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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Finally!

I haven't been feeling very creative lately.  With three volunteer positions that feel more like an (unpaid) full time job, I rarely have the energy to to pull out my supplies.  Last weekend, I decided to set aside my chore to do list, took a hiatus from my volunteer work and got crafty with two of my very creative friends.

On Friday, my friend, Donna, invited me over to craft.  I took along my Later Sk8r paper pack and the For Always Card WOTG kit.  Donna is so creative and I always come home inspired and ready to make more (visit her blog here).  She made a beautiful card using the March stamp of the month, Floral Happiness and let me make one while I was there.  The card is stunning in Sunset.  She also made one using Gypsy.

 
 
I shared a card with her that I put together at the Boston Croppers crop last month using the Chantilly papers.  The card was a big hit at the crop.  The lighting in the picture doesn't do it justice.
 
 
 
I managed to put together one card fromthe For Always Card WOTG.  The ribbon included in the kit seemed too thin for the design, so I substituted Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon instead.  I planned to change up the colors too, but decided to stick with the kit suggestion for now.  I like the exclusive stamp set that comes with the kit.  This card can be used for any Woo Hoo moment in life.
 
 
 
When we received our new idea book papers, Donna showed me a card she made using the Later Sk8r paper pack and the Born to Ride stamp set.  I had that card in mind when I packed my supplies for the day.  I changed mine up a little bit, but the design and idea is hers.  I love how she stamped the inside too and kept mine the same.
 
 
 
All of the creating didn't end on Friday when I had to head home.  On Sunday, my friend, Lisa, and I finally found a chance to Skype-scrap.  We haven't had a chance to scrap together since she moved across the country last September.  We scrapped together for over 3.5 hours and had so much fun!  Her new scrap room is beautiful!  I shared my Chantilly card with her and then made her design a card on the spot.  Nothing like a little pressure to turn out an amazing design!  We used the Later Sk8r papers and the Wheel of Life stamp set.  We cut the gears using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, sanded a little to distress, inked the edges (I ink everything), and added a few embellishments.
 


I added Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles and gears from the Later Sk8r Assortment on my card.  I originally planned to use a chipboard spinner, but it was too heavy for the card.  I stamped and cut out my spinner instead.  Here's a little detail shot:
 
 
I'm going to tuck this card into a little care package for my daughter.  Check out Lisa's card here and get a little peek at her amazing craft space too).
 
Thanks for sticking with me through this long post.  I hope it was worth the wait!