IThree years ago, I fell off a cruise ship and broke my knee. In three places. I had surgery and spent 2 months on some very powerful narcotics. Somehow, during the time I was injured and subsequently retrofitted with stainless steel parts and pieces, my scrap-craftiness got lost and even though I had spent the previous 16 years as an enthusiastic lover of all things Scrapbooking, suddenly, I was no longer that girl.
I can't even remember how it started--but a while back I became infatuated with all the many uses and reuses there are for old drawers.
So it was a festive Valentine's Day here...I did a little decorating around my paper room...
In no particular order...
Labels: Life in Texas
Blogging...it's one of those tasks I have tried to do for the past 2 years but haven't managed to do because I couldn't sit in front of a laptop for an extended period of time. My laptop travels and when it's home, so is Joal, so I would rather not be staring at a screen when I can be here with him.
So, I have happened upon the most delicious way to make cards without really having to think too much. It's the peak of summer and my brain might be a little fried...I need a way to make a few cards that don't require much creative energy.
Simple Stories 6x6 paper pads--specifically the Summer Fresh one. See what the Simple Stories designers did with Summer Fresh on their blog. Awesome stuff and totally inspiring! I have noticed lately that many card-makers have embraced this fast-n-fabulous way to make cards and I wanted to try my hand at it too. The magic of the Simple Stories paper pad is two-fold. First of course, the patterns are coordinated, so I don't have to spend time hunting through the paper stash to find papers that go together. Second, there are are coordinating sheets of items intended to be cut apart and used as embellishments included in the pad.
Here are two:
Clearly, these could be used in a variety of ways, for both cards and scrapbook pages.
I started with four cards...I'm betting it would not be difficult at all to get 25 cards out of one pad of paper.
No stamping today...just some layering and a few minor embellishment choices. How's that for easy?
Happy lazy cardmaking.