Cards and paper creations by a crafter with chronically cold feet
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Lacy Sunshine Make it Feminine
Here's a card for the Lacy Sunshine Make it Feminine Challenge for all you April Birthday girls out there (like me!) Gotta say, the first time I looked up the flower for April I was SOOO disappointed. Sweet peas in the garden can be such a tangled mess, but the Pleasanton Farmer's Market sells them in big bunches and although they don't last all that long, they make a gorgeous bouquet. I'm cutting it close again because I've had to craft ahead this week on DT projects because I'm going on a little birthday trip. Sorry about the lighting. The sun is going in and out and casting all kinds of shadows but I've got to get this posted.
Tomorrow is MY birthday and I've gotta say I'm not all that thrilled about it. Some milestones are best forgotten. LOL But I do have to admit that coloring this adorable Lacy Sunshine Sweet Pea digi (available in the Flower Pot Pretties section of the Shop) did boost my mood a bit. She's colored with Copics in my FAVE sweet pea shades.
I was thrilled to use my new Spellbinders Grand Stately Circles to make this easel card. The lacy edges are sooo feminine, don'tcha think? Just happened to have some silk sweet peas in my stash, too. the sentiment is computer generated and cut with Spellbinders Fancy Labels that I trimmed a bit to fit. The DP is SEI Promise 6x6 stack. When I cut the circle for the top I didn't even check if I had more for the base. Turned out I didn't, but I did have enough to cut a partial circle from the piece I had. By popping it, it worked perfectly to hold the easel open. Now that's serendipity for sure!
I'm so happy you came to visit and share in my crafting adventures. I hope in doing so you are inspired. I would love to hear your comments and I'm happy to share my designs for your personal use, but please do not submit them for contests or publication or copy them for any commercial venture.
I've always loved crafting, even as a little girl. My inspiration was my Daddy who was a wonderful artist and made beautiful 3-D Valentines for my teachers in grade school. Although I love all kinds of crafts I haven't had a real focus since abandoning counted cross stitch back in the 80's. Until I got my Cricut in 2008, that is. I've since expanded my horizons and found a new love in coloring both rubber and digi stamps with my Copics. Now I'm a blissfully retired card maker and papercrafter married 38 years to a wonderful guy with two furbabies, Goliath and Jezebel. Everyday I look forward to dreaming up designs and playing in my craft room. I invite you to share in my adventures.