WARNING: Serious talk times ahead!
We are eighteen days into 2013. I didn't pick one little word to focus on this year, instead I came up with a mantra or motto that I wanted to keep in mind while crafting.
Too often, (especially right after one of the BEST CHA's EVAR), I get focused on the NEW! STUFF! and I feel the overwhelming need to BUY! IT! ALL! I end up focusing more time and energy on the product instead of the process, and I've found that that really sucks the life out of this hobby for me. Do I want to buy all of the new Lawn Fawn dies and stamps? Of course! Are the new Hero Arts inks desperately calling out my name? Duh! But, I've made a promise to myself to go on a bit of a spending freeze until April. I've got so many uninked sets already, why add another dozen to the mix? I do have a bit of a loophole, because I have my $50 gift card to Simon Says left over from Christmas, but this self imposed cut off is really making me think carefully about this purchase and I'm not ready to pick anything up just yet.
This is not to say that I don't love the smell of a new Copic. Or that sometimes a new stamp set can get your creativity flowing in ways that you weren't expecting. I just wanted to share how I was feeling at the start of a new year and why you may not see the brand new sets around these parts for a while. :-) Okay, back to regularly scheduled programming!
Like many of you, I am still cranking out the Valentine's Day cards. Not sure who I am going to be giving all of these love notes to!! ;-)
This card was seriously fun to make. A little Copic coloring, a little fussy cutting and some fun stitching to finish everything off. It's been one of my goals lately to bust out my sewing machine a bit more. I love the way it looks on cards and projects, and it really isn't that hard to do, I just forget about it or make it seem harder than it is.
Would any of you be interested in a sewing on paper video tutorial? It's super simple! I do just a few things differently than I would for fabric. Thanks for stopping by today. Next week is going to be pretty exciting around here — a couple of super fun announcements! ;-)