Sunday, September 18, 2011

What?! A Blog post after 2 years???

Well, what miracles have occurred to get me posting after a two-year hiatus? A friendly challenge! Yesterday, Mama Kate set off a series of events with a simple post on Facebook about a new scrapbook store opening in the old Friend'z location. JoLynn saw the post, I saw the post...and soon, we were both at the store reuniting with other crafters who were there scoping out the scene. JoLynn mentioned to the new owner and employees that Kate was responsible for the mad rush! Well, it was kinda funny running into JoLynn and as we perused the items and started collecting purchases, we lamented about the fact that we hardly ever make the time to craft! So, a challenge was issued. We had to make something using some of the products we purchased and post our cards before this weekend ended! Here's the first card I made featuring a glitter paper by American Crafts. This paper is a DREAM--I absolutely love the's very fine and smooth. The glitter doesn't flake off when you cut the's fabulous. The pattern reminded me of Thirty-One gifts 'Paparazzi Dot' which is what led me to the idea of a monogram card. I kept it simple with just a vinyl Thicker...also by American Crafts. I love this glitter paper and will definitely be collecting more. Madeline loved it as well and used a piece to make a card for me. Isn't she the most precious little peanut in the world? She drew a peace sign on one side because of course NO art project of hers is complete without one. You see me over there on the right with the fabulous eyelashes...the two little girls are her and our next door neighbor Kenzie.

One of the other items I picked up at the new store was a set of printed fabric Thickers from American Crafts. I used the number 5 on this quick and easy birthday card. I had some Sale-a-Bration paper/sticker die-cuts left from this past year so I decided to put those to use. The sentiment is from the new hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes from Stampin' Up!

Be sure to pop on over to JoLynn's blog to see what she crafted this weekend!

Let's see if another two years goes by before I post again...
Happy stamping,

1 comment:

JoLynn said...

This is so exciting I can't stand it! Plus, I love that paper... looks awesome.