Friday, March 27, 2015

SOC Project - Baby Dedication Invites

Hi Everybody,

March marks the celebration of a lot of things. The first day of Spring, National Craft Month, and even Old Stuff Day (2nd). March is also the month that Hubs and I dedicated our lil' (Re)Bekah to the Lord. So in honor of all these celebrations I present to you my project.

So here is what I did.

I went onto Pinterest and found a few Baby Dedication/Baptism/Christening invite cards that I liked and one that blew me away. So I contacted the artist, Peachykeenevents on Etsy, and asked if she could sell me just file that had the text of the invite since I was running really short with time and getting the invites out in the mail to family and friends. But to keep with the integrity of her product she was unable to sell it to me (and I totally respect that), so I decided to make my own based on the style (so yes, I lifted her layout).

**Now I am not selling this card in any way and I would love to find a reason to support an fellow card maker, I am not claiming this layout as my own, this is just a keepsake for me and my family.

I tried not to buy use anything new, except the pink ribbon (I didn't have enough so I had to buy another roll) and I had FedEx/Kinkos print the text for me on the iridescent card stock I already had. The pink card stock I had in my stash, the lace I had, and the iridescent card stock was already in my stash. LOVE how this invite turned out. 

So I crafted during National Craft Month, Used spring colors honoring the first day of Spring, and in a round-about, stretching-the-meaning-of-the-day- kinda way, I participated in Old Stuff Day. I used all my old stuff and made something new. Yeah Im happy.

SO what are gonna do for our March holidays?


Friday, February 27, 2015

SOC: Love Bugs Card

Hi Everybody,

Over the years I have learned that I suffer from what I call PPS-Project Perfection Syndrome.  You know where everything that I make has to be just perfect; the exact way I envisioned it or it's not good.

Well today I am sharing this project with hopes that it will inspire you.  I know V-day has come and gone but I really felt the need to share it with you all.  I had a hard time this year finding just a few moments to create a card for my Hubs from our daughter and one from me. It wasn't until early that morning while the two were asleep that I was able to take 30 minutes and create cards for him.  

I use 2 different Studio G stamp sets and created two cards with them. Neither one is perfect but it just works somehow.

From our daughter: I started to do just a simple card with just the bugs and the sentiment, but after I colored then in with my copies the card still needed something. So I took a heart stamp and stamped in the corners. I started to do all four but thought two was enough and didn't want to turn the hearts upside down. So i thought  I would draw a border using my copies and that when the mess was made. THe lines are crooked and uneven but the idea of this coming from a 7mo old, somehow it works.

From me: I had these great elaborate plans to use this stamp, mask it off, emboss some of the hearts in red and stamp one rest in grey. Nothing went right, lol.  The only thing that was right was the sketch I used for the card.

I started not to give the cards to hubs but changed my mind. These cards reflect the last 7 months with our daughter and the last 7yrs of marriage. We have made mistakes and there have been challenges but through it all we overcame with love. Actually hubs said these were his favorite v-day cards.

So the moral of the story is just because things don't work out Perfectly doesn't mean that it's not perfect. And take a look in your stash and see what you can do with 30 min. The sets that I used I have had for years and never used them. But I am really pleased with how they came out.