Hey everyone! Whew, the AC guy has been here for 2 hours working on the air conditioning unit. We have a ground source heat pump which is nice because we have NO propane to mess with.....but it takes a little maintenance every year. So I cleaned house while the guy worked and then we talked softball. He's the coach of team we just played. I hope he doesn't bill me for chit chat and iced tea!!
So now I have to get ready for more softball games tonight. Let's hope we don't get rained out for a FOURTH time!!
I do have a little bit of time to post some cards that I made some time ago. I used up some of the last snippets of my homemade patterned paper which I loved SO MUCH! I have to make some more! Lately, I've been collecting magazine pages, catalog pages, paint chips, etc......it's amazing what a little inspiration will do! So I sat down and make some inspirational cards that I can send out to friends when they feel the *mo jo* is gone.
For this first card, I used a portion of Karen Lockhart's pencil jar to create an inchie. It's layered onto Spellbinder's cut squares and then layered onto my card. Image colored with Copic markers. And here's a card that was just total FUN to create. I love the giant polka dots and stripes that I used for my homemade patterned paper so I thought it would be fun to recreate those patterns on Karen Lockhart's Warm Socks. Aren't they just crazy? I would definitely be inspired if I work socks like that! I used the brush tip of my Copic Sketch markers to create the tiny dots and stripes on the socks. What a fun image to color!
The sentiment I used for both cards reads *inspire creativity* and it's one that I just love from Papertrey Ink. It's from the Just Hatched stamp set. So what has inspired you lately? I would love to hear where you get your inspiration from. My most recent inspiration came from a Pottery Barn Kids catalog. I also just received an order from Two Peas which has lots of the new October Afternoon patterned paper. I can't wait to use that too!! Have a COOOOOL evening everyone.......I'm gonna get it SO cold in this house that we'll all have icicles hanging from our noses! Oh, the ice maker quit for a couple days too! Imagine that....no AC and no ice cubes. Not good! But it's all better now so I'm a happy camper!