Friday, April 17, 2009

As if I don't have *enough* projects!

My dear friend, Melanie, has an absolutely incredible talent for making cards. Honestly, they are so darned adorable! A couple times a year she'll send me a package of 10 or 12 cards and I love them all so much that I can't bear to actually use them!

(This is Melanie and her daughter, Gabrielle.)

Now I have a cupboard full of scrapbook supplies upstairs that haven't been used for actual scrapbooking in at least two years. And while my intentions are always there, well... the time for scrapbooking generally isn't.

So I finally decided to pull out all that paper and create some beautiful handmade cards a la Melanie.

Well, you know how it is when you have an abundance of supplies but nothing to actually work with? Hahaha. Yup, that was my problem.

I bought a few basic supplies, a few sheets of more current patterned card stock and some stamps.

And I jumped into the rabbit hole of card making!

I try to spend half an hour or so working on the cards each day, which isn't much, but it's what I've got right now. On Easter, I did actually get to spend 2 entire hours card making! Mostly without child assistance, too!

Obviously, I'm having a ton of fun with it all. It's a creative outlet that I can stop and start fairly easily. (And since writing my book is on hold, I need to create something, somehow!)

There are always more supplies I think I need, more buttons, brads, ribbons and papers. I'm really tired of shopping, though, so I'm trying to use what I have and only what I have.

You can all guess how well that's going!! LOL!

Seriously, though, I'm doing pretty well with that. I have a tendency to reinvent the wheel every time I discover a new talent simply because I refuse to go out and buy things. Maybe this time I should invest in some of the inexpensive tools that can make things easier. Time is of the essence, you know.

Here's the Question of the Day:

Will I actually be able to use my beautiful cards?

Use them? No. Donate them? Yes. I plan to make several stacks of cards and donate them all to the Intern Auction at church. (Eek! It just occurred to me that that is in just about three weeks! I better get working!)

You know where I'm off to!

1 comment:

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

What cute cards! Love the red one with the cupcake.
Thanks for linking up at Craft Catwalk!
Come on back next Tuesday :)