Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer 2011: Day 1

This summer break took its sweet time getting here.  One of my goals is to get back into my craft groove, be it cardmaking, stamping, scrapbooking, whatever.  Why?  Consider Exhibit A: cobwebs from my lamp in my craft room.  Ridiculous.  I hope to evict Charlotte from my home, or at least start collecting some rent from her.

Today's installment was a card for Max's teacher who is having a baby in August.  A parent thought we should throw her a little shower.  Since I have not been crafting in quite some time, my stash of baby cards is at an all-time low.  I initially wanted to create a shape card just using the shape of a onesie.  I got pretty far, until I screwed up the sentiment stamp (grrr).  So, rather than trashing the whole card, I decided to pop half of it up on a yellow background.  She's not sure if she's having a girl or a boy, so I tried to stay neutral, although the scallops scream GIRL!  The binkie and the button were a last minute add-on.  I just felt it needed a little more punch.  She loved it.
On a somewhat related note, I have to give some serious props to my husband.  As much as I tease him about garage sales, he nailed this one.  He got a Sony Cyber-Shot 3.3 megapixel camera with 6x zoom and video (pretty rudimentary, but it'll do) for (wait for it...) $5!  I took the photos above using the close-up macro on this camera.  It's lightweight, easier to drag around than my Nikon D60, and takes better on the go pics than my old Nikon Cool Pix.  It works a LOT like the Sony Mavica (one of which I still have... with the mini CD...but it's QUITE bulky) which I used for some time.  It was like riding a bike. :)