Sunday, January 2, 2011

CC296 - Turquoise Birthday Wish

Since I am trying to get crafty today, I decided to go back through some of the challenges on Splitcoast to get some creative juices flowing. 

I looked through the Color Combo challenges and found CC296 - Poppy Turquoise & White.  I really love this color combo.  I poked around some other sites to get some ideas and came up with a birthday card for my younger sister.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Winobella (Stamping Bella) and Small Script (Stampin Up)
Paper: White, Red, Black, Turquoise & patterned paper by Martha Stewart
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Pearl accents, Stampin Up border punch and Stampin Up Ticket Punch

January 2011 SFYTT

Happy New Year to everyone!  I am new to I {heart} 2 stamp.  I came across the  website through my sister-in-laws facebook wall.  I took a peak at the I {heart} 2 stamp website and really liked what I saw.  The sketches look great! 
I have decided to try out the monthly sketch challenge for January.  Making this card gave me the chance to look through all my crafting paraphernalia.  You wouldn't believe how many times I said, "oh I forgot about that" or "oh how pretty is that paper." 

Card recipe:

Stamp: Daisyboardabella by Stamping Bella
Paper: White, Black and Spring Your Wings(3 Bugs In a Rug)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Copic Markers and Grey watercolor pencil
Accessories: Snowflakes embossing folder (Cuttlebug), white felt, snowflake chipboard, white paint and glitter

Another year gone by

Wow what a year we have had.  Back in January 2010 my husband's family lost one of their brothers.  That was quite the shock.  Well the year didn't get any better after that.  In August another brother, Denny passed away to a Subarachnoid hemorrhage.  This was too much to take in.  We had just spend a long Fourth of July weekend with him at Ted's house.  So needless to say, I am hoping that 2011 will be kinder than 2010.

As for the rest of the year it was pretty much on the low key side of things. 

I neglected my crafts for the most part.  I feel like I lost all my crafting mojo.  Hopefully I can find some of it this year..

I hope everyone had a great New Year's Eve and have a safe and healthy New Year!!!