Saturday, July 27, 2013

Saturdays just get away from me

Even though I'm retired, I still look forward to the weekends and they move faster and faster the older I get. This last Saturday of the month is no exception.

My card for the Simply Create Too challenge no. 42, Anything But a Card, has been up for 48 hours without a post. So, at this late time, it needs to be short and sweet.

Last year when our home had a small electrical fire, I took up making stickpins while staying in a local hotel awaiting repairs. It is lots of fun. I just wish I used more of them on my cards. But stickpins lend themselves to vintage and shabby chic styles IMO, so I am left with quite a few to stash away. Here is a card I made with a little storage shelf to hold five of them inside. I did not create the storage idea. After lots of tute searching, I pretty much copied Tmika at Scrapdaworld. She makes wonderful projects of all types. Check her channel out.

Lots of pretty papers, border punches
ribbon, brad embellies, a handmade
flower from crepe paper, and several die cuts, a small CB embossed mat in white and one in pink and finally, another stickpin.

Though we're in the second week of our challenge, come join us. It's easy peasy with "anything but a card."


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Less Is More Challenge

Gosh I just get so annoyed whenever the Internet is down. It turned out be our modem, broken after only five months usage. I did find several other things to keep me busy, like mounting 23 boxes of SU stamps and a bit of organizing when I couldn't find my box of loose silk ribbons. So now for my very late posting.

I created this card...which i think qualifies as one since it opens and closed and has both an image and a sentiment. It came in at 3 1/2 x 2 1/2. I stamped a BG woodgrain stamp in Memento rich cocoa onto the "base," which is a Quik-Kutz easel die. Then I added the tiny sunflower image, purchased many years ago, and one I couldn't part with, though I know big flowers are all the rage. Maybe its the tiny ladybug that makes me like it so much. I colored with Copics and and stamped a tiny sentiment from an ancient set....once again though I know big sentiments are in.

There isn't much time left before the new challenge, so hurry on over to Less Is More and be challenged.