Sunday, June 23, 2013

Train Silhouette

Hello My crafty friends. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers while I am waiting to get my pain pump implanted. I appreciate them. The trail went well. The medicine worked wonderfully for 24 hours. Then I was back to hurting. We should hear back from the insurance soon and hopefully the surgery will be scheduled during the next week or two.

The good news is that once I recover from this procedure I should be feeling much, much better and able to craft to my heart's content. :) 

I am sharing a card I made a while back. The recipient collects model trains so I thought this card would be perfect. The background is gloss paper with several shades of Distress Ink ranging from yellow to orange. The train is a cut file I made. 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Kaisercraft 25 Drawer Set

I have always loved the drawer sets that have lots of tiny little boxes. I wanted this Kaisercraft 25 drawer set as soon as I saw it. I was thrilled when I got it. My mind started churning out all sorts of ideas on how to decorate it.

I bought the perfect papers, adhesives, and paints. The work began. 

Then the love started to wain....

Now, granted, I was feeling horrible and could only work on it for a few minutes at at time. It just seemed to take forever to paint and cover with all my pretty papers.

To be fair, I should explain that right after I started working on the box I decided to stop taking all my pain medications, detox, and be off meds for 6 weeks. THAT WAS NOT FUN! Why on Earth would I decide to do that? I needed to give my system a break from the meds prior to getting a pain pump implanted. (Only 9 more days to go!)

Still do not know what made me think this project would be a good idea to start while I was feeling so bad. Guess I hoped it would take my mind off of the ordeal. I often bite off more than could ever possibly be chewed.

So, after more than a month and quite a few tears (not the project's fault) I finally got the shelves and boxes all covered. I will probably go back later and add some embellishments and labels for the boxes. For now though, I am calling it done and taking a break. :)

Monday, June 3, 2013

More Cross Cards

I have two more cross cards I made using the Fleur de lis cross cut file that I used in my last post. (you can get the free file in that post)

I also used the new Reverence embossing folder from Spellbinders. (I just love it)

The top card has Guilders's Paste rubbed over the raised areas using navy cardstock.
The bottom card was made with light blue cardstock and inked direct to paper with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.
I love the different looks using the same tools.