Sunday, May 15, 2011
Last night I attended an open crop at my upline Annette Green's house. I must say this is a wonderful way to get stuff done. Annette opens her home up to anyone who wants to scrapbook or do paper crafting each month and to top it off, she lets you use all her stuff too!!!! I even had the pleasure of using her Vagabond by Tim Holtz last night. What a surprise, I have Sizzix Big Shot, but there's no comparison, WOW is it nice. Thank you Annette!!!!
When I showed up I had no idea what I was going to make, so I practically brought my entire craft room with me, well, maybe not that much stuff, but I did have a variety of stamping supplies from CTMH, Tim Holtz, SU and Paper Tray, yep, that's the majority of the products I use. I also brought along a catalog that I get fairly frequently in the mail, "The Country House". Now years ago I use to order from this catalog a lot, but since I found paper crafting I'll admit my compulsive shopping days are spent in that direction.
This card was an inspiration from one of the items for sale in that catalog. Funny where you find inspiration from pictures and general color schemes in magazines. I started out to do a Father's Day card and ended up with a vintage Forth of July Card. What I really like about paper crafting is that what ever you do you can end up for just about anything.
Next, I moved on to these wonderful books I picked up when I first started making cards. I'm sure you've seen them around town, there called "Cards" the July 2009 edition had this great clear card and the game was on. Somehow, without even seeing the book that I grabbed as I ran out the door to beat the rain, I also place an embossing folder from SU and some clear plastic that I save from craft packages, how lucky can you get.
Annette also let me borrow a SU die to cut the plastic and we then embossed it with the SU embossing folder I brought. All paper is CTMH, Colonial White, Bamboo and Barn red. Inks used are Bamboo, Desert Sand, Outdoor Denim, Cocoa and Barn Red. Stamp sets used are also CTMH, "You & Me" and "American Celebration".
Thanks again Annette, can't wait until next month.