Sunday, January 15, 2012

After I clean, I'm more creative!

Anyone else feel that sometimes you are just moving your "stuff" in your craft room from one place to another?  Well, I've felt like that since before the holidays.  Yesterday my sweet hubby helped me clean my closet area so I could neatly store some items and pitch other things I never use.  Then I took the time to put away all my scraps, stamps sets, inks etc so I could once again have a clean area to work.  I made two cards today and I think I like them :)

This first one is for my GREAT grandson Jaxon who turns one.  The elephant is cute from the Birthday Bash cartridge and he is mounted on an action wobble.  The sentiment comes from My Pink Stamper's line of stamps and it's called Sweet Baby.  I am so glad I invested in this set!  Love that I could put "Happy 1st Birthday" instead of just Happy Birthday.  I truly love Robyn's line of stamps and use them often.  I do think good quality supplies ARE an investment in our craft.  Robyn's clear stamps rank at the top for quality.  The image is crisp and clear and they clean up like a breeze.  Check out her site at  Robyn has great videos on her site as well as a listing of all of her products.

The second card is for a wedding reception this afternoon.  The old style car is cut from the Wedding cartridge.  I have in my Gypsy this round card that I created by welding two scalloped circles together.  Many of you may have a cartridge with this type of card already done, but I have used this one so often I just know how it cuts out.  Not sure if you can see but I added some yellow "lights" which were not part of the cut.  I just glued two little scraps on the inside and then used some stickles to make them glimmer.  My pearl stash is severely depleted since Christmas as I would have rather put smaller pearls, but I had to use what I had.  The sentiment on the inside is from Stampin Up and it's perfect for this card.  This is a second marriage for both and they are an older couple so it's a great way to say congratulations.  I love the ribbon I used on this card.  It came from Really Reasonable Ribbon and it was in my monthly shipment.  So cute!  Love their ribbon.

Well that's all for today.  Hope you are keeping warm during this nippy time of year!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Happy to find you! I'm a new follower and new blogger! Thanks for sharing Mimi!

  2. I cleaned and organized yesterday. It definitely helps. I make such a mess when creating. The elephant is too cute! Both cards are great!


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