Friday, October 18, 2013

Fun and Done - Video and Sketch

My Mother's favorite question is "Are you done yet?"   Her second favorite question is "How many people were there?"  I know if I got to an event, I'm going to get that 2nd question.  I've even started estimating the number of people at a wedding or other event so I'll be prepared :-).  Clearly, she is a quantitative person.

I'm a process person.  I like to get things done, of course, but if I didn't enjoy the process, it wasn't that much of an accomplishment to me.  So I was a bit wary of using this title which was the first thing that came to mind when I saw these photos.  My friend Karen and I did get a lot done over our crafting weekend this summer. We also had a lot of fun and each learned new things in the process.  So it was a huge success.

For the page, my challenge was no purple pattern paper (say that 3 times fast) to match one of the colors I wanted to pull from the photo of the two of us. My red pattern paper stash seems to be leaning toward more rosy reds or papers earmarked for the holidays so I turned to my cardstock stash and it did not disappoint.

The stamps are one new one and the other an old favorite called 'Big Flowers' that I've used on gobs of layouts.  It always looks different in new colors and arrangements.

The background gave me a bit of a challenge as shown in the video.  I started with misted cardstock and decided it didn't give the right feel for this particular page.  I hadn't glued anything down yet - being a process and not a 'get it done' sort of person - so it all worked out.

I did finally break down and buy a new cartridge for my Cricut, Ashlyn's Alphabet, which was used for the word Done.  It is nice in that the inside of the letters stays attached to the background.

Here's the video at YouTube:


And if you find yourself reaching for your cardstock for your pages, you'll want to join us for the Creative Cardstock class.

Thanks for watching!  Hope you have a great weekend.


  1. A fitting remembrance of a wonderful time! As always, I love seeing your creative process to complete the page. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great page. Love the bright colours and stamping.


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