I have been doing a lot of crafting lately. It is therapy for me. This is significant because for a good 5 months or so I wasn't able to do anything creative. I had some kind of block or something. I think it was stress, coupled with the fact that we didn't have any extra money in our budget to buy any supplies. We still don't, but a couple of weeks ago I had the urge to create something so I cleaned out my scrapbook area and found a treasure trove of supplies that were either unused or unfinished. I started making some things and couldn't stop! It feels good to be putting my hands to creative use again.
I started with this mini album. This was in an unopened package that I bought off the clearance rack for five bucks literally years ago. I love the colors in it. I added nothing to this but some paper flowers and buttons. Everything else came in the kit. Pretty good for five dollars. Since almost everything I make ends up as a gift, this one went to someone very special to me who has been a lifesaver for us during a difficult time.
My second cousin is getting married this month(I'm not sure how this is possible, because I swear she was a baby only a few years ago :). I made this card for her and her husband to be. The leaves in the top right corner were cut from her invitation. I love the colors in this card, and the buttons. I heart buttons. Sorry the pic is so blurry. I am still using a loner camera and can't for the life of me figure out the settings on it.
I found this sticker sheet and a couple of pieces of coordinating paper amongst my supplies and immediately knew I wanted to make some cards from it. The pattern is so bright and cheery. I actually made 2 cards using these supplies but the other picture came out too blurry to post.
These three cards were made using the same piece of patterned paper, a green piece of card stock, some ribbon scraps, and one sheet of embellishments.
to make this card as well.
These message boards are my new obsession. I love them. The flowers and letters are magnets. I made one for Grace's upcoming birthday and it turned out sooooo cute. I used the Chinese kids rubber stamps that I bought a few months ago. I have gotten so much use out of them.