Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy New Year!

Is it 2011 already? What happened to 2010? Well it went by very fast, to say the least, especially the last month. From Thanksgiving to New Years was a complete whirlwind! We survived the holidays in my house with only 2 cases of strep throat and one child with an ear infection! Let's hope to a healthier new year!
So, my goals for the new year? Besides the usual, be healthier, lose w
eight and exercise more? My crafting goals are to rearrange my craft space, which is a "room" in my basement. It has one plywood wall, one framed in wall with a door and a window to my children's playroom and 2 cinder block walls painted a hideous yellow. Oh, yeah and also a water pump that pumps the water up from the well through the basement to the house above. It kicks on whenever anyone does dishes, laundry or even flushes the toilet! Not a very relaxing environment! So, I am saving my pennies for a makeover...put up some real walls that can be painted a beautiful color, clean out the junk and hopefully move the water pump to the other side of the basement....that may not become reality, I do not know how much work that involves! But for now I am resigned to reorganizing my supplies and changing the tables around and layout of the room. Hopefully I get to that soon...
I have done no crafting this year :( but I will share some older cards
with you!
This first card was a bday card I made for a girl at work. I paper pieced the bird from the SU designer paper onto whisper white card stock. I used the same DSP for the background. I chose the purple color for the base and used a deeper purple punched with the large oval punch. I used a piece of DSP punched and folded to make a faux ribbon and place it behind my felt buttons.
This one was not too long ago. My friend asked me to make a birthday card for her mom who likes the color yellow. I decided to use this pretty SU! paper for the background (I never can remember the names off hand and my book is downstairs - in the basement!) I then used my border punch to make the yellow square for behind the paper. It was some figuring to get the corners to come out right, I probably should have written down the size for future use, but did not :) I used the designer label punch in turquoise and then the large oval punch in yellow and stamped the Birthday wishes sentiment. I tied a piece of 3/8 inch turquoise grosgrain ribbon in the corner and mounted a yellow flower with a green sparkle-y brad. I used my corner rounder on the bottom 2 corners.

Well I hope you enjoyed these 2 cards and I hope to create more soon!


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