I have to say that sometimes I get really frustrated with myself when I make dumb mistakes. What makes me even MADDER is when I can’t figure out what I did wrong…mad or crazy, which can be synonymous. So I typed out almost an entire post, including photos, had to leave for a few minutes, which turned into a few hours and when I came back…I couldn’t find it. And the title was out of my head…which had been super cute. Then I remembered that I had centered the whole blog around the word “cute”…beats me if I can remember a single sentence. But it’s been a long week and I’m only to Wednesday and I need to move on to the next task at hand…or at least to attack the list.
Last week I got a wonderful box full of Cosmo Cricket’s new line, DeLovely, in the mail. I love the brilliant colors – the shades of green, turquoise, yellow and bright pink are some of my favorites colors ever and the combinations make me happy. Anyway, last week was crazy busy and I had to set the box aside for a few days. Once I got to it, I sure had fun. Hopefully I will get to play more with it tomorrow!
I like to think of card making as warm-ups to my “creative exercise”. I will frequently start playing with a paper line by making a card. Keep it simple! I love the Elements because they provide so much inspiration.
That turquoise mesh stuff? Found that in NYC a couple of years ago. It’s cool trim!
While I like to think of myself as a fairly simple scrapbooker, there are some elements that are a must in my book: buttons, lace and/or ribbon and stitching. You also know that I love flowers. When I was drooling over the DeLovely line over at the Cosmo Cricket blog, I came across this tutorial on how to make a really cute, simple flower, what Julie called a box flower…I had to make one! Although mine is a single layer (I like dimension, but not too much!) it is one of the easiest flowers to make. Take a minute to watch it and you’ll be sold!
So here is my friend’s cute little Leah. She makes the paper even cuter still!
See that cute yellow fabric behind the card? That’s some Early Bird fabric that I am going to get busy on…SOON! It’s on the list!