Saturday, May 17, 2014

Busy Spring

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.

Card Details
Wish Big - All products Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Grey, Basic Black
Stamps: Clockworks

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 


Anonymous said...

Sounds like an exciting spring. Lovely cards you shared. Best, Shannon

Winnie said...

I am sure the young man loved that card, very fun grungy style! Lots of fun cards you have for sale at the fair. I hope you do well! I have found that I am behind in lots of things lately with work, and prepping for vacation. I may just continue with routine when the dust settles!

Marcy said...

Love all of the cards you've shared! Hope you're having a great weekend !:)

Kristie said...

Oh I love the first card and can totally see it with Gorgeous Grunge! Do it!

The other cards are wonderful too, love the butterflies on the 2nd and the colorful bits on the 3rd.

Good luck with the craft fair at the end of the month. I'd focus your energies on prepping for the fall one too instead of trying to catch up on challenges. Or you could make the card/projects for the fair work for challenges too if you have time. Enjoy whatever you decide to do :-)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Great cards!