Monday, September 10, 2012

In A Pinch-Happy Birthday!

Hi Krafters!!

I have to admit, I miss crafting regularly! I missed posting to my blog and all of you! So much was going on and honestly, I just didn’t have the energy to make anything. The ideas still flowed though. While I was in Arkansas tending to my father my aunt’s birthday just so happen to fall during my trip. How convenient right? I guess that was God’s way of telling me not to get lost in all of the drama that was going on and I had to remain true to me too! I am a crafter!

 I did not plan on doing any projects while I was away. I was faced with buying my aunt a card or making her one. I have not purchased a card in almost three years!  I was put to the test to see if I could create something great for her with very little J On a trip to Walmart I checked out their craft section and found some beautiful papers by Colorbok. I also purchased some cardstock and ink.

Then on the way back to my aunt’s place, I saw a Hobby Lobby! It was like an oasis in a desert I tell you…I had no idea there was a HL there!  I asked her to stop.  We both were at awe! Do you ever lose yourself in a craft store? It is like I am in a trance! Anywho, I grabbed a cheap trimmer (which actually cuts better than my Cricut trimmer), scissors, adhesive, bling, a punch and a stamp set. I was good to go…at that moment though, I really missed all of crafting luxuries I had back home L

Today’s card is very simple. I fussy cut all of the flowers from the paper pack. I inked all of the edges. I stamped the sentiment and punched it out with my new punch. I added a little bling and that was that! I had to make a quick and simple card so my aunt would not figure out what I was doing J I was happy with how it turned out and more importantly she was overjoyed! Sorry for the photo, I snapped it with my cellphone~

I guess the moral of the story is sometimes we get so spoiled with gadgets and tools. I admit, cutters, both manual and electronic, are convenient. However, they are not necessary to create something beautiful! I am thankful for this experience because I take what I have for granted.  Never again!

I hope you all enjoyed today’s project. Thank you all for stopping by, Krafthead~


  1. the card is Lovely
    I still get yelled at when I pick up the scissors : ) and do some cutting I need to do
    Yes I to am spoiled by my cutter
    but right now my Printer is having some fits lol so I have yet to do the print and cut update on my Gazelle,

  2. Super gorgeous card. Love the flowers. Hope you are doing ok after your fall. Hugs.

  3. You just proved that the true talent is within us not in the supplies we love. Gorgeous creation!

  4. Very nice Inspector Gadget you pulled a beautiful bunny out of your bag of tricks! Hope your feeling better after the(accident not season) fall.

  5. Lovely card, you're are such a skilled crafter; tfs!

  6. what a fabulous card, and I KNOW she loved it, who could not??? I hope you had fun making it too, after being craft-less for that long,,,,,

  7. This is such a beautiful card and Iust admit this paper pack is so gorgeous! Almost as beautiful as the card you created. You are a wonder Sis! Great job!!