Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Hello Blog Friends!
I hope this post finds you all well and enjoying your summer. I've been running like crazy with Vacation Bible School this week. It's a TON of work but it's so worth it. So far this week we've made little rainbow fish and bookmarks. Tonight we're making faux aquariums of out blue plastic plates and foamies (gotta love foamies), tomorrow we're making jellyfish (I'll post pics of these later this week), and Friday we're making fleece blankets that are going to be sent to Africa through Samaritan's Purse. I'm really excited about that one because all our little kidlets are going to make something with their hands and send it to another child who has next to nothing in this world. The kidlets are excited about it too and keep asking every day if we're going to make blankets yet. LOL.
So I thought I'd share some more of my collage cards today as I haven't been in the craft room much this week - well - except to cut foam bookmarks. The one above was made using a ton of scraps in my handy dandy little scrap bin. The circles were all cut on my Cricut, and the texty flowers were made with the Cuttlebug. Other materials include stickers, chipboard, buttons, and sticky rhinestones.
Here's another one! The little turtles and butterflies are from a sticker sheet I bought at the Dollar Store (gotta love the Dollar Store too). Again I cut the circles on my Cricut, and added paper flowers, brads, clear dew drops, and some dry embossing with the Cuttlebug. As soon as this week is over I plan on making a bunch more of these cards, both for my Etsy store and some to go in a gallery that my friend has just opened. The green card above is still in my shop but this little bug one and the blue one I showed you last week have already sold.
Well, I'm off to finish prepping crafts for tomorrow night. Thank you all for your sweet comments! I'll talk to you soon!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Hello Crafty Friends!
I know I've been a bit MIA lately but seriously - I've been busy! We went camping, had a birthday party for my DH, had a 4th of July party (same day as DH party), and now I'm in the midst of preparing for VBS the week after next. I betcha can't guess what I'm in charge of this year. CRAFTS! Ha! You won't hear me crying about that --- well --- until the last day of VBS when I have to clean up the craft room at church after a week of little ones wreaking crafting havoc! It's all good though. VBS rules!
So I've been feeling a little stuck lately. You know the rut of doing the same thing all the time until your mojo just leaves without saying a word? That was me. So as is often the case when I've got crafter's block, I went searching for some inspiration on blogs. I found a really cool idea here on this blog - and boy - I spent nearly an hour looking over Christine's embellished paper doilies. That was the jump start I needed - an idea - so I went to work and came up with this.....
Now I didn't do it exactly like Christine did, but I did use the idea of embellishing circles and using lots of layers and embellishments, and well --- I like it. This is only one of six cards I fired off in one week. I'll share more later - otherwise you'll be here all day!
I used a variety of materials on this card. The circles were cut with my Cricut. I also used some Nestabilities dies, punches, sticky backed pearls, die cuts from K&Co., dew drops, ribbon and oh yeah - the polka dots embossing folder for the Cuttlebug. This is a lot different than what I usually do and trying something new really helped me get my mojo back. If you get a chance go check out her blog here and be prepared to be amazed!
I hope you all have a wonderful, sunny, blessed weekend!