What a week this past one was, and the coming week will be just about the same – packed with non-crafting activities! I was able to squeeze in enough time to make all the packets for my Stamp-A-Stack class on Saturday, and we all had a lot of crafting fun then. But that was about it until tonight. After a day out with my dh, I came home and said, "I just have to get my hand in some ink!" The good news was that I had a practical excuse for doing just that.
At Christmas time, one of the handmade gifts I made for some friends were bookmarks made with 4" paperclips. What fun I had using the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set to make those bookmarks (and that set will be back with us come the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog!). Then last week one of those friends asked if it would be possible for me to make a few more for her to give to her friends. In fact it was possible, because during the holidays I had mislaid one of the packs of paperclips – or else they would have been among the Christmas gifts! But what stamp set would be a good one for a fun little bookmark without a holiday theme?
It didn't take long before I touched my stamp set, For Everything. It has just the cutest little motifs and I could do them up in a variety of colors. So I made two each of the little bird (in Real Red and Pretty in Pink, with a Marina Mist Flower); the sunflower (or at least that's what I made it out to be with More Mustard and Chocolate Chip (including the brad), with a Pumpkin Pie accent color; and the 6-petal flower made with Marina Mist and a Pretty in Pink brad and accent color.
This was fun, and just the kind of thing I needed to make after a busy weekend! I hope to have a couple of hours to myself tomorrow for some crafting time, but that may be it until next Sunday night! I'll be out of town (which where I live means I'll be hopping a plane to go to another island) for half of the week, and busy with some volunteer work most of the rest of the time. But then I have to get ready for my Folded Album Class on the 29th. I can hardly wait to share those projects with you!
And however busy you are this week with work or other activities, I hope you have time to have a little bit of fun – and do something creative!