It's been a while


It's been a long time since I have blogged.  Funny how live gets so busy, and you don't even have time for the things you love.  I love playing in my craft room, but for health reasons I spent months without doing any crafting.  I recovered from my ailments, but I had so much going on in my life that I just could not find the time and energy to blog.  I kept promising myself I would do it, and now I am going to fulfill that promise to myself. 
Last week I was looking for inspiration for a card swap that I was doing.  I knew the stamp set I wanted to use, but needed help with my layout.  I went to some of my favorite card challenges, looking at layouts, and past layouts for inspiration, and I came up with some fun ideas.  That was all I needed to get me started again.  I did the swap with an old layout, but this week I went back again and chose a layout from Freshly Made Sketches to inspire this card.  I needed some thank you cards to send, and had to make cards for another monthly swap I do, and this is the card I came up with.  I used a technique that I learned at our demonstrators meeting last week that I think they called  "pouncing".  I inked the image from Seasonally Scattered with Crumb Cake ink, then took markers in Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzelberry, and Old Olive and just pounced the colors all over the inked image to add a variety of colors.  It was quick and easy, and I made a dozen cards in no time, and every one of them unique. I colored a few rhinestones with an orange marker to add a little glitz to this card, but decided not to do it to all of them (to save time!). I added a little embossed strip of the Rich Razzleberry card stock to the inside with a greeting from Lots of Thanks. Hope you like it, and that they like it at Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #158. 
Thanks for coming by my blog, and hope you will again.

Mary Alice


  1. I love the way that you did the color variations on the stamp. So pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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