Sunday, July 19, 2009

365 Cards Day 141 and ASD July Kit

It's time for 365 Cards Sketchy Sunday again! Where does the time go?! I've been so busy this summer, and more to come, that I've not had much time to just SIT and enjoy it. It's been in the high 70s, even up to 80 here. Which is normal and perfect. No humidity, nice ocean breezes, sunny days. What's not to love? We won't get miserable hot until the middle to late fall, when it's fire season and the Santa Anna winds blow. October is horrible here, usually. That's our "high summer." But let's not count those chickens yet... On to the card!

I really loved the sketch for today. Also, I made this card at my church scrap club, so I was not home where I could fuss and look over all my hoard. I only had a few items with me, so I had to make do with what I had! I was not able to over think!

I used SU cardstock, K&Company pp, and some paper scraps from my scrap bag. I used Spellbinders dies for my ovals.

Check out the center of my flower. I added a flat button, then I cut the shank off a "crystal" button and attached to the top of the flat button. Pretty cool, huh?

Y'all will be disappointed to hear that I cannot play along at 365 Cards all week. I will do tomorrow as it's my normal DT day, but I am at Vacation Bible School all week, plus I've been getting ready to go on two vacations, so I won't be able to make extra cards this week. However, if you still want to visit, I will be posting one of my Apron Strings Designs July Kit reveals every day this week. That means scrapbook pages people!

Here is one: I used a sheet of Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler paper as my background. Then, I ran a Matchbox car in some ink, then "drove" it over the paper to add tire tracks. (I know, so funny!) As you can see, this is a page about my son getting his driver's license. This was from last year, but, at least it's scrapped, finally! The key is from a filing cabinet, and I hope I never need it! I've been wanting to do one of those "MasterCard" pages for a while now, and this was the perfect opportunity.

I have to admit that this month's ASD kit was hard for me. I tend to want to use everything and the kitchen sink when I scrapbook, but for the Design Team I can only use what I'm given. So I have to be creative and think out of the box...or maybe I have to STAY IN the box. But, on the plus side, in no time at all I make about 8 pages! Gotta love that!

Have a wonderful Sunday!


  1. great stuff the double stacked button...

  2. The card is sooo pretty! I love the paper, ribbon and especially the dogwood flower (the provincial flower of British Columbia!)