Friday, July 9, 2010

Collage Cards

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!
Sue :o)


  1. Hey Sue! You've been busy, but that's great! Yea, I know the rut thing, trust me. But you pulled yourself out though,fast! This is very very pretty!!!! LOVE all the layers! ThX for the good wishes for our house selling- I need them! So stressed!!!!! love deb

  2. Fabulous idea sue and beautiful results. What'd VBS stand for?
    x Michelle

  3. Oh my goodness Sue - what scary storm pictures but happy you are all safe and sound.

    Love all the layers and pretty paper on this card BTW :D

    Thank you as always for your sweet comments over at my place :D

    Emma x

  4. Gorgeous card Sue! Love all the layers!