Saturday, February 6, 2010

And I'm back, yet again!...............


Well, as you can tell by my lack of activity here at my blog, I've been in a bit of a creative slump and I have to thank a very nice lady by the name of Velta for encouraging me to get back to work! The other day, I had stopped by her blog as I do frequently and I was so impressed by a card she had just posted (you can see it here at her blog) that I left her the following comment:

"Oh Velta, this is so beautiful!!!! I've kind of been going through a creative slump lately and this is just the inspiration I need to snap out of it...thank you!!!"

Well, she visited here at my blog and left the following comment:

"Oh MY Pam ~ I have been through your blog and your talent is amazing. All of your creations are so elegant...just what I like! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog! It is hard for me to understand (other than the holidays) with your talent how you could be in a slump...Get on out here girl and get to work...I want to see more of your art!!!"

After reading her comment, I happened across a link to the Flourishes Newsletter and the first item I saw was "What's Your Cup of Tea? Challenge!" Well, to be honest I found that interesting and decided to take the challenge and make a Valentine card for my husband. My morning beverage is "Starbucks Breakfast Blend" and I went from there. Now, mind you this is not the best card I've ever designed, but my DH does not like "fluffy, girly" stuff, so I tried to keep it simple. Here is a photo showing the Starbucks bag along side of the card I designed:

and here is a close-up of the digitally stamped image I used:

This adorable little snail was a freebie from doodlepalace.com. I actually altered the image by cutting of the tail, changing the envelope sentiment, replacing the antennae with wire ones and adding the eyelashes. I colored the image using markers by Neopiko.

I also want to point out that the paper piercing that I did on this card (the sun rays) was done using my new "Piercing Tool" for the Pazzles "Inspiration Creative Cutter". The needle that I used in it was not quite large enough, so I used a manual piercing tool to make the piercings larger....I need to go to Hobby Lobby and purchase a larger sewing machine needle!

Thank you so much Velta for giving me the "boost" that I needed!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Finished Card Size: 5.5"x5.5"
Supplies

Paper: Core'dinations, Daisyd's "Playtime Dots - Pink & Yellow #14061" (hearts border)
Stamps: "Snail Mail" digital freebie from Doodle Palace and Studio G
Ink: Memento "Rich Coccoa"
Tools: Pazzles "Inspiration Creative Cutter", QuicKutz "Revolution"
Accessories: Spellbinders "Nestabilities", Neopiko Markers, Ranger "Diamond" Stickles, Martha Stewart "Lace Heart" Edge Punch, Recollections "Pearl Stickers"

8 comments:

Gibson_girl5 said...

This is so cute Pam! I'm glad you're back...!

Teri

mommaidwf said...

Pam, that is adorable! I love the inverted heart border. Very neat!

Sue Reynolds said...

Told ya needed a bigger needle! hahahaha! Your friend the pest! Love the card!

acreativeneed said...

Beautiful card!! Love the piercing!! So inspired!!
smiles,Deena

acreativeneed said...

Beautiful card!! Love the piercing!! So inspired!!
smiles,Deena

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! Fabulously creative! I need to see more of your work because I sure enjoyed this card. Velta is a sweetheart, for certain. I think it's wonderful that you shared how a few kind words can have such a positive impact on a person. The comments the two of you exchanged were very uplifting and encouraging and I appreciate hearing about it!

betty benton said...

What a fun card! Just perfect for the challenge!!

Julie Koerber said...

Way to cute for words!!!!!!