I'm back today after finally having a little crafty mojo in my Fortress this morning. Yay! It had been waning and I'd been leaning on my novels and pleasure reading heavily. (I still am, but I, at least, took a break from it today.) =) After not getting a chance to "play" Monday or Tuesday, I was determined I would make it today. And, the fact that the kids were out of school for weather related road conditions, played right into my plans. Mwaaahaaaahaaaa!
I made 4 complete cards this morning! And spent some time on one that never came to fruition. I'm only sharing 3 because one of them didn't turn out quite right. (Used a new (to me) medium and I need a bit more practice!)
Here we go!
A shaker card! Whee! I've been wanting to make another one. My dear mother managed to come up with some clear acetate sheets for me somehow so I've tackled a few shaker cards now. I really like it - so fun! :)
I used some of my Lawn Fawn Snow Day 6x6 pad (I LOVE this paper).
I used the Freshly Made Sketch for my layout inspiration, Lawnscaping Challenge's Winter Mood Board, and Merry Monday's Critter challenge, as well.
I had a leftover "Happy" from my first card attempt of the morning, which was a fail. =) As I took a snack break, the idea for this card came to me based on the Runway Inspired Challenge inspiration.
I am also entering this in CASology's NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) challenge, as the Avery Elle die/stamp set was new for me as was the flourish stamp by Inkadinkado (Mom put in my Christmas stocking! LOL). I am also entering the NBUS challenge - Anything Goes.
Ok - and last ... I appreciate it if you have hung in for all of these!
My beloved Paper Smooches and coloring....inspiration based on the Picture Perfect Challenge over at SPARKS.
I used the current sketch over at MFT Card Challenge for my layout inspiration and the current Christmas Card Challenge Case a Design Team challenge :
I used my new PS Warm Hearts stamp set and was SO proud of my masking/stamping/coloring - it was going SO well, when at the end of coloring the little red berries, I DROPPED MY RED MARKER! It bounced off the panel, marked up my finger and "ruined" my happy mojo buzz! I couldn't believe it! I knew I would put something across the panel based on the sketch but that pretty much sealed the deal and removed any creative license. Haha! It turned out ok. You can't really tell now, but I had to share what happened. I know someone, if not everyone, can relate. =)
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! I know that was a terribly long post. Peace and blessings!