Happy Labor Day! It’s supposed to be a day off, isn’t it? LOL.
This isn’t a great card. I am convinced my lack of mojo in the card-making arena is related to
the mess a lack of organization in my corner. So far today, I have been doing something about that fact. Yes, laboring on Labor Day, and it feels pretty darned good even though I have a very long way to go.
The card. In addition to paper-piecing the clothing on my “Who’s That Harvest Girl?” I used Prismacolor pencils, markers, and a blending pen with ink from a stamp pad. Liquid Glass on the apples makes them shine. That’s faux stitching on the paper strips behind the image.
Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Outdoor Denim, and Cranberry cardstock; Outdoor Denim Gingham B &T paper (retired); Black and Heavenly Blue stamp pads; Cranberry, Topiary, Outdoor Denim, and Brown Bag markers; White gel pen; My Favorite Things Who’s That Harvest Girl? and CTMH Say it in Style stamp sets; White, Outdoor Denim, and Cranberry mini brads; Liquid Glass; Dove blending pen; Piercing Tool; Stampin’ Up Piercing Guide and Mat; Sanding block.
A Slice of Life: Yesterday, we enjoyed a family picnic at my sister and brother-in-law’s house in Beltrami. It was awesome with good food and great company. The have a five acre lot on the edge of town and one of the most beautiful, expansive yards I have ever seen with trees so old and big, they create a giant canopy. It’s like a huge park. The work they have done on their older, Craftsman-style house is amazing, too, particularly in light of the fact, they have done nearly all of it themselves.
While I was talking about organizing in my last post, it might have been the visit to my sister’s house that actually spurred me into action. Her scrap room looks like something you would see in a magazine with a place for everything, and everything in its place. When I got home last night, I started labeling the CD cases that hold my non-CTMH stamps. I continued this morning until I ran out of tape for my label maker. I ordered more – lots more. Between now and the time it gets here, there are plenty of other things to do. I started by doing a little purging. A garbage bag and a half later, I am taking a break.
All good things, however, must come to an end. As long as I am in the mood, there is no sense in stopping now.
What are you up to today? Whatever it is, I hope you are enjoying the long weekend. Take care, friends, and thanks for stopping by.