Saturday, May 12, 2012

Flowery Thanks

I'm still working on that pile o'papers. Funny, just the act of touching* all of them refreshed my memory of what was in The Heaplet, and now I'm inspired! See, you people who put everything away when you finish a card are really missing out on a ton of inspiration!

Here's my latest creation:

 Papers are SU; dotted vellum from ... I dunno; flower from Webster's pages, I think; Memory Box die under the flower ... I'll show it in a sec; and sentiment by moi -- I cut it with the Silhouette. Please note: unlike my last card, I did remember to actually put a mini glue dot under each of the carefully placed pearls, thus securing the top edge of the vellum layer.

I followed this sketch from Clean & Simple:

although I might have blown the CAS part of the challenge. ;/

Ready for some details? Here we go:

The die-cut Thanks uses the monoalphabet font. I really like the mixed case.  After I typed the word, I ungrouped the letters, moved them so they overlapped a little, regrouped them, then welded them together so they would cut out as one piece.

See that stack of stuff on the right? Before I stuck on that flower, here's what it looked like:

I'm using scraps, people! :) Yes, I'm very proud. I decided on the green flower only after three failed attempts to make one of my own. Sigh. In the end, I really like the green one, so I'm pretty happy with it. In fact, I'm pretty happy with the whole thing!

Alrighty, then, another day shot to ... I mean, another lazy, crafty day here in the Crooked household. I think I'll shower now and start my day.

Thanks for stopping by!

*Never under-estimate the Fondle Factor.


  1. Ha! Those neatniks are missing out. I actually shoveled mine out today and am now staring at a pile of scraps. You've inspired me. I love that green doily dealie bopper!

  2. You are the Queen of using-up-your-scraps and I always like what you come up with. I just toss mine out most of the time.


I'd love to hear what you really think! :-)

PS: I've had to disable Anonymous comments, because the spammers were killing me. If you are unable to comment, please email me your comment and I'll get it posted for you. Sorry. (stoopid spammers)