Tuesday, May 31, 2011

WOTT#8 and a Special Birthday Card

Welcome to another installment of What's on Tap Tuesday. Wow, this Tuesday really snuck up on me, what with Memorial Day on Monday and all. I've been trying to come up with a good birthday card idea for my dear son that's turning 20 at the end of the week. I defaulted to his favorite hobby: golf. He's been at it since he was a toddler and he just loves it. So I dug up all the golf patterned paper I've been collecting and picked the one that I thought would work with, what else, a tri-fold card. Then I scoured my photos for just the right ones to go with my corny sentiment. If you don't get it, the first panel says "Fore!" and I chose a photo of him as close to "four" as I could find. Then the second panel says "+ 16" and I found a photo of him around the age of 16. Finally, the third panel, which I wanted to look like a score card, says "= 20" and I just added a birthday wish below it. Corny, I know, but I think he'll like it.

So now, you get to see the desk that spawned the card (you'll see a Stampin Up stamp set that I didn't use when I decided to just use photos), and close-ups of the card panels. (And in answer to the person who asked last week how I take the desk picture, I DO stand on a folding chair... Lol....and pray it doesn't collapse on me!)

Designer Paper: Stamping Station; Number candle stamps: Who's That Birthday Girl by My Favorite Things; Real Red maker (Stampin Up); library card

I hope you choose to link in your work desk. It's fun to share our madness with each other.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Shout Out and a Winner

Sorry for the late post, we were up and out early today to dear son's lax playoff game. They gave it their all in the 90 degree heat and almost pulled off a win against a team ranked much higher. We are so proud of them! But it put me in a pickle. I don't like to post without a card to show and I just didn't have time to make one for today. Emily to the rescue! Emily and I are involved in a Pay It Forward event and having received the item I made for her, she sent me the lovely card below. Voila! A card to showcase. *smile* You'll want to check out her blog because she always has a variety of beautiful cards on display. HERE is your link.

You may be here to find out who won the graduation card that I demo-ed last Wednesday. I said I'd randomly choose from the comments and.... drum roll, please.... the winner is Nora Anne! (NA, email me your snail mail addy and I'll speed the card out to you. *grin*)

Thanks for dropping by. I was so strapped for time yesterday that I forgot to link into the Friends with Flair blog hop so if you're hungering for another card and lots of fun links, check out my post yesterday.

Have fun this Memorial weekend. I think I'll make a few more cards for the blog so you may want to check back. But I especially hope to see you back on Tuesday linking in your workspace on What's on Tap Tuesday (say WOTT?).... *smile*

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Friday, May 27, 2011

FWF and a List of Links

Fasten your seat belt because this is gonna be a rollercoaster ride through blogland, if you so choose. *smile* First, Sparky is back and he's gotten into the strawberries. A perfect scene for Unity's latest challenge to spotlight fruit on a project. I was intrigued by a new card fold on Splitcoast Stampers so that's what you see here. Can I tell you that it is the easiest, fastest fold you'll ever do? There isn't even much of a learning curve, so I hope you give it a shot. Here are the links related to my card.

1. Unity's has some great new featured sets... be sure to check them out HERE.
2. The Unity Friends with Flair blog hop starts HERE. Loads of inspiration!
3. Berry Good Life is the stamp set where you can find these strawberries.
4. Hugs and Kitties is where Sparky hails from and the set is on sale!
5. That adorable sentiment can be found on Unity's March '11 Kit of the Month (Just You)
6. The Diamond Fold card tutorial by Beate can be found HERE.
7. The Lazy Stampers Guide to Copic Coloring video by my friend, Lydia, can be found HERE.
8. Also, that beautiful DP is from The Botanical Stack by DCWV and the cardstock is a delicious Cherry Cobbler by Stampin Up.
9. And, totally unrelated, my recent blog post about a heart pancake was featured on the Clytie's Random Hearts blog. Check her out if you could use an ear-to-ear smile today!

Tomorrow, a random commenter on my Wednesday post is getting the graduation card I demo-ed, so leave some love there if you'd like a chance at it.

I hope you have BBQ and ice cream on tap this Memorial weekend, but above all, have loads of fun!


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

More birthday cards...

