How long has it been since my last post? It seems like a lifetime but it's only been two weeks. Sometimes after that long, it's difficult to get back into the creative groove but I've been plugging away and have half a dozen cards made and ideas for more. Today's card is for TIME OUT #12. The wonderfully talented Anita in France (My Papercraft World) is the guest designer and I just had to be part of the challenge and CASE her lovely card.
No matter where I take my pictures, they come out too dark. I'm going to do some research on a better way to take photos. I usually try to do them in natural light from my front window but that isn't always bright enough. This one is on my night stand with light coming from above. It's not too bad but still a little dark so you can't see the variations in color on the card very well.
I used a CAS-ual Friday die, colored it with Distress Inks and inlaid it into the card front. A SSS die layered in three colors of blue make up the sentiment. I thought it needed something else so I embossed everything with sparkle. Believe me it looks great IRL.
Now that my sister is here from Denver to help take care of my folks, I had some time to get away and be with my children and grandchildren. Nine of us got together for "Girls' Week" in Ohio. We shopped, geo cached, painted canvases, played games, and laughed til we cried. At least I did. I have a reputation for that. The usual comment is "There she goes again." lol The younger group even spent a day at King's Island while my daughter and I took care of my great-grandson.
Are you ready for some blonde overload? Here's a picture of the group the day we went to the outlet mall. A passerby took the picture and some weren't too fond of how they looked since we were squinting into the sun. But, hey, at least we're all in the same boat.
Thanks for stopping by. If I haven't been to visit you lately, I apologize. I should be posting and commenting more regularly now. Have a great weekend and come back again.