Yesterday was a great day for me. I did some yard work, ran a few errands, and I even had a chance to sit down in my craft room and create something. So I'd say that it was a great day overall because I got a lot accomplished, and got to do things I really enjoy as well. This is the card I made in the late night hours last night.
I used some really old pattern papers (I mean super stash, man!) that are from Cosmo Cricket. I actually used a bit from two different CC lines. One is called Girl Friday, and the other is Material Girl. Some of the papers intermingle nicely. I inked all my edges, and did some machine stitching on my card. I used several different pattern papers and ruler paper from the Cosmo Cricket collections. I die-cut the hearts using a Spellbinders Media Mixage die set that I picked up at Tuesday Morning. The sentiment is stamped onto a small scrap piece cut from a journalling strip from Cosmo Cricket line. I stamped the image in Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink. The butterfly is from Our Daily Bread, and is also stamped in Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink. There's also a tiny strip of Little B washi tape on my card. You can click on the photo for a closer look.
My photography skills leave a lot to be desired. I've been trying to watch YouTube videos and tutorials to pick up tips and tricks, but it's still a struggle for me. I just SO admire those bloggers who can take the most amazing pictures of their cards. They look like they're right in front of you, and so life-like that you could almost reach out and touch it. Perhaps some day my photography skills can be that great. One can always be hopeful, right?
Here are some challenge I found where I really want to throw my hat in the ring. I just love playing along at the challenges I found, and I always get so excited when what I'm able to create something to satisfy more than one challenge requirement at a time. I'm learning as I go in blogging.
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says Things With Wings - I hope you can all see my little butterfly. I stamped him right next to my sentiment.
CropStop Linky Party #18 - I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Blue Denim, and Brick Red.
Our Daily Bread - Anything That Grows - I used a butterfly stamp from Our Daily Bread out of their Happy Birthday Stamp Set. Of course, my butterfly is something that grows, and the sentiment of my card is about LOVE; which is also something that (hopefully always) grows!
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