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Tuesday Night

Since December, my friend J has been coming over where we work on cards, scrapbooking, and other paper crafts together.    During that time, I made a birthday card for a little boy who lives in Australia.  Two actually.

SAM_1961    The first one, I used the robot stamps from Recollection.  Even though, it was a cute card, it just didn’t suit the little guy.

SAM_1966  I have wanted to try out the Lego cards. I did that one on the a Tuesday.  I liked this card much better.  I was very surprised that it had taken me almost 2 hours to make.  I had one heck of a time of figuring out the measurements.  If it didn’t take so much time and patience, I would have inked the edges.  But in all honestly, he is just a little boy who would care more about the present than the card.

SAM_1975 I also ended up making a cover for one of the books that I was binding.  I really liked it.

20141206_153435[1]  I tried something new in the books.  The book is 3 inches by 4 inches.  Some of the pages are actually 9 inches by 4 inches, giving it a fold out look.  I want to see if I can make a bigger size, but I am limited to the page size.

I’m actually enjoying our time together, it get me going on making cards.  Lately, I haven’t found the urge, whether is because I am sick, still tired from Christmas, or I haven’t came up with any good ideas.

However I made these cards for my friend T.

20141223_173248[1]  This card is called the Magic Card from Tracylovestoscrap.  You can find her YouTube video here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtskXgfAwuU  I hoping that link works.  I’m sorry that it is blurry.  I didn’t realized that my eyes were getting bad until a few days later when I had my arm outstretched to read a text.  And unfortunately, I already the mailed the card.

The only thing that I have problems with this card is getting an envelope to mail.  I ended up gently folding the ends back and putting in a card plastic cover before mailing it.

20141223_173024[1]  This is Fancy Fold Screen Divider from DOstamping.  I want to try to do another one with a scene in there, like flowers or trees

Anyway, that is all I can say.  I hope everyone is doing well.

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Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I first must alpologized for the long absence of this blog.  For about a month, I have been suffering from severe stomach pains where the doctors do not know the cause yet.  I have to go in for more tests.  For the moment, I am better.  However due to this, I have been so behind on everything, including sending out Christmas cards and finishing up Christmas presents.

Speaking of cards, these are some of the cards that I have done.

20141223_173248[1]  This has to be one of my best cards.  Unfortunately it is a little blurry.  I took a bunch of photos before mailing it, which I assumed that one of them would be clear.  Oh no.   I got this idea from Tracylovestoscrap on You-Tube.  It was pretty easy to follow, the only two downsides of this card is it is not really a magic card.  And there is no envelope to fit.  I ended up folding it very carefully and wrapping it in a clear card bag before putting it in a bubble wrapped envelope.  However the person who received it loved it.

20141223_173024[1]  This is called Chinese Screen Card.  It was very interesting to do.  I would like to do another one with a scene on it, like a forest or something.

So as 2014 ends, I had completed 74 knitted or crochet projects which 18 of them were on the list.  To say that I completely bombed that New Years Resolution is accurate.  As well in 2013, completed 115 projects.  I also used 19 balls of yarn.  I think I can safely say that I had a bad year when it comes to this.

Other than that, I hope to post more soon. Once the people received their presents, I will be posting pictures of them here.