19 years worth~
Our 19th wedding anniversary is coming up and I thought my slump was going to continue and I wouldn't be able to make Jay a card............in case you haven't noticed, posts have been far and few between for the last several months with a serious case of
slumpiness going on. I even had a farewell post all typed up as it felt very permanent.
BUT, today I was excited to make a card, saw it in my head the way I used to! Not only did I do it, I loved doing it! Here's hoping the slump is leaving! The bit of symbolism in this is the clock hands - they are on the 10 and the 12, our anniversary date. :)
Stamps are from the Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Collection from Michaels Arts & Crafts - I wanted a new set and I wanted it today so supporting one of my fav online stores was out of the question.....so off to Michaels I headed.
Ink is Vivid!, Memento and Versafine
Cardstock is Pure Luxury Ivory by Gina K Designs
Patterned paper is from the Wanderer Collection by Basic Grey
Other: Mini brad, Tim Holtz Piercing Ruler, Distressing tool, Black grosgrain, Buttons, Thread, Dimensional foam
Finished card is a new favorite size: 3-3/4" x 5-1/2"
Not a standard size but I like it very much!
On another note, there is always chatter amongst us papercrafters on what we use to take photos of our projects - from daylight outdoor shots to fancy lightboxes. I've always used a simple piece of posterboard (around 5o cents or so at Target or similar stores) flanked by the OTT lights I have on my counter. It works for me, plus I just don't have the room for a permanent set-up. The posterboard slides behind the hutch in the next room and is used until it's too beat up. Simple and cost effective for me.
Thanks for visiting!