Sunday, November 16, 2014

Return of Autumn

I am back!!! My apologies, I have not completely abandoned my blog. I only planned to take a summer hiatus from crafting due to some projects that were being done in our home. We had to pack-up our things as if we were moving-out, except we didn't. So, to say that it was a chaotic summer was an understatement. However, I did not anticipate that getting back my creative mojo would be a little bit more challenging. I also did not realize how much I needed this hobby of mine in my life. I admit that at times I take for granted how I can just whip out a card without much thought. But when all of my stuff were boxed up and I couldn't get to them I was distraught. Well, other women have their jewels and shoes, I have my paper crafting stuff.

I want to share with you this card using a retired stamp set called Fantastic Foliage. I have been trying to purge and revisit my old stamp sets. I made a personal rule that if I don't use it in the next year, they will have to go. It is not easy to let go, so this way I can justify its space in my shelf. So, just be warned that I will be sharing cards/projects using retired stamps. However, I used all new In Colors in this card. I am so in-love with all of them, especially Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss.

Card Recipe

Stamp Set: Fantastic Foliage
Paper: Card stocks in Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso and Whisper White
Ink: Classic Stampin' Pads in Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist and Early Espresso
Tools & Accessories: Versamark Pad, Sponge Daubers, Heat Tool, Heat & Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Card Recipe

Stamp Set: Making Spirits Bright (Wood 135086 Clear 135089)
Paper: Card stocks in Basic Black and Whisper White, DSP retired
Ink: Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black (132708)
Tools & Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Punches in Modern Label (119849) and Word Window (119857), Blendabilities Pumpkin Pie Assortment (130997), Smoky Slate Assortment (131005) and Old Olive Assortment (130999), Sponge Daubers, Googly Eyes (retired), Raven 1/2 inch Lace Trim ribbon (120988 - currently on Clearance for $2.39/spool of 10 yards).

Well, that's all for now. Thank you for stopping by.