Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bird Brain

Apparently when it comes to crafting I have birds on the brian.  I mean, just look at the past bunch of cards I've posted.
Then there is this one above, made with the bits and pieces of the never ending Music to My Ears kit (I've been calling it Serenade).  Plus, I made two sample cards for my upcoming A Muse workshop and they both had birds on them. I haven't photographed them yet, so you'll just have to be patient.
And here is another one from the Club Scrap stuff.  By the way, I've stuck a fork in that kit and called it done.  A friend asked me what I consider "done" and what that means.  I keep kit stuff all together in its box, bag or envelope until it is done and once that happens any left over bits get incorporated into my regular stash.  I keep the stuff together until then because it works together.  For Club Scrap stuff I get the greetings to go order and that comes with 15 card blanks and die cuts and embellishments. I consider a kit done once I've used up the blanks and the majority of the die cuts.  The kits also come with coordinating cardstock so often I leave the kit together until I use up some of that too (and the remainder of the die cuts).  Sometimes I'm not happy with the colors or something so I only make a few cards and then unkit everything.  The Simon Says Stamps kits are pretty much the same thing.  I consider them done once I've used up the majority of the papers and embellishments.   I often reuse their boxes to put new coordinating stuff in, so yeah, I rarely seem to downsize boxes.

The Fine Print: Top card--letter stickers and "Serenade" papers by Basic Grey, bird cage and bird die by Tim Holtz (Sizzix), scallop border and heart by A Muse Studio.  Bottom Card--card base, green fiber and bird stamp by Club Scrap "Birds of a Feather," oval dies by Spellbinders, textured paper from stash.

8 comments:

Di said...

Lovely birdie cards Judy - and I'm exactly the same as you in having the same point when a kit is 'done' :)

Hugs, Di xx

Redanne said...

Hi Judy, both cards are beautiful, I love birds and I love that bird sentiment on the second card. You sound very organised with your kits, I like the idea of keeping them separate, until done, must trythat one! Hugs Anne x

Sandy said...

hmm I have never bought a kit they just don't really have them here not that I have seen anyway. Maybe I am not looking in the right places. Maybe I don't want to know. I really like his little wing out of newspaper print looks great..
Sandy :)

Shoshi said...

Love your boidies, Judy! Thanks for your visit. You are right about the challenges of drawing certain zentangle patterns - it is only when you sit down to do them that you recognise any practical difficulties, but with practice they do come right, and I haven't encountered one I really can't do yet, although I find some more enjoyable to do than others! In answer to your comment, the reason I have so much time to do this is that I do not enjoy good health and have to spend many hours resting, and I'm unable to do most of the active things that prevent most people from being creative, through sheer pressure of time. Zentangles are great for when I don't feel up to even sitting at my desk doing more actively creative stuff.

Shoshi

MaggieC said...

I like both these cards, but the second one really appeals to me, perhaps partly due to the sentiment. I still have kits together, in one case because I really do not know what to do with it - the various bits do not seem to hang together and I a still trying to work out how to use them. I don't buy kits any more for that reason. Thank you for your lovely comments on my Snippets card today. They are much appreciated. xx Maggie

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Princess Judy,

I seem to not buy kits. Maybe I'd get more cardmaking done if I did! I like the first bird card and saw a die that looks like it but I resisted and didn't buy it! I'm just trying to use what I have. Oh, but I have it all hidden away so no telling where things are!

Hugs,
Kay

sandee said...

I don't know why, but I love cards with birds on them, I make them a lot too...and butterflies...maybe it's the whole wings thing, 'cause I love hearts with wings too!waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Jan Hennings said...

Love your "Sing" cards! The bridcage die is one of my favorites!