Hello creative people! Happy Monday! I guess the holidays are officially over, now that it's the Monday after New Years.... Happy 2016! Thank you for the OVERWHELMING response to my last two posts! Oh man! I think I got 1000 comments in the last week. Two awesome blog hops. Thank you so very much for playing along with me. I will pick my winner for the Season's Givings prize tomorrow and email the lucky person! Thank you for supporting me - and I did read every comment. You are all so kind and sweet to me and it uplifts me. I'm grateful for that. SO grateful! What a blessing to know all of you!
I'm leaving for CHA on Wednesday. I'll do a post here on Thursday with all the links to how to find the scoop from the show....so stay tuned for that.
I really enjoyed reading about everyone's crafty resolutions. Lots of us are planning to try to get more organized in 2016. I think that is my crafty resolution every year!! A lot of you commented that you are going to try to learn new techniques, and send more cards. Several people said they need more creative time to help the balance in their lives. Yes, I agree with all of that. Let's see what we can do to accomplish that in the new year. I hope you had a great weekend!
One of my ongoing creative resolutions is to use my NEW stamps before they become OLD stamps! ACK. How many of us buy awesome new stuff and then we don't find the time to use it!? I sat down on Saturday afternoon to craft, and with this resolution in mind, I reached for my newest stamp set from Papertrey Ink. It's called Fresh Floral Wrap Ups. Their design team made so many beautiful projects with this set. I was totally inspired. And then Laurie posted THIS VIDEO ON HER BLOG which inspired me even more! So I made a set of four note cards using the same supplies. All I did was change the colors. Take a look....
It's hard to pick a favorite! I think red.....or maybe pink?? ACK. You can see that I used all my favorite items!! Enamel Dots, Woodgrain Paper, Twine....and flowers! I started with A2 white card bases and layered a piece of woodgrain paper. Then I had fun stamping and die cutting all my elements. All of the stamps and dies are from Papertrey Ink. The twine is from Lawn Fawn and the Enamel Dots are from Doodlebug. Yes. Makes me happy! In Laurie's video she talked about using colored pencils to accent her stamping. What a great idea! So here, you can see that I added some accent colors of dark red, green, and vivid yellow to my floral images.
I can't decide if I'll save this as a set to give someone for a gift, or if I'll just mail them out individually. These were easy and fast to create - and the color possibilities are endless! What fun! They are pretty flat too, for easy mailing.
Thanks for coming by today!
I hope you have an AWESOME first week of 2016! Keep on crafting! XOXO