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8.25.2008

Sunday Scrappin'

Maybe one day I'll actually post on the correct day. At least I did the challenge this time.

My TaDa's: A group of my friends (old & new) got together Friday night and had a craft night. We were scrappin' and stampin' and gabbin'. By 9:30 I only had one card done. I wasn't feeling well and had had a bad week, so I wasn't feeling very scrappy (or stampy). But I finally got this one finished.


I like the colors. I thought about coloring the image, but decided I like the simple look, especially with all the polka dots. Technically the purple box is a square, but the little flowers are in squares.

Then I used the same stamp on some cream paper and did water color it. I found my friend's square punches. Thinking I would punch out one of the squares, I accidentally cut more than I wanted. As it turned out, I liked what I wound up with. Flipping through the paper I had at hand, I found this orange striped patter and suddenly felt more crafty! So I put this card together.


I didn't like how the cord wrapped around the bottom. I glued it on the inside. Partly to hide the ends and partly to hold them down while they dried, I attached a strip of the orange paper on the inside. I really didn't like how that turned out. My friend Kim suggested I use her Crop-A-Dile. (Here's her blog). So this was my next creation.


I liked this one a lot better. By this time the night was winding down. Several people had already left and us die hard folks were sticking it out. While I was going through my paper and found the orange, I also found this paisley pattern and solid purple. I really liked how they looked together. So in the last stretch I started this one and finished it up last night.


I was pretty happy with the results. I was wanting to make some cards to send to long lost friends anyway. I think everyone had a productive night. Everyone made a new friend and some discovered a new craft. There were some connections made and I believe there will be more scrap nights to come.

My ToDos: As of this moment, I don't have anything planned. I'm sure that will change though.
It always does.

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2 comments:

Melanie said...

Your cards are fabulous, I love the second one you made of the orange card. The twine threaded through the holes looks wonderful.

craftylyra said...

I'm not usually much for pink and purple, but i LOVE that polka-dotted card!! Everything goes so well together and I think you were totally right not to color in the image. It is perfect!