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!