Friday, August 23, 2013

What a cutie!

I'm in the process of killing a bunch of kits right now and this was the last of a kit.  The minimalist in me kicked in and 'just got the page done' using what was left.

The rest of the kit which consisted of 3 - 12 x12 sheets of paper and a pile of scraps were made into cards for OWH (Operation Write Home).  I'm a horrible card maker.  I do not work in that size so most of my cards are not even worthy of showing here.  I do it for the soldiers and to use up product.  I send decent cards - don't worry.  Its just that *I* don't like them.  They're very simple.  A stamped sentiment with a piece of string, maybe an embellishment or two and then some patterned paper.  Nothing special - but it gets the job done.

I'm also very bad about sending cards 'in season' for these poor people.  The problem is, I never have enough to send them since I rarely craft these days.  So when I do have a full box, there is usually a lot of Birthday and Love cards mixed in with some random holiday ones that are usually late.  For example, the box I mailed last week had....... 4th of July cards in it.  Whoops!  Well, I'm early for next year right?

Anyway, here is the simple layout.

I don't even remember the paper I used.  Some of it is MME I think.  The tab is from Pink Paislee, the tags are Elle's Studio and the word stickers were MME.  This was my sons Thanksgiving bath - his first Thanksgiving.  We stayed with my parents and my mom gave him his bath in the kitchen sink!

Just received some new colors of Burlap String to work with.  I love this stuff!

You can get some in the Stringery shop!

1 comment:

  1. What a darling layout! CAS is all the rage so don't worry about being too simple, it is a lot better than being overdone with all that lace and flowers.