Oh, the glorious fresh air of Spring! I've had the windows open all day and has it felt wonderfully! It was in the mid to high 60s today and such a difference from a week ago! I wish I could bottle it and keep it this way for the next six months! It is just so perfect outside!
Not much happening around here. I've been working on cards and playing with lighting and taking better photos. I worked on three cards over the past few days. My scrap room is a mess! LOL I've had things pulled for each of the three cards. I think I figured out it isn't that smart to simultaneously work on multiple cards!
I think my Cuttlebug is dying. It's been a great tool over the past seven or so years. It's getting persnickety about allowing things to roll through. Of course, I want to give myself a good kick for NOT taking advantage of a recent sale at Joann's when die cutting machines were in sale with free shipping. I passed on getting the Big Shot Pro. I just wasn't sure which machine would work for the Cuttlebug, Sizzix, Nesties, etc. I want one that will work for ALL. If you have a suggestion, I am soooooo open to hear it! HELP!
I'd like to share a St. Patrick's Day card with you. It's one I finally finished today. I had fun and loved that I think Tilda's red hair looks pretty good on both images! I surprised myself when they both matched! For me, that's a miracle! Here she is:
I used lots of layering, multiple papers, some pretty ribbon, die cuts, flowers with gem centers, gold coin paper embellishments, and machine stitching. There's a lot packed into this little card! I have to tell you a funny story about the shamrocks on the dancing Tilda inside the card. I had this unopened package of glittered shamrocks in my St. Patrick's Day stuff and thought they'd look cute. Well, I opened the package only to discover that the adhesive had been put on the wrong side of the sticker sheet! What's with that? LOL So, I got creative and cut them out using a knife. Then, I glued them to the paper. Instead of having the adhesive on the back, they put the adhesive on the front of each shamrock! Too funny! I've never had that happen before!
This card is available for purchase in my Etsy Shop.
I would like to submit this card to the following challenges:
1. House of Gilli - Green
2. Flourishes - St. Patrick's Day
3. Bling it On - anything goes
4. The Paper Variety - Green
5. Shelly's Images Blog - layers
6. Sassy Studio Designs - green
7. DYSI Challenge - Green It Up
8. 4 Crafty Chicks - Stitching
Thank you so much for stopping by! I so appreciate your visit and know that it takes time to do so. Thank you! It means the world to me!
Have a wonderful weekend - it's just a day away!