Monday, March 31, 2014

March BD Cards

This is a larger than usual square card. I copic colored it and realized that my sight is finally improving a bit. It was still a challenge. I chose my colors from the card stock that I used for the inside. I loved that paper with the celebrate and thought this was a good use for it. I cut waves of grass and layered them. This was so far the best idea I have had for grass. Not so many stickles, but they are still there. My son said he thought I was good enough to sell cards! Thought this was so funny - I know he hasn't a clue how much time and money we spend making one card. And I took it as the compliment he meant it to be.
 I can assure you I will be looking to use more of my 6 x 6 card stock as cut outs from now on. It has been so long since I have gotten to buy something new - have to make a bigger dent in what I have first.
 This one is for a young grandson. I had never made him a pirate theme so it was his turn. The ship came directly from a 4 x 6 paper pad. The ocean came from a 12 x 12 paper that I have been hoarding for something special. I cut the letters out on my Cricut - actually they are from 3 birds on parade which is where my pirate bird came from. He is 3 " high. I finally figured out that any smaller and its super hard to glue them together for me. I have this lovely stamp that does beach grass and on the kraft background it looks great. I embossed the stars on the front and there are stickles here and there. I adore this Edwin.
Had so much fun with my "bird" that I may be making lots more of them in the future!

I managed to get rid of some more "stuff" that I will never use. I can't believe how much nicer it is to do anything now. I know where everything is and I am using everything I have. I am really looking forward to buying new paper, however that is way off in the future! Hugs to you all, Barb F

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Scrapbook page

This one is from a Studio Calico sketch. I always wanted to try using a sketch and this is the one I chose. I found it on their blog. I am guessing that they put a new one on each week. I thought the sketch was really nice and it was quite a challenge for me. After I thought I was finished, but knew something wasn't right, I added ink drops, another sticker and a whole lot of other word stickers. I finally put it in my album - my absolute place - when its in the album, I have to know that page is done. Although I have been known to add stuff even after I put it in the album. Guess there is no absolute for me!
If you were interested in trying this one, here is a link to the sketch:
This photos is at least 12 yrs old. It was such a fun time for all of us. The colors are pretty subdued for me which added to the challenge. I also did quite a bit of journalling for me. I am not thrilled with how crooked I write and am thinking next time I have a lot to say, I will do it on the computer! Stick around as I have a few birthday cards for this month to post yet. Hugs to you all! Barb F