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!
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?
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 –
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!