Monday, March 27, 2006

Ethans Party


My baby is turning three on April Fools Day! I put these together last night (typical me - running late for my own son's birthday). We only decided what to actually do at the time I needed to write in them. He has a couple of friends & his cousins coming along with his sisters & Granny - not sure about Pa - Nana & Grandad live a bit far but I'm sure they would have loved to be here. I hadn't sanded patterned paper before but gave it a go after adhering some to some chipboard - quite enjoyed it. You can't quite see it here but I inked the edges of the green card with brown. It looked a bit plain so I wrote some stuff about Ethan & the purpose of the invite around the three. I'm not really a card maker - but I enjoyed this one - it's definitely a 'scrappers card' but I think I'll be distressing more patterned paper in the near future! It's funny how some scrappers (like me) struggle with the whole card thing where as people who started with making cards are able to move between the two a bit easier - or is this just my perception of things? Love to know what you think.
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10 comments:

Lisa said...

Thats great Lara, I love your handwriting, yeah distressing paper is fun. Have you ever tried screwing paper up until its soft and wrinkled for an old worn effect on a layout, thats fun too, if you do it to black paper then rub some metallic rub-ons over the top, you could swear it looks like leather. I was introduced to scrapping but the Creative Memories way, I couldn't get into it at first and didn't know much about scrapping shops and all the awesome papers. So I ventured into cardmaking and rubber stamping, now Scrapping is my passion and I only seem to make cards when I have too (usually the night before I need it..lol)I love card-making and its great to use scrap scraps but its just the time to fit 'everything' in!

Becky said...

Happy B-day to Ethan! I totally understand about the card thing, I really have to be in the mood!

Donna said...

Looks great Lara! Glad I'm not the only one racing around on party invites at the last minute!
I'm not really a card maker either but recently handmade one for mum & she was really touched by it. Must make more of an effort! Trouble is I'm always running borderline with everyone's birthdays!!

Ruth said...

Love this card Lara, very cool. I know what you mean about the card thing, I struggle to make cards, yet can put a LO together in minutes.

karen said...

Love the Big 3 card .. how many invites??
I find it harder to make cards simply because they're designed to be given away!! What if the recipient doesn't appreciate what I've done??? (I'm making them for Someone else, not for Me ...)

Dianna said...

hey lara you are not running late its not the 1st yet. The cards look great. I was thinking that maybe each time I do a LO I should use the leftovers for cards but not being a cardmaker it hasn't happened yet.

Ali Dub said...

Hey Lara I totally get where you're coming from. I used to panic having to distress pat pap, but now do it all the time - I'll put a pic on my blog today just for you :)! Happy Bday to Ethan too!!

Delys said...

I can also totally relate to having trouble making cards...I just struggle to do any and I have to be in the mood to do them too....Im always thinking...is that good enough? Whereas a Lo is not so out there is it?
Happy birthday to Ethan for the 1st...and no you arent late..I always seem to leave it till the last minute!

Trina said...

What a great card. Happy birthday Ethan. I used to feel funny about cards, but now just think hey, I put effort into this and that's all that matters. And its been fun giving them away. As for lateness. I'm usually making them as I run out the door to the party! LOL. You're doing great.

Mands Haynes said...

hi Lara, thanks for the comments on my blog! If you go to the Crossed Paths website, www.crossedpaths.net there are heaps of ideas ...and Mimi Schramm, new HOFer is a really beautiful gallery to look at. I know the new papers are hard to get, so just yell out. There is a competition on at the mo and anyone can enter, email me for details if you are interested.