February 20, 2013

Make It Monday - Pinwheels!

Well, helllooooooooo strangers!!  It's been a long time since I've been over here at the blog - and I'm SO sad about that!!  It's been a whirlwind with the holidays, and a bunch of other things in "real life" that I haven't been too crafty - nor ready to post anything here.

The New Year started off well - my husband (an Electrician) has decided to go out on his own instead of working for a contractor...this is a HUGE, SCARY step - but each day, I am encouraged more and more that this was the right step.  My girls are SUPER busy with activities, which is another big reason I haven't been around much!  All this running around, I'm POOPED by night time (which is when I usually create!  Talk about stealing your mojo!)

Anyhoo -- I really adored the challenge this week over at Papertrey - the Make It Monday challenge this week was to incorporate a handmade pinwheel into your project.  I'll be honest, I didn't actually WATCH the video before I started, and I thought I was so clever to use some patterned PTI paper back to back, only to find out it was IN the video, lol.

Here's my take:

I went big and bold -- a cheery happy card, I think!  The sentiment was embossed with white EP, and I made the background on the base with the Hello Sunshine stamp set.  It felt great to create - and I hope this is the jumpstart I needed to get back in the game!  Thanks for popping by!

Supplies (All PTI unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Think Big Favorites #15, Hello Sunshine
Ink: Versamark, Hawaiian Shores
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise Patterned Paper Pack, Raspberry Fizz Patterned Paper Pack
Accessories: White embossing powder, Recollections frosted jewels, Royal Velvet Vintage buttons


Linda said...

Such a pretty card. I love the color combination.

Alyssa Clawson said...

Love it!!! Very cheery indeed!