Thursday, May 28

Inked BG Stamp

Hello crafty reader!  In my last post, I talked about my "lock down project" I called "You've Been Crafted!".  I think that's the most cards I've ever made in a short period of time.  I sure enjoyed driving around dropping them off to friends and relatives, and even at random houses.  

Now it's time to showcase them in more detail.  For this post, I want to feature a card set made with the same background stamp, inked with Tim Holtz Distress Pads.  Some of the elements are leftovers from previous projects.  Yep.  I have a drawer of them... maybe more somewhere!  I'm glad I get to finally use them.

Stay safe everyone...  'Til next blog!

Thursday, May 21

You've Been Crafted!!!

One of the things I liked about staying at home due to C-19 is that people somehow stay connected through ways that are out of the ordinary.  People had a lot of cool ideas to make you feel that you're not alone, even when you had to stay home and keep away from everybody.  I got wined for one.  We also received wonderful things that were not bought from stores likes farm fresh eggs, pasties, and homemade bread.

So I thought about doing something different.  I have made a good number of face masks to give out to friends and family.  For the past week, I was making cards.

What a perfect time to use up a lot of stamped images collected from swaps!  I was just going to make a few to give to our neighbor, then I decided to make more.  I have been wined.  In return, some people will be crafted!

I had so much fun coloring and inking these stamped images. I enjoyed putting together the cards a lot.  I will be blogging about them in detail after this post for sure.

I focused on birthday cards and thank you cards, but also made some Father's Day cards, Graduation cards, sympathy, wedding and blank ones.  I was surprised I was able to make 61 cards!

It feels great to finally use these images that have been stored for so long.  I was able to use materials from previous projects too.

I was so excited while packing these cards today!  They will be left in somebody's doorstep soon.  

For now, they are in an empty wine box, and will be randomly distributed in my next grocery run soon after Memorial Day.

Stay safe everyone!

Wednesday, May 6

Mother's Day 2020

I hope this post is finding you safe, healthy and happy. Aren't you glad you have your crafts to keep you busy while staying at home to fight C-19? I sure am. My craft space is my sanctuary. 

And I still have to get used to putting just one space after a period, since they have made it official. If you started typing with a manual typewriter, the rule of thumb is 2 spaces after a period. Not anymore.

Anyway, I am excited to show you my latest card for Mother's Day. The size is 5 x 7 and it features the Swivel & Pop Die Set by Anna Griffin.

I got this from HSN maybe a couple of years ago, and I finally got to use it. I was just going to get the card kit, but got sold out, so I bought the actual die. Most of the embellishments in the card are leftovers from the Anna Griffin Window Frame Card Making Kit.  

The assembly was pretty easy. I was surprised it wasn't that bad. I bet there are tutorials to make this style of card from scratch, but having this die set eliminates all the measuring and eye balling.   

Sentiment by Verve Stamps
Die by Spellbinders

When I showed it to my DH, he said I finally made something cool... hahaha!

I hope you have a good Mother's Day this weekend, and that you celebrate it safely too.  Here's to us mothers in the world!