It has been a long time ( 8 months to be exact) since I have participated in this blog hop. Thanks to the amazing Creative Inking Blog Hoppers for their patience with me since last July-my husband's health began to decline and he passed away 3 months ago. If I was to be completely honest-my creative mojo is still missing. But as a paper crafter who got her start with scrapbooking long, long ago-I LOVE patterned paper so this seemed like a good time to jump back in.
My sweet daughter gave me an adult colouring book-the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper reminds me of the book. I have admitted this before-I am a lazy stamper-so there was no way I was going to colour in the entire sheet of this paper-NO WAY!
What do you think? I love the Stampin' Up! watercolour pencils-a little colouring and a little blending with Blender Pens-don't I look like an amazing artist. And of course a smidge of Wink of Stella makes a card sparkle! And seriously we all need some sparkle in life! Okay, okay-I know those of you who know me are probably laughing-I do not like bugs or things that fly at you-but give me a break-the bee and dragonfly on paper are so beautiful!
Now about my mojo that is still missing-the Stampin' Up! catalogues are a great source of inspiration. I CASED a card in the Occasions catalogue on 42. I added in some of the Sale-A-Bration Glimmer paper-amazing-you only have until March 31 to order this-I will be surprised if it doesn't sell out before then. Are you wondering where that Sweet Sugarplum baker's twine is from-I unravelled the Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon found on page 21 of the Occasions catalogue!
I love gingham so a little 2" strip of the DSP makes it last longer!
Now hop on over to Lynn's blog
Or if you are hopping the other way check out Amber's blog.