Monday, March 13, 2017
Making NLWM Cards...
I NEED a lot of cards. So I walked into my studio last week and with all good intentions of sorting and purging and downsizing...I instead found myself making cards. April is National Letter Writing Month and I always participate. Lindsay Ostrom, Miss Creator of Cuteness, is our fearless cheerleader/organizer for this FB group. Thank you very much Lindsay dear. In years past I have mailed to everyone but that got a little too carried away for me. So now I will have one pen pal and then of course send to others at my discretion and time allowances.
I have lots of supplies and have vowed to use what I have and not run to the store for more stuff! Here you can see I am going old school and stamping and embossing cards. Mr. C has been the only user of my vintage purple heat tool in his car building garage the past few years. Not now! I was in my glory with embossing those fine beautiful powders onto card stock.
Here you see I didn't just make one. I wanted to make lots so I have a good supply in my stash.
I also use catalog and magazine cut outs, along with card fronts from received cards and of course my Lindsay designed coloring images.
I am in no way any type of artist however I do have the supplies necessary. I buy them with the hopes that I shall become an artist via osmosis. LOL I did stamp this and then embellish it with my colored pencils. I wanted a very serene scape. Yes, I am the one who colors a sun in the top corner of my paper...ever since I was old enough to color. I still need a lot more cards.
Our weather has been perfect with sunshine and blue skies. Mr. C and I have gotten out to take a walk several days now. Yesterday we drove a few hours north and schmoozed with lots of auto racers at Thunderhill Racetrack in Willows, CA. The day was so beautiful and we were in no hurry. We had spent the week previous cleaning and keeping up with this home and property in hopes that the sunshine would bring perspective buyers. No one...not even one. We will be having another meeting with our Broker.
I see Easter crafting and decorating is on! I love what you all are doing. My Easter decorating will stay hidden in the cupboard this year so as not to offend any potential buyers. Make it look like no one lives here!
Spring Flowers and Butterflies are showing themselves to many. My daffodils are blooming and I love them. Pollen season will be quite intense with all the rain we have finally gotten.
Lovely days to all...<3