Sunday, February 26, 2012

Follow the light.

Hey all! It's been a while!

I got back on Wednesday from the most amazing vacation ever, and have been really busy getting back into the mode of things.  It's tough to go back to reality when you haven't cooked for a few weeks, there was really no "set" time you had to be here and there...  and I also came down with this really stubborn cold while I was away, and I'm still fighting it.  It's always hard for me to get crafty again after not having touched paper and scissors for a while.  I don't know if my mind is going crazy with all sort of ideas, or as if I forgot how to craft.  Not sure exactly, but I find that those moments, I sit and stare at my pretty papers and ribbons and end up surfing the net instead.

So... yes, some people thought it was hilarious, but really, I had to do a simpler project to 'warm' myself up.  So I made a card last night.  I actually like it.  Anyone that can cut square and circles can make this card. (Although yeah, I cheated and used my Sizzix :) )

Photobucket If you haven't noticed, I've been really loving Unity Stamps, and whipped this up using some of their stamps.

Stamps Used:

A Bit of Burlap - ippity
{...shine, shine, shine.}- ippity
brick wall - Christy Tomlinson

Basically, I just cut out a circle from a square cardstock and decreased the size of the circle by 0.4" every layer.  Then I just put a foam sticker strip between them to create depth to mimic the 'tunnel' look.

I love this brick stamp - so artsy, and because it has a distressed look, you don't have to do a perfect stamping job of it and looks pretty.

And, of course, without this sentiment - the card just wouldn't work :)

Photobucket Anyway, that's it! I'm working on another simple card, so hope to share that soon as well!

If you don't follow me on FB, you may have missed my announcement a couple of days ago...  I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to be on the 2012 Epiphany Crafts Design Team!  If you don't know what they are - they are the make your own epoxy and button tools, and they are just so neat! I'm so excited to play with them!

PhotobucketOh, and one more thing - have you seen the latest release from SVG Cuts - Poplar Street Tulips SVG Kit?   Isn't this so pretty?  I'm trying to think of what I can do with these pretty egg containers..  :)  Brainstorming ideas for my next project, but keep your eyes peeled - I still have one SVG Cuts' DT project to share! Should be up fairly soon!

Okie, dokie - gotta go - have a great rest of the weekend!


  1. Love the card...and the sentiment too. Also that you photographed it with those little light bulbs! On another note I totally relate to the "I mean to craft something" but in the end just sit down in front of my computer and surf the web. For me maybe if my computer didn't have a chair in front of it.....

  2. Congrats!So glad you had a great time, and you're home safe and sound, but the Brown's are sad you're not in Cali anymore...

  3. I just ADORE THIS! great design and I loooove that brick wall.

  4. This card is just fabulous! I love it! I really like how you layered the cardstock to create a tunnel effect.. Super snazzy!

    And yay for making the Epiphany team!! :) can't wait to see what Ido with the shape tools!

    You've been missed! Happy to see you back home and crafting!

  5. Great card - love all the texture you achieved by using stamps!

  6. This is such a clever card, Thienly! Love the torn edges around the sentiment! and congrats again for Joining the Epiphany Crafts DT!

  7. Well, I think the light is cool and a great way to get back into the swing of things. I look forward to your ideas being on the http:// team.

  8. I am highlighting this card this afternoon, over at the Paper Issues Blog! LOVE IT!



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