Monday, September 15, 2014

Inspired by Stamping September Customer Gallery Contest

Hello, blogger friends!  As I look at the date of my last post, I'm wondering where all the time has gone!  It's a long story!  I've continued making cards, but I was working part time and I moved from northern Indiana to southwestern Illinois in February.  It took me awhile to get my craft room up and running and then my husband decide to remodel it for me.  It's about half done as I write today, but I have made it workable, and I know it will be wonderful when it is finished.  Last kink in my crafting:  my husband had to have triple bypass surgery on July 21st, and that is when all my crafting got put on hold.  Jim is doing great, 8 weeks later.  We walk almost every day and are up to between 1 and 2 miles a day.  Actually, sometimes I struggle to keep up with Jim, so the walking has been good for me, too.  

So here I am.  A friend asked me to make a card for her daughter's birthday.  She wanted me to do something with flowers, and I immediately thought of the Inspired by Stamping set, Spring Lilacs.  I also used the Spring Lilac paper also by IBS.  My sentiment came from the Graceful Hydrangea set by IBS.  The card idea itself came from a video tutorial by Dawn Olchefske called the Fancy Fold Screen Divider Card Video.  It was actually quite simple to make.

When I got finished, I realized I could enter this card in the IBS September Gallery Contest since I used almost all IBS products (the scripture verse came from Taylored Expressions Faith in Bloom set).  So here is my card with some views of each panel, and my absence from blogging is over!