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.
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!!