Friday, September 09, 2016

Yay, back in my craft room!

CAS-189-Barb-Derksen

Its so very good to be home – again. Life had me hopping all over the place this summer to Calgary, Houston TX and then down to Abbotsford. Its hard to take it all in.  I had a beautiful time visiting family and friends and loving on (one of my two) grandbabies!  I finally arrived home early on Wednesday morning, really early because Greyhound has changed its bus hours and routes effectively excluding any daytime trip from Abbotsford to Osoyoos so I had to travel from 1:30 a.m. to 5:30 when my gallant prince picked me up in Keremeos (a 40 minute drive from home but saved me from the extra stops the bus would make which would make it much later)  Arriving home I had barely an hour and a half to sleep (um hmm, had a middle seat on the bus, was not going to nod off on a stranger’s shoulder) and then I had to go to work for the day.  I was very sleepy and when I got home I basically hugged my honey, ate dinner and then flaked out for a good 14 hours.  Wow.  But I’ve shooken it off after a repeat work sleep day and now I spent today getting my own house back in order and used a bit of crafting time as my “carrot”

I’m based my card today’s CASe This Sketch #189 Challenge:

I was so excited to use this beautiful “Thanks” set of acrylic stamps from Honey Bee Stamps which I purchased using a gift certificate I recieved forever ago…  I’m feeling like the sets I bought are going to be favorites, the images and words are so interchangable.

I stamped the “thank you” onto a strip of thick plastic – a slice of a plastic cutting board, actually.  The idea just came to me as I was searching in my supplies.  I used StayzOn ink so it stick and not smudge, while I used versafine for the “so much” which I placed on the circle.  I couldn’t help but sneak a teeny butterfly into one of the circles in too, can you spot it?   The designer paper is “on a whimsy” by Jacky Eckles for Fancy Pants Design, which I layerd up onto a black cardstock base. 

I used foam tape with double sided tape and foam tape and a bit of of the cardbase cardstock to add a little height to the plastic sentiment layer.  Voila, a successful first card today. 

1 comment:

  1. Lovely card Barb, this paper is wonderful.Very nice stamp set, I love the font.

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