Wednesday, October 2, 2013

It Feels Good to get Crafty.

I needed a sympathy card and decided to make two.  It felt so good to get crafty, even if it wasn't for a good reason.  It has been WAY too long since I've been able to make anything.  The cards went to the same family, but the one with the leaf went to a teenage girl and the one with the trees went to a teenage boy.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

It's been a long time since I posted.

     Aside from the other post from today (my daughter's birthday card), I haven't posted in a long time.  I broke my leg several months ago because I slipped on the ice and fell.  I had changed my craft room around just prior to that and was only about 75% set up.  I still have a few boxes of things stacked in front of my supplies and it was hard today to move things around enough to get just the basics. 
     I could have done more with today's card and would have had some Valentines and Easter cards in there if my craft room were totally set up and/or if my leg was healed enough to move things around easily and finish setting up my craft room.  It sure was nice to get a project done today though.  I couldn't bring myself to purchasing a store bought card or giving my daughter one of the cards from my stash.  It may be a few more months before I am back in the swing again.

My second daughter's 15th birthday card.

This is the card I made for my youngest daughter's 15th birthday.  The colors match her wrapping paper from  her gifts.  I used Georgia Pacific cardstock.  The bakers twine is in two separate colors to match the two shades of blue in the coloring of the stamped image.  The digital image is from Bugaboo stamps and was colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers.  Blue sheer ribbon was added to the side.  Gina K's black Pure Luxury cardstock was used behind the image.  An orange gem was added to the left of the image.  I used the "Make a Wish" sentiment and I can't find where it came from.  (I made a bunch of them up ahead of time.)   The papers are DCWV Mango Frost Mat Stack.  After I took the picture I noticed that the Elephant wasn't colored smoothly so I filled it in and smoothed it out.  I used a Mojo Monday sketch from May of 2010.