Our weekend at Kay's cabin had to be canceled, so we went to play at Kay's house for Friday, and Saturday. It even included going out for dinner at a local bar, just like we had planned to do at the cabin. Debby, Kay, and I all had a great time chatting and stamping, and Laura joined us on Saturday. I worked all weekend to create my cards for the May demonstrator's swap. (I won't share those with you until after I share them with the group.) The cards I made included stamping a reflection, and chalking, something old and something new!
I have been preparing for our upcoming Card Making Buffet next Saturday, April 28, and then our Craft Sale on May 5, so I have a lot of work to do. Last week I took out a stamp set each day, and spent the day just creating. I want to keep it simple, but I just keep trying new things, going back to old techniques I have not used in a while, and I am just plain having fun.
Today I pulled out an old stamp set from about 3 years ago called Just Beachy. I chose this set because I like the fish, and they were my big focus today. I have to admit I really cased some cards, most of which I found on Splitcoast Stampers. I recently discovered the idea of searching under the name of my old stamp sets for "new" ideas, even though many of those cards were posted years ago. Isn't that great!
I stamped this afternoon while baby Olivia was napping, and when she woke up I was singing "Fishy, fishy in the brook, Daddy catch him with the hook, Momma fried him in the pan, Baby eat him like a man." I just had so much fun with Fishies.
These two cards were inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch. I have never submitted a card, but since I did try the layout, I think I will submit the card. Don't know which one I like better, but the best part is the cute little beach umbrella I made with the Fancy Flower punch with the bee buzzing it.
I wanted to show the cute umbrella I made using the Fancy Flower punch, which I folded and shaped to form the umbrella. Alas, I am not very good at photographing my cards yet. I guess I should have tried a different angle.
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