Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Better Late Than Never

So I finally am updating with projects that I made about two weeks ago...I may have to either give myself deadlines too meet, or stop giving myself deadlines, lol. Anyways I have begun summer classes for my Masters degree so crafting time is going to be a treat when I am able to do it. I'm going to try and keep up but for some reason life seems to catch up with me from out of nowhere a lot of the time!

All right a few non-crafting things first...I'm not kidding when I say life has a way of catching up with me all at once. I got a new glasses and I'm still getting used to them so I've miss judged steps a few times, but the other day I miss judged a step and slipped down spraining my ankle. I don't think there is major damage, but I bandaged it up with an ice pack and thought it looked funny...kind of a club foot!

So on another non-crafting topic I harvested a huge amount of herbs from my container garden the other day, and even had a few ripe strawberries too! It really is true that things you grow yourself taste better! I froze a lot of the herbs so that I still have some "fresh" herbs to use during the winter, but I used some in dinner the other night and I'm super excited about how good it was! I'm still waiting for ripe tomatoes, close but not quite ripe yet, and green peppers, which just began to flower.

All right the crafting stuff, I know that's the point of this blog! I'm going to skip the materials list this time and just show you pictures. If you have any questions let me know and I'll let you know what I used.

This is a two page layout that I made with pictures, the invite, and program from a friends recent wedding. Although not my favorite layout ever, I was able to keep things rather elegant and simple I think. I like to try and use the wedding colors, blue and yellow in this case, in the layout.

Next come the cards. There is no rhyme or reason for some of the cards other than I wanted to try out new materials, but others, like the Thinking of You and Miss You cards, I made specifically for someone I had in mind when I made them. Again I'm a kind of decide as you go type of crafter, so I often just start making and see what comes!

Just a nice summer fun kind of card

All right this is one of those cards that I made specifically for someone. I haven't sent it yet, and I think she reads my blog so I'm not going to say who is getting it, but I thought it's just a nice simple look.

I keep long pieces of leftover ribbon and have been trying to think of what to do with them since some are too short to wrap around a card. For this I simply wrapped the ribbon around a piece of cardstock and then attached the cardstock to the card to make kind of a "3-D designer paper" look.

All right I admit it, I just wanted to try out my new Medallion stamp from Stampin' Up.

I still think that this one needs something, but I just can't put my finger on it yet. When I figure it out I'll post an updated picture then. Any suggestions?

This is one of my go to card layouts when I need a card fast and don't have one ready-made that fits the bill. I think it's elegant without a lot of work or fuss, and it can work for may occasions depending on the papers, stamps, punches, and ribbons that you use.

So there you go, the promised layout, cards, and various other things that you didn't really care about but got anyways, lol. I'll be sure not to promise to post things and then not do it again.

Oh and on a totally unrelated fun note...that 91st minute goal from Landon Donovan in the USA vs. Algeria World Cup game was nuts! I didn't think that the US had it in them, but I'm beginning to wonder if they are a force to be reckoned with this year. The team is a lot better than I thought they were! I'm still betting on Spain to win everything, but I wouldn't knock the US out any time soon...maybe quarter or semi-finals. =)

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