Hey there! How you doin’?
I took a little break, although I’m figuring none of you really noticed. I guess since I blogged pretty consistently throughout the craziness of Christmas and all the holidays, I felt like I needed a teensy break. So, a week off was great for me. Especially during the week where the kids headed off to school and we all tried hard to get back into the normal routine of things, which is always a bit of a struggle after having so much time off.
Plus, I celebrated my birthday last week, so it was good to take a little time for myself. I won’t say how old I am, but let’s just say that next year will require a big celebration. I’m pretty sure you can guess which milestone I will hit. I’m still in denial. I can’t bring myself to say it just yet. But I’m already thinking about how I will celebrate here on the blog with all of you. 🙂
So, I sat down and made a card, just because. I didn’t have any design team commitments or deadlines to meet, but just created something just for fun. It felt good. Plus, I have an order for 20 Thinking of you/hello type cards to fulfill, so this one will go on that stack.
In the process of organizing a few things in my craft space, I came across some little-used embossing folders and decided they needed a little lovin’. One thing led to another, and this little shaker card filled with pretty sequins came to be. I kind of like it a lot. Sequins are just little bits of happiness. And those tiny silver stars are some I’ve had for a while. I have tons of them and don’t use them much. But they are the perfect addition to a shaker. I like the variety they add in the sizes of the sequins and they help fill in the gaps.
The “hello” die cut is from Dear Lizzy, and came in one of my Gossamer Blue kits. A had this ombre effect on my mind when I saw these, and I love it. The rest of the sentiment is from the Hello stamp set from Mama Elephant.
So…how are you doin’? I’d love for you to drop me a line and let me know what’s up in your corner of the world! I have had quite a few new readers join me in the last few months, so welcome! I always love to hear from my readers and do my best to respond to comments whenever I can. And, if you haven’t commented in a while, I’d love to hear from you again. You all are valuable to me, and are the reason I come here to blog in the first place. Love you guys, and I hope your day is going well!