So what’s the first thing I do after a week of hard mental labor with *zero* time in the craft room, before I even go to bed? Make a card, of course! Thanks to Deb for the kit pieces – I just rearranged them! And there’s another waiting yet. But bedtime first. #cardmakersofinstagram #easypeasy #randombits #thelittlewhatnotshop #constantlycreating

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For the Bride, for Dutch Valley Gifts

I missed posting about this card too. I sent it to my local gift shop for sale back in the winter. This card is similar to the last one I posted. The flowers are one big embossed sticker that I couldn’t help but use, and the stamp, ink, and thread are all from Stampin’ Up. (The thread is the Old Olive Linen Thread.) I’ve had the patterned paper awhile now and thought it was just lovely; I love the lattice look with flowers because of the trellis idea. I believe the die-cut card base is from Studio G. It’s a 5×5 card with the lip cut off into a decorative shape – so I matched pretty striped paper from DCWV for the inside since the strip would show through to the front.

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Happy Birthday Card Randomness

This is a card I made back in the winter for my local gift shop that I neglected posting to social media until now. I love the delicate details of this one! The flower bouquet is embossed—I think the set was from K & Company—and the lattice paper is from Stampin’ Up (the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, available only until June 4 or until supplies last: https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/146907/delightfully-detailed-laser-cut-specialty-paper), and I inked the lattice and background slightly with Distress Ink as well. The beautiful ribbon is Stampin’ Up’s Blushing Bride color, and the ink I used on the sentiment is also from SU.

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The inside of the two similar cards in the last post.

The inside of the two similar cards in the last post. This is the Mother’s Day one. I’ve omitted the hearts for the friendship card. I really like this saying. Seemed just right. 🙂

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Progress on My First Gorjuss Girl Diamond Painting

Progress on my first diamond painting (or what to take to do on vacation!)

When the cat’s away at board meetings, the mouse will do her crafts! After a few hours today and yesterday, my #diamondpainting canvas is much improved! Newbie that I am, I still don’t know whether to work from the center out or the outside in…but I’ve figured out that I’m faster and more accurate with tweezers than the sticky pick-up tool! My #gorjussgirl is coming along nicely now. August deadline no longer a question. (Which is good, since I’ve bought three more designs – two of which will be gifts.) Any hints on how to frame them? . . . #constantlycreating #thelittlewhatnotshop #newhobbies #gorjussgirls #halloweentheme #justlikecrossstitch #crossstitchjunkie
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1954 Train Layout Scrapbook Page, Revised

An update to my train layout. I realized I’d forgotten to carry over the year from the red version. As the layout was different (other than the photos), I had to find a new location for it too. #thelittlewhatnotshop #heritagescrapbooking

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New “John and Sadie” Page for Our Heritage Project

Pics to be attached later, but here’s another heritage page for our big project. I’m letting the beautiful K&Co Ancestry papers carry the load. The other side of the layout will look the same, though without the relational tag at the top and gems at the bottom. #thelittlewhatnotshop #constantlycreating #heritagescrapbooking

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