Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Day what?

 Long day today. Came home to check out blogs for relaxation; I have so many witty, wise, and talented friends to follow. 

First blog up, my friend Claire's. She was issued a challenge by Petra to post something. I have to be true and admit I found it extremely funny, intended or not. Then I got to thinking "I have photos too!" So searching I went. Couldn't post roses as that would be copying to closely. Couldn't post most of my lily photos as some were already used in the SP forum for birthday wishes. Onward I clicked, back and forth, photo after photo. Why I wondered do my arms quiver so when taking a photo? The camera doesn't weigh that much. Blurry frames without end.  After a half an hour of back and forth comparisons I think I found the perfect ones for my blog. If not, at least anyone interested will know I am alive and kicking.

Before I add the photos I need to set the stage. One of my favorite writers says it better than I ever could.

The Fly

God in his wisdom made the fly
And then forgot to tell us why.
Ogden Nash

Go ahead - enlarge the photos. Have to admit for such an annoying creature, they have beautiful colors. Come on, admit it. I won't tell anyone.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Day forty-four

Okay I admit it. I've been waiting to make this blog post. I've said before that cards I make are generally for a specific person, no hidden stash for me. Well, just because I made it for a specific person, sometimes I find with a little rework, it turns into a faster card for someone else before I get it mailed. Make sense? I call it "Necessity is the Mother of Reinvention".

Here is an example I hope will clear up my description. I made the following card with a certain someone in mind that was finishing up some military service and looking forward to getting home to little ones he left behind. The image was a freebie called Teddy's New Home and apparently is no longer available from Di's Digi Downloads.
Manly enough I think with the deep red/brown background. All the browns and the orange cording. Image is mounted on a tan suede background. Fairly manly despite the main image being a cuddly little bear.

However, I needed to send a quick baby card to Carri from Anything Goes on Paper Craft Planet. First grandchild and it was a boy. My eyes went to this card waiting to be mailed and soon I was peeling the image off the card base (for once I seemed to have mounted with regular tape, not heavy duty). A little presto- chango in background paper, added a few sentiment stamps and here is the end result that Carri received.

"Necessity is the Mother of Reinvention!" baby card. How did I do?