Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Feels Good to Create!

I haven't been around the last week because my creative 'mojo' decided
to take a vacation. I hadn't been in my craft room for the last week and I have
to say I missed it. I had all kinds of ideas but no 'mojo' to create them. It came
back with a vengeance though - the other day I made 7 cards!!

The card I have for you today combines 2 challenges. 
The Merry Monday and the Festive Friday challenges.

I wanted to do something a little different for the wreath. I do have a wreath
stamp that I love and use often but I decided not to use it this time. This time
I 'made' my wreath by stamping a small pinecone and greenery stamp a few 
times in a circle and then adding some tiny pearls.
The piece I stamped it on I found when I was cleaning my craft room. It's a 
piece leftover from a SU kit - sorry, I don't remember which one.

I loved the colors - or lack of colors in the inspiration photo. They are not 
something you would think to use on a Christmas card which made it that
much more fun to play with.

I recently ordered 2 stamp sets from Winnie & Walter and when they arrived in the
mail earlier that day I knew that the sentiment set was going to be used on this card.
It's called The Big, The Bold and The Happy - it's awesome!!

 It's nice to be back in my craft room again - I've missed it and all of you!
It feels good to create again!!

all from Stampin' Up unless noted
card stock: whisper white, basic black, crumb cake
stamp set: Special Season, The Big The Bold & the Happy (Winnie & Walter)
ink: always artichoke, soft suede, memento tuxedo black
embellishments: basic pearls, doily

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!!


  1. Love that big, bold happy! And you've created a beautiful wreath! Love the neutrals! Thanks, Susan, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  2. What a great combination of these two challenges! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

  3. Love how your little wreath turned out! And you've given the colors such a cozy look…Love it!!! THanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

  4. Wonderful card Susan, I love the rustic feel of your card. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.