Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pretty Circles All in a Row

Thinking of You_2_Sept 2010

My card tonight is based on a tutorial that appeared recently on the Create: blog. Note I said “based on.” That means I scanned through the directions and pretty much did my own thing – mostly because I didn’t have the 1-1/2 inch circle punch for which the directions called. I have a 1-3/4 and 1-1/4 inch circle punches and opted to use the smaller of the two.

I see I could have/should have added one more row of circles. Next time it will be easier, as having done it once, my second card will be more intentional and less experimental. I have been wanting to do something like this for a long time, having seen rows of circles to form scallops used in a variety of ways on different cards. It is a good way to use scraps or, as in my case, a great way to use paper you love but find challenging to use.

Materials & Tools: Kraft cardstock (retired CTMH); Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Mini Deck; Cocoa ink pad; Hero Arts Thinking of You stamp set; Cocoa grosgrain ribbon; 1-1/4 inch circle punch.

A Slice of Life: While I had a good time, bowling was not in my area of expertise last night. Thank goodness for handicaps. We won three of four games anyway. Today (and yesterday, for that matter) was another busy day at work. I am hoping the incoming flow slows down tomorrow, enabling me to get caught up before the weekend. It has been raining off and on (on for the past several hours) for the past 24-plus hours. It would be nice if one were a duck. I could use a little sunshine to perk me up. That is about it. The mailman brought me a new Halloween Cricut cartridge today, which I am hope has some silhouette-type images suitable for a project similar to this one. As for my felt table runner, it is in progress – kind of. So many things I want to do … so little time. Do you ever feel like that, too?

I hope your week is going well. On Saturday, I am going on a road trip with friends to a Stampin’ Up workshop in Grand Forks. It will be fun. If my cards turn out (LOL), I’ll show you what I make. For tonight, I’m off to straighten up my corner and maybe stamp a little something for tomorrow. I will “see” you again then. In the meanwhile, take care, and thanks for stopping by.


Sharli said...

I love the card, I'm not sure it needs another row - then the sentiment might seem crowded?

I'm so thankful it's Thursday night - I'm completely ready to tackle the weekend! I hear your area is getting DROWNED in rain - from the Hurricaine Igor?! Who knew!?


Jeanne said...

Your card looks wonderful, Kathi. Another great tip to use up those papers! *Ü* Hey, since you ordered a Cricut cartridge, that must mean you have a Cricut there? Do you have George and Basic Shapes? I think there is a circle in that cartridge and you could set the size to 1 1/2 to get that size...if you wanted to use the same size. Just a thought...

Sorry to hear you are getting drenched, but so far it doesn't appear to be affecting your mojo! Hope you have lots of fun at your SU get together!! Can't wait to see what you create. *Ü*

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card! Have fun crafting this weekend!

Alanna said...

This is so pretty. What a great idea to use all those circles of that darling paper.

As far as so many things that I want to do and not enough time, I totally feel like that, usually every day of my life.

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia said...

Kinda reminds me of a patchwork quilt. Good job.

Barb said...

What a fun card!