Sunday, July 3, 2011

Back to the Business of Making Stuff!

Once I clean up my room I usually have trouble motivating myself again because I don't want to mess anything up.  It's like when you clean your kitchen really well and then don't want to cook or even boil water because you're afraid you'll make a mess...or you wash you car and then don't want to take it out of the garage because you don't want it to get dirty.  Follow me?  It's another one of my many issues!

But I decided that I was going to forge ahead with the business of making stuff.  So, I went to my "This ain't no Ikea-Showcase-Pretty-Colors-On-the-Wall" studio.  BTW...I'm from Georgia.  We say things like "This ain't no" or "ain't got no"...and even though there are two negatives as in 'ain't' and 'no' it does not create a positive.  "Ain't no"....means IS NOT or ARE NOT  "ain't got no" means NONE, NADA, NOTHING, NICHTS!  So if you are not from the south perhaps you will feel enlightened to our way of saying things a bit.

Anyway, my husband's birthday is coming up shortly so I decided to make him a card with some leftovers.  (He loves leftover by the way...)  I don't think anything I used on this card is something I purchased within the last year.  Old, old, old....just like my husband will be on his next birthday! 

Actually my husband is 2 months younger than I am....he's smart, though...he never throws that up in my face.

So here is the card I made using the weekly sketch from Clean&Simple Stamping.  It's really quite simple and didn't take long at all to make. 
I used kraft paper from a pack I bought at Joann's, printed papers by MOD (I don't even know if this company exists any longer...), Stamps by Hero Arts and Page Pebbles by Making Memories.  I also used a Fiskars border punch...I love that spiral notebook paper edge.  I also Baroque Burgundy Stampin' Up ink.  A little twine tied at the top finished it off. 
Simple, simple, simple.  And it only took me about 5 minutes to clean up my mess! :)
I am also putting this in the CAS-Fridays challenge which was to make a masculine card and use kraft paper.

All done! 

Happy Krafting (terrible pun....I's room is clean....I don't know what to do with myself...)


  1. I like your use of Kraft paper & the color combo for your masculine card. Especially like the page pebbles. I have some of those small page pebbles by Tim Holtz that you can add an initial letter to but none with sayings.

  2. LOL you just make me laugh, I love this card for your hubby clean and simple I love it. Approiate as well due to your clean room and all have a great day.

  3. If I keep reading all of these Blogs about making cards and all these unique crafts I might have to sell my cameras and set up "This ain't no Ikea-Showcase-Pretty-Colors-On-the-Wall" studio. I agree with Judy.. You make me laugh and smile at the same time. :=) Love the Old, Old, Old Birthday Card...

  4. Great masculine card for your DH, love the added page pebbles!

  5. Love your card, but I MUST correct your grammar. You stated, " and didn't take long at all to make." The correct way to say it woudda been, "It didn't take hardly no time at all." Honestly! :-)

  6. Super birthday card. Love the colors. Everything works so well together.

  7. Oh Susan, those epoxy circles are fab, love the colors you paired with the kraft :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Lovely work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Love those circle stickers! Great masuline card. Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.


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