Sunday, April 13, 2008

Creative Weekend





What a productive weekend!! I took Friday off work to stay home and get some much needed housework done...cleaning closets out and getting a good start on Spring cleaning. I hauled out several bags of trash, had a bag ready to be donated, and assembled several boxes of unused items for an upcoming garage sale with my sister- yeah!! I get bored easily though with monotonous tasks and worked on a swap in between. It's the swap I mentioned way back in early March where I posted my butterfly card. I am not ready to post all of my swap cards since it hasn't even been mailed out yet- but I thought I'd post a sneak peek for you- This particular card took me about 1.5- 2 hours- although I have to admit- I think I worked on my closet during part of that time :) I am so pleased with all of the cards I made for the swappers and can't wait to receive my cards from them- once I do (about mid-May) I'll post all of the cards to show you! (Supplies used on butterfly: all by CTMH Co: 4 petals from a white flower in the Big Pinks Collection, 2 small silver spiral clips, fuzzy white sassy strands, pink cardstock, liquid glass (to both adhere the spiral clips and butterfly AND it was rubbed over the fuzzy sassy strands so that while they still look fuzzy- they are quite hard and won't come loose!), Lilac Mist reinker to dye the petals to match the card)
Yesterday I had a 10 cards for $10 workshop at my house- it was a small group- but still lots of fun!! While they were here I worked on a card that my Stamp Club will make next weekend. They like to make pocket cards- and I was asked to design something that held a "little something" for the receiver. I also wanted to use the April Stamp of the Month. I'm pretty pleased with this card- If you notice the picture showing the card open- look at the bottom of the book mark- they're hard to see- but I used clear self - adhesive mounting corners. This way- if the card is mailed- the book mark will still be in the correct position when the envelope is opened by the receiver. However- the bookmark can easily be removed for use!! Love it!! I thought about embellishing the bookmark more... but thought it would be too "bumpy" to be useful as a bookmark then- so I left it as is. As I'm posting this I'm realizing that the 3 brads on the bottom blue ribbon band look almost black- but they are actually silver!!
(Supplies used: All CTMH Co. unless noted otherwise: Crystal Blue, Honey and White cardstock, Crystal Blue, Outdoor Denim, Honey, and Sweet Leaf ink, Friendship Blessing Stamp Set, Express Postage(April Stamp of the Month), Outdoor Denim Designer Collection Ribbon Rounds, silver photo clip, silver brads, Creative Memories large circle punch, Stampin Up double slot ribbon punch, Clear adhesive mounting corners by DeluxeCraft)

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