Monday, January 25, 2016

*Welcome to 2016*

I am really hoping to get to crafting a bit more than I have in the last several years.  I don't think I will do nearly as many cards as I used to do, but I sure hope to do more than Christmas cards in 2016.

I did buy myself a Silhouette Portrait and once I get that figured out, I hope to be using it in my card making.

I find myself really missing the feel of the paper and the joy that comes with being creative.

When my sister was visiting after Christmas, we did manage to spend a bit of time in my creative space......  so I actually have something to share!
Yes, it's a Christmas card.... but I was *dying* to play with this new die that my sister got me for Christmas from Simon Says Stamp.  I was having a bit of trouble getting it to cut through cardstock so I tried it on a scrap of patterned paper and ended up loving it (Simon Says Stamp has since replaced the die for me).  I layered the snowflake panel on to a white piece of cardstock, then used my Perfect Layers tool to create the red layer.  I added a belly band of Stampin' Up! Gumball Green that I ran through my Big Shot with an embossing folder to add a little texture.

I am now curious to try more of my dies with patterned papers.  This was a patterned paper that I never thought I'd use (thus I sacrificed it when trying to see if I could get the die to work).  But I love how it looks with these snowflakes!

I hope that 2016 is treating you all well so far..... so hard to believe we're in the last week of January already!