Yesterday’s post was full of fun with My Mind’s Eye, Miss Caroline, the Howdy Doody line, a link to the Matilde free font download, along with a Matilde Sentiments and Bubbles pdf for you to print and use. But there are lots more ideas for this fun line! On this card I combined a little stitching with a flower made out of a sheet of vintage graph paper. Did you notice? The center brad is out of my favorite paper design from the line. Love the crumpled flower and it is so easy! The flower (scalloped circle) punch is from EK Success. Speaking of flowers… The punches are: Scalloped flower/round – EK Success; Sunburst – Martha Stewart; twine – The Twinery. The buttons are from my big old random button jars…I’ll have to share a picture of those with you someday. I had a bunch of scraps of ribbon that go perfectly with the projects – I love using up scraps! The ribbon is from May Arts, with a little Glimmer Mist Spray. The alphabet stamp is from Limited Edition Rubberstamps and the label stamp is from PaperTrey Ink; the ink is Fluid Chalk from ColorBox. Here is the last card for today – There it is…my favorite paper from the show! I can hardly wait until I find just the right pictures to use the full 12″ X 12″ sheets of patterned paper for some layouts – but
A little project...bring it on! Or maybe it would be better to say "just do it!"
Late, but keeping on track seems to get harder all the time!
I fell asleep to Fox News last night…woke up to the gentle sound of rain around 3am! It wasn’t hard rain, with thunder and lightening…the kind that makes you worry that you, your house or hill will wash away. Just a pleasant, rhythmic pitter patter that reminds me of the song from Bambi, Little April Shower. I love that movie and whenever it starts to rain, I’m humming this song – April or not! I have the second selections of cards that I made from the My Mind’s Eye, Stella and Rose, Mabel collection 6″X6″ pad of double-sided papers and yes, I still have about half the pad left to work with. Card Six – This was going back to the idea of using every bit of paper. It is amazing how many cards you can get from a 6″X6″ pad of paper, especially when it’s double-sided! Card Seven – I copied the flower (sort of) in the background paper to make my own element. Card Eight – I love using baker’s twine. I need more colors! Not really…I don’t need any more stuff. I do like to make some cards WITHOUT sentiments, but print (or stamp) random sentiments for adding when needed. Besides, sometimes you need a cute blank card. Card Nine – I punched a circle and traced it on the ledger paper. Then I punched
My Mind's Eye has me ready for summer...right before the storms are supposed to hit!
Paper revitalization...it's a re-use, recycle, repurpose kind of thing. If they can do it to neighborhoods, why not this?