20 January 2009

First Shaker Box & Kazan's Sketch 18 (week of 19 Jan 2009)

Well, it's only Tuesday, but it feels like a longer time has passed this week! We are installing radiant barrier in our attic and that's a lot of work! So my evenings are spent in the attic instead of the scrap room :(

I've felt like I've been on a creative roll, many thanks to my sister who introduced me to 2 Sketches 4 You! She's inspired me to try a shaker box, which my very first shaker box is on this card for my friend Kathy based on Kazan's Sketch 18. Kathy reserved & paid for my spot for the Houston Scrapbook Round-Up Shop Hop, along with reservations for other ladies in our scrap group. I thought she deserved a little card that says "hi" and thanks for thinking of us!

Above is Kazan's sketch -- I really like the simplicity of the sketch.

I used Club Scrap cardstock (base of card, shaker box) and the black ribbons & silver ribbon (around the outside of the shaker box), Heidi Swapp flowers, Queen & Co. sequins and brad, Provo Craft (chalkboard paper), white cardstock (unknown), Sizzix Shaker Box die cut (I've had this die cut for how many years and never used it before?), Staz-on ink (for the "hi"), Quick Kutz butterfly (can you see him inside the shaker box?), glitter and mini flower glitter from Hobby Lobby (who had a great sale this week!!!).

I know that this scanned image isn't so great...I've put the word in for a digital camera for my birthday and I've even found a web site that sells the D700 for under $1500!

For my next shaker card attempt, I'll try the mounting tape as this shaker box is really thick -- probably too thick to send through snail mail.

I've been busy on my Ireland scrapbook and I've started a luggage tag book (thanks again to my sister!). I hope I can keep up with the creative roll as I'm being transferred to the Core Engineering group after I've spent nearly 12 years in R&D. I'm excited about the opportunity to train & mentor young engineers but besides my goal to teach, the other reason they wanted me in the group is that I'm in a desirable demographic -- "middle aged" -- and they said this to my face!!! But, it's true Generation X is very small, especially in Engineering.

Well, wish me luck to keep rollin' with the scrappin' and many thanks for taking a look at my card!



Tamaroo said...

Wow! I had no idea they had a shaker box die! This turned out so cute. She will love it! I love the pink with the black and white! Looks so cool!

And this must be the month for job changes in our family (have no idea about Dar though!).

I've always loved the teaching and mentoring part of my work when I get to do it, so you probably will too! Sometimes you have to be creative to get the point across!

Middle-aged isn't bad (I say this as I approach 50!), I think we get better with age!

Love Ya!

Kath said...

gorgeous card for the sketch and I love your little shaker box

rae said...

Fabulous take on Kazan's sketch ~ love that color combo!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is so adorable! I love your cute little shaker box!

Kazan Clark said...

Wow a shaker box! How cool is that. It turned out fabulous. Great idea how you incorporated it on the sketch.
Thanks for playing
:) Kazan

..tina.. said...

Oooo, fun!!! Great card!

cheryln said...

so pretty! love the color combination!

Lea L. said...

Such a cute little card! Great job with the sketch!


Aussieleigh said...

Super cute....love the shaker!