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"Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." ~ John C. Maxwell

Monday, October 4, 2010

World Card Making Day - Recap

I so need to get back on schedule...  For some reason this fall it is much harder to fit it all in during a 24 hour period.

I had great plans for WCMD but alas they didn't happen quite the way I envisioned and instead of a quiet afternoon of listening to Elmo with the child sitting enthralled with the furry red guy and me making cards I squeezed in 1 single card just before midnight.  It was based on a card I found here which was based on a sketch from the Sketch Frenzy Friday Team Blog.  I am not sure why this keeps loading on it's 'side' but I admit defeat...  Anyway turn your head on the side over your left shoulder and you'll see my WCMD contribution.

Sunday morning I had everything out and ready to go so when I gave up sleeping I got 16 more Christmas cards together for Operation Write Home.  It was a good day.  Below are a sampling:  the first card is a second go at the sketch but I made the green snowflake paper slightly smaller dimensions and I like it better, then is just 4 squares of co-ordinating paper with a cute wreath from my stash that is wrapped in metal, I took strips that were leftovers from cutting the paper to size and layered them for this card (the Merry Christmas is across the top and hard to see but once it's down it down so this may be swapped out and stay in my card stash), and the last in this grouping used holly that was in the same package as the wreath.

 This grouping is using  a vellum quote adhered with 10 brads (my spacing was slightly off so it too may be swapped out), under it is just a simple layered card using patterned paper and sticker sentiment and last is another simple layered card.

 All paper is from a 8x8 Making Memories paper/sticker pack I have had for some time.  The Vellum quote is from DCWV and the rest is from my stash. 

I still have some promised photos to get up on here but we ran into a slight problem in that the hard drive is fired on our other computer that was used for all our photos.  And before you ask no a recent backup hadn't been done....  I'll be a nag about that in future you can count on it.