If you change the way you look at things the things you look at change-Dr. Wayne Dyer

Monday, July 2, 2012

One more for the road-since for me it seems like creativity comes in waves and I can't seem to post regularly...good thing I don't get paid as a blogger.  I have been busy working on my "studio" creative space what ever you would like to call it-in my spare (ha ha) time.  It is starting to really come together and I am excited-even though it is in an unfinished basement.  So I will follow soon with some photos.  Just so you don't think I am slacking or anything. Time to make dinner.  A yummy pasta salad.

If you know me at all you know I love roosters-I used to have Rhode Island red hens growing up and love the french country feel.  Black furniture, chicken wire, deep reds and of course polka dots! I saw this card in a challenge and decided to try it-I used this great double sided paper (a must) it is so whimsical and goes well with the roosters and script on the background.  I love this saying-it goes along with my "every day matters".  It was a little challenging for me to get the folds just right.  I practiced on a plain piece of paper first-good thing!  It was just plain fun to make and I can think of lots of fun ideas to use this pattern for-birthday's and manly man cards.  Makes a statement without being frilly.
Well I think that the jump to Summer came a little quick for me-and everything seems to be on fire all over the place.  No BBQ on the 4th this year.  HOT HOT HOT...  I am posting a few new cards from my card class (sadly named, card class) I think that the 4th represents the middle of Summer for me-even though I know it isn't.  Summer just speeds by and before I know it, I don't have all my Christmas stuff done. 

 I had fun making this pop up Uncle Sam.  He folds up flat for easy sending.  I paper pieced him from an idea in a painting book.  I love to paper piece, for me it is relaxing to cut out and glue.  I embossed his beard and mustache to give him some extra dimension and added the stars to the front.  I am loving this fun fold card, so I know you will see more of them!
Here is to the cranky ladies that are so fun to stamp and imagine what they are saying.  I will call her Gladys and I imagined that she was sunning herself by the pool and thinking about key lime pie...