While I was in Northern Minnesota, at a cabin on one of the state’s 10,000 lakes, I got to do some stamping. With all there was to do for all the outdoor types up here, I tended to like to stay out of the sun and away from the mosquitos. So, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I brought along some Stampin’ Up! Supplies, hoping I’d have time to make something of my own. And yesterday, I had some time.
The supplies started with the Darling Label Punch Box, and I added in the supplies pictured in that previous post. Here are the two cards that I successfully made.
While these cards have fairly simple layouts, to me it felt so good finally to put some ink to paper, and adhere paper to cardstock, finally tying up my finished design with some Stampin’ Up! Baker’s Twine ribbon.
When I packed my tin full of supplies, I really had no idea what I was going to do with the sizes of papers that I cut for my lake stash. When I got everything out and laid on the table, I must have been in an entirely different creative zone, because I had absolutely no idea what made me cut the papers that I did. Nonetheless, I was stuck with them, and had to move forward. I cannot tell you how good it made me feel to get something done!
A few days ago, I heard from one of my friends with whom I did a lot of stamping before our neighborhood was overrun by lava from Kilauea Volcano. Her house is still standing, but is located behind and not to far from the infamous “Fissure 8” lava cone. She’s moved to California to be with family, but will be coming back to town for a visit and to try to retrieve some personal items from her house. She’ll be here in less than a week, AND she wants to get some cards made. She’s missed her crafting as much as (more than?) I have. So, before long, I’ll have to find a place to get some supplies laid out so we can take some deep breaths, and start to recover from our losses.
You can be sure I’ll be posting about that adventure!