Friday, July 22, 2011

Holy Heatwave, Batman!

It is HOOOOOOOOOOOT over here in NJ!  There has been a heatwave warning for the better part of the week.  It is 10:22pm and the temp is currently 102degrees.  In my house - 90degrees!  We, unfortunately, do not have central air.  I have the wall unit on at it's highest setting and I am still wiping sweat off my brow.

Anyway, the point of my rant is this: no scrapbooking and very little card-making will be done during the hot summer months.  Not only will the adhesive not hold up (our magnetic notepad on the fridge fell off the other day, for this same reason) but I will not survive very long upstairs, in the hottest, smallest room in the house.  Did I mention there is no wall or window AC unit upstairs?  Yeah, I think I will stick to the ground floor.

This is another card made at the fun "Christmas in July" card night my Mom and I shared last week.  It was an idea from the demonstrator and my friend, Julie.  As soon as she put it together, I thought instantly of my penpal across the pond, Mara.  She is a very wise woman who currently lives over in the UK, but used to live in stinky, crowded NJ.

She looooves crafts, and quilting especially.  I actually have a bag of material to send her, and this card will go with it.  She has agreed to make me a Harry Potter quilt! :)

It's a quilt! :)  And it's adorable.  The paper was actually double-sided StampinUp! paper - which, to my dismay, has been discontinued - and the knot in the middle gives it just the right 3D effect.

I will try this card again, but next time with the squares on a smaller scale.  Then I will use my SewEasy on the "seams".  That way, the whole card looks like a big, hand-sewn quilt!

ComfyCloud, over and out!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Show and Tell...

My mother and I had a very fun night last night at my friend Julie's house.  She is a StampinUp! Demonstrator, and she hosted a "Christmas in July" meeting.  I missed my usual buddies - Hi Sue and Jean! - but it was still fun.

We went a little crazy with paper that wasn't exactly Christmas colors, but still worked.  We made a gift card holder, using green and pink paper.  I love this idea, and I plan on making an army of them, so I can be ready for the upcoming holiday season.

Pink and green work oddly well together.  The little pinch of brown adds some depth.  If you lift the front flap, I glue the middle and last flaps together, to get a pocket.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, only 6 months left til Christmas!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Life is a bumpy road...

My, we have been busy little bees lately!

The electronics in our house seem to be staging a mutiny against my Hubby!  First our tv died, then the laptop went.  I am holding my breath for what goes next.

I found out my cousin is pregnant and due in March.  Congrats Ryan and Holly!

Hubby and I are celebrating our 4 year wedding anniversary!  Love you, Babe!

We spent the last two weekends in CT visiting Hubby's family and friends.  It was good to see them.

But I am sitting on my couch right now, yawning, at 6:30pm.  I am tired!

Ok, enough ranting.  Time for a card!

I made this one for a monthly Card Club challenge for my StampinUp! buddies.  The stamp set is called "Aviary".  I like it because you can use each stamp on it's own, or you can layer them.  For example, the cage to the right is actually 3 stamps: bird, cage and stand.

Happy Scrapping!