Saturday, January 5, 2013

Live for Today

Happy Saturday to you! I'm thankful for a free afternoon, because I was able to create another card for the MFT Guest Designer Contest. It's such a great sketch! You can get the contest details HERE on the MFT Forum at Splitcoaststampers. This card is quite a bit different from my first entry -- I went with a distressed look and subtle colors. The papers are from the Paris & Co. 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye. I paired them with Sno Cone and Hot Fudge cardstock.

This Die-namics Jumbo Snowflake is beautiful enough on its own, but I gave it a coat of Diamond Stickles to really make it the focal point of this card. The sentiment is from Clearly Sentimental about New Beginnings. I anchored the sentiment with a Kraft Button and some Hemp Cord. There's something I really love about the contrast of the earthy elements with the bling.

My resolution for 2013 is to recommit myself to the people and activities that make me a better and happier person. Stamping is definitely something that takes me to my "happy place" -- and I've really missed it! I had put it on hold to take care of other things, but I know now that I'm really not "me" without it. So I'm recommitted to making it a part of my life again. And, as the sentiment reads, I'm going to "Live for Today." :)

I hope you all are having a great weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by!



Lisa H. said...

so happy you are stamping again, for YOU!!! miss you and LOVE this. that snowflake is gorgeous and so are your papers.

scrappingnana said...

This is gorgeous. Love the papers and the beautiful snowflake.

Amy Johnson said...

This is truly stunning! So glad your blogging again!

Karen Motz said...

Gorgeous!!! Love that big sparkly snowflake!!!