Sunday, May 28, 2017

Bunches of Birthdays!

Well, the end of May and June starts busy birthday months for us.  We have them in bunches!  We don't have many between January through May but my Dad's is at the end of May, mine and my sisters is June 3 (yep, coming up), two of my granddaughters are in June, as is my niece, my son-in-law and several friends.  Then a sprinkling of birthdays over the summer and then we start with another "grouping" in September through October!  Sheesh. 

So, cards are on my mind and honestly....I've been struggling!  I have seen so many beautiful cards posted on Pinterest and have watched my share of YouTube tutorials and I've been inspired but when I sit down to my desk I just can't seem to generate the kind of quality work I'd like too.  I have the tools, I have the stamps, I have the paper....way more than anyone should have that isn't making cards and projects fulltime. I keep telling my husband I'm stocking up for retirement!

I've made some that I've been pretty proud of but I made three today (that I can't post yet) but I attempted 7!  Four of them just weren't worthy of keeping.  Ugh.  I guess I keep on trying!

I may have posted a couple of these. But they were on my phone and I wanted to add them to my Pinterest page and this is the only way I know how.

Many of the cards I create are for a co-worker.  She's my best customer.   OK....she's my only customer!  The jar of flowers and the HOPE card are were made for her to give to her daughter that is going through breast cancer treatment.  Holding them both in my heart.  I've made others, including the motorcycle card but I didn't take pictures of them.

I'm loving my new dandelion embossing folder by Darice!  The one with the very colorful sunrise (?) technique is inspired by a card on Pinterest at Wendyscardcraft, I think.  This should link to it:  I have purchased two more Darice folders since and am loving them just as much.

Another new thing for me, also used on both dandelion cards is Nuvo drops!  They are great!  They take some time to dry but the end result is great! 

The Mermaid card was made last year for one of my granddaughters. She's getting a shaker card this year.  Also a new passion!  Very inspired by Vicky Papaioannou.  Yes, I'm a huge fan and go through withdrawal when she doesn't post for awhile and she has "inspired" me to purchase a "bunch" of new items over the last several months. 

Well, back to the craft table and hoping that my creative brain kicks into gear!

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