with temps in the 100's for 30+ days now it's hard not to hunker down and just stay put! That being said, there's been a few days of crafting here and there and some worked nestled in-between, though the crafting has really been on my mind as things launched with cards, gems and journals shipping around the country!
I've got a stack of cards I still haven't taken photos of -- but here are just a few:
made with a five petal punch and the branch punch from the two step bird punch from SU. I doodled the lines and the sentiment is an SU stamp as well. Inks and papers are SU.
classic and simple, this is just a little bit of faux stitching with a gel pen, sentiment stamp is from Gina K designs and ink, punches and papers are from SU. The flower design is something I found on the internet a while back and is really simple and fun with layered punched pieces - a little bit of water and some scrunching.
paper, inks and stamps are all SU on this card. Fibers are from EK Success. Embossing plate was also an SU plate, I rarely use, but decided to pull it out and give it some play time. I haven't use River Rock in a long time, but I had a stash of it so it's getting some use this week.
Collage and embossing and lots of inking for this card using a Kaiser Kraft stamp set. the sentiment was SU and the tag was a sizzlet die. Fibers were American Craft and SU. Embossing powder from Ranger. I love the resist inking techniques and all the fun you can have with it. Rather than start with a stark white background, I started with River Rock and just added additional colors and blended. Rust, pumpkin pie and dusty durango over the River rock base.
all stamps on this card are from Gina K designs. Papers and twill tape from SU. Ink and paper SU. Staples, office supply
3-D is invading the house again! SVGCuts is coming up with some great files as always! While this is my first attempt -- and not perfect, I will be doing more! I love it! There are definitely more in my future of this! Maybe a whole village! I started out with all white stock for the main house - only the shingles are colored. Gotta love what you can do with ink, stamps embossing folders, score board, embossing powder and a little glue and patience.
On a side note:
During the month of July, we also got to meet our future daughter in law. She's so cute and a delight. We got to spend most of the day together before they had to head back south. Mike also got to come for a visit as well. Rather nice to have a family gather for a day. Haven't had one of those for a long time. Allie, Chris, and Ryan were also there as was Alicia. Lisa's dad, Clint and her sister Kim were also along for the day. It was an enjoyable Sunday afternoon. We wish we could have spent a much longer time together.... but we are looking foward to future family times.
TJ also graduated from BYU-ID last weekend and Ted was able to attend that ceremony along with Tom and his wife and Ted's folks as well as Hailee's family. Ted stayed over and participated in the blessing of Timothy Lee. What a wonderful weekend it was for our family. Next up, is the wedding of Mike and Lisa! Kelty turns 4 this next week too! WOW! Hard to believe that little sweetie is growing up so fast. Hoping we'll get pictures this week.
Hope your month has been a fabulous one -- and August is grand too!