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Thanks for visiting my blog. As the title suggests, I love to scrapbook, stamp, and sing! I will share cards and scrapbook pages I create, as well as information about my music - Barbershop harmony.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Do you craft at odd hours?

So, here's the deal - I wake up at 3 a.m. thinking about a card I started last night.  Pretty soon I'm up, pulling out supplies and working away at my card.  My brother's cat, Misty (you may have heard me talk about her), is visiting me this week.  She just looks at me like "what are you doing?"  She was even more confused because I wouldn't give her any kibbles!!  I want to hear about your experience with odd hour craft time!

Anyway, niece Annika is heading off to camp so I made her a card.  Did any of you ever go to camp?  When I was a kid we went every summer - one week by ourselves with our age group and one week with the entire family - to a church camp in Northern Wisconsin.  If you received mail, you had to tell a joke, sing a song, etc. to receive it.  So all your friends and family back home made sure you were bombarded with mail....  Well, they do the same thing at Annika's camp so I'm armed with my pre-printed address labels and will fire off a card per day - mostly postcards, although I did this handmade card for the kick-off.

happy camping Annika

The kids stay in little cabins so I printed this cute cabin (Three Bugs in a Rug for Silhouette - Design id#9993) and the sentiment (can't remember the font - sorry) on a piece of blue Basic Grey paper using my Silhouette and a Lexmark printer.  Then I die cut the pine trees (Hero Arts for Silhouette -Design id #22748) with another slab of Basic Grey paper and stamped them with Hero Arts Newspaper Background (still a fave!) inked in Iced Spruce (fitting) Distress Ink.  Next I used my Distress Markers to create a little grassy knoll and path for the cabin.  Finally I stamped and paper-pieced a little sun (from an old baby boy set by Hero Arts) and added some stickles.  A pearl turned into a doorknob and I was done!  I know Annika will love it, as well as the $$ I threw in for her to buy snacks... At my camp they sold the candy bars frozen - still love them that way!

Hope you're having a great weekend and thanks for stopping!!


Barb said...

What a fun post, Linda! First of all, there are many times when I'm all set to go to bed, and an idea pops into my head, so I go back downstairs to create - usually around midnight! I always regret it in the morning. :)

Love this fun card for your niece! The cabin and trees are fabulous!

As far as camp goes: For years, I went to Cathedral of the Pines camp, way up in Lutsen, Mn. It was the most beautiful place - I never wanted to leave! Thanks for bringing back some amazing memories! :)

Lin said...

You must be her favorite Aunt, Linda! Love all the details on your fun card - you are a whiz with your computer! I was a Girl Scout, so I have lots of camp memories! We never got frozen candy bars, though - YUMM!!

CinnamonSally said...

Cute card Linda..

Arlene said...

What a great card! Love the log cabin in the woods. Modern feel to it too. :)

Virginia L. said...

Love your cute scene that you created, Linda! Your niece is so lucky to have this cute card for sure!! When I woke up in "funny" hour, I would create something...but for not for long. I think it's just not the good time for me to make a card because most of the time I regretted that I did something--I would be thinking:" What I was I thinking at 2am!!?"
I had a few camping trips when I was little, they were not very memorable and Dr. John doesn't like camping, so we never go camping--just stay in the resorts and hotels (LOL)!! WE are excited to meeting you in Scrapfest in September--finally! HUGS!

Dawn said...

cool little card. I don't get up in the middle of the night to craft, but do wake and think, then go back to sleep. Maybe I should get up

Maureen Morton said...

What a great little kick-off to a fun time for your niece.....good aunite! Love this scene. Yes, I am often up at 4:30 am with an idea that I must put to ink....but I can never go to bed with a project unfinished, either. My hubby thinks I am nuts and I do pay the price, as I require lots of sleep to be my perky self. Great story, wonderful card and you have such a huge heart!

Anita Rex said...

This card is darling and perfect for a little camper! I love those trees and the little cabin! Sadly I didn't go to camp as a kid! I guess in a few years Ariel will be going! :> I tend to craft later at night and than wonder in the morning what was I thinking?

Robin K. said...

Your camp scene is so cool Linda! You must be the fave aunt:). I had the good fortune to go to church camp one summer - I remember getting the biggest kick out of sleeping in hogans which were canvas tents with a wooden bottom. We didn't get to eat anything as yummy as frozen candy bars though! P. S. I dream about card ideas a lot! So far I haven't done any sleep walking to my craft room:)