Thursday, June 12, 2008

call me a slacker

Go ahead. Call me a slacker. It's true. I am a blogging slacker these days. Please let me explain. Things in my neck of the woods are a little helter skelter right about now. We may be moving to Houston. We may not be. I'm really not sure. That one decision, which is influenced by about a million variables, has got our world around here turned upside down. It's honestly a long story and that's pretty much all I can say about that without getting overly emotional or ranting... I'm just hoping that I will have some definite news to report on SOON.

Anyways, my lack of posting here is in no way a lack of creating things on my end. I did have my class on Saturday and these are the projects that we made:

First up, a little 3"x3" gift card on regal rose with a wild wasabi mat. The elephant from Wild About You is stamped in Basic Gray with a dimensionaled ear detail added. Seriously so easy to do, but makes a big difference to me.

Here is my take on the one sheet box tutorial over at Splitcoast. I actually used a half sheet of paper (8.5"x5.5") scored at 1.5" from either end on the short side and 3.5" from either end on the long side. I used chocolate chip paper for the box. The background is the large scroll stamp from the Baroque Motifs set stamped in Versamark. I corner rounded the corners with the 3/16" corner rounder. The "Enjoy" sentiment is from Lovely Labels and is stamped in soft sky on whisper white. I rounded two opposite corners.

We also made a simple father's day card that I had designed for my father-in-law. The base is sahara sand. (I honestly think this is my new favorite neutral. More on that later...) The designer paper is from Fall Flowers, paired with a strip of 5/8" old olive gosgrain ribbon and a strip of soft sky. These three layers are stapled together. I thought that added a rugged touch. I've been meaning to use staples on my projects and this seemed like a good place to start. The sentiment actually says, "Happy Father's Day, Father" and is from a retired set, All-Around Argyle, that I inherited from Lydia at one of her events. I colored in the part that I wanted in old olive marker and positioned it using the stamp-a-ma-jig. I cannot say enough about that stamp-a-ma-jig...

Last up from class is this monochromatic number in pumpkin pie, sans stamping. I used pumpkin pie prints and the pumpkin pie striped ribbon. The flower is made from the 5-petal punch and the felt flower is from the Flower Fusion Accents & Elements tin. The two flowers are held together by a Making Memories rhinestone brad.

I have also made a few thank you cards, gift cards, father's day cards and a baby card, all of which I will post soon enough. We have a trip to Houston planned for this weekend, wherein which we hope to find a place to live, say that's the direction we're taking...don't get me started on the drama! Definitely more on this to come...

Thanks for stopping by and sorry if you were left waiting for me to post. Let me know if you missed me by leaving a comment... ;)


Anonymous said...

I love seeing your card creativity, and I love reading your humor too. ~Julie

Jenn in GA said...

neelam, i've been in your shoes regarding the move. i know how excruciating it is to wait for a decision. just try to live in the present until you know something definitively. you'll drive yourself crazy if you don't.

the cards are beautiful! great work! i hope you had a lot of people.

Lydia said...

Really? This is slacking? What the heck do you do when you're on fire, girl??

These are gorgeous. I'm really digging the one sheet deal - I missed that on SCS so thanks for the link.

And hang in there - it will work out. (hopefully in my favor cuz i will miss u!!)

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