Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I love you (a ton)

Hello!  My 3 kids all went back to school today after a long 4 day weekend.  Already a 4 day weekend when they just had winter vacation???  Why do schools do that?  I think my kids were getting bored too already and started acting a bit loud and crazy.  Thank goodness for some peace and quiet today.

Today, I'm gonna share another card I made using the super cute elephant set from My Favorite Things.  I actually made 2 cards but on the first card I just couldn't get over how using dies to cut out the smaller images made them look like stickers.  It kind of reminded me of those sticker books I used to buy my kids.  The ones that have a scene and then you can fill in the scene with stickers. 

Here is the first card.  The flowers and butterfly especially look like stickers to me.  But I love the background and everything else about it.  I'm not sure what I'll be doing with this card yet.

Decided to redo the card and cut the images out by hand instead like I used to do.  Haha.  I think I need to think twice about buying the expensive dies that I may not get a chance to use often enough.  I did omit the flowers the second time around, not because I was lazy but somehow this scene was just enough for me.  Simple and sweet.  (Sentiment by Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn).

I got around to coloring some bears this morning.  I don't have dies for those so I'll definitely be cutting those out by hand.  Hoping to make more cards this week.  Too bad there are so many errands and chores that get in the way.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Lynn said...

I do like the second card better because you do such a splendid job of cutting. Like you, I wonder sometimes about the cost of the dies and their less-than-close cutting. If you are doing multiples, there is no doubt that dies are worth the expense. I have discovered that some brands of dies do cut more precisely and closer to the image than others. Your card is so sweet.... just as Valentine's Day cards are supposed to be.

Rachel Parys said...

So sweet!!! I can't wait for him to come back in stock!!