Growing up around tools (my grandparents owned, and my dad worked at a local hardware store) I have always kind of loved them. I have lots of happy childhood memories of playing in nail bins, I know strange. When I am a bit down one of the places I go to just look around is the hardware store that is just down the street. It amazes me sometimes just how many tools I actually know the correct names for and how you are supposed to use them, especially since I am known for using a butter knife as a screwdriver.
One day playing around on the internet I found this awesome page of sketches and I have had it bookmarked ever since. I go and look at it off and on but haven’t had a chance to play with any of them, until now. I just love the designs and need to make a point of using them more.
This card wasn’t really planned out. I have been eyeing the digistamp that I used as the main design for a while and keep trying to think of a good way to use it, and yesterday I went ahead and bought it. I knew I wanted to use it with the background paper chose but didn’t have a sketch or anything like that. I just kind of put everything together until it looked nice.
It was fun to pull out these stamps and play with them. They were given to me when I first started out by a very sweet friend. I love that several of the stamps and papers I use came to me from others. When I am constructing cards using these items I am thinking about them and that gives me yet another chance to feel closer to others through making cards.
It’s that time of year to start working on Father’s day cards. I love this set of gnome stamps and I really don’t use them enough. I feel like I say that a lot. I am working on trying to use some of my little-used stamps more often though!