I'm sure you thought I had disappeared but I'm here and I've been busy all along making cards like crazy. I just forget to make pictures of them and I'm a lazy blogger.
The above picture is a shot of my desk with the 17 cards I made in just a couple of days. The paper, ribbon and buttons are from Taylored Expressions key ingredients kit from June 2010. I love her kits and Taylor promotes that you can make about 16 cards from each kit. I've been wanting to put myself to that challenge and see if I could come up with 16 different ideas. geeze.. I'm lucky when I can come up with one idea most of the time.
I usually sit down to make one card for a particular person. I take forever to choose a stamp set, then paper and whatever else I may want to use. By the time I've got all this stuff gathered up it's time to cook supper. I tend to get on my own nerves because it takes me forever to make ONE card.
I tried something different this time. It's an idea I've been wondering if I could do it. It's really simple too. Geeze... why didn't I think of this sooner. (I'm sure all you stampers know this idea already but I've not read about anyone stamping this way.)
Okay... this is what I did for this card making blitz. I folded all the card bases to 5-1/4 x 4-1/2 or 4-1/2 x 5-1/4. I decided to not over-think my card design and I just started cutting layers, applying trim and worrying about the sentiment after I finished most of my cards. Then I stepped back and looked at the card to see what I wanted it to have for a sentiment and/or a stamped image. I just didn't over think it. I felt like I was doing something backwards from how I usually go about making my cards. It worked for me this time and I plan on trying it again. I did spend a good bit of time in my Strawberry Studio but that's what I love to do anyway. Now I was just more productive than usual.
I don't know if you can tell by the picture but I think the cards turned out okay. I used one item cut from my Cricut Expression and only had to add a little bit of Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock from Stampin' UP!
I didn't make individual pictures because I thought you'd get tired of looking at them. If there's something here that interests you just let me know and I can make another picture.
Sorry about the long post... hope I didn't put you to sleep. Then again, if it's late at night that may be a good thing.
Take care and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog. I hope to improve on my blogging this year so hang in there with me.
I'm married to the best guy in the world and have one son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren, (two grown boys and one granddaughter) and a new great-granddaughter who was born Oct. 12, 2011.
I've been crafting most of my life starting out drawing, painting and sewing as a kid.
I've been stamping since 1995 and love sharing this hobby with my granddaughter, Scarlett, and anyone else who will listen and wants to learn.
I made my first quilt in the summer of 2008 and have enjoyed quilting very much.
I also enjoy reading. Give me a good book and I won't do anything but read.
I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog and hope you have a great day.