Wednesday, January 2, 2019

One Sheet Wonder Wednesday

So I love, LOVE One Sheet Wonders.  They encourage me to cut up all that beautiful patterned paper I've been hoarding.  Now you might have heard of #loveitchopit, which I think it just brilliant, but my problem is that left to my own devices, all my cards would have the same exact layout and #loveitchopit would make it too easy for me to keep using that same layout over and over again.  The brilliance of One Sheet Wonders is that once you cut your paper up into all the little pieces, it really encourages you to try different layouts.

Now I've been dreaming of posting One Sheet Wonders on Wednesdays for months but haven't actually done it.  New Year, New Resolution.  I'll start small, aim for one Wednesday a month, doesn't mean that some months I won't post more often than that, but baby steps here.

For this week's One Sheet Wonder, I cased this.  If you search One Sheet Wonder, you'll find so many templates and examples.  I do find that if I don't like the paper used in the examples, I have a hard time seeing past it to the great layouts being used.  As a result, I decided to make two versions.  I love black and white paper but that's not everyone's cup of tea, so I turned the paper over and used the purple on the reverse side as well.  Same layout, just different patterned paper.

Now when I was cutting up my paper, I quickly realized I cut the paper incorrectly... but no big deal.  Who was going to know?!? I almost always start by casing the cards exactly and then by the third card, I usually decide to change the layouts.  You do you.  Copy them exactly or change them a lot, sometimes just having all the pieces cut up on your table inspires you to use them.

Happy Creating, Happy Crafting.

Card 1 - So Glad We Are Friends

Card 2 - Incredibly Proud Of You

Card 3 - Hope Your Day Is As Amazing As You

Card 4 - So Many Of My Smiles Begin With You

Card 5 - Wishing You An Amazing Birthday

Card 6 - So Happy To Have You In My Life

Supplies Used

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year and a Challenge

Happy New Year!!

Do you have any new year's resolutions? I have some and the avid crafter wouldn't be surprised to hear that most are craft related.

Craft Resolutions

  1. Use all owned Stampin' Up! embossing folders at least once (both current and retired).
  2. Use all owned Stampin' Up! dies at least once (both current and retired).
  3. Use all owned Stampin' Up! stamps at least once (both current and retired).
  4. Post for One Sheet Wonder Wednesday once a month (be on the look out for tomorrow's post, I've already started composing it so I have faith I'll actually post it this month).
  5. Use facebook to actually mail out birthday cards to family and friends.
  6. Participate in more Card Challenges.
Now I don't expect to accomplish all of these things in 2019 (I own a lot of stamps and it could take a while to use them all at least once), but I want to make an attempt.

Now on to the Challenge.... the beauty of a good challenge is that it gets you to think outside your usual process.  I find I like to look at the different Challenge blogs and think about them, sometimes it's a few days later when I come up with an idea...and the finished product never comes out as I envisioned.

Festive Friday Challenge

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Christmas Cards #SpoilerAlert

Long time no post...sorry about that.

So I started making these Christmas Cards back in August but life got in the way and I've just finished them yesterday.  I still have to address the cards and put them in the mail, so #SpoilerAlert for anyone receiving them.  Hopefully I can get them out in the mail tomorrow so they'll arrive before Christmas.

I used the Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack with the matching card bases and envelopes.  I love them but by the time I realized I wanted to purchase more, they were completely sold out.  Below is the page of the 2018 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog where you can see the details since they're no longer on online.

I made 20 3" x 4" cards and 20 4" x 6" cards in 22 different designs.  Some of the designs were CASED so I can't take complete credit ... huge THANKS to everyone who posted their cards as inspiration.

Other Supplies Used

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Time Zones and A Challenge



I made the card, took the picture and was getting ready to go to bed. I decided to double check the submission deadline time, to see if I could post it Monday after work or if I had to do it during my lunch break.  4pm AEDT...ok, I'll have to do it during my lunch, no problem. 

Then it hit me, AEDT, that's a weird way to say Eastern Daylight I googled and it was already almost 3pm AEDT because AEDT stands for Austrian Eastern Daylight Time.

I guess this is why it's called Global Design Project.  This submission is for #GDP150, a fun sketch with lots of entries.

Supplies Used

Second Post...Another Challenge

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It's been over a week since my first post and in that time, I've thought of countless things I wanted to post here...but I'm trying to pace myself.

Today's post is a response to the Freshly Made Sketches # 349 Challenge. 

When I first saw this sketch, I thought, "no problem, this is going to be easy," and then I didn't know what to do. So many people were submitting cards to this challenge and I was worried that my submission would never be as good.  I was worried about how I would make mine card standout.  So I spent my weekend working on tons of other cards, thinking that I would come back to this when inspiration struck.

And then, at the ninth hour (it was actually after 9pm on Sunday night), I decided it was time to put stamp to paper...whatever came out of the process, I'm here to have a good time and avoid doing the dishes.

In the end, it's a simple card but I love this paper and embossing powder so much.  I don't think the picture does the embossing powder justice as it has flecks of different colors in it.

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