I had a sports filled weekend. Wally's soccer game ended in victory; the Beav's hockey game did not have the same result, but he had a ton of fun regardless. The team finally received their jerseys, so the boys were very excited.
I did get a little time to create! I was in the mood to do some things that weren't for design teams, and not for possible publication - I was in the mood to just create with some stuff that I hadn't used in a while. I had such a great time - it was just what I needed to get my mojo flowing again.
I started to do this one has a horizontal design, but as I was photographing it, I realized that it worked vertically, as well. I used patterned paper from Amy Butler/K&Co., a piercing template from American Traditional, a stamp from Stampendous and (of course!) some dies from Spellbinders. The color combination is really unusual for me, but I loved it! So much so, that I ended up doing a mini-production line to yield twelve cards. I've been thinking about branching out into craft fairs, so I'm trying to make a bit of inventory.
While I had all my scraps out, I quickly did this card. It has the same papers, but I used some May Arts ribbon, and a stamp from the Stampin' Up! set "Touch of Nature". After stamping the bird in Olympia Green Versafine ink, I colored it in with some watercolor pencils (I haven't used these in ages - and this was perfect to remind me how much I enjoy using them).
I love how darling this card came out. It was done with Memory Box papers, chipboard from Maya Road, ribbon from the craft store and stamps from PaperTrey Ink (sentiment from Faux Ribbon, square from Borders & Corners). I think it is just too cute; the sentiment, "Wishing you well" is tough to make out because I stamped it onto a checked paper - just too much going on for the camera to pick up, I think.
Wally and the Beav are still home - we are on Strike Day 11 with no meetings scheduled. Wish me luck - I'm starting to go a little batty and the boys are certainly ready to go back!
Be well! ~ Jenn