I have to say, it feel GREAT to be creating again!! I know that I am truly in a happy place when my creative mojo is back!! Plus, I think I have found my niche'. I like making cards. Whooda thunk when I started scrapbooking years ago, that I would end up as a card maker?? Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that I will NEVER scrapbook again. After all, I have a TON of pics that really need to be printed and put into SOMETHING. Just not quite sure what that something is at the moment.
Have you checked out the sketch for Mojo Monday this week? Well if not, here it is!! I have been searching for some new sketch blogs and have found a couple that I am going to start participating in. It was sad to me however, that a few of the sketch blogs that I used to visit no longer exist. I think I will cry if the Mojo Monday blog ever stops their challenges!!
The card I created uses some GORGEOUS papers from the SU! Holiday Catalog called All is Calm. They are SO wintery and soft when you put them all together. I love the soft look of the Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sky papers and inks. I inked both trees in Soft Sky, going over it twice to darken it, then inked over it with Pear Pizzazz. There is also a tree punch that coordinates with the stamp set Festival of Trees, but I don't have it quite yet!
LOVING this Lost Lagoon 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon that is featured in the SU! Holiday Catalog!! The color is gorgeous and the feel of it really is silky! I tied some Linen Thread in a knot around the trunk of each tree just to give them a bit more dimension.
I normally don't embellish or stamp the inside of my cards. BUT this stamp set has a sentiment that is meant for the front of the card and the inside. SO I figured, as long as I was stamping on the inside, might as well put some accent paper in there as well!! Sorry the pic is blurry...using my iPhone to take the pics right now.
Thanks SO much for stopping by today!!
I hope this inspires you to head on over to the Mojo Monday Blog and give this weeks sketch a try!! You will have fun playing with it, I promise!!
Happy Stampin' Up!