Monday, June 30, 2014

Just a Fun Card

Sometimes I really just need a card. In this case, it was actually to place a long set of stickers that I had purchased for one of my dear scrappy friends. I needed a long card, so measured one that would fit in a long, traditional envelope. I also had snagged a set of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners Lawn Cuts, and wanted to play with those on the card.
Like many of my cards, I used the leftovers of a Gossamer Blue kit from August of 2013. I don't subscribe to the Main Kits anymore (I do the Life Pages kits now), but when I did, I would toss all of my leftovers in a Ziploc bag and pull them out for cards. That way, I could toss anything together and it would all go.  In this case, I pulled a few other pieces from other items together as well. I think the green patterned paper was from something else, I cannot remember.
Anyway, it's a cute card. I still love that My Mind's Eye floral paper. <3 br="">
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Friday, June 27, 2014

I Have Been the Worst Blogger Ever... SORRY!

So... Every time I've really sat and tried to blog, I've been distracted or just bogged down in a lack of "mojo". It's seriously been since May 1st. That's far too long!! I haven't totally stopped making things, but just haven't had the desire to actually record or share anything at all. Super lame on my part.

A couple of reasons:
-I just finished my National Boards for Teaching. Although that was due mid-May, and my test was at the end of May...
-I think I need glasses, and every time I seriously go to read or craft, I get a headache... Appt. is scheduled and I'll update everyone with info or a pic of me in glasses?
-I've become a SSAHM... That's Summer Stay At Home Mom. Yup. One is all five-year-old drama, and the other "thinks" she's in the middle of potty training. We're working on that one. Also, I seem to be feeding these creatures at ALL sorts of time. I've become a snack dispenser. Too bad I can't get quarters each time they want something :)
-For having summer off, I seem to be busy most days. There's always something going on. It's kind of nuts.

My goal for the rest of summer is to share something at least three days a week. I do have a few fun things going on in the next few weeks, so there are more than enough projects to share with all of you. To start, here's my card for my lovely friends' daughter, who also turned five.
I used the idea of Spotted and Hearted from the Lawnscaping Challenge blog. I used the Critters Ever After (Lawn Fawn) stamp set with my Spectrum Noir pens. The clouds are from a Fiskars punch that I picked up from Tuesday Morning on the cheap! I used some white embossing powder for the stars, and then added the background using three shades of Distress Inks. The pink paper is Echo Park, and the yellow is American Crafts cardstock. My 5-year-old wanted to make sure it was a My Little Pony look-alike, so asked for a "cutie mark" and then named her "Hearty".

Tomorrow, I'm going to share a few more projects!! I'm glad that I'm back to blogging!!

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