Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Blogging Again

I am a bad blogger. I know this! I've been quite sick for several months now & just haven't had the energy to stamp while I've been home. The other day, my great friend Char told me I need to start blogging again. So, here I am! I've been really inspired to create this last week. It's a combination of two things. I'm no longer on any pain killers & I started to play with the many new tools, embelishments and stamps Char got me for Christmas & my birthday. She sent me a huge box & it arrived right after I got out of the hospital for the first time. I was so out of it I didn't get a chance to really enjoy what I received. Now, I am enjoying all of the goodies she sent. I've been making cards and boxes like crazy. One of the things she sent me is the Crafters Companion Ultimate Tool. This thing is cool. I'vs used it to make boxes, tri-shutter cards, gate-fold cards, K Cards, explosion cards & I'm just getting started. Over the next few days I plan to post my most recient cards & boxes. I also have some pictures of cards I made right before I got sick & didn't manage to show here. I'll probably post them with just descriptions so I have time to keep stamping.

This is a box I made with the Ultimate tool. It opens like a pizza box. The main image is stamped in Onyx Black Versafine with a stamp from the Hero Arts set Together. I colored it with Prismacolor colored Pencils. It is layered onto a scrap of dark brown paper & then onto a piece of copper paper that was stamped with Coffee Bean Brilliance ink using the dots & flowers background from Hero Arts. It is on top of a teal shape cut with my Cuttlebug & Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities. The box is stamped with the swirls in the Hero Arts Valentine Flourish Clear set. I used StazOn Opaque ink in the color Butter Cream.

I forgot to mention that I won a $100 shopping spree on the Hero Arts Blog! All I did was post to the blog. Each month they pick one random post & award that person a shopping spree. How awesome is that? All of the stamps I used above are part of my winnings.

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