Sunday, 2 October 2016

World Card Making Day (one day late)

It's World Card Making Day (plus one).  My card is late, but I hope that you'll agree that it's better late than never.  As you can see, I've "spread the love" by using a generous variety of products.

I wanted something whimsical.  I wanted to remind people that they should "spread the love" with their cards.  It should not just be about the one day.  It should be every day that we think of people, that we get in touch with people, that we spread the love with our cards.



I didn't want to be late posting this card.  But...life happens.

You can think that you're all prepared for something but you can't always know what is happening in your life.  World Card Making Day is a good example of that truism.   I had my card completed and was ready to take pictures and post and suddenly I found myself on my way out of town.  Planned trip?  No.  But sometimes when opportunity knocks, you answer the door.

I've been re-organizing my crafting room which, during the past couple of years, began to take on a life of its own.  I swear that things multiplied while I slept.  Piles grew overnight.  Products hid themselves and played peek-a-boo.  Stressful?  Yes.  So I bit the bullet and began the huge task of re-organization.  Storage was one problem which I had to admit would make life easier.  Bins were not my friends.  Yes, they provided storage, but they also became an ongoing headache because they store but don't make access easy.  If you've heard of IKEA, you know that that store offers almost unlimited storage  solutions which, at the same time, offer easy access to one's belongings.  The closest IKEA, however, is in Calgary and that meant a road trip.  Yesterday my daughter suggested exactly that and off we were.  No second thoughts.

I have the storage solutions waiting to be assembled.  My room is going to be much more functional.  And I didn't post my World Card Making Day card.  I also didn't send it off.  My jobs for today.

And so I turned to the Fairy Celebration stamp set in conjunction with the wonderful Serene Scenery Designer Series paper stack.  Along with those products, I decided to use a sentiment from the Sprinkles of Life set, the wings from Papillon Potpourri and the delicate images of Dandelion seeds from the Balloon Celebration set.  I picked my colours based on the various shades in the Designer paper.  My base is the Heavy Whisper White followed by a layer of Cajun Craze and then the Designer paper.  The inks are Archival Basic Grey, Blushing Bride, Delightful Dijon, Calypso Coral, Peekabook Peach and So Saffron.  I've also used White embossing powder for the Dandelion seeds and the sentiment.

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  1. A beautiful and whimsical card!
    Hope your organization skills are as good as your card-making!

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    1. Thanks so much, Priscilla. My organization skills are a work in progress. I seem to have far too much product and far too little storage. I should be getting rid of more but it's hard to sell in my area. It's a vicious circle.

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  2. Ha ha! Love that Heidi. My cards are still sitting on my desk. No I wasn't reorganizing my craft room, although I wish I was, instead I was dealing with two angry people who totally put a kibosh to my day. Oh well today the sun is shining and they're much better, but I haven't caught up yet. Good for you for posting and I love your fairy card! Awesome.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Penny. Oh, dealing with angry people is such a downer. What a nasty way to have to spend a day. It's really kind of silly that I disliked the stamp set initially, isn't it? I'm loving the images and the cards I'm creating with those fairies so much.

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