Card #117: Invitation

2 observations:

  1. I always seem to get sick over long, holiday weekends.  And it sucks.  😦
  2. You know I’m in full-on cosplay build mode when I willingly go to Menards, even after working the late shift at work and having not had supper yet.  🙂

So those are my excused for not having this post up yesterday.  I’m sick, and I was working on a costume project.  The going to Menards thing was on Monday (though I was there again today) but it led into working on costumes and I had though about posting that observation on facebook but never got around to it so I did it here instead.  And now I’m rambling, which must be a result of illness.  I had intended to write this yesterday, but once I got started sanding plastic, I just couldn’t stop!  And stayed up later than I should have.  Which is probably also why I’m sick.

Hmm.

Anyway, I was tasked last week with making some invitations for the Alpha Center, since they know I like to do that sort of thing.  Since the invitations really didn’t have anything to do with babies, I made them pretty generic.

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A little patterned paper (used some really old stuff up, yay!), a yellow card base, and some red to frame out the words.  Inside of course was all the details about the event, printed on the computer.  And I added a couple blue gems for a little sparkle and decoration.  I didn’t have enough of any one blue to do all dozen cards, so a few of them were different.  But since everyone will only see their own card, it doesn’t really matter.  🙂

Ok, I’m going to bed now.  A long day of costume work is in store for me (and my wonderful mom! hi mom!) tomorrow, and I’m beat, so hopefully a better night’s rest tonight and I at least won’t be hacking all day in her sewing room.

Oh, also, if you haven’t seen it yet, GO SEE WONDER WOMAN!!!  I finally saw it today, and it did not disappoint.  🙂

All right, off to bed now…

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Craft time!

Wow, isn’t amazing how life happens and gets in the way of other things?  I hadn’t intended to take last week off from my blog, but with VBS and everything going on with that, I just didn’t have time to make a card.  And this week, I have to admit I didn’t make a card either (it’s still the weekend, so I’m not counting myself as late with this post. 🙂 ).  My brain has just been focused on other things and my craft juices were flowing towards something other than cards:

dragon eggs!

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Aren’t they so fun?!

I saw a link to a tutorial on facebook a couple weeks ago and thought it looked like a super cute project to do.  Essentially, you paint push pins with nail polish and stick them on a foam egg, spiraling up from the bottom.  Simple, fun, and endless color options!

I started with the green egg, which I picked up at Joann’s in a set of 2, but after having to use more than 2 packages of pins just for that one egg, I found a package of several sizes, all of which are smaller than the original, at Michael’s.

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I’m holding it for size reference.  See, it’s really big!

I still have several eggs to do, and a small supply of pins already painted pink.  But I’ve bought out three of the local Walmarts of their white push pins already.  Haven’t made it to the one that’s farthest away yet.

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This one I painted with holographic nail polish so it has that gorgeous rainbow effect.  I was working on it at night in my dark apartment and it looked pretty blah, but the next day when I held it in the sunshine I was really impressed.

So yeah, that’s what’s been keeping me busy lately, besides the rest of life in general.  I really am planning on having a card for you this Saturday.  In the meantime, have a great week!

Card #116: Teacher Retirement

Once again, my mom came to me this week with a request for a card.  And I was only too happy to oblige.  With my brain very much scattered into all corners of VBS, having an assignment for something to make this week was very helpful, not to mention the fact that I got to use a few embellishments that have been around for a long time and for which I really had no use of my own.

A friend of ours from church is retiring after many years of teaching and I made her a retirement card this week.  I’m sure I got the embellishments from a garage sale years ago, and have been out of school myself for years before that, so yeah, these things have been sitting around a while.

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I don’t remember what grade she taught, but I’m pretty sure it was a younger grade, like 3rd or something?, so I went with bright primary colors and a couple cute embellishments.

The desk and frame of the chalkboard are actually made out of super thin wood, which is pretty cool.

Hopefully my mom will be happy with her order.  😉

I know this is short, but I need to go put a bunch of stuff away in my hall closet and make sure I have everything collected and ready to go for our major VBS decorating day tomorrow.  Next time I write on here, VBS will be over!

Card #115: Dragon!!

Wow, I got busy working on VBS stuff and almost forgot that I hadn’t blogged yet today!  I can’t believe VBS is only a week away, you guys!  Yikes!  We did some more decorating at church this afternoon, and let me tell ya, it looks ah-mazing!  It’s going to still be a TON of work next Saturday getting everything else ready, but it’s going to be so awesome when it’s done!

Speaking of VBS, as I’ve been working on stuff and getting prepared, I’ve really been wanting to make a card with my Dreams and Dragons stamp set.  It just fits the medieval theme so perfectly.  🙂

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This is based on a layout I had pinned ages ago using the same stamps but different materials.  I just colored the dragon with colored pencils and layered him over a couple different colors of cardstock on top of the cloud paper.

But, remember this guy, that I declared my absolute favorite adhesive?

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I’ve decided I now have a love/hate relationship with it.  I do still love how it works, and especially the way it works with patterned paper, since the thinner material is more easily susceptible to not laying flat with little adhesive squares.  But it sure is dang hard to lay something down straight!  You can totally see that the cloud paper is crooked on the base card.  😦  And with this stuff, once it’s down, it stays down!  So yeah, love/hate this adhesive.

Anywho, my album is about done playing and I really should try to get to bed at a reasonable hour tonight, so toodles!

 

Stamps used: both stamps from Stampin’ Up set Dreams and Dragons