I don't know what I was thinking - blog every day? Yeah, right. Besides, school starts in a month (yes, for me, too) and there's no way I can keep that going. So, my realistic goal is at least one post per week. Now, I have been busy this week doing a whole summer's worth of projects. Hopefully, I'll be able to share most of them with you. For now, the focus will be on crafts.
I sold sets of handmade cards at our family reunion auction, and one person requested a birthday assortment. I started with a sketch:
I used only things I had on hand, left-over stickers, scraps of paper, and bits of ribbon. Here's what I came up with:
These last 2 are ones I found in my stash after making the others. I must fall back on these givens quite often: rule of thirds, a dividing element, and adding interest with dimension: raised flower and candles, tags that swings, and embossing (heated and dry).