Friday, October 31, 2014

October's Paper Pumpkin

I had so much fun with the Paper Pumpkin kit that came this month! It's the first time since I've signed up for Paper Pumpkin that the ideas started flowing the moment I opened the box! Maybe it just takes time, maybe it's just that great!

Here is the picture on the front of the instruction sheet that came with it this time:

And I am all excited!  They even sent more pictures of other things you could make with it!

So here is the picture of 1 of the pie boxes I made. I filled them with chocolate because I didn't think the pie would last. (And my dear husband thought the boxes weren't big enough for pie... He likes a large slice.)

See that kraft feather? Once I was done with the pom pom maker (they always say it was easy, but now I believe it.) I used my four feathers framelit & cut co-ordinating feathers... (I will be showing you some more cards I made with them in a couple days here.)

Here is a picture of the other stamp beauties that came with this kit. There is no such thing as too much pie in a beautiful curvy font & Thankful for you, which is appropriate all year long!

And I made 7 of the pie boxes. Pretty much how they showed to do it. 

Then I turned around to make a card. 

I hummed. 

I mused. 

And then AHA! 

The sailboat base is the the sticky piece that holds the pie box shut. I did sweet nothing to it. True to Paper Pumpkin style, they sent lots of feathers & yarn, so I got to use it for other fun crafting.

The only supplies I needed were the cardstock for the base & layers & the flag for the 'happy birthday' sentiment.

I made some more quick cutie sailboat baby cards. They are coming in a couple days!
Happy stamping,

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Birth Announcements

So this is the inspiration from today.

Just as a background on myself: I like writing. I like fonts. I have played around with writing styles for a long time. But I was not in love with my own handwriting. Truly. But instead I ignored that & tried to see what I could do. What could I do that I liked? I'm still trying things out.

I am loving the idea of the cursive handwriting in the background. (The idea actually popped into my head while I lay in bed waiting for sleep to come.) But I am not sure that I am finished with this digital design.

 I really like the background pattern on this coral announcement. I tried to do something the same with the blue one but I wasn't happy with the result. So I erased it. And just posted it here in its unrefined glory.

I know there are a lot of blogs out there with recommended font pairings. But it seems so much that the fonts look so different with the words that you are using it with. And I can be an incessant critic of my own work. So if I wait until I am sure its perfect... that's like never. There is no font that is perfect.

Embrace real. Real isn't perfect.

So there it is.

Jane Reimer