Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day weekend

Sorry there was no weekly card video this past week. I thought over the weekend I would be able to get caught up on housework, crafting, and various other tasks I knew needed done. Unfortunately I instead spent the weekend fighting a bug invasion in my apartment. Because it was a holiday weekend as well maintenance didn't take care of it until this morning, so I'm hoping that the bug invasion is over and I can get back to my life!!!

I did get a bit of crafting done, again not as much as I had hoped, but at least I got some done! This is a scrapbook page for a book I'm making for my father. In 2007 after years of saving I planned a trip to England, somewhere I had always wanted to go! My dad and I love to travel together so he came along too and we had a blast for eleven days! Now I want to go back!! I used various ribbons, buttons, and paper that I don't know who made. The letters are American Crafts Thickers, and the metal plate and dad sticker are other old item I had sitting around my craft area.

I did some card making as well! This card uses an American Crafts 5x7 card base, paper from The Paper Company's Seaside cardstock pack, and Prima's Sasha paper collection. I also used the largest punch in history, Martha Stewart Crafts Garden Trellis punch. The butterfly is by Forever In Time, and the stamp is Hero Arts sparkle clear Bunches of set. The ribbon and brads are just random stuff from my stash that I have long forgotten who made.

Finally I made a Father's Day card that is serving double duty. I'm entering it in The Pink Stamper Father's Day Challenge, with a giveaway for a Cricut Expression! Although I have a Quickuts Silhouette SD, it is difficult to get it all hooked up to my computer for just one card, so it would be nice to have options, not to mention I'd trust letting my sister use an Expression more than my Silhouette since they seem to be more temperamental. Anywho, the card uses die cuts I made on my Silhouette. I used my favorite K & Co. Recycled 5x7 card base. The stamp is from Hot Off the Press's Delicate Patterns clear stamp set, stamped in ColorBox Chalk ink in Ice Blue, and Stampin' Up's Classic pad in Brilliant Blue. The heart is a chipboard piece from Maya Road painted using some paint I had around. The gems and sailboat charm were ones again that were just in my stash. I used scraps to cut the sailboat and phrase. I added some Faded Jeans Distress Stickles to the boat to call it done!

Hopefully this week I can get some more scrapbook done since that had been my goal for this weekend! =)

1 comment:

  1. Love the Thinking of You card- great colors!