Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Some Cards and getting ready for a Crop-ical getaway

So I have been rather busy the last week or so.  I was inspired to make a few cards which happens from time to time.  I don't really consider myself a "Cardmaker", but once in a great while the mood strikes me and I'm pretty surprised by what I come up with.  So I made 4 cherry cards because I need to make a card for Tabitha's birthday.  I had this cute Scalloped fabric in my ribbon box for awhile.  I got it on clearance at Joann's I believe its from Colorbox.  I used a piece of paper from the Farmer's Market stack from DCWV and some red and green cardstock.  The brown paper used on these cards are actually the opposite side of the Farmer's market paper.  It was a great use paper.  The stamps I used on most of the cards came from Close to my Heart (a special set only sold in there Cherry Oh Workshop Kit) and a cupcake stamp from Studio G and the "Happy Cupcake Day" stamp I purchased at my local stamp store awhile back.  Other supplies include brads and sticky bling.

Before the Cherry cards I made 11 "Wood you be Mine" cards.  I was inspired by my friend Tabitha who was inspired by the most recent Papercraft Magazine.  Tabitha's Card was a rectangle of brown paper embossed with the Tim Holtz Wood Grain Embossing Folder and then had baker's twine wrapped around it. I had 11 hearts I cut out on the cricut that I embossed using the same folder that I was going to make tags out of for my Christmas presents this year and I ran out of time so I just threw them in my box of Christmas stuff for future use.  After seeing Tabitha card and how cute it came out I just made these.  I hope she doesn't mind I scrap lifted her card.

The last thing I have been up to is packing for a crop.  I haven't done this in literally years.  I used to be a crop scrapbooker.  When the store was around the corner I would go once a week and at least once a month to a bigger crop.  After the store closed and I moved I was able to have my own scrapbook room which made me a home scrapbooker, but I wanted to get out and socialize and I had heard wonderful things about the crops that a store about a half an hour away had, so Tabitha twisted my arm and we went this month.  I was soooo nervous that I wouldn't get anything done and that I would forget something vital to my creative process.  So I packed about 5 days in advance and then unpacked the day before to make sure I packed everything lol.  I decided because most of my stuff was packed and I wanted to create I would make my name tag for the front pouch on my crop bag.  So the pictures posted are 1 of my crop bags ready to go and my name tag using Graphic 45's Steampunk line (I love that line by the way. Its not a normal color combo I like to use and honestly I would probably never buy it but I picked it up a Captured Moments and I don't regret it I have almost used the whole stack of 8x8 paper).

There is more to come about the crop but I'll wait for Captured Moments to post the big group picture before I do.  I have my layout all photographed and up loaded to share.  Stay tuned.... Pin It Now!


Anonymous said...

Great cards Ginger!
I used to go to crops a lot...
Now maybe just twice a year to some weekenders...since having a dedicated craft room I don't like to pack up and then come back and put away :)

Peggy Beck said...

These cards are wonderful. I used to have a dress with cherries hanging off it and these remind me of it. It was one of my favorite dresses. Beautiful. You ARE a cardmaker. Maybe not first, but definately wonderful cards.