Hello lovely people. I've missed you. 'Course it's not you who have been gone, is it? Sorry to have been absent for so long. I was back in my home town, the Windy City, having a delayed Christmas celebration with my family. It was so fun, but more on that in a minute. Then, when I cam home I started having some sort of eye problem. It hurt, just at first, as though it was scratched. Then it was a bit red and itchy and watery and gritty. So, I decided I'd better get it checked out. The doc said there was no infection (forehead swipe), and it looked scratched - duh. Well, she gave me ointment and drops and sent me home. It still feels a little funky, but it's better.
Now for the fun part. As you may have read in earlier posts, my sister does some scrapbooking and makes cards, and she's done some party goodies. So, when we're together these days we tend to start playing with our paper stuff (unless we're shopping for paper stuff). Since we were at her place, of course it was her stuff this time. Having done parties, she has lots of leftovers from favors, invitations, thank yous, etc, etc, etc. The first night we played was just a nice relaxing time using whatever we came up with. The other night we played was a little different; I'll get to that in another post. Now, I have to tell you, neither of us is exactly Miss Speedy when making our cards (or pages or whatevers), especially when we're together, I think, and the hour starts getting wee (as in after midnight). I'll start something, and she'll make some suggestions. She'll be working on something, and I'll put in my two cents. And it just goes along like that. Veerrrry slowly, although the time speeds by. I'm sure you understand what I'm talking about. We tend to get really excited when we actually have a finished item. But we also try to test out techniques we haven't done before. That always takes us a little longer 'cause we often don't have a clue what we're doing. But it's all fun!!! Here are the cards I came up with that first night....................
We both love making flowers, so these are our own. I wish I could give you deets, but, as I said, we were mostly working with leftovers. I know the flower parts, ovals and squares were cut with Spellbinders dies, and the embossed piece used a Cuttlebug folder. The brads and rhinestones probably came from Michaels. That's about all I can tell you.
I am really pleased with all three of these cards. I can't even pick a favorite. I hope you like them, too. Let me know what you think.
Added later: I've decided to enter the first card into this challenge:
And I entered the last card into this challenge:
Remember, keep your creative genius flowing...............