My mom has a lot of sisters and three of them have birthdays at the end of May.... hmmm, what was going on in August that resulted in their existence? I'll have to ask my mom if August was her parents' anniversary month or something.... Lol. In any event, I'm busy making cards for these aunts because you've heard the phrase "painting oneself into a corner?" They like my homemade cards so there's no going back.... *smile*

I used My Favorite Things Pure Innocence stamps (Because You're Special and the retired Peek-a-boo) for these tri-shutter birthday cards (tutorial in the sidebar). I'm addicted to collage papers because they're so fun for the landscapes of my cards. And don't get me started on ledger paper. Love it. I paper pieced the girls' dresses out of the first patterned paper. I like how the first dress looks like it has pleats but it's just that I positioned the stamp over a large flower. I apologize that the second girl is wearing white shoes before Memorial Day, but we're close enough. The sentiment comes from Picture PerfectUnity's Nov '10 KOTM.

I hope you have a wonderful day. Rest up because tomorrow is Unity's Friends With Flair blog hop!

See you then,


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Great News, WOYWW #103, WOTT #7 and Got Graduation?

First the news: I got a complimentary copy of the soon-to-be-released (June 1st) Take Ten magazine in the mail today.... which means that I'm being published in there! I submitted a few cards so it was fun combing through to find which ones made it in. I found three. They're on pages 19, 45 and 46 and one of them made it onto the Second Take section on page 125. Wow, this made my day! Since Stampington allows you to post the cards you submit on your own blog, you can find these cards in previous posts, here, here and here.

Now, welcome to What's on Your Workspace Wednesday (WOYWW) and What's on Tap Tuesday (WOTT) where we share our current projects and the desks we create them on. (Welcome also to the Simply Scrapping Crafts blog hoppers!)

Here's my desk. Hovering on both peripheries are pieces of the card I'll post on Thursday. I have a lot of aunts with birthdays this month, so there will be a number of birthday cards to showcase in the coming days. The central focus of the desk, today though, is a graduation card that I'd like to step you through, just in case you might need a card like this soon.

Here are the steps to make the card:

Step #1: Cut an 8"x 8" square from black cardstock. Score it at the 4" mark both horizontally and vertically so that you have a grid of 4 - 4" squares. Next, score one diagonal line down the middle of the square.

Step #2: Fold down the horizontal, open, fold down the vertical, then reopen, turn the square upside down and fold down the diagonal.

Step #3: Open the square and turn it over so that the diagonal fold forms a mountain facing you. If you now use a finger to push down on the center point where all the lines meet, the diagonal fold will pop into two mountains on either side of the center. Take a hold of the outer edges of the two mountains and pull them toward you. The result should be a card that has folded into a 4"x 4" square. You've just made your graduation cap. (I believe it's called a mortarboard?)

Step #4: Now for the tassel. You can customize your tassel by using a floss color that matches one of your graduate's school colors. My sample is blue. Tassels are made by wrapping floss around a small square board, slipping a thread through the loop, removing the board and wrapping another thread around and tying it in place. Snip through the opposite end of the loops and you have a tassel. Attach it to the center of the card by wrapping around a brad.

Step #5: Cut two 3"x 3" squares of white cardstock and place one on inside of card to cover the back of the brad and the other in the square opposite it. Your card base will be a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" panel of black cardstock with a 4"x 5-1/4" panel of white cardstock adhered on top.

Step #6: Attach the folded cap to the base (with the opening on the right), leaving a little white showing on top and a sentiment panel on the bottom. Add your sentiment. Using Lawn Fawn's Bannerific and Sophie's Sentiments stamp sets, I stamped a "Congrats" banner, trimmed it and popped it up foam dots.

If you've made it all the way down this post, I have a surprise for you. I'm going to give this card away to a random commenter that expresses an interest in it, so let me know if you want it and I'll announce a winner on Saturday.

Thanks for coming by. If you're so inclined, there's a Linky below to join in the WOTT tour. I'd love to come visit!


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Simple As That and a pancake recipe...

I came across Rebecca Cooper's BLOG and was inspired to play along today. A simple photo taken this morning. Making a heartfelt pancake for dear son #2. It's worth the smile on his face when he reaches the table and sees it. It reminds him that he wants to store this easy recipe in his phone (did I forget to mention he's 16?) I've told him the story of this little pink square of paper peeking out from the photo below.

I had taken his older brother (a toddler at the time) over to play with the triplet sons of a friend. While we were there, this easygoing friend asked her boys what they wanted for lunch and they chimed, "Pankcakes!" Without batting an eye, she proceeded to make these easy pancakes. I had to have the recipe so I took a pink square of paper out of my purse. It was being used to remind me to pick up diapers while out. I scribbled these six ingredients on it and have saved it, as is, in my recipe box for all these years. Whenever I pull it out, I get a little nostalgic. The word "diapers" is still legible on the back. Those children are in college now and the little pink paper is getting worn but I can rest assured that the story and legacy will live on in my younger son's phone.

