This week is back-to-school week for our family, so yes, it’s been crrraaaazy! On Monday, we thought we had everything packed and ready the night before, but noooo…. as soon as the teacher let the kids in, I remembered that we forgot to put in two things (some signed papers and a flashdrive) from the list! I had to drive back home, get the needed stuff then go back… on the very first day of school! Well, at least, tears were dried and lips stopped trembling, and at the end of the day, when I picked up my son, he said he had a good day and he liked his teacher (***sigh! ***).
Archive for August, 2013
This is the second time I’m posting about the square basket this month. The first time, it was fall themed, and I even mentioned how easy it is to make…then, LeAnne said in her comment, “The box alone is more complex than I would ever attempt.” Hmmm…. May I make a confession? Although I shared the instructions on how to make the basket, I didn’t really follow them: I used my Cricut with SCAL instead*. There, now my secret is out!
I have to admit that before posting this card I made for The Paper Players, I hesitated… a lot! The challenge calls for a one-layer, clean and simple card. For the first requirement – that the card be just one layer – I’ll put a check mark. I printed Tina Wenke’s beautiful tea party scene on GP card stock, then embossed (well, technically, it is debossed or pillow-embossed) it with Spellbinder’s Labels 13. Next, I paper-pierced a frame around the image… and this now brings me to the second requirement – that the card be clean and simple. Does this card look clean and simple? Ummm…I’m not that sure, and that’s when I hesitated posting it.
It’s sizzling hot outside, with temps in the high 90’s again, so I’m staying inside where there’s air conditioning…forcing myself to think cool, which is why I made this card. Yeah…blue…glitter…winter…snowflakes… well, it is kinda working, lol!
It’s a beautiful Saturday morning here in Southern California, although it will be in the high nineties again later today. I’m posting this card while the house is quiet (everyone but me is still snoring happily, lol), this is the best time of the day to write and be creative.
This card was inspired by the Tuesday Teapotters at Splitcoaststampers, and by Cindy(Mothermark) who makes cards based on her teapot collection. The teapotters make cards and send them to someone who needs cheering up, and for this week, our cards are going to Janet in Texas.
I made this card today for the challenge of The Paper Players, which is to use the colors strawberry slush, crisp cantaloupe and pear pizzazz (sounds fruity and yummy!). This card is just 4½” square and can be done in less than 20 minutes – really!
This tag is one of my favorite entries for the DTGD Week at Splitcoaststampers, and I got word last week that it is now in the Honors Gallery! Yay! The challenges I entered it for were: to make something with the vintage look, use pink, green and a heart in a project, to feature a feathered friend and to make a tag.
Yin and yang – that’s what I thought after rereading Publication and Rejection and one of the comments (thanks, DJ!). This is one of my rejected projects from Paper Crafts Magazine. The deadline was last March and one of the categories was for nautical themed cards. The round window was done with a Cricut, but the boat was cut free hand from little scraps from my stash. I really like the “waves” which are simply quilled strips of printer paper (not perfectly done, but I like them anyway, lol). The sentiment was printed using American Classic Extra Bold font. The card base is from Coredinations and the rest are Colorbok scraps.
It’s my first time to “play” at The Paper Players today… I found them via Pinterest, and since I still have a hangover from the Dare to Get Dirty challenges at SplitcoastStampers, I decided to join in on the fun. The challenge is to make anything except a card and to have a fall theme, so I made this favor box. The instructions for making this project can be found here: Square Basket. I posted these instructions 3 years ago, so I have forgotten about this project already, until one of my daughter’s friends said that she really liked it because it is the perfect size for macarons. Well, I revisited the project and fell in love with it again, it is an easy project to make!