Monday, November 30, 2015
I worked a little more on chipping away at the pile on my craft table again today. This time I found a stamp set that I really loved when I saw it in the catalog for Stampin' Up that my mom just dropped off to me. Everything Eleanor is just such a pretty design to me that even though it's a flower stamp set (of which there are an over-abundance in the world) I still am drawn to it. I chose to scrap a picture of myself when I was very little sitting on my grandpa's golf cart which I've always loved going for rides in. It's a simple page, but that's mostly because my hand got tired from cutting out all the flowers with fairly dull scissors.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
I have quite the growing pile of various crafting supplies on my craft table and as disorganized as I am, even I am finding it difficult to work with. I've begun digging out stuff to put away but of course that's no fun so I've started a new game with myself. Every time I find a stamp set or embellishment calling my name in the pile I stop and make something with it (putting away everything once I'm done of course to keep the pile from growing). This time I used a stamp set that had yet to be experimented with and made this super simple birthday card. I challenged myself even more on accident by stamping it in a color that I had surprisingly little coordinating paper, buttons, or anything else really. As always, a little glitter was definitely necessary.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
I was looking around at other blogs that I've fallen behind reading and I stopped by Pixels and Paper Challenges for this challenge. I really liked the inspiration photo for this month because it was fall but not the traditional fall colors.
I decided to focus on the far right panel of the painting in the photo with the purples, yellows, and blues. I also like the idea of falling leaves and the vertical orientation of the canvases that reminded me of stripes. I scrapped a photo of one of my friends and I that was taken when we got back from the Jelly Belly factory in the hats they give out.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
It's been a long time since I've been able to make any cards or scrapbook pages. I've had way too much course work to do, but the bulk of it is done with and I graduate in a little less than a month so I'm feeling pretty free (asides from realizing this means I'm basically an adult). I've been on break for the last few days binging Netflix but I decided to actually move and make some cards and things. I made a summer-y feeling birthday card mostly because I know that unfortunately winter is on its way. I got to use one of the old di-cuts my mother bequeathed me so I also was able to chip a super small piece off of my all too quickly growing stash.