Sunday, July 5, 2015

It's good to have goals, I guess.

So, with Operation Write Home winding down, I reflected by looking through all my stamp sets, which I had to have. HAD to have.

There were a lot of sets I had never even opened. And of those I had opened, some of them were only for one image or sentiment, one time.


My goal, between now and July 15th is to use each of the stamp sets I've purchased and never used. I'll never make it, as slowly as I work, but at least I'm not drifting from one thing to another without a plan.

So, Friday and Saturday, July 3rd and 4th, I created 3 new cards. Big deal, right?

This card is created using Paper Smooches' Vegetastic set. The papers are from a mat stack set I got at Target over a year ago.

This card features Lawn Fawn paper and sun die. The cool face is from The Alley Way Stamps new mini set called Neener Neener. It has all faces, and when I saw the cool sunglasses I knew he belonged on a shiny sun. The sentiment was a bit trickier. The letters are mostly from TAWS new alphabet set Express Yourself. I haven't got the hang of the individual letters in this set yet, and couldn't get through the whole phrase without messing up or smudging at least one letter. So I went old school and cut out the words from different attempts. The "you're" came from something else.

This is a summer card, obviously. The milkshake is from TAWS' Slurp set. I think I may have used something in this set before, but I can't remember so I added it to the virgin packages.

So that's my weekend so far, at least crafty-wise. My goal is 3 or 4 more sets to be broken into today. It counts if I use more than one set on a single card, right?

PS, I have 24 unused sets. Don't judge me.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Robots can be sentimental too!

I'm making some more cards for my last OWH box. Sniff. I'm going to miss them, even if the reason is a good one.

I have been looking for a good place for these screw brads for a couple of years now. So, yay for robots.

The robot image is from The Alley Way Stamps' Lighter Than Air set, and the sentiment is from, ugh, I think it's from TAWS' Jibber Jabber. Maybe.

I hope I can be productive over this 3 day weekend, but I'm off to a very slow start.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Here's moosing you, again

Just another quick "missing you" card using this really cute moose. Love him.

The moose and sentiment are from The Alley Way Stamps' Moosing You set. He's paper pieced.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pink cake wishes

So many candles!

The middle panel is water color smooshed, the papers are Lawn Fawn, and the cake and candle images are from The Alley Way Stamps' Slurp set.

There are a couple more candles on the inside of the card.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Following you anywhere

I had a nice evening in the craft room Saturday,  after spending a good chunk of the morning and afternoon to attend a funeral. We'll miss you, Uncle Dutch.

Completely unrelated to that, I finished this card with the cute inchworms from The Alley Way Stamps' Twinkle Toes set. I'm slowly working my way up to the garden fairy, I swear.

The paper is Lawn Fawn's Let's Polka, and the die cut "picture" and sentiment is Lawn Fawn's Awesome. This is meant to look like a photo printed from Instagram, but really, it looks like a rounded square on a sharp cornered square. So to make the point, I put the little camera "logo" just inside in the lower corner:

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Ah, the good old days!

Back in my late 20s, early 30s, I was actually the co-owner of 2 different VW vans. How I loved them, even in their wimpy driving ways!

So, for ME, this card is nostalgic, plain and simple.

The van is paper pieced from The Alley Way Stamps' "Feeling Groovy" set, the sentiment is from the same set. The face in the window is from TAWS' "Phone Home" set, and the little bird is from TAWS' "Moosing You".

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

It's time for the Summer Coffee Loving Papercrafter's Blog Hop, and boy is it a big one! So far there are 242 wonderful cards about coffee linked up.

My set of coffee cup stamps has not arrived yet, so in order to participate in the blog, I had to use the tiny tea cup from an older Lawn Fawn set. Based on the size of the cup, I knew I had to have someone holding the cup while talking about coffee.

It's a mashup alright. The critter is from The Alley Way Stamps' set Oogles, the teacup is from Lawn Fawn's Your're Tea-riffic, and the sentiment is cobbled together from TAWS' Feeling Groovy and Lawn Fawn's Harold's ABCs and MILO's ABCs.

I hope to be back later in the week with another coffee card. I have 5 more days for the new stamps to come in and get creative with them.