Thursday, November 10, 2016

Cold Turkey #3

I've been getting really into fast and simple cards.  For instance, this one I literally made in less than ten minutes.  I found the quote and decided to make a card out of it, then realized I had less time before work than I initially thought (I misread the clock which tells you how early in the morning this was).  When I realized that I decided to make it a challenge for myself and I'm presently surprised with what I was able to pull together given the time limit.  Maybe sometime I'll make a video of myself doing this so you can see the papers flying.  It's really quite dramatic!  There are so many ways that this card could be spiced up but it's a tiny one and I kind of like the simplicity.  Plus it'd make an okay "boy card" and most of them won't hardly look at the front anyways if we're being honest...

(I also just noticed that I missed one Tuesday so I will be posting another tomorrow to make up for it, wish me luck!)

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Cold Turkey #2

This thank you card will probably be one of many attempts to use up these large "thanks" felt letters.  They had come in a paper pumpkin kit a long time ago and I still haven't gotten around to using them all.  Unfortunately they are so big that there aren't many configurations that I can make with them on a normal sized card so the variation will have to be in the colors and the papers.  Hopefully I'll get through them and not feel totally sick of them.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Cold Turkey #1

December is just around the corner and I'm a few holiday cards short so I've decided to do like what I did in July and try to make a  card every Tuesday and Thursday this month.  I'll do some holiday ones but in general I'd like to just make a bunch of cards in general as I am also lacking thank you cards and birthday ones.  I'm starting out with this fun one that uses up a lot of my random scraps and pieces.  Hopefully I'll be able to do this to crank out the other "Cold Turkey" cards (as I'm so lovingly calling this series).  This one is fun and funky and not overly Christmas-y which is really isn't my style.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Meh Day

Today I thought that I'd try out a stamp set I've had sitting in my craft drawers for awhile and use the "For You" stamp because I hardly ever do.  I wanted to see if I liked it enough to hang on to it.  I'm not really sure if I did like it though.  I don't like cards that are this general but I guess it couldn't hurt to have on in my stash.  I did like that it fit perfectly on the lines of this tag that I had stored.  I can't even remember where it came from but there's a lot more like it!  This card as a whole was a good way to get rid of leftover embellishments and pieces that I had laying around though so that was nice.  I think it's important to flaunt some of my "meh" crafting ventures to remind myself that I won't always make a winner and that's okay!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

My Scrapbooks Should Come With a Some Sort of Censor Rating...

This month the Scrap Our Stash challenge was to do the following:

I unfortunately did not have dictionary paper but I did have a copy of Eugene O'Neill's plays that was falling apart.  Though I was sad to have to part with the book it was time since I was losing pages every time it was opened.  I decide to rip out a couple and use them on this page.  I tried to use the colors from the book cover in my design.  Also, despite the obvious bottle of alcohol, these photos were taken the last weekend before school (university in this case) started back up for me (I want to say my junior year, but I'm not sure).   It fits the them in a weird, possibly inappropriate way, that makes me smile.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Fast Card Friday

This card wouldn't be nearly as fast except for the fact that all of the piece were pre-cut except for the sentiment.  I put it together to try and weed out some of my excess embellishments and what-not.  It's a fun birthday card and could even work for a younger girl than I'm used to sending cards to!  That being said, I could not get the black fringe to actually how up black in these photos but I'm sure you all get the gist...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Post-Flood Crafting

It's been a pretty big chunk of time since I last crafted in part due to the fact that my crafting area was in my basement which conveniently flooded.  We still haven't got everything sorted out yet or put back together, but I did manage to pull so scrapbooking items out of the clutter because I just couldn't resist the pull of the craft-kick any longer.  I decided to use one of the fun new elements that my Aunt so kindly gifted to me to do this month's Challenge Yourself challenge.  The challenge needed you to have some sort of sewing on your page.  With my limited materials and space I was lucky enough to have this embroidered "love you" element from my Aunt and I made a page around it!  I really liked that I also got to keep playing with multi-photo pages which is something I've been trying to do more of.