The mid-week throwdown at Operation Write Home was Easter cards. I combined mine with this week's sketch, which I found to be quite a challenge. All those circles.....oh my.....
After that brain teaser, I went with an easier form of an Easter card. The bunny is on the inside of the card. My photography leaves a lot to be desired..........
I spent a lot of time during the week preparing card kits for myself for a card making gathering of friends on Sunday. I thought I had everything well prepared until I got to the meeting and found I had no glue gun.. I did manage to take 3 extra rolls of tape, but no gun.... What kind of idiot goes to a card making group and forgets her glue gun????...um.......this kind...... I did have 3 small tape rollers, so I made my card fronts and decided to glue them on the card stock when I got home.
Unfortunately, when I got home, I realized that those little hand held glue tape dispensers were crap - I could peel almost everything apart with no effort at all. So, I'll be spending this evening with my trusty glue tape gun and re-doing them all........Thanks for listening to my rant!
So far, my attempt at sticking to the challenges is going pretty well. Posting them each day, not so well.
I had trouble with this Sunday's sketch. I'm still not really happy with these two attempts. I think I need a booster of mojo or something.
The midweek throwdown was for the chalkboard technique. I'm a big fan of this, because it involves embossing and I love to emboss.
I also had a struggle with CAS. I think I always will. The embellishment at the sentiment was courtesy of a smudge.
I think Window Dressing is my very favorite SU set of stamps that I own. I could make these cards until
I'm blue in the face. I love coloring them and I love sticking different things in the window. I love the brick embossing folder and putting smudges on the walls of the building. I had to stop myself or I would have just filled the entire box of cards for Operation Write Home with these.
I started off 2013 with good intentions of doing all the challenges and made it halfway through the year before "life" took over. I'm going to try it again, maybe I can get a little farther through the year this time.
The mid-week throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home is our choice of top mid-week challenges from last year. I love, love, love making cards for kids. These are going in my box that I'm preparing to mail right now.