Friday, March 22, 2013

Projects #23 and 24-Falling in Love Again

Happy Friday,

So I will be honest with you.  I have not had the best of weeks on a personal level.  I have had one of those weeks where each morning you wake up wanting to pull the covers over your head and curl up in a ball.  But some how you manage to get up and get the days work done.  And then Friday came and I knew I had two options.  I could find a way to get some stamping done or post that I would be taking the week off.

I opted to see if I could get some stamping done.  I won't say it was easy, forcing oneself to be creative is never fun.  But something happened along the way.  I started to forget about my worries and enjoy the creative process.  One simply cannot worry and be creative at the same time.  It was a wonderful break and it reminded me why I love being creative.

Project #23-Happy Birthday Card

Supplies: Stamps and Die-Papertrey Ink (Birthday Tags), pattern paper and banner-Little Yellow Bicycle, circle punch, Spellbinders die, Dew Drops and ink.

Project #24-Turning 8 Scrapbook Page  
I has been such a long time since I could scrapbook on a regular basis and I had forgotten how much I loved it.  I often opt for cards during my creative sessions as they take less time to create. But I definitely have fallen in love again with scrapbooking. :)  

When I use stamps on my scrapbook pages, I often use them as accent items.  Which is how I used them on these pages.  I soooooo wish I could show you more of the pages, but the are for an upcoming class.  

Supplies: Stamps-border stamp (Inkadinkado), small star stamp (Hero Arts), tag sentiment (Papertrey Ink-Tag-Its #10), birthday sentiment (Papertrey Ink-Birthday Tags), birthday word (Little Yellow Bicycle), pattern paper (Fancy Pants-Rough and Tough), ink, circle punch and tag punch.

While I did not get many projects done this week, I did use a lot of stamps sets. :)  I would love to know what you have been working on.  Post and tell me about your week and be sure to link your work below.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. I love that birthday card. You sure put a lot of detail into it. Scrapbook pages are wonderful also. Thanks for sharing and getting out of bed and not pulling the covers over your head.

    I heat embossed on ribbon for one card. Another card I really had fun because I used the negative from a die cut for my shape. It was loads of fun layering stamps which is not something that I usually do. I have a panel to adhere to a blank card. I only used one stamp for the sentiment because of my focal image. I stamped on a metallic paint chip sample. I'm thinking if I use the same technique again using solid card stock and then stamping on the focal point with different stamps layering them.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Even though you had a tough week you made beautiful things, my friend. :-)

  3. Bless you for pressing onward! Your cards and page came out quite lovely :) I admire your inner strength and managing to peek out from the covers to create ... Not sure I could have manage these beauties under the circumstances So here's a woohoo just for you!