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Grateful Greetings

Last weekend hubby said that if people clean like I do they’ll never get anything done. After I thought about it I guess he’s right. It’s day three and the house isn’t any better than it was Sunday when I started. I kept stopping – stopping just cause – and taking craft breaks. The other night hubby was here in my craft room watching Netflix and he looked at my box of cards and said: “You are obsessed with making cards. After you’re done you just toss them in that box.” You know all the cards that I’ve made the last few years? Yeah, I don’t have that many friends to give them to. I do donate but not as often as I make them. I’m going to be purging again soon. There’s a Christmas bazaar at M’s school. I can donate to that.

Then today after I was done making the above card I looked down at my Stampin’ Up! paper pad. It’s that 10×16″ pad that demos use at workshops so that you have something to either measure with or practice stamping. Well, since I don’t demo anymore and I hardly ever did workshops I still have a big thick pad of it and that’s where I stamp on. It’s nice, flat, cushiony and I can make a mess on it. Like my mess below? I’ve had this pad for a few months now and it’s about ready to be replaced by a nice new clean sheet. I should do the masking + spraying on a scrapbook page/card sometimes.

My Scrap Pad

Card details:

This card was inspired by 2Sketches4You’s sketch, no. 63. I haven’t played in a while and thought I’d join. This card is also my last official card for the DigiChick. You like the butterfly? I do! I got that from the Patisserie kit by Sugarplum Paperie at TDC. The butterfly was a .png file but I took it into Photoshop and converted it into a .jpg. After this I was able to bring it into my electric die-cut maachine, I have the Klik-N-Kut, and cut it. The back scalloped paper was a die-cut template from the Cutting Files also at TDC. The Cutting Files has all sorts of other templates. The fun thing about electric die-cut machines is that you can alter it. I didn’t do the holes for my doily, just the shape.

Doilies TDC Cutting Files

Ok, that’s it. I hope you all have a great day!

Other materials:

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: WPlus9, Season of Thanks, and Waltzingmouse, Musical Backgrounds

8 comments

  1. Meda says:

    reading your post was just like looking in the mirror: same never ending cleaning, same crafty distractions, same obsessions with cards and mini books and ….. oooooh, my!
    Have to see the 2S4Y challenge now. Looks like lately I am obsessed with challenges.

  2. ~amy~ says:

    HA! I clean the same way…I definitely craft more than I clean…I’m always telling the kids that I need to do some power cleaning…they roll their eyes…a girls got priorities…at least this girl does..LOL. Your card is ultra beautiful…something about butterflies…so timeless and such a pretty embellie…I have that same SU pad…love it.

  3. Mari Koegelenberg says:

    Love this card it is so pretty and just love the butterfly too! I am in the same boat as you…too many distractions, always something better to do than cleaning!

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