Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Back to Crafting

Welcome back, friends! How were your holidays? We had a wonderful time with family back in Michigan. I was able to spend a few extra days with Mom, which is always a blessing. Somehow, my sister and her husband managed to house all sixty plus relatives into their house at one time on Christmas Eve. Amazing! It was so nice to visit with the folks I don't get to see quite as often.

I now have a mountain of laundry that needs washing and a refrigerator that needs refilling. So of course, I procrastinated on both of those jobs and made a card instead!

{recipe: Pure Innocence Stamps (MFT stamps), Basic grey Fruitcake paper, cool carribean/kiwi kiss/regal rose card stock, scallop edge punch, amuse twinles, prisma markers}

This is for today's SCS sketch challenge. I love this sketch! The idea was to use a cut out stamped image. If you have trouble with this, here are a few pointers:

* Stamp and color first, cut out last.
* Use a very sharp pair of fine point scissors. I use SU paper snips for these jobs.
* Move the cardstock while trying to keep the scissors steady, rather than moving the scissors at odd angles.
* Don't attempt intricate cutting jobs directly after consuming multiple cups of coffee. It takes a steady hand!

The year is coming to a close! How will you spend your last days of 2010?

Blessings on your day!


  1. Super cute with splendid coloring and design!

  2. Love this! The simple idea of cutting out the image really adds some wow to this. Welcome back and Happy New Year!