From My Mind’s Eye…Part One

What a beautiful day it was today!  It’s hard to imagine that there is supposed to be rain this week, and a good deal of it.  I should be outside enjoying the sun while it’s shining, but there is always cleaning and organizing to do.  There is a Scout Jamboree this weekend, so without as many men to worry about, Megan and I have plans to work on organizing the garage – something that will certainly take more than one week to accomplish!  What we really want to do is lounge about, but if we stay away from stores, we should get a good deal of work done while the boys are away.  Maybe I’ll drag myself out in the afternoon.  I heard that a great white shark was spotted in La Jolla Cove last week…probably coming to pay a visit to those harbor seals that took over the Children’s Cove.  That would be interesting to see, as long as it wasn’t while you were taking your morning constitutional!

I have been busy working on cards for a kit for Pinecone Press from Stella and Rose, the Mabel 6″X6″ pad of papers by My Mind’s Eye.  I love the warm tones!

Card One-

 
 
I loved using my new Tonic paper cutter to do the scoring for the fan folding on the flower – the 1/4″ grid made it super easy to score!  And I love this font!

Card Two -

 
It took 2 – 3/4″ X 6″ strips to make the flower, which started as a triangle on the end and then was randomly folded, showing the reverse side as you go.  On the inside it reads:  And another great year!

Card 3 -

 
 
There’s more of those dozens of little flowers I bought that I was afraid I wouldn’t get enough of…still wish I would have bought more!  Isn’t it wonderful that three little flowers can have such impact?

 
Love these flowers!

Card Four -

 
When you are working with a small pad of paper, you need to commit to using ALL the pieces…even the little one.  For using this kind of project, I rely on a square punch for perfect sizing.  If you get just a hair off, they won’t line up.  Plus, you can choose what part of the paper you want to use.

 
I find myself needing “Miss You” cards quite often!  The orange background on the sentiment is a paper punch from EK Success.

Card Five -

 
When you are making so many cards, it’s hard to make them all different when you are limiting yourself to kit basics.  But this simple bird makes me happy!

I have a few more cards to share.  I’ll do that tomorrow.  I feel a song coming on – #229 in the Hymn Book (Mormon) “Today, while the sun shines, work with a will…

See you tomorrow!

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