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I've created this blog to share my life & love of paper crafts with others. You will read bits and pieces of what goes on in my world and be able to see my paper craft creations! Please leave me a comment if you see something you like. I'd love to hear from you!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Caught a Bug?

Well, once again, time has just flown right by and I can't keep up. It's been 3 weeks already since I went on the girls stamping weekend and I have yet to stamp since then! I've been on a cleaning frenzy since I got back--thought with majority of my stamping supplies all packed up, that this was a good opportunity to make a dent in cleaning out my stamp room for our new baby. (The baby, who will be here in just 8 short weeks!) I'm happy to report that I've made enough progress to make room for the crib and tall dresser on one wall but I still have my large craft table on the opposite wall. It seems like my Husband reminds me daily that we have the changing table dresser and rocking chair in our living room!! So, I've been slowly making room for those pieces recently.  Unfortunately with my time spent elsewhere, I've been a blog slacker.  Sleep, work, and cleaning/organizing are priorities, but for no apparent reason today I was up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 4am. So, I'm trying to make the most of this energy before I crash and burn with a nice, long morning nap!

I created this "Caught a bug?" card a few weeks ago.  I'm really loving DRS Designs new Polka Dot Background (688P).  I'm sure you can tell, as I've been using it quite a bit lately.  Here, I heat embossed it with white embossing powder, used the ticket corner punch, matted it with white cardstock and then added 2 small black rhinestones to the corners to create the background panel.

For the focal image, I stamped Ant Betty (1035B) along with the new One Line "Caught a Bug" saying (755D).   I used a square Nestie die to cut them out together and then used a very fine point black marker to draw in the square die border around the image and saying.  I sponged light red ink inside this border and Ant Betty was colored with Copic Markers.  To finish it off I used the ticket corner punch on all 4 corners, matted it on a black, scalloped square  and added a petite red brad to each corner. 

I used red cardstock for the card front.  I wrapped it with black and white twine, and used the ticket corner punch on all 4 corners again to match the detail in the rest of the card elements.  I adhered it to a black A2 sized cardstock base.  I then decorated a large photo corner with red twine and a white brad and assembled the card front as shown.  Hope you like it!

 Please stay tuned to see more of the baby's room (and more of my card projects!) as I make more progress in cleaning it out. It shouldn't be too much longer now! ;-)
Thanks for being patient with my sporadic blogging and for stopping by today!  I'm always grateful for your visits!



Anonymous said...

Your card is adorable- love the colors :) You will be ready when the baby comes :)

Chelsea said...

Cute ant! Love the twine!

Karin said...

This is just so stinkin' CUTE! Great classic color combo and the embossed dots make that awsome homemade patterned paper! LOVE the face on that little ant :) Looking forward to more pictures, but also to a picture of your new little one! After the arrival of course, lol!

Samantha said...

So cute! Love the twine and your layout!


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