Monday, March 1, 2010

The Simple and not So Simple Circle Card.

Hello!! I'm back...did you miss me!! I hope so, cause I sure missed all of you. It was hard not to stamp for a couple of weeks. I think we all get used to doing it so often that not doing it feels as though part of our day is missing, doesn't it? I knew however, that I really needed to take some time away from the inks because I could tell that I was just going through the motions and my creativity was really lacking.
So, what did I do during my two week hiatus, you ask? Well I spent most of it reading (rather obsessively) on my new B&N Nook. If you're not familiar with it, it's their version of the Amazon Kindle e-reader. I am totally in love with it. It is soooooo wonderful. If you are thinking about getting it; but aren't quite sure, stop it!! I'm happy to answer any questions you might have.

I also bought the Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL) software for my cricut and 3 new digital cutter kits from the Two Peas store. If you are a Kristina Werner fan (and really....who isn't!?!) these items will be familiar to you. I'm still learning a lot with it; but I'm having tons of fun with it. Yesterday I made this circle frame card using the "Card Shapes Designer Cuts kit" I did the outer circle in Bashful blue and the darker one on top is Brilliant Blue. The printed vellum window in the center is from a package of SU printed vellum that I've had for eons and can't seem to get rid of; but also can't seem to find a use for. The stamp in the middle is from a package I got in the clearance rack at Michael's. I added the white stitching around the edges and the ribbon at the top and the card was done.
So, as I said, trying to get back into the swing of things. During my little break I made some random sketches and designed a few more cards with my SCAL; but haven't actually put anything together yet. Therefore, I will not be participating this week in the usual weekly challenges, but am going to take this time to explore my own creativity a bit and share those things with you. I can't wait to see what you've all been up to while I've been away!!
Have a great day!!


Cheryl said...

Welcome back! This card is adorable.

sarahw said...

Glad your back. Sometimes you just need to recharge. :) I like the shape and colors of your card.

Anonymous said...

Cute! Have been wondering about both the cricut and the nook! I love my nesties so much it keeps me from getting the cricut. The nook however... can you read magazines on it?

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous! Love the design and colors. Great circle card!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Great circle card. these are always hard for me!
Hope you enjoyed your break from crafting!!