Those who know me well know how introverted I am. It's always been difficult for me to cultivate friendships, so when one comes a-callin', I do my best to nurture it into something real and, hopefully, long-lasting.
Well, I feel a friendship coming on, and it is for that person that I created this card. And, as is my wont, I slathered the flowers with WInk of Stella, and think I was even able to capture the sparkle in a photo finally!
Hey, maybe we'll have a crafty sleep-over, this new friend and me! You want to come, too?
The last paragraph of "Literature" has been written. What I mean is, I've got enough paper left to make some "sentences," but not enough for a poem, let alone a tome!
It's "Literature" blog hop time! You've most likely arrived here from Donna's blog, and since I'm the tail end of the hop, here's how you can start back at the beginning!
I will miss this red paper. If you look back through the last few posts, you can see that it, and the yummy chocolate brown, were really the bases for most of my cards.
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Hey, Club Scrap Hoppers! You should have landed here from Donna's blog. Since I'm the caboose of this here hop, you can start at the beginning by clicking here.
I was reflecting on the outrageous number of cards I've made. I was the kid whose dad always found a "better" job so I had friends in many different places. I was also the kid who spent her babysitting money on stationery and postage stamps. So I guess it's no surprise that I ended up being a papercrafting!
It was my love of cards that led to this card assortment packaged in a gorgeous tin box I gussied up a bit. (Spray paint is my middle name Which was pretty awkward at my high school graduation! Buh-dum-dum.)
All the cards were made from the Club Scrap "Literature" kit although a few embellishments came from my stash, and I also used dies to give a couple cards more personality.
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Really, this card just made itself. All I had to do was stand by with the adhesive. That's the kind of cardmaking a working girl needs.
And by "working girl," I mean school librarian, ya big comedienne!
Stella on the bats and the brooms, two orange rhinestones, and Souffle pen outlining the bats and the sentiment. I think I'll go as a banana this year, which will justify a stop at Dairy Queen for a banana split. Like I NEEDED justification, right?!
I'M A LIBRARIAN!
It's true, I'm addicted to books. Could be worse; I could be addicted to papercrafting. Oh, wait a minute...
Playing at Addicted to Stamps!!
So, it's a Grandma card now. You know what I'm talking about, right? Cards that have little imperfections get sent to Grandma because she can't see that well any more and is just excited to get mail!
I also used one of the sentiments that came with the kit, as well as the yummy ribbon (which I promptly crumpled into a wad and stuffed into my pocket. Hey, that’s one way to get crinkly seam binding!)
After assembling the base layers, I added a stitched white line with my gel pen and used an art air tool to spritz a sandy color onto the paper. I added the ribbon on created a bow, then slipped in a wooden flower element from my stash that I’d picked up from an after-season markdown table. I used the white gel pen to outline the lighter section of the flowers to make them stand out more. Finally, I embossed the sentiment and slipped it in behind the wooden flowers.
This is so gorgeous, I’m going to hang on to it until I find just the right person to give it to. In the meanwhile, I can look at it in my craft room and feel even more happy.
Just me tootin' my own horn! I was just named to the Club Scrap Artist team and couldn't be more excited.
I was asked to create items from a kit they sent; I can't say enough good stuff about the quality of the kits, especially the papers. I received metal charms and other embellishments, fibers, a printed cardstock (some of which had been heat embossed), and plain cardstock.
I ws so excited, I submitted a total of ten cards, and I'll be dishing them out here one at a time. And, of course, I'll be force feeding cards to everyone on a regular basis via Instagram, Facebook, and this here little blog!
So, I watched a television show that showed a hive of African killer bees, and then this card happened.
I used the incredible print cardstock that came with Club Scrap’s “Garden Shed” kit for the main image on this card. I liberally inked the edges, mounted the layers, then used the stencil that came with the kit to emboss paste the word “LOVE” at the bottom. (I mixed a drop of refill ink into the embossing paste to get the color.)
I added a fussy cut bee and mounted to the card using foam tape. All the bees were made much more attractive with the addition of Wink of Stella on their wings!
No one was killed or even stung in the making of this card.
It's Just Me!
Librarian, crafter, pet mom, and thrift store shopper who can fritter a day away like nobody else. Well, except for you maybe. Let's be friends!
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