Monday, August 18, 2014

Meet Up...

I've been here living with hubs for a while now full time.  I miss my Dad back in California, and I miss my girlfriends.  The ones to go crafting with, or to the movies, or even just out to lunch. So, I decided I needed to get out there and see if I could meet some women.  I joined a few meet up groups, centered on crafting.
I attended two meet ups this weekend.

I met some lovely women, and look forward to seeing them again.  I enjoyed myself, the socializing was fun.  I made a few cards, which will appear this week and next on the blog, once they are received by their recipients.  I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise.

I do have 1 card and 1 project to share today.

Another man card, I made this one for my Dad, in the hot So Cal sun he is probably wishing for a cool scene like this.   This is my second card with this stamp. I water colored it with distress markers and added a bit of glitter.  I used two die cut circles to frame it, and a stacked die cut Hello from SSS for the sentiment.  I added a couple of wood veneer shapes as well to balance it. This time the chairs are red. They stand out a bit more, than in my last card here.


While at one of the meet up's I spied a cute little craft tote one of the ladies had.  I asked if I could take a photo of it.  I just thought it was the perfect size to tote along basic supplies for crafting to a crop or card party. I have one I like in  CA but I keep it out there with my scrapbook supplies.

I made a stop at the fabric store this weekend, and bought a few pre-cut squares of material and made myself a little tote and a tool roll up.  The tote is reversible, which I think is fun. I won't get tired of  it. The tool roll up reminds me of stamping, and might just provide some inspiration for future cards. I thought I would show them to you. They are around 5 by 5 by 5 (or 6).  I don't used patterns, I am not a good direction reader. I had fun making these crafty items, and they make me smile when I look at them!



Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

  1. Love the scene on your card! Your fabric crafts are great too. I'd never get anything to look that good sewn... with or without directions!

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  2. That is such a neat stamp & I love both cards, Cat! You are so talented making the darling tote & tool roll up! Glad you had fun meeting some new people. I've lost all my crafting friends--thank goodness for people like you on-line, but sure would like have some in person--LOL!

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  3. I didn't realize that you created these projects freehand, Cat! I'm so impressed!!! I love the colors, and that your tote is reversible...WOW!
    Love the scene on your card, too...especially the doggie lying down on the dock...so sweet!

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  4. Cat, I love the stamped image on your beautiful card!
    It makes me want to be there.

    AND, your tote & tool roll-up are darling! Great job!
    I really enjoyed seeing this on today's scramble.
    Love how you were inspired & how you inspired us.
    Thanks for hosting.

    Crafting with friends is always fun. Enjoy!

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