Friday, July 20, 2012

Soaring by to say HI!!!!!

So, it's been awhile, I know!  I have to be honest, I have NOT felt like crafting for a long long time....I have yet managed to still acquire supplies, but not as rapid of a rate...that being said...I gave myself a stern warning...STOP BUYING...if I'm not going to use what I have.  I had unfinished projects that I was "stuck" on..."stuck", mainly because I saw some flaws in my skill level.  (I was embossing and I don't think I was using the best craft ink and the "finest" embossing powder....but, I was unwilling to "toss" my efforts, I was using pricey c/s, the kind to pair with my Copics....the idea rolling around in my head....never did happen....instead, I talked myself into just finishing them off the best way I knew how....(which was with a good ole blender pen and some regular dye inks....wish I had tried that in the first place!)

I'm not posting that card....I will in a couple of days though....the design I was working with was like no other design, in the end, I will chalk it up to a fun creative stretched my expertise to the maximum...and what I found...was simplicity was far better than trying to over-do something!

After that 6 month in the making card, however, I re-discovered my passion for paper crafting...and the ideas have been buzzing in my head ever since!  I wanted to do something light and fun...quick and easy...and by random, pick a set that I just had to have...I literally have hundreds of those....and that I did.....

The set is from Paper Trey and it's one that has been available for a couple of years....I'm a button addict, and I knew I needed this one!  I let the designer paper do most of the work on this one....something I never thought I'd do.....learn and luv to stamp on designer paper.  I always thought NOT ME!  So, I forced myself to try....and every time I do, I find myself satisfied with the result....I have a little list of NOT ME, NEVER...and I've managed to do 3 of that list on these very cards.
1.  Stamp on designer paper, let it be "the design"
2.  Sew/stitch (I can't believe I ever said NOT ME!  on this....)
3.  And I hate to admit...I said NOT ME!  to buttons.....long long long of a button addict.....

My little stash of these I'm mailing to long lost friends, I lost touch with so many's good to be back!  :)  The designer paper was in a Stampin Up! Sale-A-Bration pack that I acquired years ago, the set was another option that a friend gave me to play with!  (Thanks Kelly!)  I'm glad there are more of the design in the pack...I think I will revisit!  :)  The clouds are with my "Simply Charmed" Cricut cartridge that my daughter insisted I buy....I reluctantly did, reluctantly, because I wanted something else...I've turned out using this cartridge way more than my others....the kids has a flare for knowing what her mom "must have"! 

Have a great day!


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