Thursday, March 18, 2010

lil bit of spring and a whole lotta talkin'

It's a beautiful spring day here in New England. I woke to birds chirping and really there is no better way to start the day....ok, yes, to the sound of the ocean but that's 2 blocks away and I am sure that my friends over there wouldn't be happy to find me there in the morning all spring/summer we'll have to settle for the birds chirping! ;)

I made these 2 cuties for the Card for Kids drive that Jen McGuire (super card/scrap extraordinaire and a beautiful angel in human form)is doing. I have a stack that just need to be glued together in all kinds of themes. My goal is to finish that this weekend and get them in the mail. I have been a total slacker and these kids deserve more than that. So the fire is lit and I am creating for them this week.

On top of that I have decided that since I started making cards a year ago I have done very little in the way of scrapbooking. Scrapping has always been my first love and it's taken a backseat to cards. Well I have decided to dust off that 12x12 cardstock and put it to good use. I had cut back because my camera broke last June. It doesn't work quite the way it should since Ray (dh) and Brycen (ds) got caught in a huge rainstorm with it in DC. Funds being what they are in this pitiful car economy I haven't been able to go buy the camera of my dreams (Nikon D40) so....I have dusted of the busted camera and I am making a point to take a picture every day....well lots... because let's face it, it's just not that great on one shots these days ;) and with them I will scrap!

I have had a layout in my head for a while but wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it.....then I saw THIS layout by the fantastic Nichol Magourik and all just fell into place inside my head. Now the trick here is to get it to look like that on a piece or two of 12x12 paper....not an easy feat I tell you! But I am determined to "make it work" (that's Tim Gunn inside my head). So work I will.

Have you been stuck on the card scene and forgot about the scrap scene? If so, join me....we can have a friendly challenge! C''ll be fun! :)


Brandy Lees said...

Super cute spring cards!!!

Tiffany said...

These are such delightful and fun cards Michelle! So whimsical! The kids will love them!