I'm happy to be back with a card to share today. I really didn't anticipate this summer being as busy for me as it has turned out to be so I'm still working on finding a good balance. Sure, I'm working a lot more these days but if I'm honest that isn't the only thing that has been taking some of my crafty time and attention. Other fun distractions have presented themselves and I am letting myself enjoy those things guilt free. ;)
So while I may not have something to share every day, I'm not going anywhere... promise. I'm just out there living it up a little during these good ol' days of summertime. :)
Anywho, I did put together a little birthday card using Cupcake Cutie from My Favorite Things. This sweet stamp set had caught my eye back when it first released but I hemmed and hawed for quite a while before finally caving in and ordering her. Then once I had her Cupcake Cutie kinda got lost amongst the (ahem) clutter of my desk. So when I rediscovered her after a bit of much needed organizing I vowed to get her inked up right away. In fact everything about this card was a result of my desk cleaning. It always feels better to get those odds and ends onto a card rather than just stored away for who knows how long.
Currently, with the exception of stamps, I'm trying to cut back on my crafty purchases until I can use up more of what I already have. Which is really easy to do at the moment because we are in that lull of not much new product coming out. The real test will come once summer CHA rolls around next month and all of the new papers and goodies are revealed for the second half of the year. Hopefully I can make a dent before then because I know how weak I am when it comes to new paper... I'll fold like a cheap suit. LOL
Alrighty, that's all I've got for this fine Friday.
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (Vintage Bliss)
stamps- My Favorite Things (Cupcake Cutie and sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Prima old road
Kaiser Craft pearls
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E21, E33, E37
clothes- BG11, BG13, BG18, Y21, Y26, Y13, RV10, RV11, RV42, R35, YG00, YG93, YG95
shadows- W1, W3, W7, BG0000, 0