Sunday, November 16, 2008

Time to play with my new toys

Boy, have I been in a stamping slump lately! I've been in the craft room playing with my stuff, reorganizing and labeling things, but every time I sit down to make something, my mind wanders. But today I finally stuck with it long enough to make a card. And it only took me an hour and a half! Eek. I'm going to have to improve on that if I want to get my Christmas cards made.

I had to have this stamp when I first saw it over a year ago - how often do you find a Christmas stamp that mentions yoga? I never managed to make anything with it, though. The huge size of it made it difficult. But look what happens when I use it with the new Top Note Sizzix die. Wow! And the new Basic Grey Wassail paper - double wow! I had some difficulty deciding on an embellishment, and I'm still not completely happy with my choice of a Build-a-Brad (with a small piece of a fourth pattern from the Wassail paper pack). Maybe a small piece of ribbon tucked in under the brad would help. Who knows. But I do really like the way this turned out, so maybe it will help get me out of my slump.

Details: stamps - unknown sentiment; paper - Wassail (Basic Grey), Confetti White, Metallic Gold (Stampin' Up!); ink - cranberry crisp (SU!); accessories - Top Note die, Build-a-Brad, 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals (all SU!)