Monday, March 31, 2008

WSC37 Gardening Pleasures

I made this card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. I'm a couple of weeks behind, but I'm on the "better late than never" plan for life.

I used Stampin Up's Gardening Pleasures stamps. It is an old set, copyright 2001. I doubt it is still in the catalog and it is not my typical style, but it seemed to work perfectly with this sketch. I cut out birdhouse (straw hat) and used pop dots to give it a little depth.

No matter how I tried I just could not get a good image of this card. Must be my eyes, they are so tired from reading. Law school is filled with hours upon hours of reading. Don't get me wrong, I love to read, but after reading legal writing for hours on end, even reading notes from my girls' school can be challenging.

Last summer, I was at Barnes and Noble looking for a good summer read. I was picking up book after book, looking at the back for the summary. I realized after my 5th or 6th inspection that I was merely "looking" at the summary, not "reading" it! I decided not to buy a book at all; I left with a couple of magazines instead.

Tomorrow I will upload a card I made for my friend AJ. It so cute!

Thursday, March 27, 2008


My mother-in-law, Annette, came to stay with us this week to take care of our girls while they are on Spring Break. I am so grateful that she is here. In addition to taking care of the girls, she has been cooking all week (and making desserts)!

She is very pleasant to visit with; she doesn't mind just hanging out with us, reading, and watching movies.

So today I made her this card. It was a quick card but I really love the way it turned out. It was my first attempt at paper piecing and I think I love this technique.

I used Babs from Rubber Romance, that I bought unmounted from Etsy, and colored with Stampin Up pink passion. I used a glue pen and glitter on the bubbles and a piece of pink printed paper for the background and the paper piecing. I love the way it coordinates. I finished it off by gluing to the bottom a crazy boa that I found at Michaels.

Babs reminds me of Anette because she always takes bubble baths at home. I love bubble baths myself, but rarely get the chance to take one (mostly because I don't want to share a tub with my girls). Annette takes baths almost every day and she even manages to read in the tub!

I'll be sad when Annette goes home for many reasons, but very selfishly I'll miss her because I'll have to cook instead of stamp!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Becky's Card

I made this card for my friend Becky. She was my partner in a law school competition called Moot Court. It was a lot of work for no school credit and we had to drag each other through. We knew we didn't win an award, so I made her this card instead.

I didn't keep track of my supplies very well, but I used this wonderful stamp from Stamping Bella, called billboardabella. I also used the flowers from Stampin Up's pretties kit. I added glitter to the flowers for a little sparkle.

If you're interested in a little law school humor, check out this video. Disclaimer, it is a little edgy, but funny nonethless.

A Confession

I actually started this blog because I felt like a voyeur. I anonymously spent hours peeking into the windows of all of the crafty bloggers, taking inspiration, but not sharing anything. I decided to throw open my curtains and add my creative thoughts into the mix.