Oct 21, 2008

Not always easy

Some weeks, well it seems like most weeks nowadays, I have a hard time coming up with stuff that is creative. You know, those things that even YOU know are pretty cool. I have to say that my scrapbooking creativity is lacking in this area, but my cardmaking seems to be kicking into high gear. What's up with that? Why can't I get as inspired for my scrapbook pages as much as I am for my cards? I realize that a scrapbook page is 12x12 & a card is considerably smaller & doesn't really take much to make it POP! But, you would think you could switch gears easily from one to another without a hitch, wouldn't you?

I've been working on my Memory Zone Design Team "In Memory" assignment for over a month now. It's not exactly where I want it to be, but I like it enough to turn it in. Maybe when some new stuff comes out later, I can add to it.

I turned in 4 cards for the last meeting because we had assignments to do a Cancer Awareness card, so I did two. Then, I made 2 more Christmas cards using the Reminisce Christmas Basics papers & stickers. I used a sketch made up by the Memory Zone's own DT diva, Charity for one of those cards. Here's her sketch:

Isn't it a great sketch? If you go here you can see my take on it. while you're at it, check out the rest of the Gallery for TONS of inspiration. And, you should check out their blog for lots of interesting chat on just about anything scrappy!

Today I was playing around with my Quickutz embossing phrase & thought, wouldn't it be cool to emboss a transparency! So, I dug out one of my preprinted My Mind's Eye (I think?) transparency frames & embossed the center. How cool!!! I liked the look of leaving it see through to the inside of the card, but then realized that if you were to write on the inside, you'd see it from the front of the card, therefore taking away from the look I was going for. I decided to add a contrasting background color to the back of the transparency & I like the unique, yet simple look you get.

Here's how it turned out:

With a different angle to see the embossed image better. This is definitely one of those cards you need to see in real life to truly appreciate.
I've played around with other things as well, but I'm saving those for later & you may have to see them in the Memory Zone Gallery.
Well, I'll be busy some more since we're going camping again for 4 days down to Brown County during the Fall break from school. It's always a nice time & we camp in a little known campground between Nashville & Bloomington called Yellowwood National Forest. It's primitive camping even though we still use our campers. We like to drive around the hills & countryside looking at all the scenery & we check out a few flea markets that are nearby in the little town called Gnawbone. We checked out a "haunted" Inn in a even tinier town called Story. We would have liked to have eaten at the restaurant, but it's VERY expensive, so we just took pictures. We do like to check out the little shops in Nashville, but we're kind of over that after seeing them so many times.
Well, this is pretty long, but you'll get a break until next week, at least.
God bless & take care!
Beth M.


charity.sorrells said...

Love that card you made w/your QK! And thanx for the hook-up! I'm glad you liked my sketch....;)

Sheryl said...

Love the embossing on a transparency! I like cards made with acetate but you always have to put an extra bit of thought into just where you can put that greeting! Hope your break is fun!

Kelly C. said...

Wow! Love that card, Beth! What a clever idea! Really awesome!
I hope you have a super weekend in southern Indiana. Enjoy your campout & exploring!
It should be beautiful down there right now!

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