Sunday, July 7, 2013

ODBD Challenge on OWH

I got to spend most of Saturday in my scrap room but I didn't get much done!  I found a card on pinterest I wanted to copy and I chose the butterfly that had a lot of parts to separate.  And I did 12 of them (okay, started out as 15 but I mangled some of the poor butterflies).
I am trying to use my cricut more but I need to figure out what settings work best with what paper so I'm getting cleaner cuts.  I know there is probably a blog out there that has this info.  If you know of one, please share in a comment!

I also worked on samples of wedding invitations for my son and his fiance.  I'm struggling because of all my border/corner punches, not one works.  I did come up with one using the 8 punch.  I told her that if she didn't like them, it wouldn't hurt my feelings. I want her to be happy with the end result and not thinking, rats...I have to use this!

I also did a card for the Our Daily Bread Designs July challenge for Operation Write Home.  We had to use stitching on the card.  I did several of these but my sewing machine was not cooperating so I covered the stitching up on most of the cards.  I think it needs a tune-up.
Here is one with the stitching covered up
I got this layout from PrettyPaperCards blog.

I'm off today with the family to West Virginia for my husband's mother's family reunion.  We drive 2 hours down and 2 hours back to spend 2 hours there!  I'd rather spend those 6 hours in my room creating but family connections are in important.

The Lord is dealing with my heart.  I've been doing Beth Moore's devotion - Jesus, The One and Only every morning, as well of Hello Mornings study through John.  Both are showing me that I need to get involved with people.  I need to show them love - His love.  I've not done a good job of that.  And when I look inside myself and ask why, it comes down to being selfish.  Ouch.  I'm selfish with my time.  God has blessed me with so much.  It is way past time I started sharing with others.

Thanks for stopping by and I trust you will have a restful Sunday - and a crafty one.  Remember, your creativity can change a life...which could change the world!  Susan


  1. Your cards are so pretty! One of the papers that works best for me with my Cricut is the Colorbok paper sold in Walmart for $5 a pad! It always cuts so well and comes in many different colors. Give it a try!

  2. Thanks Erika. I will have to get some!