Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Trying to Jump Start

I don't know what it is about the holidays but the whole thing robs me of time and energy, which in turn, causes my focus to go anywhere but my craft hole. I am trying to get things back on track, though. A little belatedly, I signed us the an online card class to get me thinking about clean and simple stamping. It is really all I have time for these days. So far, I've actually moved beyond thinking about stamping and I actually did some stamping this afternoon!

So, the lovely, Miss Julie, is one of the instructors for this class, which I knew meant that I would enjoy it. It is nice to hear her teaching me some great tips for clean and simple cards. :)

I had to make a few sympathy cards to send to family and the class for today was about plain white cards. I have really fallen in love with white-base cards this past year and I always feel that a sympathy card is best left simple.

I went with two different layouts because I was trying to use up paper that was in the scrap pile. I pulled out a couple of long-gone A Muse stamps for these cards, stamped, lightly colored with colored pencil and adhered it altogether. Now comes the hard part, writing the card...

My youngest sat and stamped next to me while listening to some Muppet tunes. It was a really nice way to spend a bit of time today. I hope we can do it again tomorrow when the weather is supposed to be colder!