Well, I guess my mojo is back. It all started on Saturday when #2 and I headed to Angela's. She needed to touch-and-smell some rubbah, and I had an order to pick up, so off we went. And spent. When I got home, I struggled for a bit with some ideas I've had, still trying and mostly failing, but then I did something I almost never do: I pulled a piece of paper from my new stuff and I used it! I usually let that stuff age for a few months before it gets used. Heck, I still haven't touched most of the stuff I bought two trips ago! But it worked. :-)
Check out this paper. It is thin and a perfect match for Kraft card stock. It is technically Teal, but I paired it with PTI's Ocean Breeze. The sentiment was printed on the 'puter cuz I failed to find a stamp like it, though I sure looked! The new Verve release has two super Dad sets, but at this point I'll wait. I think.
Here's another version of the same card. I broke open my new Pinking Circles Nesties and use them for the sentiment and layer. I got these because I thought they'd be perfect to use for string art, but now that I see them here, I think I need to get the other size so they layer a little better.
At one point on Sunday, this was one corner of my work space. I had no fewer than seven (7) projects in progress; talk about unfocussed! When I had only six sitting there, I went into The Other Room and printed off some City Cards. I then added them to the pile, making it seven partial projects. I was DETERMINED to actually finish one or two of them ... let's see how I did!
I took the two colored cupcakes (stamped images courtesy of Miss Kristie; I colored them last weekend, I think) and I made this card and the next one.
The base on this is PTI Aqua Mist, as is the ribbon. The scallop circle was cut from a piece of scrap SU Tempting Turquoise, and the sentiment is also PTI.
For this one, the base and ribbon are PTI Lemon Tart, the scallop circle is a scrap of SU Groovy Guava, and again, same PTI sentiment.
The bow on this one covers an unfortunate mis-cut with the circle Nestie (it ran off the piece of paper, and is not perfectly round). :-(
Sigh. That's all I have to say about this one.
Next up, I give you a card I CASEd when this set first debuted. I liked it, I made it, I hung it on the door/gallery, and it's still there! I liked how the orange striped ribbon, which is sooooo something I would not normally use, actually works here! So what to do this year with this set that is just collecting dust ...
... I made a few of these! This card has a story to tell. Shhhhh ... listen ... hoarding is a good thing! IT IS, and I have PROOF!
One of the things on my To Do list this weekend was to empty one box in The Other Room. I went in there Sunday to do just that, and I saw no actual boxes. I did attack a pile of some old SU business supplies given to me by a former downline who had no use for them. Apparently, neither did I. I recycled most of the stuff, and put the box of catalogs with my collection of boxes of retired catalogs. (I have a plan to get rid of about 15 retired catalogs this Winter. Really!)
I then moved on to another section of stuff, and I spied something veeeeeery interesting. Paper! (surprise!) But this was not just ANY paper. This was some SU paper from a loooong time ago when SU made 8 1/2 x 11 paper in some of its 48 colors. I have it all, of course, and I made a mental note to see if maybe I could sell it on SCS.
Then I began working on these apple cards. Notice the original version up above all that blathering. It has a red card base, topped with a piece of Summer Picnic (I soooo wanted to type pic-i-nic) DS paper. I do not like to do the insides of cards, so I thought I'd layer some Real Red card stock under the DSP, then put it on a white card base, but then ... LIGHT BULB! I grabbed two pieces of red paper from The Other Room and used it as the layers. So light, so not heavy, so GOOD! Sigh. I love it when something actually works!
Oh, that sentiment is something else I snagged at Angela's, with the idea to use it on this card. See? I sometimes have a plan.
Back to the stack of partially-finished projects. I've used the cup cake images. I've used the little Snag 'Em sentiment. And I actually did color, bag & tag all the City Cards that are stacked up there on the lamp base.
Left to tackle:
--> License Plate Father's Day cards
--> License Plate Grad cards (they are in the pile there, somewhere)
--> Grad ducks (yes, ducks)
--> Ducks driving car. Yes, I actually typed that, and plan to make them.
--> Use that grommeted card part, salvaged from one of my failed efforts, and do ... something with it.
Sure sounds like grandiose plans, huh? Hey, at least I finally have a plan! Looks like I'll be busy this week. I'll be sure to show you what I end up making, as I make them.
Thanks for stopping by!