Friday, June 21, 2013

I'm Still Here

Hi all!  It's been a long time since I've posted anything here.  It was an unplanned blog break, but a much needed one for sure.  Once I started my new job things got really busy with the end of the school year activities as well.  As soon as school was out we headed out of town to a wonderful beach vacation in North Carolina.

Since I'm settled back into the home routine I just had to play along with Stephanie's first Clearly Besotted challenge.  I just love her stamps.

I chose to keep things really simple by making a one layer card.  Gotta ease back into stamping:)  I stamped the leaves and then used a marker to add some shading.  I remembered seeing Debby Hughes do that on one of her cards.  Love that look.  After stamping the sentiment I added a few epoxy stickers and voila -- done.  Can't wait to make more of these to have on hand.

I'm so glad I didn't miss out on the chance to join this challenge.  Making this simple card has really helped to jump start my creativity again.  I may not get a lot posted, but I'll definitely be back to making cards again.

Have a great weekend,

Stamps:   Leafy Accents, It's Your Birthday
Paper:   White
Ink:   Certainly Celery (SU), Black (memento)
Other:  peeled paint distress marker, gold gel pen, epoxy stickers (recollections)


Joan Bardee said...

beautiful card. glad to see you back

Rosietoes said...

Beautifully simple and elegant card.
Edna x

Lynn said...

Hi there Sara...your card is gorgeous! So glad to see you back! I love, love, love how you shaded the leaves. Hope you, Andrew and the girls are doing well! xoxo

Debbie Gaydos said...

This is so lovely! I love the font for that sentiment, and the dot stickers are just a perfect finishing touch.

Michelle said...

Beautiful card Sara, so pretty!

Thanks so much for joining us for the first CBS Challenge,

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Beautiful card--love the marker detail on the leaves!

Chris L.

Stephanie said...

What a lovely card! Thank you so much for taking part, I really appreciate it :) x

StephC said...

Gorgeous, as always!