You may not know this if you aren't family, but we've been without internet for a week. You see we decided to upgrade to higher speed while switching our bundle for TV, internet and phone to a new provider. It should have been without a hitch, but, unfortunately, they sent us the wrong modem for the higher speed internet (twice!). So we've been without internet for a while and it took me nearly all of yesterday afternoon and evening to catch up reading the blogs. I can't believe how much inspiration I found. So get ready for a steady stream of posts of my inspiration (if I don't get sidetracked outside picking raspberries and refinishing the deck). First up, though are some projects I worked on without internet.
Before I talk about the project, I just want to add how shocked I was about how reliant I am on having internet. I get most of my inspiration trolling the blogs and such. When I didn't have them, I felt a bit at a loss. Fortunately, I have some good books to reference, but seriously, I am an internet addict. There, I said it. I MISSED the blogs. I missed being able to read the news online. I missed my e-mail (by the way, how crazy is it that they kept telling me they would send me e-mails to update me on the status of my modem, when I don't have intenet to read the e-mails????).
So I relied heavily on two books and some sketches I've printed off the internet and organized into a sketch book. This card was inspired by a sample in Papercrafts Magazine publication A Card-a-Day. The stamp is from Inkadinkado's Garden Flowers set and stamped with Red Riding Hood ink from Stampin' Up. The leaves I made in the Silhouette Design Studio by taking a leaf shape from an image I purchased then copying, flipping it, altering a few of the points and then welding it all together with a rectangle for the stem. The flower head is from another image where I pulled it out because it was the shape I wanted. Then I inked the edges with Old Paper Distress Ink. I pulled a few random buttons from my stash and used a little crochet thread to finish them off. I used my Martha Stewart score pad to add the embossed box and the card was complete. It was super fun to make since I love getting to pull stuff apart and remake it in that software.
So before I sign off for now, I also wanted to share this photo of my dear cat Zoey who will soon be 19. She just loves my chair in the craft room and I always have to shoo her off to her own chair (yes, she has her own chair in my craft room). But every time I do, she gives me this look like, this is MINE!