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~