Hi there blog friends!! At the same time that so much is going on, I’m trying to make some changes at home. It’s been slow going over the last year but at the beginning of the year I made a commitment to get things done. I had u-haul deliver a pod today so that some of my furniture is moving out of the house. I expect to have foot surgery in the near future so I’m moving the studio to inside my house so I’ll be able to get around on my own. Carpeting is coming up and smooth flooring is going down. You get the picture – I imagine I’ll be zooming around on one of those little scooters that you put your knee on. Ha, I may even have to throw a picture of that up on the blog. Not sure what it will be like to have to sit still but maybe, just maybe I’ll get more done, lol! In the meantime . . .
I have a card to share today using a sweet sentiment from Quietfire Design called Wings of the Butterfly that goes particularly well with Spellbinders™ Wings of Hope. The butterfly from that die template set is absolutely magical – I have lots of die cut butterflies, but this one is so totally elegant!! I created a medallion for the sentiment by using Spellbinders™ Standard Circles LG, Spellbinders™ Wings of Hope, Recollections Crystal Garland, Seam Binding, and one of the small elements from Spellbinders™ Moroccan Accents. I was intrigued by the doily look I could get from going around the circle with the little curlyique pieces.
I can’t often work it in, but I had some of the jewelled garland by Recollections and I think it was safe to use without clashing. It’s a big embellishment and I thought I’d just give it a try – I have too much of this stuff sitting aside. Can I leave you with a thought? If you buy these tools and embellishments, please use them. Really! The more you use things, the more comfortable you’ll get with them and the more value you get from your hard earned money.
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: Quietfire Design –Wings of the Butterfly
Paper: My Minds Eye, Bazzill
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Moroccan Accents, Spellbinders™ Standard Circles LG, Spellbinders™ Wings of Hope, Recollections Crystal Garland, Seam Binding, Recollections Pearls
I spoke recently about being brave . . . I’m considering starting a no pressure “play along” with some inlinkz and am curious if you all would be brave enough to contribute and show your creations? I’ve found that many people are intimidated by challenges, so I didn’t necessarily want to set it up as a competition. I’m not opposed to finding a sponsor and pulling a random name to win a prize, but no judging. Right now I’m more interested in getting people to use the tools they have and to be proud of what you create. See, you all have given me the wings to fly and now I want to bring you with me. Weigh in and let me know if this is something you might like to see here. If it is something you’d never do, please say so – I’d love to hear.
Thanks for stopping by today, I can’t say it enough – I appreciate my blog family here and find myself blessed beyond measure by your sweet spirits!