Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Sunday to ya + blog candy

Greetings from hot hot South Carolina (high is 93 today)!  I accomplished many things this weekend for once and I need to go back to work and rest (ha ha- yeah right). 
The most recent thing I did was to follow this Sunday's OWH sketch and create a card:
I rotated the sketch and used papers from the May Simon Says Stamp kit.  For the sentiment, I masked the middle, stamped the flowers, then unmasked and stamped the sentiment.  The little fake brads are from Basic Grey.
I did another art journal page and found Julie Balzer's blog which has tons of info on a journaling and even a place to share our pages:
I'm still a beginner at art journals, but there's something so satisfying about it.  The stamp is from Tim Holtz - first time I used it.
My last weekend accomplishment is to finish a baby shower gift that I started two (!) years ago.  Yes - procrastination reared its ugly head and I started this gift for a co-worker and never finished it.  Then, I tried again for someone else and finally made myself sew it this weekend:
This is McCall's pattern 4858, if you're interested.  It will hold diaper items that the mother can tote around the house.  I'm thinking that the mother can keep this downstairs and change the baby without trotting to the changing table.  Two years to finish - can you believe it?
Finally, if you've read all this, I've got to tell ya that no one has claimed one of the stamp sets from the OWH Memorial Day bloghop.  I've asked 3 ladies and received no response, so is there anyone who would like the OWH "Thinking of You" stamp set?  Here's my blogpost OWH Memorial Day bloghop if you want to check out the stamp set.
Just leave me a comment and I'll email you to get your address.
Oh - one more thing -- I did fit in some scrapbooking too!  Yowza!


  1. Terrific card and projects here. I love that you turned the sketch. I think I like it better that way. Fun colors. Your journal is very interesting and I really like the TH stamp. The baby Carry All is a wonderful idea. Cute colors for that project.

  2. I love how you flipped the sketch! Your baby gift is adorable; and will be so useful! I have to admit I've had projects that take a LONG time to finish as well.

  3. Hi Erika- wow-you have been busy! Don't feel bad.. i have a blanket I started when my sister's first child was born and it is not done yet....23 years ago! lol! I love the bright, cheery colors of your card! and turning the sketch gives it a totally different look- love it! I have the stamp set- I hope you find someone who can use first blog hop I had to draw another name as the winner never surfaced.

  4. I love how you flipped the sketch and your card turned out great! WTG on finishing the baby gift! Better late than never I always say :) Nice journal page too - I like that vintage look!

  5. Great card, love how the papers coordinate and create a nice soft feel! TFS!

  6. I really like the sketch turned like that. Great job! I'm impressed with your other projects as well. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love the card and I am going to plead the 5th on unfinished projects here at my house. Very kind of you to offer the stamp set, I too all ready have this one, but thank you. :) Now enjoy some rest at work (because crafting is hard work.)

  8. thank you for posting your version of this week's sketch! I too flipped the sketch, but then I went and centered everything. didn't really notice when it was horizontal that it wasn't centered! lol! maybe I will have to make another one?
    as for the stamp set.....I don't have it! and I would love it!! thank you so much!
    yetanothersusan at gmail dot com

  9. What a great card! The masking technique really worked well on this one. I'ld like to try something like this!