Friday, July 24, 2009

A lot going on here!

Ever get the feeling you are doing stuff that won't amount to a hill of beans? I'm in that mood. Got stuff to do...a weekly home blessing and laundry...if I'm going to be working in the studio, maybe I should be scrapping, but here I am making cards!

I have absolutely NO ideas. I don't feel imaginative. I don't feel "happy". I just feel blah. Now, this could be the unseasonable July we have been having this past week. A very unseasonable July. Normally, it's blazing hot! this time of the year. It's been cool with rain SHOWERS...not storms...SHOWERS. Of course, we did have a storm. Could this have something to do with DS turning 15 on Monday the 20th? Then he got his braces off on Tuesday the 21st.

Lots going on here, literally! Check this out!

Just playing around with..

1. some new, soon to be released (July 24, 2009) JessicaLynnOriginal Brentwood Stamps.

2. paper & accessories from the Stampin Flybabies Summer 2009 Craft Kit

3. the Dare to Get Dirty 2009 Challenge #1.

4. making a double pocket card

5. using non-traditional colors in a Christmas Card (psst...a little secret here...this is a SUMMER paper collection.)

I had fun. Something new all around.

As a DT perk, we received Just Popping In image and coordinating sentiment in digital form. This image is detailed. Not as detailed as the Santa magnifying glass needed, but detailed nevertheless. When I colored the image, I knew I wanted to use the Little Yellow Bicycle Zinnia collection papers & accessories in the Stampin Flybabies 2009 Summer Craft Kit. Then I saw the Dare to Get Dirty challenges...thought I would play along since I'm on vacation from my public job.

The challenge was tags, and this is probably not much of a tag or two. Then again, I'm not much of a try a new technique person; however, being in my funky mood, I decided to try a double pocket card. I'm very pleased with it; it was super simple and way cool! This would be a great type of card to send with a family photo on one of the tags.


Stamps: JLO Brentwood Just Popping In image & sentiment
Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle Zinnia Collection, SU! Certainly Celery
Accessories: Little Yellow Bicycle Zinnia Collection, SU! Tab punch, Sticky Strip, Snail
Techniques: Diagonal Double pocket card, Tags


  1. Beautiful card. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

  2. Melissa this came out just gorgeous! Awesome job!

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