1. Make time. Don't make excuses to not go to my craft room. It needs me as much as I need it.
2. Become more organized. Unlike most creative people, I can't work in a messy area.
3. Be free, creative, and enjoy what I'm doing.
So, with these three goals in mind, I made my first project of 2011.
When we moved to our new house (prepare yourself for the gasp), we "lost" every bit of my crafting supplies, including my sewing machine. We know where they were when we moved, but when I went to find them, they were not anywhere in our new house. My husband felt so bad, so for Christmas he bought me a new Singer all on his own. I was so surprised. Of course, I had to make something immediately.
Since this will be my first "real" sewing project in about 10 years, I wasn't sure what to pick. I finally decided on a purse. The pattern is Juliet by Me and My Sister Designs. I just love their patterns. They are so fun and versatile. I found this cherry material and I couldn't resist. My favorite colors are red and black.
I love it and now my daughter wants one with neon skulls. That's gonna be fun.
So, I think I'm off to a good start with meeting my goals. Now my wish for all of you, I hope that 2011 brings you joy and happiness...and much crafting!!!
Here's a few pictures of the projects I worked on over the holidays.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Friendship Jars and Holiday Fillers
Paper: Papertrey Ink cardstock, Cloud 9 patterned Paper
Die Cutting: Nestabilities Tags
Embossing: Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots
Ink: Stampin' Up - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake; Momento; Copic Markers
These cards use the same Papertrey Ink stamps sets, Big and Bold Wishes, but they have different looks.
The first one uses Cloud 9 glittered paper for the background and the stamped image is embossed using Stampendous embossing power. I think the color choice gives this is more of a masculine look.
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