1/2 - 3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
1 egg
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar

Mix dry ingredients together first. Fold in the rest.
Makes approx. 6 pancakes.

Have a wonderful Sunday....


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Won't you come back and share your workspace with us on What's on Tap Tuesday?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friends with Flair under the wire....


I had hoped to finish this card before heading out to Scrapbook Expo but you know what John Lennon said about life ("Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans.") The trackball on my phone completely froze making it impossible for me to connect with the people I planned to meet at the Expo. So off to the Verizon store I ran, expecting hours of waiting while the phone was repaired. But Verizon came through with a new trackball in record time, so it all worked out. One person I was rushing to meet up with is Nora Anne, another Unity follower and Ippity Chick that I've conversed with online but today finally got to meet in person. So fun to do that! I came away from Expo with the new Stamp Maker by Teresa Collins. I can't wait to make some photo stamps with it. I'll keep you posted on that!

Anyway, Unity's Friends With Flair.... just under the wire..... I used the frame from Picture Perfect, (Nov '10 KOTM) and the glamour girl from Just You (Mar '11 KOTM) for my take on the latest Unity KOTM Sketch Challenge. I have to say that the papers from the Botanical Stack by DCWV made this card a lot easier. I stamped the frame onto glittery paper so that it would look like a mirror and computer generated the sentiment and ran it through the word bubble die from My Favorite Things. Unity's got lot of sales and new product to show, so head on over to the website for a little look-see.

Thanks for dropping by. What's on Tap Tuesday is coming. Come show us your workspace!

Enjoy your weekend!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Relive today....

Last night's Modern Family episode reminded me of a play I saw many years ago. It struck a chord that still resonates in me.  In the play "Our Town," a young woman's spirit is given the chance to go back and revisit the world she has tragically left and she marvels at all the wonderful everyday aspects of her life that she took for granted.

Try this out. Close your eyes and pretend that you are living 20 years in the future. You'd ask for one wish to be granted. You'd like to be transported back to a day of no special meaning. If you have children, a day when your children were 20 years younger and life was just a series of daily, ordinary, taken-for-granted tasks. Making lunches, scrambling for the school bus, helping with homework, rushing to their sports, or even maybe letting them practice driving. Now, open your eyes. You've been granted your wish. Today is that day. Look at the day as if you have just this day to relive. Marvel at your life... at the wonder and beauty of your children. Soak it in. Because one day, they are going to tell you that they are staying in their college town for the summer and those return visits that you normally cling to, when you can have them back for awhile, are suddenly gone. And all you can do is plan a vacation where you go to see them and send them a card that shows where you wish they could be.

SUPPLIES: Travel DP stack (MAMBI), Kraft & Chocolate Chip c/s (SU),arrow die (Cuttlebug), label maker (Dymo)

Today is your day to relive....


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WOYWW #102, WOTT #6 and a set of cards

Welcome, friends, to Julia's What's on Your Workspace Wednesday and another chance at my What's on Tap Tuesday (where we share what we're doing this week by linking in at the bottom of this post).

We all know that one sheet of 8-1/2"x 11" cardstock yields two greeting cards, right? Well, did you know that you can get four 3"x6" cards from one 12"x12" sheet? This size of card fits perfectly in those everyday envelopes that normally only see bill payments, so sad. *smile*

I like to take a collage-y sheet of 12"x12" patterned paper and make these smaller cards for a change sometimes. As it turns out, when I cut up my patterned paper, I wind up with eight panels for the front of cards so I'll use two sheets of cardstock to make eight cards. (Are you still with me or am I being a math nerd?)

Here's how you do it. Cut two 12"x12" cardstock sheets into 6"x6" squares (you'll get four squares from each sheet.) Score each square in half once so that you can fold your squares into 3"x6" cards. Voila! That's done.

Now then, I like to decorate my cards with "collage-y" patterned paper because when I cut it up, none of the resulting panels look alike. My set of cards will compliment each other but they won't be the same. Okay, so now you're going to cut your one 12"x12" sheet into eight panels of 2-3/4"x5-3/4". (You see I merely went in 1/4" on both sides?) On my cards below, I actually added another cardstock panel to pop the image. If you do this, make that panel measure 2-7/8"x5-7/8" and choose a cardstock that is either lighter or darker than your base so that you can really see the distinction between the two.

