Just Because

Today is day 166. In just 18 days I’ll be half way though this project. Can you believe it? Today I’m showing you a card I actually made last week and sent to a very dear friend of mine. When I talk to people about this project they often ask me what I do with the things I make. Most of the time I just store them away somewhere. I’ve decided to give more of them away. It’s a lot more fun that way.

In other news, I got another commission! This one is for a set of 10 cards. I’m super excited about this one. It will be my first set. I’m planning to include 3 birthday cards, 2 just because, 2 thank you, 1 baby, 1 wedding, 1 congratulations. I’ll be sure to post the complete set here when I’m done.

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From Failure, Success

I saw a great little card on Pinterest that came from this blog and I thought I wanted to recreate it. It’s the first card you see below. I made the second card you see below. It’s a mess. It looked like complete crap. Obviously, it could not be given to anyone. But it’s actually one of the best cards I’ve made so far. I say it’s the best because I learned a lot from the way it turned out.

I decided to re-make it, so I took a critical look at it and made notes on things I thought I needed to fix. I tried it again the next day, and as you can see from the third card, it’s 100% better. Tell me you wouldn’t pay money for that card! I dare you.

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Day 54 – Hello (KISS) Card

It’s pretty cool nowadays when I go out and friends ask me about the blog and what I’ve done today. I usually do my thing in the evening though, so I don’t always have anything current to tell them. I hung out with some friends this evening and I didn’t get home until after 9, so I had to KISS-it tonight. I used my stamp markers again and I really wish I had a black one. I’m a little surprised that the basic pack didn’t include one, but I have a big black ink pad that I can use instead. I had to create a little mask for the interior of the stamp because I only wanted the outline and the exclamation point in black. I think it’s a simple, but cute card. Of course, I rounded the bottom corners with Miss Martha’s round corner punch. Have I told you how much I love that thing? I picked up this rubber stamp for $1 at Michael’s one of the many times I went there recently. I still haven’t packed my go kit for the weekend, and I still haven’t made Le Beau’s birthday card, so I have loads to do before we leave town tomorrow. Did I mention I haven’t packed a stitch yet either? Yeah, I’m in pretty bad shape. Wish me luck.