Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My goodness!  I see that I now have 104 followers!  I cannot believe it, though I certainly am enjoying following many other blogs.  Thank you for making me feel welcome here on-line, and for your patience with my learning process.

I'm planning to have a give-away to celebrate my 100 followers.  Will get back with more about that later this week.

Meanwhile, I'm really very productive right now.  Today I had finished two cards by 2:30, and am planning to design at least one more tonight.  I'm enjoying the combination of digis (I love coloring!) and Cricut, but am trying to concentrate more on the Cricut right now because I just don't know how to use it very well.  Thanks to all of you for the tutorials and inspiration!

This is my Father's Day card.  The background is from  signpost is really, really old, from my stash.  The squirrel is from Give a Hoot, made using my Gypsy.  It was really fun.

The inside signpost I made from scraps, the upper sign is a sticker from the same paper.

Oh, and here's my worktable as it looks right now...  My hubby came home just as I finished the second card, and that's the last chance I've had to work.  LOL  It'll still be there when I get back!

Have a great evening.
Hello to everyone!  Hope you enjoyed a lovely 3-days weekend.  I know that I did.  My hubby went off to a wedding in Minnesota and my son was working, so I was home alone for 3 days.  I got a lot of crafting done, mostly because it kept on raining.  It really was great to stay inside and warm and dry... 

I really had fun making this.  The image, which makes me laugh every time I look at it, is from Meljens, colored with pencils.  The paper I printed the image on is a heavy textured watercolor paper.  I haven't liked it for most things, but for the dog's rough fur it worked well.  I'll probably keep some around for times like this.  The green dotted paper is a free digital paper that I've had for a while.  I really like the color variation in it.  And I used my Texture Boutique to emboss the base card.  I'm wanting to get a larger embosser, but can't seem to decide which one.  Any ideas for me?   Okay, now the inside of the card...
The only thing I really wish I had done differently was to use more mats for the white rectangles on both the front and the inside.  Don't know why I am not consistent about that, because I really prefer them matted.  Oh, who knows!

Have a great week!  I'll be thinking about all of you hard at work people...  School is out and while I will be going to work still to finish up paperwork, I can set my own hours and do what I want.  That is really very freeing!