… by this beautiful card I saw a couple of weeks ago on Card of the Week.com. Of course, I was enabled, too, because I had to get my hot little hands on the stamps before I could make the card. LOL. Made in haste, my creation is not as pretty as Susan’s is. I need to watch the video she posted yesterday and see if I can’t improve my painting technique. For this card, I used my waterbrush and Lyra Aquacolor crayons. As you can see, it is unadorned. I wanted to add some twine but couldn’t get it to look/lay right and gave up before frustration set in.
Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Barn Red, and Stampin’ Up Crumb Cake cardstock; White Daisy Pigment and VersaMark ink pads; White embossing powder; Hero Arts Large Blossom and Leaf Clusters stamps; Lyra Aquacolor water soluble wax crayons; Embossing heat tool.
A Slice of Life: Today was certainly a quick day. Having stayed up late, I slept late. When I got up I did some general housekeeping chores and then finally finished my current “project,” which has been sorting through my paper. As I noted long ago, I use Cropper Hopper 12 x 12-inch vertical paper holders. Ten of them hold of Close To My Heart cardstock. Patterned papers fill 13 more. Each cardstock color and patterned paper packet/set is kept/put in a zip-top bag with another quart-size bag at the front of each to hold my scraps. My sorting project has entailed taking stock of what I have, separating full sheets from partial sheets, and throwing out the too-small scraps. It goes without saying that I have a lot of paper … that I probably won’t live long enough to use it all … that I should declare a moratorium on buying paper. And stamps, too, for that matter. But aware of my weaknesses, I only said “should.” LOL.
This evening, Mom and I attended a shower for Mari and Miranda that was held at the tiny country church where Miranda is a member. The ladies served a light supper that was scrumptious. The program included devotions and a couple of readings – one serious and a funny one. Mari slept in my arms while Mommy opened a tableful of lovely gifts that included more mostly pink clothes, some toys, various other useful items, and a highchair. It was nice.
Speaking of little Mari, I am taking care of her tomorrow while Miranda does some housekeeping in her horse barn and Wednesday when the veterinarian making a house call. Next week, she goes back to work and baby goes to daycare. The time has gone by fast. Photos of my little visitor will be forthcoming.
Now, I had better get this posted before it isn’t Monday anymore. I hope your day was wonderful. Tomorrow, too. Until next time, take care and thanks for stopping by.