Hello friends. With vacation days at my disposal this week, I decided to do something that was long overdue. I thought with the start of a new year, I should freshen my favorite room in the house ... the craft room. Yesterday I spent the entire day cleaning, organizing, and purging. I was stunned by the treaures I found! I had forgotten about so many things and promised myself to use them! Putting them in a place of "honor" (smack dab in the middle of my work table) ... I couldn't wait to get started! First, my inspiration - a gorgeous color scheme from The Play Date Cafe (isn't that little deer so sweet?) and a wonderful sketch from The Waltzing Mouse (the second time I used this sketch).
For today's project I began with Crumb Cake cardstock and layered on some DSP from our Deck the Halls collection. The print fabric at the top was stitched on and is part of the Deck the Halls Fabrics which coordinates with the DSP. I'm glad I bought both since they retire at the end of this week! My first "discovery" - buried under my work table in a box - was PAINT! I thought I only had a couple colors but NO ... I found LOTS! I admit this shade is a bit dark for the card but I brushed it on around the edges regardless. (Now that I have so much more space, I think I'll have to go get a lighter shade ... you know "just in case".) The lace is a little smidgen from my newly arrived goodie box (thanks again, Shirley!) and the wine colored chenille was found just "laying around" ... waiting for me to stumble upon it once again. Later in the day I opened an envelope and what did I find? FEATHERS! So many glorious shimmery colors! So, I added a couple to my card and I think you may be seeing some more of them in the future.
The sentiment was stamped in Pacific Point Classic Ink as were the flower images at each end. The greeting is from Because I Care (a Hostess Set) and the little flowers are from the Style Beautiful set. I added a couple Pearl Jewels as accents. With all the extra space in my craft room now, Sabrina has begun to move in with some of her supplies. I look forward to watching her create beautiful things - tucked away in our room together. She emptied her closet of beautiful shades/weights of yarns and crochet hooks of all sizes! We just had to stop for a moment to make a couple flowers. I added a bright blue cordroy button (didn't know I had any left!) to my flower with a length of Natural Hemp. Today we plan to make some precious little hearts for Valentines Day - so happy to spend this time with her.
Thank you for stopping by ... I hope you find some amazing treasures too!