Thursday, July 08, 2010

Movers & Shapers Scraps

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Creating Is Good For The Soul

I have spent most of the day on the couch, watching my cat's every move - trying to make sure she is okay and recovering comfortably.  I finally got a bit of a reprieve and was able to head into the craft room for a few minutes to make a quick card.  As always, I found that creating was good for my soul.  Whether it's a few minutes or a whole day, a little creativity is a wonderful way to nourish your soul and calm your worries!  What can you create today?

This card was made with some scraps from my movers & shapers die.  I often use the die to cut out curly labels since they are a touch bigger than the curly label punch and, therefore, create a great layer.  However, I also save the "scraps" - I knew they would come in handy :)  I stamped the image from Pocket Silhouettes using my Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz markers onto Very Vanilla card stock and then popped the "scrap" on top of it.  Behind that I used a scrap from yesterday's card - a crumpled piece of Sahara Sand card stock that was inked with some Sahara Sand using the direct to paper technique.  The greeting from Upsy Daisy was stamped using my Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz markers and adhered to a piece of Concord Crush card stock.  Finally, a small clip with some Old Olive satin ribbon was added.  I hope you like it!  If you are loving the new In Colors as much as I am and need to have them, feel free to shop HERE now! :)


Lorraine said...

This is so pretty. I love that you are repurposing scraps! As cardmakers we tend to have so many scraps...... and so little time!

marilynprestonn said...

Michelle the scraps look so beautiful here. Love the little touch of ribbon too.

I got the girl at the library to get the book you told me about. Should be about a month or so before I get it though. I will let you know when I read it okay.

Another good read would be Wednesday letters by Jason F. Wright, it really makes you think of how important forgiving is. Cried almost all the time, but a good cry though. The kind that gives you hope in mankind!

Well, that was alot. I will be thinking about you and your cat. Take care Michelle,


jovialjudi said...

Michelle my belle...sorry! Couldn`t resist. I hope you received my email..and what did I miss about your cat??? Peggy and I have reading up a storm and discussing our recommendations. :-)
Where would we be without books? Ok...going in too many places with this comment. Love the card...but I always do dear friend!! I worry when I don`t hear back from you. Hope you get back with me soon!!! Hugs and love