Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ok, I did it - finally!


I entered the 10-Minute Craft Dash.... hosted by Pretty Pink Posh at her blog - it is my first time but I have wanted to do it for a very long time... I just love to see what people are creating in less than 10 minutes and thought I could NEVER do it, but sure enough......

9 minutes and 3 seconds!!!! But take a look at my table....

Yikes, what a mess!  I was scrambling at the end... those who know me, realize this is a very simple card for me.  I might go back and embellish more before sending it to a loved one, or I might just enjoy it for the simplicity is it!

For the card, I used my new Wplus9 stamp set Pretty Patches: Tree and the coordinating die (which I discarded after starting (pushing me back a little time-wise).  The paper pad 25th and Pine by Basic Grey along with my Hero Arts ink pads in Cup-o'-Joe, field greens and punch chalk.  For the embellishments I grabbed my stash of bling and also the Candy Dots from Stampin Up to use as the ornaments on the tree.  The focal panel was die cut from Lawn Fawn's Journaling Tag (my all time fav at this moment).

Hope you all get to try this craft dash - now that I have gotten over the initial shock, I will be doing more and more of them for sure!

happy Crafting

Thursday, October 10, 2013

What's new?

So, today was another day of PT.... I am already riding the stationary bike.  Today I was able to add two more exercises that really wore me out.  But in a good way.... 

World Card Making Day was this past Saturday and I hope you all were doing some crafting and card making - I know I was.... 

Having a birthday recently, I have plenty of thank you cards that need to be made and sent!  For this one, I used my new Lawn Fawn set Our Friendship Grows, along with the matching die set that the recipients of this card got me as a present!
I had to add some sequins and the other dots are made with a Viva D├ęcor Pen.  The sentiment is from my new Avery Alle set Oh Happy Day!

This fun, happy card is for a person who fits that same description!  She has been coming over to my house and enduring cat attacks to hang out and keep me company.... she has also gotten me hooked on Project Life (another post to come soon).....
The image is My Favorite Things, the name of it is Crafty Friends.. perfect for many of my uses.....  the die used to cut her out is from Stampin Up - Chalk Talk... think that will be a favorite of mine for sure!!!  Some twine and pattern paper tie it together with the painted wood heart the perfect accent!

Another friend is recovering from being in the hospital recently.... I knew I wanted to use this Paper Smooches set to make her a fun get well card so I went on the blog and found this one by Laura and CASED it almost exactly (funny thing, this is going to Laura, my friend)  LOL.... I made the clouds felt and added stamped clouds in the back along with textured paper for the grassy hill.....  Hope it cheers her up!

So, that is the creativity for now.... stay tuned for more to come!
Hope you all got inky for World Card Making Day and enjoy what I created!

Happy Crafting,