This past week was a bit on the crazy side.
The weather, as usual, went from nice and sunny but still cold, to freezing you butt off.
I have dealt with my son’s issues in school.
He had 3 half days due to parent teacher conferences. We had a lunch date with my dad. The day after we had his meeting and he is in danger of failing math and reading. I knew this for about a week or so now. I wish I was told sooner but its good. I got this!
I have my blog that I am busting my butt on and my own homework, which of course I am behind on.
Do you know what I do?
If you said forgot Valentines was today, then you my friend… Are Correct!!!
I welcome you to the Crazed Valentines Day Mom Special!
It’s Thursday the 12th, 10pm at night. I am now realizing tomorrow is the day you send your little one off to school with Valentines Goodies. I start freaking out a bit! I could blow it off. It really isn’t the end of the world, right? I think about my little boy, going into class and having nothing to hand out. Excuse my language, but I would feel like a major ass!
So, I sit and brew up some ideas. I am sitting at my desk chatting with one of my favorite ladies when the idea hits me at 10:05PM. Yes, I confirmed the time via text messages. Hahaha. I bought myself the Silhouette Cameo last year and I have done a bunch of things with this. Wine glasses (which have been a huge hit), car decals, decals for home, and a few other smaller projects.
I hop on the computer and start looking around to make this happen. I get 3 designs and I a mere $0.04 short in my paypal. UGH!!! I have to get rid of one. Okay, not big deal. Let’s move on!
If you follow me on Instagram (which you totally should! =P), you may have seen this photo.
I bought these two monsters from the Silhouette design shop. Now I was so excited. I was like, this is gonna be great. I may actually get to go to bed before midnight. WRONG!!!!!!
The monsters come in pieces. So now I have to put them together and only after cutting a bunch do I realize I shouldn’t have taken the fingers away from the one hand. Oops.. Too late!
I ended up only using one Monster. I took this shot at 10:26pm. I am already tired and now my knees are bothering me from how I am sitting.
This is a serious process. If you don’t know about the Silhouette Cameo, you can replace the blade with pens they have available (you can use others that aren’t their brand but that is another post not in the near future, lol) and the Cameo will draw your design. This is what you see happening in the photo above.
You draw your design and then inside the app, you have to select the parts you don’t want to have cut. Now this is amazing feature. I love it. Actually this is the first time I used it and I am itching to use it again!! I have 6 monsters to a sheet and I have to go in each of them and unselect the parts I don’t want cut. This way it will only cut around the design.
And by doing that, you end up with this. Now they are smaller then I would have liked. But time was passing and I was already super tired.
The thing is you have to draw them, unselect the parts you don’t want cut, switch pen to blade, cut them, peel them off, go back to the application and reselect everything to be drawn again, switch blade to pen and do it all over again…. Do you feel my frustration? He had 30 other kids in his class. Do you feel it now? lol =P
I am on the last 6 and this happens. My Silhouette Cameo was no longer calibrated. Do you feel the frustration now? Haha
I have no idea how to fix this. So now I have to google what in the world I am doing! I find a tutorial that can help. I fix the issue and I move on with my night.
Now, it would have been easier to cut the pieces and glue them for sure. Well I don’t have any colored card stock on me. I wish I did. Oh man, how I wish I had a stash. But I don’t. I had white. So I had to color them. UGH!! WHY WHY WHY DID I FORGET THIS DARN HOLIDAY????? That is the nice thoughts I was thinking! The other thoughts would not at all be appropriate!!
Okay. How hard can it be to color 30 monsters. I mean they were only a mere 3, maybe 3.5 inches.
Why did I even bother thinking this may be easy? If you guessed that I was WRONG, then my friend, you are CORRECT!!
Now these little butts want to play tricks on me. They are laughing in my face.
I am not amused!!!!
I am coloring and coloring. I am all excited. My pile is getting larger. I am like sweet!!! I get so excited and I tell myself DO NOT count them. I held off for a bit but then I was like.. I have to! OMG THE BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER!!!!! I was only done 16. I believe I actually shed a tear at this point!
I am finally done!!! Can anyone guess what time this photo was taken? Something will tell me you all are WRONG!!! Haha
This loving, beautiful, so wonderful photo was taken at 4:10 am.
Please note, coloring small monster is not easy in the least. In fact, it was horrible. You wanted to be perfect by the arms because you didn’t want to rip them and have to make more!!
If one would have ripped, I would have cried. I would legit huddle in a dark corner, shake and cry! My hand was so crapped by the end I didn’t know what to do. I had two left around 3 am and was so tempted to leave them white! Haha. So I was really done around 3:15 ish but I had to clean up first. I had paper everywhere, colored pencils, wires and stuff. I had to clean before I took my final pics.
And that my friends is the Crazed Valentines Day Mom Special.
I truly hope you enjoyed this. Take it from me, do not forget Valentines Day. Any holiday for that matter!
Don’t forget to pin the pinterest image below!
I would love you if you pinned! =D
Just to let you know how my friday started. It was 9 degree’s out!!
Have a wonderful evening everyone! And don’t worry, you can laugh because I am! HAHAH =P