Here's my desk before I started. I chose a sheet of DP from the Botanical Stack by DCWV (so pretty) and solid cardstocks in green and blue for the base and kraft for the mat. (I've become addicted to playing Scrabble online so I have my iPad on the desk with me. When someone plays their turn I take a second to retaliate.... I mean, respond. Lol.)

Leslie (the Crooked Stamper) thinks my desk looks staged.... *smile*..... but in fact, I'm just showing you what I've chosen to work with (after I shoved everything over a bit) and what you don't see is this next area that is just one hotspot of supplies in the room. It's worse than usual because the supplies are layering up chronologically like sedimentary rock does. Lol.

Finally, I've glued all the panels to mats and card bases and here are the eight resulting cards. I needed one right away, so I stamped a sentiment from Unity's March '11 Kit of the Month and glued on a little bow of pink sorbet twine (from The Twinery).

Now, I'm thinking I should stamp something on the envelope before I mail it. Give it a little thrill that today it's not being used to pay a bill. *smile*

Thanks for coming by. Won't you link up your work area for us to see? And here's your weekly question: What colors do you like combining these days? I love kraft and almost anything.... how about you?

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lawn Fawn Fun

Lawn Fawn is coming out with new releases but like Contac, they'll be time-released.... Lol. Little by little, we'll get new sets to check out and buy. They'll be having lots of challenges and fun on their BLOG, though, and I believe there will be some new sets available starting on Thursday, May 19th at 12:01 a.m.  So start your engines! The first challenge is to use polka dots on your card, so I gathered a bunch of my favorite sets and came up with this birthday tri-shutter card. Click on these names to see the sets I used. Say Cheese, Year One, Critters in the Forest, Bannerific, and Sophie's Sentiments. (I had to do a little masking to create my sentiment but I love a challenge!)

OTHER SUPPLIES: Paper (Studio K & K.ology Peabody by K&Co), Ink: (Tuxedo Black-Memento, Copic markers), Stickles by Ranger

Hope to see you here tomorrow at the 6th installation of What's on Tap Tuesday (WOTT). Link in a blog post pic of your desk and tell us what's going on. (You can hide any publication stuff you're working on--- we'd mostly like to see how you work and what goodies you're playing with these days.)


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr) 

Friday, May 13, 2011

FWF and a Peachy Layout

(Sorry for the late post....Blogger was down....)

Is it really Friends with Flair again? Wow, I must be having fun because time is flying! Lol. School year calendars do that, don't they? One ds is finished with his sophomore year in college and another ds is coming to the end of his sophomore year in high school. Spending lots of afternoons rooting his lacrosse team on... But I'll always sneak in some time to make something for Unity's Friends with Flair blog hop.

I have a dear sweet elderly aunt that has onset Alzheimer's so she recently moved into an assisted living situation. My mom is trying to add pictures and things to make it homier so I'm sending her this card with lots of love inside. The images are from last month's Kit of the Month and the sentiment is from Unity's set called Sending My Love.

SUPPLIES: Paper: Romantic Collage (Provo Craft), stripes (Stack II-DCWV); Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Copic markers; Other: Cloud die (My Favorite Things)

Today also happens to be my Featured DT day on the Let's Get Peachy blog. I chose to do doodle stitching   on a layout. The step-by-step guide to how I put this together can be found over at LGP today. It's fun to take some old pictures and finally showcase them. Scrapbooking is a great hobby that I'm getting back into. How great is it that I can look at this and be instantly transported back to a winter vacation when my boys were young and silly? Love that! I rarely use stamps on a layout so I'm happy that these Lawn Fawners worked with the theme.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: Say Cheese by Lawn Fawn, Paper: Olivia Rose DP by K&Co, Other: Chipboard Alphas by Bazzill, Airmail twine by Cat's Pajamas , DMC floss, eyelets

Thanks, as always, for dropping by. I hope that this coming week, you'll consider joining me for What's on Tap Tuesday where we link in our workspaces for a little look see...

Have a great day!


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

WOYWW, WOTT, a Winner and a Wedding

Welcome to What's on Your Workspace Wednesday #101 and What's on Tap Tuesday #5... but before I get to the good stuff, I'd like to thank all the Let's Get Peachy blog hoppers this weekend. Hello to my new followers and I just want you to know that Random.org selected Emily Kincke's comment as the winner of the blog candy! Stick with me and I promise there will be more blog candy down the road. *smile*

My desk today is a hotbed of crafty goodness.

