Friday, July 9, 2010
Hello Crafty Friends!
I know I've been a bit MIA lately but seriously - I've been busy! We went camping, had a birthday party for my DH, had a 4th of July party (same day as DH party), and now I'm in the midst of preparing for VBS the week after next. I betcha can't guess what I'm in charge of this year. CRAFTS! Ha! You won't hear me crying about that --- well --- until the last day of VBS when I have to clean up the craft room at church after a week of little ones wreaking crafting havoc! It's all good though. VBS rules!
So I've been feeling a little stuck lately. You know the rut of doing the same thing all the time until your mojo just leaves without saying a word? That was me. So as is often the case when I've got crafter's block, I went searching for some inspiration on blogs. I found a really cool idea here on this blog - and boy - I spent nearly an hour looking over Christine's embellished paper doilies. That was the jump start I needed - an idea - so I went to work and came up with this.....
Now I didn't do it exactly like Christine did, but I did use the idea of embellishing circles and using lots of layers and embellishments, and well --- I like it. This is only one of six cards I fired off in one week. I'll share more later - otherwise you'll be here all day!
I used a variety of materials on this card. The circles were cut with my Cricut. I also used some Nestabilities dies, punches, sticky backed pearls, die cuts from K&Co., dew drops, ribbon and oh yeah - the polka dots embossing folder for the Cuttlebug. This is a lot different than what I usually do and trying something new really helped me get my mojo back. If you get a chance go check out her blog here and be prepared to be amazed!
I hope you all have a wonderful, sunny, blessed weekend!