I'm still not finding a lot of time for crafting, but managed to do a couple of things this week. First is a baby card. This is for a friend of my husband whose wife is expecting their first baby- a boy! She's due in the next month or so, and there's a baby shower coming up. I bought a gift, and figured I'd make a card. Now, this card might look a bit familiar. It's very similar in style to the one I made for my brother a few months ago. I did not set out to make this one close to the same, but when I shopped for paper for this card, there were surprisingly few options for baby boy paper at Michael's. They recently reorganized their paper section, and unfortunately seem to be carrying less than they did before. :( So that cute paper with the little storks that I used for my brother's card? I ended up getting that same paper in blue instead of pink. I did not want to do pastels, so I found a nice dark, almost denim blue to use as an accent, and a nice bright green as well.
Next up is a few bookmarks. I ended up having to stay home with my daughter one day this week when she was sick, so I took advantage of the block of time and tried out some new designs. My Etsy store stock is getting a bit depleted, so I need to restock with some fresh styles, especially now that Mother's Day is only a month away! I'll be listing these, as well as a few others that I'm not posting here, to my shop soon, so stop by and check them out! Here's a sample though.
That's all for now! Next time, I'll post a picture of the bookmark I made for the spring bookmark swap at the PBS Swappers group. I've also joined a card swap for this month, but am awaiting swap details from our lovely hostess Christy. All I know at this point is that it should be a card with either a pop-up, slide, or iris-fold technique. I've never done any of those, so it's a fun opportunity to try something new!