1. The USPS box is for the blog candy I have to mail out soon.

2. The "One Second" box on the left was found at Harmon's. It boasts needles that are easier to thread so there may be hope for hand stitching on projects yet! (As a matter of fact, I'm showcasing a layout with hand-stitching this Friday...)

3. I picked up the little card in the top left from street fair in NYC after my Mother's Day lunch. I was intrigued by this artist that explained how she creates etchings, acid washes them and then watercolors her images. I just had to have this one of the Flat Iron building in NYC because its one of my favorites. If you're intrigued by this, she told me her website is www.sohoetchings.com.

4. The coaster of Audrey Hepburn was from the same street fair. I love the image but I have to say, the idea seems easy to replicate with rub-ons, tiles and a little cork backing! Inspired?

5. There are two QuicKutz dies on the top left that I used on my card below.... you'll see. A real fine-motor experience but love the result.

6. The large Scrap Pad was discovered in my catacombs of crafty inventory. I love collage so it prompted the making of today's card. We have a wedding that we won't be able to go to but I wanted to make them a special card, so here it is... in all its tri-shutter splendor.

SUPPLIES: Stamps (Love Bug & Happy Everything by Unity and "Best Wishes" by Cavallini), Paper (Collage Collection Scrap Pad by Provo Craft and Not Quite Navy by Stampin Up), circle and scallop punches (SU), wedding dies (QuicKutz)

I hope you link up and show us What's on Tap on your craft space today. I'm shooting for posting earlier in the coming Tuesdays, so please bear with me! *smile*

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Let's Get Peachy Blog Hop!

Hi friends,

We're celebrating National Scrapbooking Day at Let's Get Peachy! To kick off our celebration of design team reveals, challenges and fun, our Peachy Kats have created some special projects and posted them on their blogs. All of us are looking forward to your visit and hope that our projects both delight and inspire you!

My project was to include a handmade banner on a layout celebrating my oldest son’s 4th birthday. I’d love to hear your comments. In fact, I’d like to offer up a secret goody box prize to a random follower who comments today. So, become a follower, make a comment and then come back on Tuesday the 10th when I announce the winner. Later in this post, you’ll find out how you can vie for the Blog Hop prize being awarded on the LGP blog.

Now, I’m going to show you how to make a cute banner for a layout. 

1. Gather your supplies: scissors, bone folder, broad-point Sharpie, ruler, twine, adhesive, scrap paper and decorative paper (DP). For my layout, I used paper from the Cut‘n Paste stack by K&Co. If you plan on using rub-ons or stamps on your pennants, be sure to choose the shade of your DP accordingly.
2. Hand draw a triangle that is approx 1½” long and cut it out to use as template for the pennants that will make up your banner. Fold a 5½” x 12” panel of DP in half lengthwise and use the bone folder to make a sharp crease.
3. Set triangle template on the fold and trace around to make 8 pennants. Cut out individual triangles making sure to leave the fold intact. Stamp or apply rub-ons, if you wish.
4. Fold individual pennants around string and use adhesive to bond the two sides.
5. Add to layout.
Here's YOUR chance to win!
Please visit all 13 blogs on our Celebrate National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop itinerary, and be sure to leave a comment on each one. After you have visited all 13 Peachy Kats, go back HERE to Let's Get Peachy and leave a 2nd post to let us know you have completed the hop. One lucky winner's name will be drawn at random to receive a fun blog hop prize. The hop runs from May 7th til May 9th, so get your comments and/or challenges in! (The Peachy Kats that have decided to do separate challenges will list winners on their blogs as well as on LGP.) 

This is your Blog Hop itinerary. Please proceed first to #13 Cherrie's blog. The links will direct you along the way to each of the other stops on the blog hop. If you get lost along the way, you may refer to the links HERE. 
And now for your blog hop….. thank you for participating, and have fun!
1. Let's Get Peachy- Peachy Laura

2. Crafty Scraps of Stuff- Peachy Kat Daphne

3. Create Something Everyday- Peachy Kat Kimmy 

4. From Me 2 U Papercrafting-Peachy Kat Tammy G.

5. Greets n Treats- Peachy Kat Becky

6. If It's Groovy- Peachy Kat Groovy Deb

7. Kristin's Craft Corner- Kristin

8. Polkadotrentz- Peachy Kat Sarah

9. Queen of the Crop- Liese

10. Rather B Scrappin-Peachy Kat Lisa

11. Scrappy Doodads-Peachy Kat Tammy K.

12. The Crafty Frugalista- Peachy Kat Cindy

13. The Scrappy Cottage-Peachy Kat Cherrie

14. Back To LGP

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friends w/ Flair

Hello friends!

