Friday, July 5, 2019

Thinking of You Bike

It never ceases to amaze me how a choice in font can completely change the design and the feeling of a card. It certainly explains why I have so many stamp sets that all say the same thing (thank you in 54845687545 different fonts) and why it's so hard to decide which stamp to use sometimes.

I found this fancy "thinking of you" on a Hero Arts stamp and I knew I wanted to pair it with this patterned paper and a bicycle, but I went through a dozen options of ink and cardstock colors and bike choices before I settled on what you see. I like how it turned out, simplicity and all, but it sure took a while to get there. Does that happen to anyone else, or is it just me?

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Starry Thanks

Happy 4th of July to those celebrating today, and happy summer to everyone else in my corner of the hemisphere. I wanted to make a card that combined some elements of 4th of July (stars) with summer (lemonade, fresh green color) and this was my quick creation.

It's another busy weekend for us, so things may be a little quiet on the blog and social media until 'm back in the craft room and creating again. In the meantime, I hope you are all having a wonderful week.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Bits and Pieces: Thinking of you

Another day with just 15 minutes to get crafty in - and here is another simple card using bits and pieces that were in the corner of my desk. I'm sure I pulled them out for a specific project or idea, but I couldn't remember what it was. So, I whipped them together for a layered card.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Breathe Deep

Today's card is a birthday creation. I am forever in need of birthday cards - to the point where I could probably only make birthday, Christmas and thank you cards all year long and I'd still run out. I'm slowly working on filling up my stash with cards so I'm not stuck pulling a brand new card in under 5 minutes. Though there's something to be said for creativity under pressure, I would feel much better if I was prepared ahead of time.

In the weeks to come, I may do a birthday challenge and make bunches of birthday cards for my stash.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Lucky Star

With how busy life is in the summer, I am finding myself with very little time to get crafty. I still feel that creative itch to make a card or twenty, but I only have brief moments to put things together. While I've got a few work-in-progress cards on my crafty desk, I also need to make sure I've got a few ready-to-go sets just in case.

This very simple card uses a die and a gorgeous font sentiment stamp. I've been trying to mix and match my supplies lately, and I really like how much it expands the usefulness of my stash.

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