Monday, February 7, 2011

February Reboot

I had hardly been in my craft room last week until Friday so I made a few of these bright cards for Operation Write Home to kick start my weekend.  That is one of the many things I love about card making.  You can jump back into crafting after a short or long break with an easy 'win.'  

These were made with one of my favorite Hampton Arts sets- Fabulous Flowers.  For some reason they really call out for bright colors so I stuck to the Brights color family from Stampin' Up!  Staying within a color family was another way to get things going without spending a lot of time debating color choices.  The base cardstock is one of the In Colors - Peach - because I didn't have that much Tangerine Tango.

After this card, I did another and then worked on a scrapbook page that should be up tomorrow.

Something else that needs a little kick but won't be nearly as easy is my New Year's resolution.  I "got moving" some in January but not nearly enough.  So today, I'm recommitting.  Keeping a record really helps.  I found myself pleasantly surprised at how much crafting I did in January.  My quick daily note of my "get moving" resolution revealed about an even split between days I met my commitment, met half of it, and days I didn't do anything!  I did work a lot more in the evenings last month but I told myself from the beginning I would not let work count as extra moving or as an excuse not to do anything.

So I'd better get started.

Hope you will stop by tomorrow.  I'll have some accordion/pinwheel flowers up for TIPsy Tuesday.  Have a great day!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Hampton Arts Fabulous Flowers:  Butterfly from Inkadinkado
Ink:  Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Only Orange, Old Olive
Cardstock:  Pacific Point, Peach Parfait


  1. Love these bright colors! I just ordered Stampin' Spots of all the bright colors, so now I can't wait to play with them. You're right about card making - I love just making something pretty and not thinking about photo placement and journaling like I have to on a scrapbook page!

  2. this is so pretty lisa-love the flowers and the bright colors you used to create them-signing off as "yearning for spring"


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