Friday, June 3, 2011

Today I crafted.....(and WOW! have I missed it!)

Today, (and I won't lie, a little of yesterday) I had some time to get to my crafting table.  I can't begin to tell you how much fun - no, make that "satisfying" it was to sit down, by myself, and just play.  Play with papers, inks, relaxing.  My middle child is graduating from high school this weekend and so I have begun to make some grad cards for some of the parties we/she has been invited to.  I have grad parties all the way to August! ... but plan to have time to make more cards  in the next day or two.  I am so glad that the Hero Arts June challenge includes congratulatory cards.....I might actually be able to make some challenge entries this month! So, without further is what I have so far!

This cards uses a  LaBlanche floral image that I have colored with pencils and a Hero Arts background image as well as HA sentiments.  The HA background is an old one that I can't find on their site anymore but it is a big woodblock with all sorts of script going all different directions.

These next two cards also use LaBlanche florals and Hero Arts is the same HA background stamp described above and the other is the ledger that stamp!  I just edged it with an EK punch.

I love how the punch makes the ledger stamp look like school paper.

This next card uses a Tim Holtz background and is stamped multiple times with a Hero Arts floral cling. I love how the HA stamp frames the die cut!

Finally, my last card is one that I am sending to a lady who is ill and going through recovery...I know dogwoods aren't blue but this particular Hero Arts stamp I use over and over and just love to change up the flower colors.  Sentiment is also Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by....I know that this post is a long one.  Please be patient while I get my "blogging groove" back ;-D

Be well,



paula said...

Hi Sheila,

Love, love seeing all your cards :D. They are so pretty. I am also glad that you got some time to yourself to make these, beauties. Hope to see more of your work soon xoxoxoxo

Lin said...

So good to see you creating again, Sheila! These are all wonderful cards!

Barb said...

Love seeing your cards again, Sheila! They are all so beautiful!

Tiffany said...

Oh Sheila! Look at these! So elegant and beautiful, so glad you had time to play with your stamps and that it made you happy! :) Always think of you! Wow, grad parties til August, that is a lot of parties to go to, enjoy!

cindy said...

Beautiful creations not just on this post but your whole blog is filled with talented and creative cards. So glad I stopped by to see you:)