Welcome to another edition of Words on Wednesday – a series designed to be more about me and my thoughts, opinions, and words, and less about my craft life. It’s been quite a while since I did one of these posts. Almost 5 months!! I miss them but to be honest, the thoughts and feelings I’ve been having lately are not ones I’m comfortable sharing publicly. Maybe one day but not yet.
Hey! Welcome to Monday! Thought it was time to revive my Make it Monday posts. Did you miss them? I did so … time to bring them back!
Today I am showing you how I am using my June 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp. It’s got loads of gorgeous papers in it! If you missed my reveal video it’s over on my YouTube channel here.
I’ve already made 3 cards with this kit – you can see them on my Instagram page and I do show you them briefly at the beginning of today’s video. Speaking of, I explain a lot in the intro so why don’t I just get to it?
Wondering what I’ve been up to this month? The blog has been quiet, I know, but I promise I have been creating.
LOAD518 was going on and while I did not achieve a layout every single day, I did do quite a few. And filmed them too. You can take a look at all my layouts in my Flickr gallery here and my YouTube videos on my channel in this playlist.
And then there’s been all the card making …
Do you follow me on Instagram? If so, you’ve no doubt noticed a lot of cards lately. That’s because I took up The 100 Day Project and decided to make a card a day for 100 days. I’ve missed a couple of days here and there but I’ve got 55 days of cards so far and I’m not stopping. Technically, with the 6 cards I made for this post, I’m all caught up and even ahead of the game a bit but … that’s not really the point of the exercise, is it?
Which brings me to the point of this post … finishing my May 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp.
I took on the challenge and rolled it into my 100 Day Challenge of creating a card every day. Since today is the last day of April I thought I’d pick my 5 favourite cards that I made through this challenge. Continue reading »
Happy Saturday! How’s your weekend going so far? Any big plans?
Weekends around here are for field hockey games, spring league soccer games, and sometimes tournaments. You know, quiet, easy, lounge around in your pj’s til noon type days … wait …
We are definitely doing weekends all wrong!
There is a Spring Crop going on over on the Paper Issues Facebook group which I am hoping to take part in at some point. But we’ll just have to see if I’m “allowed” scrappy time! (Insert eye roll emoji here!)
In case you’re like me and have to live vicariously through others at the moment, here is the second part of my 10 Cards from 1 Kit project. If you missed Part I you can read all about it here. I am using my April kit from Simon Says Stamp so that I can go and pick up my May kit with a clear conscience! Here’s a look at how cards 6 – 10 came together. Continue reading »
I took some time today to finally play with my April card kit from Simon Says Stamp. To see the reveal of the kit please see the video in this post.
It’s a gorgeous kit full of rainbows and butterflies and apart from one little strip of green paper, I’ve not touched it. Too busy with Clear the Desk layouts I think! But as I got notification today that my May kit is now ready for pick up, I figured I’d better get busy.
So here’s a look at how the first five cards came together.
I was wondering what I’d do for this part of the class as I no longer subscribe to a kit cub and any kits I received in the past have long since been split up and put into my stash. And then I found five bags full of paper scraps with five colour schemes and I knew I could use them! I also knew I’d put these kits together for a previous class over with Shimelle but couldn’t remember which one. After a bit of research (okay, a lot of Shimelle video watching) I found my answer. They were part of her process towards the end of her The 20 Project class.
I’ve included a link to it as even though it’s 2 years old, the content is still available, timely, and worth the money! And no, that’s not an affiliate link. I just highly endorse anything she puts out!
Okay, that’s enough intro for you. Watch this video to hear the rest of the story. Continue reading »