Friday, July 31, 2009

She's Crafty...

I know that I claim to be crafty, it's right there in the title of my blog, but I seem to be showing more photography stuff lately. With the purchase of my first DSLR I have rekindled my old love for photography. I love it. But, I also still love getting my fingers all covered in glue and the sound of ripping paper. Ahhh... paper. If any of you are at all into paper crafts then you know that going down the scrapbook aisles at a craft store can give you the shakes and break you out in a cold sweat.
You see it. It's the coolest pattern you've ever come across. You don't need it. You have more paper now than a human could ever possibly use but what if you never see it again. That hand reaches out involuntarily and throws it in the cart. You probably need more than one sheet. Oh, and don't forget to get stuff to coordinate with it. What's the good of having it if you have nothing to go with it. It's like a new outfit with the wrong shoes; it just doesn't work. Before you know it you've picked up one of those HUGE packs of coordinating papers. I mean, heck, it's on sale after all. Then, if you're like me, you put it in your pile and maybe use a couple sheets before it gets more paper that you had to have piled on top of it.
It's a never ending cycle. I know I should probably see if there is a paper crafters anonymous group to join but I'm not hurting anyone and I can stop any time I want to. I just choose not to.

Anyway. Here are some of my recent crafty endeavours. I made them at night in IL. when everyone else was asleep. They were gifts for our IL babysitters who probably had WAY too much other stuff to do but still came over and played with our kids while we went out for grown up time.

1 comment:

Christina said...

Cute stuff, Cheryl! Love the first one, with the heart, most of all. And hey, I recognize those frames! :o)