Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hobbies are meant to be fun

Sooooo, I couldn't make it through the 'A Card a Day in the Month of May' challenge.  Sadly I only got through 4 days.  I could have pushed myself to keep going, but then it wouldn't be fun...and hobbies are meant to be fun.  I have enough things I have to do, without adding card making to my plate.  I want to ensure that card making continues to be something I choose to do, because as soon as it becomes a chore, I won't want to do it anymore.

So, until inspiration hits me again....have a good day! =)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Card a Day in the Month of May - May 4th

Here is my card for the fourth day of "A Card a Day in the Month of May." It seems that I am drawn to Penny Black stamps, as this card has another one of her stamps named "daydream."  Haha!  I picked the sentiment for the card before reading the name of the stamp!  It couldn't have been more perfect if I tried.

I tend to add tons of embellishments to my cards, so am making an effort (after seeing so many beautiful, simple, sleek, clean cards) to try some with fewer embellishments. My attempt failed today, but there is always tomorrow. =)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Card a Day in the Month of May - May 3rd

Here is my card for the third day of "A Card a Day in the Month of May." So I finally was able to make a card based on the actual sketch for the week.  I almost ruined the flower image for this card by trying to add flock to the center of the it.  For some reason, my Zig glue pen started to dry as soon as I put it on the paper so I had to add Glossy Accents to get the flock to stick. It turned out pretty cool because the center of the flower is raised now.

I made this card yesterday (May 3rd) morning, but didn't get it posted until this morning, because Bite Club came out and I HAD to read it yesterday afternoon.  It was so good!  I love the Morganville Vampires series and completely think they should make it into a TV show - not a movie.  Anyway, I <3 Shane!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Card A Day in the Month of May - May 2nd

Here is my card for the second day of "A Card a Day in the Month of May."  I have been eyeing this stamp for several months, but somehow always found something else to buy at Hobby Lobby.  When I went to Hobby Lobby on Saturday, I decided to buy this specific stamp before going in.  I walked to the stamp aisle and....IT WASN'T THERE!!!  Needless to say, since you see the card, I found one in the clearance section and snatched it up.  It is a Penny Black stamp named Sisterhood and again colored with Copics.  Tomorrow, hopefully a Mother's Day card.

A Card A Day in the Month of May - May 1st

So, here is a pic of my first card for " A Card A Day in the Month of May."  I saw this little girl stamp at Hobby Lobby the other day and HAD to use my 40% coupon to get her right then...never mind the more practical things that I planned to buy that day.  I figured, "What is practical at Hobby Lobby?"  It is a Stampabilities stamp named "Lucy Watering Her Flowers" and she is colored with Copics.  You will probably notice a theme with any  characters on my cards - they will all be blond because I don't have the correct markers to make brunettes, which I (along with Edward Cullen) prefer.  =)  HAHAHA!!    Twilight reference in a stamping post = Winning!!!!

And two years later...A Card A Day in the Month of May

So, I don't know about y'all, but for me, it is super easy to fall out of the habit of something and then never get back to it. This blog is case in point. Since I was last here, I decided that I am not a scrapbooker, but enjoy making cards. I just saw that The Angel Company (TAC) has started "A Card a Day in the Month of May" and I have decided to try to play along. I accidentally found TAC while randomly searching the internet for card making ideas.

My next post will be my first card for May 1st. Please keep in mind that I am currently working third shift on a project for work, so I may post 2 days worth of cards at once...heck, somedays I may even make them at once because (cheat alert) my day extends through 2 days (before and after work are 2 different days)!

Hopefully posting everyday in May will get me back in the habit of blogging.