Cards! Would you expect anything less? :)
Here are a few that I've been working on lately. The last week of school is upon us and we did have a nice Memorial Day weekend up in the hills. I'm so glad to see how many nice people stopped by for my Memorial Day bloghop post while I was away! Hooray!
One of the latest things I have been working on are some cards for the One Sheet Wonder tutorial over at Stars & Stamps. Yes, this was a few weeks ago. I haven't had time to upload. So sorry! :)
I made duplicates of each. Finally used up some cute patterned paper that I had hoarded away. There are also some cute embossed hearts and an embossing folder by Stampin'Up (shh!) that I used. My sentiment frames were all cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and the stamps are just little StudioG sentiments that I love to use over and over again.
I'm glad to have used up this favorite little piece of hoarded patterned paper. It's cute... but to be honest sometimes I look back at my "favorites" and wonder, "what was I thinking?" Out with the old! That makes room for new papers, right?
Here are a few more that I made this weekend. I decided to use up some more "sample" scraps from CTMH. The problem with doing this is, every time I use up the samples, I talk myself into "needing" more of that paper! This line is Tommy and it is so cute and nautical. I don't have much opportunity to use nautical themes in Idaho. These cards are both making their way to OWH so maybe they will end up in the hands of a sailor. Of course, we send cards to all branches, so there is no garuntee. :)
I followed sketch #175 ... this sketch actually has a really sweet story, it was designed after a card made by one of our OWH cardmakers who passed away. What a fun way to immortalize one of her sketch ideas - I can definitely see myself using this sketch again! It was very fun.
I just love these colors and patterns.
Here is a closeup of the knot work on this card - I attached the button with some twine - I saw this technique on Pinterest once and thought that it was cute and different.
My other sketch is Deconstructed Sketch #103. I have loads of these to get caught up on.
Gonna add this one to the ODBD water challenge because... it's kind of water... ish? Right?
More knot work - I tried tying something nautical out of some yarn that kind of looks like rope. I think it sort of looks like a fisherman's knot, but I'm knot sure. :)
Thanks for looking!
Here are a few shots from our Memorial Day adventures. We parked just outside of Yellowstone and got to see quite a bit of fun wildlife. My favorite was a pair of hawks that were um.... very active and affectionate in a tree in our camp. :) They were obviously a mating pair and it was fun to watch them fly and play. I love that hawk screech noise that they make too.
Boys playing football.
My favorite camp people - Mike, Clint, Mom, Uncle Keven...
Lori, Mo, Larry and the campin' dogs, Buddy and Adolf. :)