Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Three Things

1. I love lime green. It's just such a happy color! And when I made the kraft bag card, I liked the bag insert so much I decided to make a card based just on it, sans kraft bag. Here it is:

Oh how bright and cheery! Plus, it uses more baker's twine. After buying six or seven colors of baker's twine a year ago, I probably need to use some of it, don't you think?

The flowers were off-stamped and huffed to create two-toned lime using SU's old discontinued Green Galore. The corners of the panel are rounded slightly with scallop scissors, and the bling filled in white space that seemed a little too empty. Bling is good.

2. Don't forget about the One-Layer Wednesday coming up tomorrow! It's going to be on Ardyth's blog, and it's a great one!!!

3. I've been ruminating on your many suggestions for Christmas inspiration, and while I'm still feeling uninspired, I have a plan. I'm going through ALL my supplies, cleaning out, purging those things that have sat unused for far too long. Handling my stuff--all of it--has helped me get inspired in the past, plus it reminds me of ALL that I have to work with. What a surplus of blessings!

Anyway, eventually, I'll work my way to the stamps and plan to move a bunch of the over-used and no-longer-inspiring Christmas sets to basement storage. It's definitely time for some new holiday stamps, and I'll bet shopping for them will get me inspired.

In the meantime, I'm using Pinterest and blogs to get some holiday inspiration.

If the holiday crafting mojo still doesn't return and I end up buying cards this year, that will be just fine. The holidays should be about love and celebration, not frustration and stress. Mostly, my stamping is love and celebration, but if I can't get there this year, the world won't stop spinning.

At least, that's what I tell myself.

stamps: Papertrey Floral Frenzy, Signature Greetings
ink: SU green galore, Memento rich cocoa
paper: PTI white
accessories: baker's twine, dimensionals, rhinestones


  1. The lime green looks beautiful with white, I love the two different tones.

  2. Beautiful lime green card Susan, lime is such a happy colour ! :D x

  3. Simply, beautiful! Love the greens! :)

  4. The two tones of green are gorgeous, and I love the bling. It will be great to see what you come up with in terms of Christmas cards.

  5. The holidays should be about love and celebration, not frustration and stress. -- this might be one of the wisest things I have ever read. Hope I can focus on that this year.

  6. O wow, Susan!!!! I love the freshness and the fact that it has a "soft" brightness at the same time!

  7. I'm a green addict too, and just love this design :)

  8. I agree; lime green makes every card a happy card. Add a little bling and some texture with twine and you'll catch me with a BIG smile on my face, as you've done with this. :-)

  9. Love this fresh and clean design, Susan!!! I may need to CASE this one!!! HA!


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