Monday, August 18, 2014

Overwhelming Awesomeness

I'm baaaaaaack!  Ok, so, for a while all the blog posts here have been of projects I made while we were still in England; I had posts scheduled out until last week.  But today I can share the first card I made after we got to Alabama!  And none too soon, since I was out of scheduled posts :)

Yeah yeah, I got the greeting on there crooked, but we all know that pretty much everything I do is a teensy bit crooked :)  I was trying to start off easy so I used a CAS card sketch to focus on the pretty colors, which I got from the Colour Me Card Challenge:

I wanted to do something with fall leaves, but I only have a limited number of stamp sets with me at the moment and none of them are leafy I don't think.  I got the Flower Patch stamps and Framelits right before we packed out in England so I hadn't had a chance to play with them at all yet, so that was a good reason to choose them for my first card.

So for the moment, I have a makeshift tiny stamping space in the closet of my future craft room:

(Everything in this house is brown.  I so wish I could paint it all.)  It's a little claustrophobic...that table is actually a sewing machine that I inherited from my great-grandmother (I own at least two sewing machines and I don't know how to use them!).  The work space is so tiny that every time I use the paper trimmer, the trimmed paper falls on the floor--the top of the sewing machine table is *just* big enough for the paper trimmer and my grid paper, that's it.  After I made this card, I pulled out the sewing machine into the room so it feels less claustrophobic, but then I don't have all my blocks right next to where I'm working either so I have to keep getting up to get things from the closet and I've got stuff strewn all over the floor.

It's all going to get better on Wednesday though:  we're finally getting the rest of our stuff!  We've been in this house almost exactly a month, sleeping on an air mattress and using two uncomfortable metal folding chairs, so I am super excited to get a real mattress and our couch back.  Not to mention my craft table...never thought I'd miss a cheapo plastic table, but I do!

Anyway, I've got to run...I've got to clean up the craft room so I can fit all the furniture in there when it gets here on Wednesday :)  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Flower Patch, Big News
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Tangelo Twist
Paper:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  Flower Fair Framelits, rhinestone, Dimensionals


Thoughts by B and M said...

Hi Christy,

I enjoy your blog posts so much. So glad your goods are coming. Hope you both enjoy the school and being back in the USA!

Lynn (Missy's mom)

Julia Altermann said...

Love the CAS style of your card! And I admire you for crafting in that tiny space! I started out like that too, but now, with an entire room dedicated to crafting, I cannot imagine going back :D Hope you get your furniture soon!

Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

CMCC Design Team

Joanne James said...

What a pretty CAS card. Thanks for playing along over at Colour Me...! this week.

CCsMom said...

Well, you do the best you can with what you have, you know? So awesome that you FINALLY will have ALL of your stuff together again after 7 years. Wow. Anyway, the card is nice and I do like the white background. It's nice and crisp. Love ya!

Claire Creates Cards said...

I admire that you were able to make a pretty card with all your supplies on their way from England! WOW! Your flowers are so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Colour Me this week! Good luck with your move home! XX

Stephanie K said...

I love your take on our challenge colours this week. Thanks for playing along at Colour Me...! And good luck with the rest of your move!