Monday, February 18, 2013
Well, it certainly has been a while, hasn't it?!!? If you scroll down, you'll see that my last post was back in October! The last time I crafted or even thought about crafting was in December. I made a TON of Christmas cards; and then...honestly, I was so completely and totally stamped out, I wasn't sure I would ever get out my crafting things again!
However, last week, I started getting the "feeling" again. You crafters know what I'm talking about...you just feel like you should do a little crafting! Somewhere, someone in the universe is telling you it's time to create. So, I dusted off the ink pads, selected the stamps, and paper and then fired up the computer to see what would inspire me. Of course, being that it's Monday, the first place I looked was Mojo Monday. This sketch seemed simple enough to get back in the swing of things. I also took a look at the challenges over at Feline Playful and found a few challenges to submit this card for as well. I have listed them at the end of the post.
A few quick words about the blog before I get to that though. One of the reasons, I quit blogging back in October was because it was just completely time consuming. Always chasing challenges, always linking products used, blogs and other inspirations. Then there was always the challenge of taking a blog worthy photograph of a card. Sometimes 30-45 minutes spent just on taking a picture. It was all in a word....exhausting!! Feeling like I had to blog every single day was also creating a ridiculous amount of pressure on me. I was so desperate for "blog traffic" and comments of approval and compliments that I was driving myself insane. So, having learned a few lessons, I have decided upon a few changes: First, I will not blog every day. At most 2-3 days a week, and that it is all. Second, I'm not a photographer....whatever half way decent picture I can snap with my phone of a card, is the one you will see. Third, I will list; but no longer link products that I use. If something is of interest to you, google it. Chances are, if you are here you are a crafter and have a place where you enjoy shopping for your supplies. Fourth, I will link to no more than five challenges. Finally, I am tickled pink when people want to leave comments; but if you don't want to, that's ok, I'll get over it. I will say for right now, comments are being moderated; but I WILL be checking them, so please don't be afraid to leave them.
Ok, now that that's all over. How about we jump back to the card? As I said, I used Mojo Monday Sketch with "You and I" stamps from Verve and "Tapestry Script" background stamp from Basic Grey. I layered the black, red and white pieces as shown and added some distressing around the edges. I used Pumice Stone, Black Soot and Fired Brick Distress inks on the card. Added some flowers and a button for embellishment and completed the card.
Here are today's challenges:
Mojo Monday: Sketch
Amusing Challenges: Black White and Red
Scrapper's Delight Challenge: Black, White and a splash of color
The Crafty Blogger's Network: Anything Goes
Until next time, have a fabulous day!!