Saturday, July 6, 2013
Crafters Waste Nothing...
When you live a life of creative bliss you never waste or throw away anything if you can use it to make something. I have done this my entire life and my mother did this and my grandmother did this. We see things differently than maybe others might see them.
Here I received a beautiful envelope with my name written on it. The quality of paper and the silver color was divine. I decided to punch out some shapes. I chose a Fiskars star punch and a Martha Stewart crown punch. I cut apart the flap, and down the sides of the envelope to open it up. Next I just punched.
Here are my scraps and my shapes. Not bad I would say. I ended up with 12 stars and 12 crowns. Now I have them ready for making ATCs, cards, tags or collages. In fact I inserted the stars loosely into a card and mailed it off for the Fourth. Now the recipient can be creative and use them too.
What would you make with these shapes? What would you do with a used envelope? Creative minds want to know.
This is a short post. Still not much sleep happening here. Mr. C and I spent another two hours at the doctor. His back muscles were having painful spasms and he got numerous shots to relieve some of the pain. The doctor also added to his meds so maybe he can sleep. So far...no sleeping for longer than a few minutes to maybe 2 hours. I clearly remember this is what is was like raising a child, pets and watching over aging grandparents. Rest...please...it will help with the much needed healing.
Our weather is cooler and out of the triple digits. I have the house windows open and am enjoying a delta breeze. Funny as we are not even close to a delta.
How are you enjoying this glorious Summer? Thank you once again for all the caring concern and prayers. I am warmed and overwhelmed by having such good friends I haven't even ever met in person.
Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...