Monday, August 29, 2016

Life Imitates Life

The other day Carol made this cool double fold gate card that she copied from Wendy who learned it from Dawn's tutorial or you can see a static version on Dawn's blog. Of course I had to jump in and check out all those links and the tutorial and make my own.
All those nautical themed cards I've been making lately have lead me to wanting to make a lighthouse card. I poked around in my stuff and found this really, really, really, really, really old lighthouse stamp set. Not only was it old, it was Never Before Used Stuff!* To go with it I found some really, really, really old double sided paper. In hindsight, the differences between the two sides is probably a little too subtle for this technique, but I'm happy with this card anyway.
This is an easy card to make so check out Carol's, Wendy's and Dawn's cards and try one yourself!

* In my defense, not that I really have one or need one, this stamp set was housed in a CD case and for the longest time those weren't in my craft room or by any of the crafting stuff (it was with the CDs).

The Fine Print: Stamps by The Angel Company, designer paper by Stampin' Up, and the technique, well now you know all about that! 

Sunday, August 28, 2016


Here's some more of my flotilla.

These boat stickers came already cut into grids. I just had to stick them down with some spacing between them. If you think that was easy I've got some beachfront property down the street from me to sell you.

The Fine Print: Anchor die by Cheery Lynn, everything else Club Scrap "Sail Away." Hope you like boats! 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Bunch of Boats

I was wondering if there was a fancy word for a bunch of boats like there is for cows (a herd), crows (a murder), or cats (a glaring). I think the word I'm looking for is flotilla, which sounds like a tortilla that flopped.

Here's the start of my flotilla. It's quite extensive, almost 30 cards strong. You saw my large sailing ships on Wednesday. Here are a few smaller personal pleasure crafts today.

The Fine Print: Card toppers and most parts from Club Scrap "Sail Away" except for the fancy background papers from my friend. They are quite fancy too, the top one is velvet and the bottom one feels like homemade paper with glitter on it. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

And Stop.

The Friday of the first week of school is always such a let down. We've been running full blast, talking to hundreds of students, and running around like mice being chased with a broom. Then Friday comes along and it's all western themed music and tumbleweeds blowing across the student center.
Don't get me wrong, it's nice to be able to breath, pee, and eat during the work day, but it is such an abrupt let down after the previous days of mayhem. We're all kind of on edge because we don't know how to suddenly just stop and be calm.
So for giggles and grins this morning we chased a mouse around the student center with a broom, a box, and some student handbooks. Those suckers are fast and boy can they jump! We were promised that humane traps would be set, but frankly I'm the one that called the thing "vermin" so I can't say I care one way or the other.
The Fine Print: Stamps, card toppers and all the parts except the embossing folder (Cuttlebug) and green ribbon (my stash) by Club Scrap "Sail Away." 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pretty Cool

Doesn't it seem like a good day to grab a little dog and go for a bike ride over the rolling hills?

The Fine Print: All products by A Muse Studio. Stamp set-Basket Case, dies-Basket Case and Landscapes, and cardstock-azul, sugar, and wasabi petite hexagon. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Whiny Ass Wednesday

It's the first day of school where I work. Here are some truths about the bulk of college students today:

  • They didn't bring anything to write with and they didn't bring anything to write on and we should supply both (but scrap paper and golf pencils are beneath them). 
  • They didn't bring their class schedule and expect us to magically know where they should be (but it's a writing class!). 
  • They are shocked when being called out for being late to class because we should understand that they didn't know where the campus was let alone the building and room (advance planning is for wussies). 
  • They are actually a bunch of fun kids full hope and anticipation. Without them I'd be out a job (but I have this fabulous blue shirt with golden yellow and white lettering that would fit in at Walmart real good).

The Fine Print: Boat die by Tattered Lace, stamps, card bases and parts by Club Scrap "Sail Away," embossing folder by SU and wavy designer paper from my stash. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Triple Time

My stamp club is doing a card exchange and the theme is "One Little, Two Little, Three Little _____." They alway leave the theme up to your interpretation so I rather focused on the three part. I didn't ignore the one or the two as they are represented on my card, but I went for a triple flip card.
I have one lonely bunny and then miss bunny gets a boyfriend so there are two. Whoops, well, now there are three little bunnies, because bunnies do that kind of thing. As a giggle I made a matching envelope and that has four bunnies on it.
I used a die to cut this flip flop card shape. I have directions, knowledge, and experience on how to cut these kinds of card but I went for the easy peasy run it through a die method. Really, why go through all that work when you don't have to? Plus the die has the coordinating layers to go with it!
Inside I put three large matching hearts. I started out putting one, two and three hearts but it didn't really do it for me. This all folds shut into a nice A2 sized card.

The Fine Print: Flip card die by Spellbinders, bunnies by DeNami, heart die by A Muse Studio, papers, ribbons and paper flowers from my stash. Yes, I fussy cut those bunnies. Fussy cutting is not dead!