Tagged: card making

What’s Up?

It  has been a couple of weeks since I last wrote a post but that doesn’t mean nothing has been going on here. In fact, it is because so much has been going on here I haven’t had a chance to blog.

Moss Cottage Vintage was supposed to participate in our very first barn sale, however, six straight days of rain changed our plans. We had a little problem with all that rain outside deciding it needed to come inside.

This is not good!

This is not good!

Across the ceiling and down this wall too.

Across the ceiling and down this wall too.

We are still not sure where this water in the laundry room came from!!!

We are still not sure where this water in the laundry room came from!!!

We have had the outside situation taken care of and now we are waiting on some bids to redo the ceiling and drywall. Like they say, “If it’s not one thing, it’s another”.

After taking all the merchandise that was supposed to go to the barn sale to our shop in Fredericksburg, that freed up some space in our sun room for me Martin to drag out all the boxes and totes containing stuff to make my Christmas arrangements. The problem was that I boxed up the stuff as I bought it and not in any particular order. Last week I spent half a day sorting through every box and re-packing them by category so when I actually start making the arrangements everything will be easy to find. The sorting and re-packing process made quite a big mess.

A great big mess.

A great big mess.

More of the great big mess!

More of the great big mess!

All sorted and ready to be used!

All sorted and ready to be used!

I have also been working on making some cards for another YouTube challenge. These cards are going to be distributed to women who are in the hospital battling breast cancer. It took me forever to come up with these because I really am not a good card maker.

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Cards for a YouTube challenge.

The worst part about making the cards for this challenge is that each had to have a message written inside! I came up with a pretty good message and then printed it for each card. That way I could be sure the person was able to read it. My chicken scratch writing can be a little iffy. I did personally sign each card though.

Other than that I have also been working on a few little secret Halloween crafts that I cannot show because some of the recipients read my blog.

Forgive me for not writing sooner, but this time of year is super hectic for those of us who “make”. I will try to have my camera at the ready so you can participate in my next adventures!

I Won!!!

I am one of those unfortunate people who rarely ever wins anything. But my luck seems to be changing. I recently won a $25.00 Etsy gift card from a site that promotes Etsy sellers. The other prize I just won came from the Boston Home card challenge held by Beth Schrottman from the YouTube channel Bethsscrapbookroom.

If you look back through several posts of mine you will see one called, “Crafting With A Cause – Part 3”. This post explains the challenge and shows the cards made for it. Please note that I did not win based on my cards, it was a raffle type drawing for the prizes. Every person who entered the challenge had a chance at winning. 

Beth is very generous and had several winners but I won FIRST PRIZE! She gave me a choice of two prizes and here is what I chose. It is a kit full of paper and embellishments from Prima’s Princess collection.

Here is what Beth generously sent me:

This paper is so beautiful I’m sure I will hoard use it well. I’m so thankful to Beth not only for the wonderful prizes she gives, but that she sponsors challenges every month to make a difference in other people’s lives.

I hope you consider looking on YouTube and finding a challenge “to craft with a cause”. It could be a real win-win situation!

Crafting With A Cause – Part 3

I’m at it again! I am entering another crafting challenge to benefit a charity. This one is being sponsored by Beth from Bethsscrapbookroom on YouTube. We were challenged to make cards for the residents of Boston Home which is a home for adults with MS and other degenerative muscle diseases. Please visit their site here: http://www.thebostonhome.org . Watch their videos and I guarantee you will be touched and inspired by these wonderful people! 

Instead of making regular greeting cards, I stretched myself to try something new. I made easel cards that stand upright so the residents can display them and easily see them. Here are the six cards I made.

Cards for ladies.

Cards for ladies.

Cards for men.

Cards for men.

I really love participating in these challenges because I learn more about other people’s struggles as well as new crafting techniques. I urge you to stretch yourself and participate on some crafting challenges sponsored by individuals on YouTube. To find one, just type in craft challenges in the search box. 

No excuses people. I have never read any books on card making or taken any classes. There are tons of tutorials on Pinterest and Youtube to get you started!