -- really! But he's the worrying type. Admittedly I was a bit tired, but don't you think that was my decision to make as to how long a break I needed? He always tells me "everyday is Christmas" but apparently yesterday wasn't! Anyway, I can never stay angry at him because he really is a big ole sweetie and always has my best interest at heart -- even when there isn't cause for alarm. But I was really upset!!! Now that I got my keyboard and laptop back, I can laugh about it. Yep, I'm absolutely hooked on being a blogger -- move over Sandy!!! LOL!
What I'm sharing today is the second template I received from my friend. This one is a little strappy shoe. The shoe is the template, I just quickly threw the purse together by hand. Also, I was prepared for someone to ask where she bought these templates (and someone did), so I asked her. The templates were purchased from http://ebay.co.uk/. She says to type in "Cardmaking" in the search bar. They have templates available for auction and some for immediate purchase, and she placed bids on both of these. I'm not much of a fan for making on-line purchases from places and/or sellers I'm not familiar with but she's had really good luck with lots of things from ebay, so I think I might consider risking it. By the way, before you make a purchase on this shoe template-- look around a bit. I'm pretty sure I've seen it before on other blogs or somewhere on the web for free; don't know where because I wasn't much interested. But, if you are, just look around first! Besides, it's simple enough to do by hand as opposed to spending money for it.
Anyway, here's the set:
I used an old pair of earrings for the embellishment and I do think it's cute. I could really come up other ideas for designing it too, but the problem I have at the moment is what occassion I'd give or use this for -- suggestions, please!!! Oh,well... I'll probably come up with something later. Anyway, I've finally completed both her gifts and she'll be happy.
I am going to work on cut.files for both the gazebo card and this shoe, but it may be awhile because I have several other things I'm trying to get to first, and you may not want to wait.
Well, I'm off to finish Sunday dinner and then I think I'll hop on over to check out that ebay site too.
I'll be seeing you!