Good morning, all, and happy FREEZING COLD Saturday!!!! I never thought this kind of cold was possible here in Northern VA but there you have it! I took some time this morning to go through my paper crafting inventory to see what things I need to use up and what things I may need to purchase from my Autumn/Winter 2013 Close To My Heart Idea Book before the end of the month.
As you know, we have a great special going on this month. The Cloud Nine Card Kit can be yours for just $15 with a qualifying purchase. What I love about the kits that CTMH offers is that they include a step-by-step guide on how to complete your project leaving no guess work on your end. Now, yes, I know that there are companies out there that offer kits to complete a project and all you have to do is stick the pieces together. That is great.......however, for me, I don't want ALL the work done for me. I want to do some of the work. I want to do the stamping and the gluing and the cutting. I like to change things up sometimes and add my own "something special" to a project. Sometimes the "cookie cutter" projects make me feel like they defeat the whole purpose of making something handmade...something with a personal touch. It makes me feel like my projects are mass produced and that is kind of what I try steering away from when I do paper crafts. Easy-I am all about...just like to add my touch to my work.
So I got right down to completing my Cloud Nine cards by following the guide that comes with the kit and was pleasantly surprised to find that I still enough paper to complete a few more small projects. Woohoo!!! Nothing better than that! I will get on that ASAP but before I head off to do that, I wanted to show you a card I created using some leftovers. My sister is on her way to take my baby girls to spend the weekend at her house and asked if I had a "thank you" card she could use....Do I have a "thank you" card!!?? Um.......Yes I do! Since I was bitten by the craft bug this morning, I decided to make a different pattern from what was in the card workshop guide for Cloud Nine. Here is what I did.....