Welcome to yet another installment of Friends with Flair. If you've got Unity or Ippity, ink up a stamp, create a project and then link it up HERE for all to see. There are two winners every week: one for a random participant in the blog hop and one for a random commenter.

My card this week was inspired by an upcoming graduation. My son has been carpooling with a senior and it's been heaven for me (and my gas tank!) so I made him a graduation/thank you card of sorts that will have a little gift tucked inside. I used the car and sentiment from an Ippity set called Authentic Man which you can find HERE (or by locating a nearby Ippity gal.)

The frame I drew was inspired by this tutorial by Nichole Heady . Instead of using a ruler and pencil lines, though, I lined up the corner of a Stampin Up piercing template in each corner of my panel and penciled in a dot to mark the corners of the frame that I then drew in with a good black marker.

I loved how the tutorial's card turned out but mine seemed to have too much white space, so I cut out the inside of the frame, matted it with black cardstock and then placed it on matted map paper. I like it better this way.

I hope you leave a comment while you're here. Who knows, my blog may be the one from which they'll choose the random commenter. Now, click HERE to take a drive on Blog Hop Road!

P.S. I hope you return tomorrow for a Saturday blog hop I'm involved in. All the blogs, including mine, will have blog candy to give away. Woo hoo!


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

RENT in Japanese?

Picture this: 6:45 a.m....a woman with sleepy eyes, squirrely hair, still in pajamas, wearing her comfy white crew socks and comfy Croc sandals.... is informed by her son that his carpool buddy just texted that he can't take him to school this morning....his school that is 40 minutes away..... she has to take him but he wants to do the driving... which means that she's gonna have to slink out of the passenger side and sprint to the driver's side once they reach the school before a well-meaning, dressed-for-work parent tries to engage her in a drop-off conversation..... ('course by then she's incognito in jeans and a tennis cap but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know this outfit was slapped together at the last minute...) And she can't stop for Starbucks on the way home because, again, the dressed-up people are on line there....

So what can make this whole experience worthwhile? I'll tell you what. On the coffee-less way home, her favorite radio station, Sirius XM Broadway, suddenly puts on the opening number from RENT by the Japanese original cast. She can't stop laughing as she bops in her seat to one of her favorite songs... marveling as she catches English words like "friction" and "JoAnn" and "Hey, hey, hey" and "rent" amid all the Japanese. It puts her in the mood to make a Japanese-themed card. But how to justify that?  Hmmmm... Eureka! She'll make it a humorous card and send it to the brother that cut the tension on the day of her father's surgery by making her and her mother laugh at his jokes.

Stamps: Girl (Kokeshi-Stamping Bella), robot (Nicest Place to Be-Unity)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Copic markers, Vintage Photo Distress ink (Ranger)
Paper: Bkgrd (Club Scrap), Blue pattern (Creative Memories), Baja Blue & Crumb Cake c/s (SU), white (MFT)
Other: Labels Ten (Nestabilities-Spellbinders)

Friends with Flair tomorrow and, on Saturday, a Let's Get Peachy blog hop (with a chance at blog candy) .... Until then...



Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

WOYWW #100 and WOTT #4

Welcome to another episode of What's on Your Workspace Wednesday (UK version) and What's on Tap Tuesday (US version)! I'm a hybrid crafter in that I use a computer to generate my own sentiments at times. I've put a toe in the digital pool. I'm hoping to do a little more investigating soon since I've invested in some fun tools (right, Brenda?) I was just going to give you a shot of my computer at work but I snuck in a shot of my messy desk, too, as well as shots of my tri-shutter get well card.

I made a card for my dad this morning because he is presently in surgery and this keeps me spiritually in touch with him and I'll put the card in the mail later. (Your prayers are appreciated!) There's a bit of a double entendre here. Two allusions. One, I wish him a speedy recovery and I've always loved this retired set by Stampin Up called In the Wild. And, two, for some reason, he calls my mom, Cheetah, from time to time so I thought he'd like that tie-in. If you'd like to peruse the Stampin Up catalog and you live in the US, here's a LINK to my friend, Brenda's site. So much fun packed into that catalog, I'm telling you!

Have a great day. I hope you let us see what you're up to, what you're working on and what fun products you're using by linking in below. Oh, and the question of the day is: Traditional, hybrid or digital---what's your style?


Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)