Sunday, February 28, 2016

PaperCrafter's Corner, Magazine Monday #134

Here's PCC's inspiration photo:  Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 134 Inspiration Piece (image)The background was the most striking to me, bunches of something relating to the subject.  But my mind went here:

     This is my son amid his salmon catch in Alaska last year.  Wouldn't you like to have those in your freezer?  Me, too!  But the price dropped so low last year and the cannery wouldn't take all the catch, so much of it was given to charity, and my son and most others lost money.  Anybody want to buy a salmon boat?  :o)
     Fortunately while I was looking for the salmon picture, I came across one of Sequoia surround by sequoia.  One is my granddaughter; the other is a giant redwood tree.   I decided to go that way.  :o)  I used my sequoia tree stamp to make up the background.  I know that some are slanting.  I think they were growing on a hill.  :o)  I let the Cricut do the writing.  That's a super fun feature!  After I got it all photographed, cropped, etc., I see I put 2015.  It was 2014.  That will be a quick fix before it goes in the album.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

PaperCrafter's Corner, Magazine Monday #133

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays Week 133 Inspiration Piece (image)     So happy to find some time this weekend for crafting.  I didn't think it was going to happen, but it sure feels good when it does.
     My son-in-law's birthday is coming up soon.  I knew which card I wanted to make and decided to use the colors from PCC's inspiration piece to make it happen.  The svg file is from My Scrap Chick, definitely one of my favorite places for finding goodies.  Great sales and a freebie every week!
      I plan to gift him with a Costco bundle of steaks.  He's definitely a meat-eater!  Maybe he'll invite me to dinner!  I'm sure I'm expected to make him his annual cheese cake, too.
     Thanks for coming by.  :o)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Papercrafting For Others: A RAK Day Challenge!

     PaperCrafter's Corner is such a special place to play.  Lots of inspiration and fun! Today Steph has challenged us to do a RAK, a "Random Act of Kindness."  I usually don't even try to do any of my crafts during the week with my granddaughter here.  We craft, but it's fun things for a 6-year-old.  Today Sequoia gave me a RAK and stayed on her side of the desk.  We both got things done!
Some of you may know that we raised our son Donnie from age four and kept him with us until he was 38 and got to be very difficult.  It was a hard decision to move him to a group home, but he has loved it and done so very well there.  That said, he called Valentine's Day to say he made a Valentine that said M-O-M and D-A-D!  He's not far away, but we haven't seen him since Christmas Day.   So we made cards for Donnie.  He will be tickled to get one from Sequoia, too. 
Thanks for spurring us on, PCC!  Wish I could see his face when he opens this RAK!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Magazine Monday #132

After 47 Valentine Days together, he still sweeps me off my feet!  I took a break, came to the kitchen and found these roses on the table.  I decided that was the perfect backdrop for the card I made him.     
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 132 Inspiration Piece (image)

    For the PaperCrafter's Corner challenge this week, I used all the same colors and polka dots, too.  I made my background by inking up the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss embossing folder, putting my cardstock inside and running it through the Fiskars Fuse.  The netting is an upcycled flesh-colored produce bag.  I had a little trouble cutting my sentiment, but hubby would never notice.  He wouldn't dare!  :o)  I'd keep him around even if he did.  He's the best Valentine ever! 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Papercrafter's Corner, Magazine Monday #131

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 131 Inspiration Piece (image)     My January pictures of Granddaughter are mostly of her trip to the snow, which made PCC's magazine cover the perfect inspiration for another monthly page.  I put together a snowy scene using both die cuts and stamps for trees.  The tall tree is a Sequoia, as is our girl!  I labeled them in small print.  I also did some tiny journaling around the edge of one picture.
     I'm not very good with white space, even if it's supposed to be snow, so I scattered tiny snowflakes that were the fiddly bits from the Fiskars border punch I used on the photo mats.  I couldn't just toss them out!  :o)  Thanks for stopping by.