This was my mom in 1945, enjoying a cold soda on the beach! Isn’t she a cutie?
I am enjoying my Mothers’ Day Weekend! Yesterday, I did lots of crafting, went to the Green Valley Book Fair (huge warehouse that sells LOTS of books for really cheap!), made granola, and got to play with my baby granddaughter! Today, it’s more crafting.
Before I can bring myself to craft, I always have to clean the mess I made last time I crafted. I usually work until my crafting time runs out, then leave the mess, but then I need to clear it away before I start something new. That way, all my supplies and tools are where I can easily find them. Anyway, I brought in some papers to school last week for my students to make cards for the student teachers whose time was up. They all went for the glitter paper (surprise, surprise) and I was left with a bunch of scraps. I saved them from the garbage can and made this base from them:
When I’m cutting files with my Silhouette or Cricut, I always fill the mat so I have leftover cuts for quick projects later on so I had these gorgeous butterflies and decided to use them on this card base.
I used the Be Joyful stamp set from Unity Stamp Company for the sentiment inside. My Versamark did not “dry instantly” and left a mark on the left side of my card.
Luckily, I had even one more butterfly to cover it up. It almost looks purposeful!
I have a few more scraps saved from my students, and may work with those today.
I get my frugalness from my mother. She grew up during the Great Depression and learned to make do with what you have, be thankful for what you have, and not to waste. One of her best sayings was, “Take what you get and be glad you got it.” I always take that to heart.
Love you, Mom! Happy Mothers’ Day!