It has been a busy spring so far!
I took part in a craft fair at the end of April, which was a lot of fun. It wasn't extremely busy, but I enjoyed the experience. I'm on the list to do it again in the fall. The timing was a little complicated, as it was held the same day I needed to get help from my family to finish getting things packed here. I had to have everything done so that I could be out of my apartment while it was being painted. They also took out my carpet and replaced it with some nice laminate that looks like hardwood. I love not having carpet anymore!
The renos were done the first week of May and I still have boxes to unpack. The nice thing about that is that I've had time to ponder some of my stuff. I can see some things that can be given away, rather than put back out.
I haven't done much in the way of cardmaking of late, simply because so much of my stuff is packed up. These two cards are older ones from my stash that I never blogged, and I've finally had reason to send them out. The first was a birthday card for a young man I've been mentoring for the past 5 or so years; he turned 19 on May 2. I made 3 that are all similar to this one at a Stamp-a-stack a few years ago. It's always good to have masculine cards. I'm going to try to make something similar again, but using Gorgeous Grunge instead.
This one is also one of 3 from a Stamp-A-stack design. The nice thing about both of these cards is that it was very easy for us to individualize the cards.
I made this card on National Scrapbooking Day. We got a package of neat card front sized dies from American Crafts to use. The chevrons are cut from a strip of patterned paper. Sorry for the crappy photo; I took it from my phone. I can't find the charger for my proper camera yet, and I find it very hit or miss to get a decent photo from the iPhone.
A shot of my table at the craft fair. I'm going to try to sell the rest of these at a craft fair we're doing at our church at the end of May. Then I can get a fresh start and begin prepping for the fall craft fairs.
I am so behind on my challenges. It's rather sad. Not sure if I should try to catch up or just admit it isn't gonna happen this year.
Wish Big - All products Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Grey, Basic Black
Happy Birthday - All products Stampin Up
Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Early Espresso,
Ink: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz
Stamps: Just Believe
Other: Twine, rhinestones, punches
Hello - All Products American Crafts