Friday, May 8, 2009

Next on Camera Spring Cleaning

This card was made for birthdays during March and April. I don't think I took pictures of them all. I am just using one. As they were for both male and female family members, I just adjusted the colors. W had quite a few birthdays in March and April. May is a slow month as far as birthdays go. We have had a First Holy Communion (tomorrows post which I am kind of excited about) and a Graduation. The month of June starts the birthdays again. My 40th being one of them. EEKS did I just say that out loud? I am going to be 40. I have to work on my card "recipe" list. I guess I think my cards are so simple, they don't need recipes. I would like to change that. Maybe when I can once again visualize card making as relaxing and just not one more thing I have to do.

I also decided to post the picture I tool of my tulips. I planted them last year and I am proud to say they survived Chicago's brutal winter weather. I will have to cut them and bring them in the house before the squirrels eat them, the kids in the neighborhood step on them or the neighbors help themselves to them. They are purple. It might be kind of hard to see in the picture. I planted 8 last year and this year grew 10. The daffodils and the tulips from my front yard already have bloomed and died. I hope these last a bit more. They make it look so springy. Now if only the weather will cooperate.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

What have I been up to?

Hello everyone that might be reading this. I have fallen behind once again with my blog and my creative time. I am trying to spend every waking moment getting ready for my son Ryan's high school graduation May 24th. I am not ready for this day physically or emotionally. One of my babies is graduating and going off to college. He will be missed greatly by me even though he might not think so. I will have to savor every day until he leaves.
Well anyway, I thought I would post some of the pictures that I took of my cards and clear them off my camera in preparation for the graduation. I think I will split them up so I will have a few days of posts. Is that cheating? This is a card that I made for one of my swaps. I think it was for February. My mojo has been very low. I can't seem to get the layouts to paper. It appears that I have to work on my picture taking skills and picture cropping too. Not sure I like this card. It is very plain. I never was one for a lot of embellishments but....I guess it is still just missing something. Any ideas?
My stamps are from Magnolia and from Alota stamps. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the pillows (I used the extra paper for the "heart" picture.) I don't think this needs much explanation. If you want to know, just please ask.
Thanks for stopping by.