Happy New Year! I got sick over Christmas, so I didn't have time to post anything up. As many of you know Christmas is all about organ. I had an epic mass set and did a great job playing at my masses...but as soon as I got home, I threw everything up and stayed in bed. Now that I'm all better, I've been working out and doing a lot of card making. Today I'm going to share with you some of my cards!
As many of you know, I love hobbies. But my favorite hobby has always been and always will be, scrap booking. I love to scrapbook. For so many years, scrap booking has been a lonely hobby. I kept the fact that I scrap booked a secret. Not that I was embarrassed about my hobby, but I just never brought it up. Especially when knitting is the popular hobby among my friends.
I will say, I was just a solid scrapper until I met my boss Jennifer. (The Fox.) One day I waltzed into Jennifer's office and she had a pile of amazing looking cards sitting on her desk. She told me that she makes them for a hobby. They looked perfect. Surely I couldn't do that... but she insisted I could. Whenever she talked about them, she made it sound so freaking easy...and they are pretty awesome cards. So I started to card make...then stamp... now... I have a large collection of stamps and ink pads to call my own. I never thought that stamping and card making would be cool!
Now that I card make...it seems that everybody else card makes as well (they have been card making longer than me, I'm new to the hobby!) It's been wonderful to know that I am not the only one that card makes...but I am still one of the few that scrapbooks in my circle of pals. Although today was a ground breaker for Meredith, who for the first time... SCRAPPED!!!
Below are a few cards that I have made recently. I don't have a direct purpose for them yet, but I wanted to show them off, because I'm quite proud of them!
This is my wine invitation. Liz said that I should throw a wine party so I can give these out to some of my awesome friends. I used paper from Hobby Lobby. I got the wine stamp from JoAnn fabrics. I didn't mean for the wine stamp to come out that unclear, but I decided it gave the card a vintage aged look.
The next two cards are 24th birthday cards!
I have no idea who that is, because now that I think of it...most of my friends are turning 25.
Then there's the unique music card. Oh how I love music! :)
Another, not really sure what this is for. Probably a little pick me up card. Something that will make a person smile. The pineapples came from the Perserves Cricut Cartridge. The stamp came from Hobby Lobby. I got the grass punch out from Michaels. (I shop everywhere.)
And since I made one watermelon, I decided to make a few more...so I made another watermelon card! This time, I used the watermelon as the main motif. No background images. Just watermelon.
This next card is a Thank You Card. I need to make more of these. I'm always thanking people. This time I wanted to use a white card. I have a hard time making cards with just white for the background. I used some flowers and embossed the phrase "Thank You" in bright blue. Then I got really creative and added a sunset...in scrapbooking chalk!
That's all for now! I hope everybody had a fantastic New Years! I sure did!