Ok, so it is no secret that I have all but disappeared off the crafting radar screen. I hate that. I love my job, but I don’t love that it does not afford me time to craft or cook. SO, for the New Year, I am going to try the following: for ever two hours (minimum) of work I do on the weekend, I can craft for an hour. This doesn’t mean that if I do four hours of work I’ll automatically spend two hours crafting, but I have to do at least two hours of work to earn my hour of crafting time. I think 1-2 hours per weekend is all I can afford, but we’ll see.
For Christmas I received a Cuttlebug from a dear friend! I was so excited. And as you can see below, I’ve already put it to good use. I wanted it mostly for dry embossing, but now I think I’m going to be very into die cuts too! I love it. I only have the die cuts and embossing folders it came with and the Winter Bundle embossing pack, so I’m clearly going to have to expand my collection. 🙂
Anyway, here are four thank you cards–the fruit of Saturday’s labors.
light blue cardstock; “Winter Woods” embossing folder (Provo); Pearls by Mark Richards (Crystal Stickers); letterpress tag (Paper Source)
lavender cardstock; white cardstock; Wisteria Paper Collection (BasicGrey); “Celebration Stamps” Embossing/Die set (Provo Crafts); “Salutation Phrases” MiniMarks Rub-ons (American Crafts); Quickie Glue Pen; Baby Pink ultrafine glitter (Barbara Trombley)
TECHNIQUE: here I filled in the indented part of the embossed heart stamp image with my glue pen and sprinkled it with ultra-fine glitter for a little extra bling
white cardstock; “Phoenix Dotted Swiss” cardstock (Bazzill); “Christmas Wreath” embossing folder (Provo Crafts); white gel pen (Sakura); Accessories Book 2 MiniMarks Rub-ons (American Crafts)
TECHNIQUE: I liked the embossed image on the textured paper. I decided to bring it out by outlining particular parts of the wreath with a white gel pen. If I had all the colors I want, I would have outlined the image using various colors…but I think the white and red keeps it simple.
“Chicken Pox” June Bug Collection PP (BasicGrey); stash items; Sticker (Target)
I’m not a “bright color” person, typically, but every once in awhile a project calls for it and then I’m left with scraps! So, in an effort to use up these scraps I made this card. I’m actually quite pleased with it. I apologize for my finger in the shot, but I couldn’t get the colors/light right otherwise.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!