Wednesday, July 20, 2011

You Are So SWEET!

Hi, everyone! This is a really quick post because I am exhausted and just burnt my hand embossing my card for this challenge. But, hey! Quitters never win, right? :P

The challenge from Cas-ual Fridays blog was to make a simple and sweet card. Honestly, this came out even a little more simple than I'd hoped but it took all I could to cut it out after burning my right hand. Urgh! Here's the proof... LOL

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sending you a line...

To let y'all know I'm still alive!!! HAHA It's been 10+ months since I've last posted on my blog and I won't lie, it had been a long, long time since I'd done much crafting at all. I've been busy with my little ones. My youngest son turned 3 in April and my baby girl will be turning ONE on July 23rd. I can hardly believe it, she's growing up too quickly! I will post a few pictures on my next post. In the meantime, I've been doing a lot of shopping (so many enablers out there in the crafting world! LOL) and rearranging my craft area a bit. In the house we're renting, there's a large loft area outside of the kids' bedrooms. I *thought* I could put them in their rooms and they'd play BUT I was wrong. They are just so up my behind that almost as soon as I put them in there, the baby's crawling out to find me and she's not 100% stable on her feet so she falls and it just goes on and on! Then by the time they go to bed, I'm too wiped to do anything. It was a miracle that one night, I dragged myself up to my table and made not one, but TWO cards. They're both pretty simple but they took me a while since I was so out of it for a while. I used kraft for the card bases and cloud paper for the background. The stamps are from Unity Stamp Co.'s Watermelon Gazpacho Soup. I tried paper piecing then I tied some string into little bows and attached them to the ends of the line. I definitely need some practice (not thrilled with the pink bathing suit) but I do like the effect. I also made a little boo boo (I'm good at that! HAHA) and got a little extra ink around my sentiment. I used some white puffy paint and drew a little cloud around it to cover it up. Not sure if it looks better or worse. :P On the second card, I just used the "For You" sentiment with a few butterflies... my FAVORITE! Hope you like them!!! And, I'm happy to be back!