Pinterest Fun

My plans for today were all fouled up by the County Roads Department deciding to do some road closures, no one asked me what I had planned for today before they planned this closure and then their website didn’t provide accurate closure info.

So, my regularly scheduled Card Workshop has been postponed until next week (Thursday, June 11th if you’d like to come) and since I figured my neighbor and I were going to be somewhat “homebound” I told her to come on over and play.  She plays well in the sandbox – she brought Oreo S’mores Limited Edition Cookies.

We both love cards that have fun folds so we took to Pinterest for a couple of cards that we’d like to try.  Both cards were super easy and came with Video Instructions. I had made the Flap Fold Card before so we only watched the video long enough to get the measurements.


The second card was called a Fun Flap card and other than having some issues with getting the bird lined up in the right place with the die I think they turned out very nicely.  We both decided that we liked the embossing on the flap more than a plain flap as was shown in the video.


If you’d like to join me for an afternoon of crafting…drop me a comment and we’ll make it a date!  I normally hold classes the first Thursday of every month – June is turning out to be a little wonky!  Thanks for taking time to look at our cards.

Lifting My Spirits

Some of you may know that there was a new addition to our house last August…she’s my craftin’ buddy, cookie baking, homework helping, hair pulling out, chaos causing adorable granddaughter.  Some of you know her as Miss B others as Brooke.  I told my husband that I’ve created a monster and I’m pretty sure that her dad doesn’t know what he’s getting himself into when she comes to live with him, but she’s leaving us soon and I’ve had a terrific group of friends trying to lift my spirits.

Lifting Spirits Z Card

I saw a Z fold card on Pinterest and decided that it would be a great fold to try.  When I looked at the card closed I imagined layers and since I wanted to recognize someone from church that is really trying to “lift me up” I reached for the Lifting Spirits stamps.  I fell in love with this little Red Baron airplane (notice it’s blue and purple, LOL!) and our town is full of Hot Air Balloons so I knew it had to be added to my collection.  I added some thin 3D Foam Tape to the back of the banner and I used the regular Foam Tape on the Hot Air Balloon.  The clouds are stamped in glacier, but everything else was colored with the Shin Han markers.

I hope you’ve enjoyed stopping by today and will come back again soon.  I’m heading back to the craft room to work on Challenges for the week!