It wasn't by design that I took such a long break from blogging. Life has just been really busy lately. I've been doing a lot of volunteering. The Women's Centre here in town does free art classes in April and May and I taught an art journalling class a few weeks ago. I'm doing a scrapbooking class this weekend and cardmaking in May. I've been doing a lot of stuff to prepare for that.
These two cards are NOT in any way connected to what I'l be doing. I made the first one last year in Parksville. We had a template and a great teacher, but I just wasn't comfortable with that much precision cutting.
I was really excited when Stampin' Up came out with their dies to make these cards. I haven't purchased them yet, but I am going to do so in June. I wanted to practice with them a few times. I still find it a bit tricky to figure out how to get easily apply a layer of patterned paper and get an even mat, but I've found a few tutorials that make it easier. I had trouble this night because the table I was using was a little high for me.
When I first saw the Petal Parade set I didn't care much for it but I fell in love with all the great samples so it was the first one I got during Sale a Bration. I didn't get the Sweet Sorbet dsp, though my friend did. We may do some trading at some point.
I have entered the world of high technology... my parents and I are on a family plan for our cell phones & we finally had to get rid of our very, very old flip phones. We are now proud owners of smartphones. I have fallen in love with texting to the point that I don't quite know what I did prior to the time I had it. I also love having a camera on my phone. I can't see giving up my regular camera, but it is sure nice to have the option to just use my phone if it's not a special occasion, or if my main camera is charging. With Easter and my brother/sister in law visiting with their little girl, plus my cousin & her husband coming down to visit for their daughter's fourth birthday, I have got a LOT of photos that need editting!
Until next time - hopefully Sunday - have a great week!
Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Sweet Baby - all products Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Whisper White
DSP: Sweet Sorbet
Stamps: Petal Parade, Itty Bitty Banners
Other: Framelits, punches, Silver Glimmer paper, Pistachio Pudding ruffled ribbon