Before I get into today’s post I want to express my heartfelt apologies to my blogging friends who use the Blogger and BlogSpot platforms. I have been reading all of your blogs….I just can’t comment on your fantastic creations. This problem has been fixed I HOPE. While home on this recent “dump and run” I got into my WordPress utilities and included the two platforms so that I can have easier access to your blogs and I can leave you some “Love”.
With that said, I have a half baked idea for a card that I made using some stickers.
I have a couple of “books” of card stickers from K&Co that I purchased from my local craft/hobby store last year. Each book has a page for birthday, get well, marriage/anniversary, thinking of you, and thank you. The stickers can be used inside the card or on the front – layered or just stuck on.
I made a “trial” card to test out a theory. It is a card that can be used for Valentine’s Day or just an “I love you” card.
Everything looks crooked, while the Tin Man tag is the only thing I did put off kilter.
- Papers: Colorbok textured card stock (behind vellum sticker and the card base); pink card stock is from Stampin’ Up!; the brown designer paper behind the sticker sentiment is also from Stampin’ Up!
- Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Swirls
- Tag: Graphic 45 chipboard tags from Wizard of OZ
- Liquid Pearls from Ranger or Tim Holtz
- Ribbon: My stash
One of the embossed swirl designs resembled a heart so I used that bit to layer on some Liquid Pearls to define the heart better. I am learning how to allow my imagination to work things out with the limited amount of stuff I bring along with me. At times this is more of a challenge than I am prepared for 😀
I have wanted to get myself trained to put things away when I’m finished using them. At home it is easier to just pile things up until I have an avalanche off to one side before I even consider putting things away. Crafting in hotel rooms as we travel is kind of a “forced” training 😀
If I don’t put the stuff away as I’m finished we won’t sleep very well 😀 and I run the risk of leaving something behind that has been wadded up in the bed clothes 😉 This is not a New Year’s Resolution or anything like that. I’ll just call it “Self Improvement” 😀 The other thing I am attempting to do is quell the whining and misery I put Joe through wanting to be home to get into my crafting. Taking it along with me and being able to be creative has helped a lot, so far, in our day job.
Do you take along creative things as you travel? Knitting, crocheting, altered journals, scrapbook projects, card making stuff? What are the things you have found helpful in your travel for organizing your stuff? I’d like to know. You may spark inspiration in me, and others, to keep my stuff organized and undamaged during my travels.
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