Carmen came out a couple weeks ago for a weekend of crafting, which we dubbed Craftapalooza 2011. It’s become a bit of an annual event, although last year Carol was able to participate with us. Over the course of three days we cranked out a total of 108 cards – 54 each. At the end of the weekend I liked every single card we made – something that doesn’t normally happen after our weekend of crafting. Normally there is one or two cards that just didn’t turn out as planned, but that was not the case this weekend.
We found a ton of ideas online and took turns picking out stamp sets.
I borrowed this Build A Blossom set from my mom and it definitely made the prettiest cards. It was time consuming, but the set I liked using the most.
We also made good use of my Cuttlebug.
We made good use of the embossing powder, and managed to keep things sort of clean.
We also busted out the Diamond Glaze and the Stickeez.
We would have made good use of punches, if we’d had this one.
We both knew we wanted to use this paper somewhere on a card.
We also got to try out my Aqua Painter and Watercolour Wonder crayons.
We’re ready for next Valentine’s Day!
We made good use of the bugs set.
This one had a fun tri-fold.
These were the very first cards of the weekend.
We made these at 1 am on Saturday night and I thought it was the worst card ever – it seemed so time consuming. Next morning I thought it was amazing.
It was a fun weekend with Carmen, and made me wish we could spend even more time together. Lots of good food, lots of good cards and lots of good laughs.