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Monday, April 20, 2009

CPS#112 - Mother's Day Card

Only recently did I bump into the Card Positioning Systems (CPS) website on one of my web surfing excursions. What a great site! I can highly recommend it.

I decided to give it a try with the CPS#112 challenge:
CPS#112 sketch

It seemed like a great sketch for a beginner card maker and I had the perfect occasion in mind for it: Mother's Day for my little sister. Thanks to the CPS website, I was going to be early with my Mother's Day mail. :)

Since I am a multi-crafter and I don't have any paper and accessories stash to speak of, I had to try my hand with some thread graphics to spruce things up. Also used some pink glitter glue to add some sparkle to the card (the flower paper has a little too).

finished card

thread graphic detail

Oh boy, I can see how one can get hooked on card making... This is only my second card I've made besides photo cards and I love it!

Materials Used:
Card stock: white
Layer 1: embossed hearts, Heart Pastel Pink by Making Memories
Layer 2: Posies Glitter Print (verticle posies) by DCWV
Thread: DMC 25 in the colors #3716, #3731, and #3755
Finishing: Glitter Glue by Hampton Art (pink), blending chalk from Inkadinkado Bold Brights
Font: Curlz MT

Sunday, April 12, 2009

High Time For a Blog

Welcome to my blog about all the different crafts that I love and learn.

I am a mulit-crafter which seems to be a somewhat dying breed these days. It's not that I set out with a plan to become a multi-crafter but it seems that the things I was interested in making myself always required that one-more-skill... and so over the years I ended up with some nice skills in knitting, crocheting, tatting, ribbon, needlework, beading, sewing, origami, paper mache, painting, and the latest: card making.

And I am still learning! Yippee! And with the web I have access to a whole new world of friends and possibilities...

This blog will help me keep track of my various projects as I am a member in so many different online communities (every craft has its own web home) that I sometimes loose track... haha... another reason to venture out on the web and find new things...

Now, the big down-side to being a multi-crafter is that I have a VERY hard time letting something go because I can always think of a project where I could use it! Nothing goes to waste... Obviously that turns into a storage nightmare so that I am at the point where I gave myself the rule that I can only buy something new after I've used something up from my stash.

Boy, I can tell you, that is hard! It slowly seems to work for me but I still find the best way for me to avoid temptation is to stay away from stores... ahhh, pain...

I am looking forward to meeting other multi-crafters out there and chit-chat about your crafting experiences. See you here soon!

PS: My more recent projects have been photographed and can be viewed in my flickr account (see sidebar).

PPS: I also have an Etsy store and if you seem something on my flickr account that is currently not listed in the store, just contact me and I am sure we can arrange something.