Thursday, August 25, 2011

4 cards...2 designs

PLEASE NOTE: For some reason, people are having a hard time leaving comments...I'm not sure why, but a very brief troubleshooting session with my husband left us with no problems with Firefox but not able using Internet Explorer. Not sure if this is a Blogger problem...which seems more likely since comments can be left via Firefox. Hope to fix this soon!

A good friend is celebrating her birthday tomorrow, so I made a card for her.

 And I liked it so much I made another! I used Basic Grey paper called "Indian Summer".
"Indian Summer"
By the way, Basic Grey just created a blog, and they have a talent call (if you're interested.)

Then...I watched the Portlandia clip: "Put a Bird On It"
...and was inspired to go forth and do so.
I'm not as satisfied with the bird card as I am  with the Basic Grey card, but that might be due to my low expectation of the BG card and the vision in my head not coming out quite as well as I wanted.
The "hello-birdie" has the bird raised up with foam. The "celebrate-birdie" is flat. I scored the heavy linen paper with my Martha Stewart scoring thing. I like that the lines are spaced 1/8 " apart, but the grooves are so deep I have pressed throguh my paper on several occasions. It's good to have both (more toys!)

12 days until school starts!  Not that I'm counting.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Christmas Bag

Hello! I've been makin' plans and lists! I have been making lists of all the items I'm making for a Christmas Bazaar and here's one of the items I'm making. No, it's not too early for Christmas...not 'round here! Only 18 weeks left 'til Christmas!

One of the things I've noticed from the years I've done a Bazaar, is that people will buy paper crafts if they are affordable or if they don't have time to make the item (or they aren't the type to copy).

This is a fairly simple decorated bag, with a glazed clothes pin to close it up. I think it's too sweet, and I've got 10 more ready to be glued/assembled.
I have more crafty-items on deck waiting to be photographed and posted...I can't wait to share!

Hope your day is SUPER!

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Star Fold Card

I was able to get to some serious crafting this last week. I planned and cleaned and crafted my heart out! Today I am showing you this:

I saw this interesting card on a blog...I can't find the site, but I have it....somewhere. Will update with site ASAP.
This star-shaped card folds up and forms a star.

And YES... we will be making it in a class...most likely in December with lovely holiday colors.
This card is for a friend going through Chemo...I hope it brightens her day.

Ok! More for you very soon...I actually made some CHRISTMAS things. COOOL! :)