This morning started off foggy and cold (lots of rain yesterday). This afternoon the wind picked up which makes it feel even colder. We helped pick up some furniture from a bank branch that is closing and took it to Teacher's Warehouse. Teachers from a 5 county are can come to the warehouse and pick up all kinds of things for their classroom for free. It's an amazing place and I wish that we would have had something like that when I was teaching in a classroom. Wow, the money I would have saved. This afternoon I did a lot of cooking. Not only made dinner but a batch of Chia Seed Jam and prepped vegetables for later in the week. And after that I sat down to craft. Yeah!
This card was made in response to some friends who are doing a Stamping Sisters Mini Winter Camp. Barb was the hostess for Day 1 so I tried out her tutorial using scraps. Who doesn't like to get rid of some of those?
Barb's tutorial showed how to make a background using different colors and widths of scraps. It's lots of fun. I first cut my scraps in three different widths. I covered the entire front og=f the card with double sided tape. I started laying the strips diagonally from the middle. After I got to most of the middle covered I decided to change directions and just filled in the side with whatever scrap I wanted so there isn't any symmetry to it. After I finished the background and cut off the extra paper hanging over the edges, I die cut three of the word "You" and glued them together for some dimension. The die I used was MFT You Trio die. The sentiment that goes with the die is from MFT All About You stamp set. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and die cut it with MFT Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips (retired). I am going to add this to my stack of Thank You cards that are going to Teachers Warehouse. The teachers are given 5 free thank you notes when they come to shop and asked to do some "homework" by sending the thank you's to 5 volunteers or donors. So we are always in need of thank you notes. I am entering these challenges:
Tomorrow we are back at Opportunity House to finish up some wiring that Tom is doing to help them install a card reader. Up until now we've been cash or check only so this will be a big change for us. Hopefully it will help make more money as we support a preschool. Well, thanks for stopping by. Hope your week is going well. Stay safe and God bless!