Saturday, July 2, 2016

Friends We Will Always Be

I haven't spent much time in my stamping room lately. And the time I have spent in here has mostly been spent sitting and looking around at my stuff, taking out some things and playing with them, and then leaving a bigger mess than when I came in. No motivation or creative energy at all. There's been a "bug" going around our family the past couple of weeks and it caught me on Wednesday. That hasn't helped at all:( However, I finally got a little energy back yesterday and I spent some time putting things in order. And today I finally finished a card. It felt good!

I die-cut this background piece when I was in Des Moines last month. Since it looks like honeycomb, I was thinking "bees" and yellow and black. The first step was putting yellow textured cardstock behind the die-cut and then matting with black. Then I went to look for my bee stamps, but I had tried selling most of my Stampin' Up! sets at a garage sale a few weeks ago (not much success) and they were all out of order, so I had to sort them out. (I had also packaged up about a hundred of my finished cards and brought those to the garage sale, so I had the left-overs sitting on my table. I needed to sort those out, too, and put them back in the boxes.) Anyway, I came across this set called "Bees 'N Blossoms." That one works. I stamped the flower image on a scrap, colored with markers, and cut it out with a Memory Box Stitched Rectangle die. I mounted it on fun foam. It took me a while to figure out the "right" layout and I finally arrived at this one. The sentiment is from the same set. I added a touch of Star Dust Stickles to the bees.

I hope everyone is having a nice Independence Day weekend. Ours will be very quiet, due to just getting over our sickness. I think we will spend part of Monday with our son and his family.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!


Leslie Miller said...

This turned out really cute, Lynette! I like how you placed the flower panel and the sentiment. I have a little trouble with these corner dies, so I don't know why I buy them, but your idea is super cute. I often do the same in my stamp room -- sit and look, get things out, make a bigger mess and accomplish nothing. And that's when I'm feeling perfectly fine. Sometimes the spark is just not there. Or sometimes I know I don't have time to finish anything, so I hesitate to start. Or maybe I just have too much stuff and I'm overwhelmed. That's partly why I'm really trying to clear things out, but now it's summer and I'm not getting anything done in there at all!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Very nice card! It is so creative!