Thursday, September 24, 2009

Shoot for the moon

Maybe it's just me but some days when I'm looking around at the amazing talent in this papercraft world I just feel like I could never possibly be good enough. Do you have days like that?

Well the other day I was walking with a good friend whom I had given a card set for Christmas and she started talking about how much she loved the cards and that she'd love to buy some more from me. Maybe she was just stroking my ego but she said she knew her friends at work would want to buy some as well and the conversation just went on until she was planning my bilboards and setting me up for the today show, hahaha. Okay, maybe the today show will have to wait ::wink:: It gave me a serious ego boost and I stopped into a local store who sells beautiful handmade things for local crafters. I showed the owner a few of my cards and she loved them and is now helping me sell them!!

Well, short story long, I want to remind you to never doubt your abilities!! Shoot for the moon, if you will.

Which brings me to todays card, it's an older one, but it should be new to you and I thought it appropriate for todays post.

Thank you for stopping by and if you would, please leave me a comment about a time when you've felt not good enough and how you proved yourself wrong.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A layout and a card

Are you feelin' fall yet? This morning was a very fall morning here. I love the smell of fall and the crisp morning air.

This card/envelope combo was made for Chirper Challenge. Our challenge was all about the envelopes this week and we were to use fall as our inspiration.

Thankfully this afternoon is much more summery and since we had a very cold summer I'm still holding on to every bit of it I can.

Here's my latest Scrapsketch layout. I had a lot of fun with this one and LOVE these photos of my boys beachin' it.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

100% all boy card

Here's a little boy card that I made the other day while I was making the whoo do you love layout (see previous post). I love the look of nestabilities but budget just doesn't allow if I want to have any $$ to buy paper to cut, so here is my faux nestability look. Using my cricut I cut the marquee shape and another that was the same size, then I placed the border over it and sponged ink around the edges and bottom. It's a really easy and fun technique that I'm sure I'll be using agian and again.

I absolutely adore this card, hope you do too!

Patterned papers: Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy collection.
Cardstock: Cream from Michaels
Ribbon: Basic Basic fom Michaels, Rustic button twine from PaperTrey Ink
Button: PaperTrey Ink rustic wood
Punch: Fiskars Apron Lace punch
Stamps: Truck is part of a set from Oriental Trading Company I'm not sure of the manufacturer, 100% all boy I'm not sure where that one came from
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