Please forgive my absence, as I have been struggling with the technology and trying to take photos without good lighting. I have figured out a way around it (hopefully!), but it has taken the time that would have gone into writing my blog posts over the last few days! :-)
I am a cardmaker above all else. I noticed recently that I reach for the same supplies each time it sit down. Some call this a style, but I think mostly it's laziness for me. I reach for the things that are WITHIN reach, as everything else sounds like a hassle.
My friend Karen Grunberg suggested that I do 52 Tags to try out some new (or new to me these days!) tools and products, but honestly, tags just aren't my thing. So bring on a year of cards!!
Week 1- Pre-Made Die-Cuts
This week, I began with pre-made die cuts. I love them, I buy them constantly, and then I forget to use them!! I am starting into the Valentine spirit, so here are some papers and a ruffle from Glitz, twine from Maya Road (love their twine!) and the die cut is from Dear Lizzy (Lucky Charm). I added a little Pearlex to the die cut just to give it a little shimmer. I didn't want to overwhelm it, but it just needed something shiny. Heehee!
I never set out to own a huge jar of buttons. Honestly, I am at least as likely to screen print a baby outfit and add a button to that as I am to add it to a card. But in an effort to stashbust (and see what all the fuss is about), I wanted to get 3 buttons onto a card. I failed, but I got 2 on, and I love the results. Maybe there is something to this button thing after all....
The buttons, enamel dots and chipboard are from My Minds Eye, the flowered paper is from Dear Lizzy (Polka Dot Party), the stripes are from Glitz. The glitter tape is from Recollections. The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.
Thanks for checking in! Hope those who went to CHA are home safely (or are getting ready to Play! with Big Picture Classes tomorrow!).