Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's been a while

Hi Y'all!

It has been way too long since I've posted on here. Sometimes life happens and your plans get turned upside down....

Life sometimes gets in the way of crafting time too. My poor crafting supplies have been sitting there collecting dust for the past few months while I have been doing a million other things. But today I had time for me. Really it was one of those days where I wasn't sure I actually had nothing to do or if I had forgotten everything- either way, I decided it was time to get down to business of making some Mother's Day cards before I run out of time again. 

While I was cutting and gluing and deciding where to put more sparkle, I realized that I definitely needed this craft time. I could feel the stress that has been constant for a while just melt away. So I decided then and there that I need to make this blog active again so that I can be accountable to myself to make some "me" time each week. I really liked the blog hop that I used to do, but unfortunately I no longer sell Close To My Heart and that was mainly for Closed To My Heart consultants. So I decided to look online for some other craft challenges that I can try. 

This week, I am doing the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge - sketch 105

This is the inspiration sketch:

Here is my interpretation used for a Mother's Day card. (I guess it's a good that that even my own mother doesn't actually follow my blog- it can still be a surprise!)

In my version, I flipped the card on its side. I cut the focal "inspire" from the Cricut Craft Room. It is one of the free cuts this week from the Wall Decor and More cartridge. It's fitting for a Mother's Day card, because who should inspire you more than your mother? My mother is amazing and I am very proud when people tell me I am just like her. In addition to my Mom, I have quite a few "honorary moms" that also inspire me to be more creative, to be a better organizer, to be more down to earth, etc.

The picture is not the best, but I really love how this card turned out. The polka dot paper is one of my favorites right now. The lagoon/ teal is one of my favorite colors and I think the dots are really cute. It is one of those papers that I am torn between using in a bunch of projects because I love it so much, and not using it at all so I can hoard it and never run out! Come on, fellow paper crafters- admit it, you know you have a few of these papers too!

Next week, I'll have a new project- I promise it won't be 6 months this time!


  1. Oooh pretty! Love the colors and love that you flipped the sketch! And sparkle is always!

  2. I really like this card, I love the message, someone very special is getting this card I bet! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  3. How gorgeous ! Nice to see someone change it up a bit. That sketch looks awesome turned on its side. You did a fabulous job. Thanks for sharing it with us at AHSC

  4. Love that you flipped the sketch! Great job! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!