Sunday, July 29, 2012

Quick! A Post for July!

Aaaacckkkk!  I almost let the month get away without posting.  I'm supposed to be getting ready for a 2-day outing with a friend for the Southern California Shop Hop of scrapbook stores.  The ones we'll be visiting over the next couple of days aren't way, way far away but the furthest is probably about 50 miles away and there are several out that we we want to see.  I've visited 10 of the 40 stores that are participating and we'll probably hit 7 or 8 of them by the end of the day on Tuesday.  I hope to get to at least one or two more by the end of this week and that'll be it.  Some of the participating stores are a couple of hours away and I just can't get to them this time.  Maybe next year.

Anyway, I have a couple of cards to post and then I'd better finish getting things ready for my mini trip.  I also need to sleep tonight, doggone it.

I made a card for a one-to-one card swap that is organized by Technique Junkies.  TJ is a group I found online that publishes a newsletter 6 times each year and also produces CD's of each year's newsletters, CD's for specialty techniques, makes the newletters available online for subscribers and orgainizes lots of fun activities for subscribers.  Folks can sign up for the one-to-one swap each month and we're required to make a card using a technique from a newsletter or specialty CD and send it to our partner for the month.  You can find more information about Technique Junkies here. 

 In my last post, I included cards made during a class taught by Michael Strong.  One of the cards was a yellow floral that I hadn't quite finished.  I've since added touches of Pearl Pen and am now re-posting it.

Another card made during class used the same octagon, stamped on red, on white, and on blue, and then cut up reassembled to make a patriotic card.  Silver Pearl Pen dots were added.

And, finally, I've been working on making cards that can be sent to kids.  After all, some of the deployed troops have children that they want to stay in touch with, whether their own or others close to them.  I found some darling digital images and one of them was used on the following card.

That's it for now.  I have other cards to scan before I mail them off to Operation Write Home and hope to get them done this week.  Thanks for taking a look at my work.  I appreciate the visit.

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