Wednesday, January 30, 2019

just getting started~

Greetings friends in Blogland!  I was able to finish my business in CO earlier than planned <3 Whew~ and I've been home in MT now for a week; barely! : )  It was a good (and adventurous) trip - perhaps I'll share some of that one day ; ),  but for now I want to share the little bit of inspiration I have found at my craft table, since being home. (Mind you, the weather is Dreary! so lighting is bad)
A little tag I put together with some things on hand.  About 5"X3" (12.7X7.62cm)
The base paper (roses) is from an older collection by  Mr. T. Holtz,~  I punched the black strip, added T. Holtz tissue paper (nest) with some Modge Podge, and the 'bird and words' are paper by Jenni Bowlin.
I framed the edges (of the bird & words) with some tiny snippets of cotton lace that I recently received from my friend Jesse @ Lace Age Girl blog- Thank you dear Jesse!!  She blessed me with some belated Christmas cheer : )

 I think it added just the right touch to my simple start of new year creating.

 I must admit, the first card I created when I sat down to 'craft' (after being gone for weeks)  I really don't want to show you! (yikes)  Does that never happen to you?  It happens w/me more than I care to tell  : /   I start out with some (great wonderful fantastic) ideas; and then it's all Downhill from there!!  Oh well, I'm learning as I go~  I keep trying!  And feeling free to have fun AND make some mistakes along the way.  How 'bout you? 
Wishing you all a creative week ahead and lots of blessings too~

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Big hello and some old treasures too~

Hello my friends in Blogland : )   And I noticed little 'ol me has a few new followers here @ Roosterhead Designs; and I want to sincerely Thank You!! for including me in your Reading List!
 I am not sure how to find your blog? to properly pay a visit : ) But thank you all the same~

 I'm still away from my crafting for a few more weeks, but I just wanted to say hi to all and wish you a blessed week-end ahead <3
I am including 2 (7") paper bag cards I made from Maja Design papers.  This was Many Moons Ago!
The tag is for writing out your sentiment and then it slides into the bag,  along with a gift or little treat.   I layered several papers from the "Vintage Autumn Basics" line,  and did some machine stitching too.  There's a bit of white corrugated board and twine and seam binding bow; {per usual : }
     I've also added a few buttons from Gramma's jar.

 Here below is one with a sewing theme!  Love the teeny wood spool accent and the 'scissors' washi tape~  There is a band of lace under the pale blue horizontal bow.  Some paper punching and postal stamping too~
I don't know that I ever had some much fun with any one paper company than I have with Maja design papers.  Although they come from Sweden (so shipping is $$,) they are of the utmost quality; thick and lovely! The colors and themes are rich & beautiful.  OK, that's my free commercial for Maja.

I am enjoying the little time I do have (while on work assignment) to visit around blogs and see what winter and pre-spring ideas are popping up!  I think momentum is building : ) LOL
Again,  have a blessed week-end, which I hope includes a bit of outdoors and creativity too.