Thursday, April 28, 2022

Apr 28 2022 Catching Up Again

 On April 18, in the late-night hours, I was in the middle of rescuing an injured cat.  Naturally, in the dark, I tripped over something and took a nasty fall.   I have 4 ruptured disks in my spine and this was not a good move on my part.  But, the cat was in great need, so I went on.  The cat spent 4 days at the vet's office and is not home with me, as I have adopted him into my life.  He is doing much better, and I am slowly recovering from all the excitement.  My first day back in the studio was yesterday and I appear to be making up lost time.  Here are a bunch of cards I made from paper scraps today.  The ones with the central square surrounded by a series of strips were inspired by an very talented individual on a scrap paper users' Facebook group but I cannot find her post right now.  The others were all my concepts and trying to diminish paper piles...   Enjoy!

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Apr 14 2022, A More Productive Day

 Today, I was a bit more productive.  I made 12 more of the 3x6 inch cards from scraps,  and 10 large policy envelopes from some old book pages.  Here are the photos:

First the cards:

And then the envelopes, the first one shows the full envelope' the next two photo are "group shots." 

Apr 13 2022 New Cards and Coffee-Dyeing Papers

 Today and tomorrow I will be busy coffee-dyeing papers.  I usually do a stack at one time, so it takes a bit, then more time to dry.  Lack of space means I have to stack them and then they generally need to be ironed.  Sometimes, I envy those who have a big enough space to lay them out flat in a single layer and dry them in an instant.  Even with the low humidity here, anything over 1/2 inch stacked takes time to dry.  So, I made a trio of cards during the wait.  

Monday, April 4, 2022

Apr 4 2022 Using Old Book Pages and Watercolor

 I allowed myself a bit of free-form time today and created a glue book page with a foundation of old book pages.  Once the glue dried, I stamped some images, then added watercolors to bring out the forms.  Finally, I cut them into the size of an A2 card fronts and made cards.  Orientation is all over the place, so be prepared...

Here's the glue book page before I cut it up:

nd here are the cards I made:

Apr 4 2022, Lots of Scrappy Small Envelopes

 Today, I tackled a pile of 6x6 paper and created 26 of these 3 1/2 x 4 inch envelopes.  I love making envelopes and use them for a variety of purposes:  journaling, gifts, the tooth fairy, containers for even smaller items, whatever strikes my fancy.  Here's a look at the bunches:

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Apr 3 2022 More Scraps, More Cards

 Still working on my seemingly endless scrap bin.  These scraps must grow overnight, as the seem so much more expansive each day.