Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Papercrafting Project

I don't know if it was the whining, recognition of the fact that I really didn't have anything to whine about, or the aspirin, but my headache dissipated shortly after posting last night. And, with Marv at a birthday party for a friend, I was home alone and in the mood for another "project."

Five-plus years ago, my sister tucked a little box of inspirational cards, quotes from Maya Angelou, in the envelope that contained my birthday card. There were 24 cards, two of each quote. Sharing my birthday with my niece, I gave her half of them and kept the remaining 12 with plans to "do something" with them. The day finally came!

The rest of the "ingredients" include a very dusty 12x12-inch canvas I picked up for $3 on clearance at Wal-Mart once upon a time, a sheet retired CTMH background and textured paper (trimmed to 11x11 to get rid of the annoying logo), the Linen paint I bought for the Memory Keepers box, Twilight and Bamboo cardstock, and the element that makes it fun and interesting - Pop Dots! I also used a My Legacy Writer to freehand lines on the edge of the Twilight paper, giving it a more "finished" look. Sigh. Another project that the camera (or possibly the photographer) does not do justice. In addition to not capturing the dimension, the camera turned the Linen color kind of pinkish, when, in reality it coordinates with other colors perfectly. I like it.

Although I'm not moving around at break-neck speed today, I am moving - a good thing. My plan is to do a few necessary chores, take care of some bookwork, and then stamp the rest of the day away. I got a big card order on Friday and while I should have most of what she wants on hand, I think the cards for her 90-year-old grandmother and her husband's soon-to-be 101-year-old grandfather warrant a little extra attention. Whatever you're doing, I hope you're making the most of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! Later ...


Jeanne said...

Wow, wow, WOW! I absolutely LOVE every single thing about this! Thank you for inspirational!

I'm so glad you are feeling better and can't wait to see what you come up with today~

Laurel said...

OMG I love this! I love quotes, I would love something like that in my craft room!

Sarah said...

WOW so gorgeous!
This is stunning..

Alanna said...

Gorgeous. I honestly don't know how you do all these cards and projects. Simply stunning.

Stampin n da Hood said...

LOVE this !!!
great quotes, too!

Sharli said...


You are absolutely amazing! For someone who told us earlier in the week you'd be "too busy to post" this weekend - - - well, I am "bowled over" with your creativity these past two days. And all with a headache part of the time to boot!


I love this piece! It is almost as inspirational as you are!


mE said...

I just love this. It's simple and elegant. I think this would make an awesome addition to any studio or scraproom or "quiet retreat". I love the quotes and how you've set each of them off on their own, yet they make such a nice combined piece of art.

Glad to hear you're feeling mo bettah!

Inky Smiles & Hugs from behind the Hazmat Suit!