Tuesday, September 4, 2018


It's sort of crazy how periods of transition in life wreak havoc on our time. Having a son go to college, starting a new job and a new volunteer opportunity at the same time, and life in general require adjustments in time and energy.

The only thing suffering (if you can call it that) is my stamping. And this has made me sad...when I've had two seconds to think about it. Fortunately, I'm finally adjusting enough to spare time to actually stamp, which is delightful and fun and very, very satisfying.

This past weekend, I made two cards that were inspired by pins and took me in new directions that made me feel like I was coming home.

I know that doesn't make sense and is mixing my metaphors, but so what? Those mixed metaphors created this.

This pin from Altenew was the inspiration. I took a design that filled the card and shrank it down to leave a nice mat around it. But when I went to put the bling on the snowflake, it looked weird and incomplete...until I added rhinestones off the panel. THAT made me giggle with glee.

The card also allowed me to use up a bunch of light blue bling that I rarely use. So yay!

While I won't manage five posts a week quite yet, I'm on my way back to it. Thanks for sticking with me!

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,

stamps: StampinUp, Papertrey
paper: Papertrey white
ink: Hero Arts Dusty Blue, Memento Paris dusk
accessories: rhinestones, dimensionals


  1. Your stamps will always be there waiting, whether it's one week, one month or whatever. Take care of yourself and your family first, then you will enjoy those moments when you can sit down and create more of your beautiful cards. Adding the bling off the panel - brilliant.

  2. Many congratulations on your return to teaching, I am so pleased for you! Your card is a stunner as so many of them are. Hugs Gay x

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creations and your expertise. Wishing you the best of luck in your teaching and your every endeavor!


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