Who knew being without internet access for three days could be so challenging. Well, at least I got a lot done in my craft cave. Getting to this point was a huge challenge. I just need to whine for a minute and then I'll get on with it. First...
- no home phone, no internet
- can't find camera
- find camera, try to take pictures...battery dies
- can't find charger
- find charger plug it in, wait two hours....forget to turn on power bar
- turn on power bar...wait another two hours for battery to charge
- take pictures but light is so-so
This ends the whining portion of this post.
Anyways, cards to show:
First is a thank you card I made for friends and family who supported me in the charity ride I did last Sunday for the Vancouver branch of the CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association). The card is an ode to my bike (the Bug). The Bug is red, white and black and covered in dirt. She is so named because of my lady bug bell that no longer rings but serves as a good luck talisman on my handlebars.
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Stampin' Up Real Red, Stampin' Up Basic Black
Stamps: Stampin' Up Pedaling Past and P.T.I. Up, Up and Away and PTI Background Basics: Spots and Dots
Dies: Nestabilities Label 2 and Classic Circles Small, P.T.I. Mat Stack 2, and Stampin' Up Square Lattice Impression Folder
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento London Fog and P.T.I. Poppy Red
Misc.: Aluminum Tape
Second card was made to try out a new technique I learned last weekend at club (thanks again Laura). The technique is called Mulberry Batik by Erika Martin. The technique creates a background with watercolor crayons and embossing. I made a few samples - thank goodness I'm a craft hoarder because it turns out I have a LOT of 12 x 12 mulberry paper and could play and learn - but only put one together as a card:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Basic Black, Stampin' Up Whisper White, P.T.I. Hawaiian Shores, Mulberry Paper unknown
Stamps: Inkadinkado Clear Unmounted - Mindscapes
Inks and Misc.: Versa Mark, Clear EP, Stampin' Up Water Color Crayons, Martha Stewart Pansy Paper Edger, Ranger Mini-mister
So that's how I spent my Canada Day. Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians and Happy Independence Day to our sistahs to the South. I have the next few days off and I'm looking forward to sleeping in, seeing friends and family, doing a bit of shopping and crafting and mostly just chillin'. Hmmm, maybe I can talk Charlie into going to see the new Twilight movie (insert evil laugh).
Well, until next time....stomp on.