Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hello! Remember Me?

Well, I'm not surprised if you don't, since it's been over half a year since I posted!  Last June, I felt a need to take a hiatus from blogging and stamping for a while. And I'm happy to say that must have been what I needed, because I'm excited to have ink-stained fingers and a less-than-clean crafting desk again!

A few of my friends finally had our first "shoebox swap" on Monday, something we've been wanting to do for a long time. (Actually, the crafting was over well before the chatting.)  It was so much fun that my friend Gwen & I have decided to create the SCS card sketch each week to keep our mojos motivated.  So for my first post back in the saddle - or should I say back in the stamp room - I give you my take of this week's card sketch!

The cute image from SU's retired Snow Angels is colored with Copics & sparkled with some diamond Stickles, and I think that big sparkly fabric snowflake that I received from a stampin' friend was a perfect accent.  A smaller glittery snowflake, some silver embroidery filament, and a few self-stick silver brads gave more added sparkle.  (Who knew when I made this the other day that we'd wake to 7 inches of new snow today?!)

If you've stopped by for a peek to see if perhaps I fell off the planet (glad I didn't!), please leave a comment so that I know you were here!  Until next time, happy stamping! :-)


MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, Susan!!! A for real life post and snashing card to boot!! What a wonderful sight before me this morning :) first, hugs and welcome back! Second, schmoles girl..don't hold back your skills! This is just darling with the lil cutie and his the lil pop of gold! Stay motivated, keep it inky!! **Blessings!!!**

April said...

Wonderful card! And, I love the layout {wink, wink}! So happy that you are excited once Gain to be getting inky!! Can't wait to see what else you create in 2012!

kadie said...

Susan! So glad to see you blogging again!! And isn't this a GORGEOUS start to the new year!! I love how you cropped the image and of course, I love all the sparkle too!! Beautiful card. xoxo

Catherine said...

Hey...I remember you! ;) Hola, chica! Wow, so good to see you back in the old craftin' saddle. This card would be perfect for our weather...well, every other day it would be accurate. Right now we're having rain showers with a chance for thunderstorms. Tomorrow will probably bring a blizzard. It's just crazy! Great job with the sketch. Lovin' all the sparklies!
Hope to see you more frequently out here in blogland. (((HUGS)))

PS - LOOOOOOOVE the new banner! YGG!

~Paola~ said...

WOWWW>.this is a wonderfullllllllllllll surprise!!
SO glad to see your awesome blog (wowww,smashing new look too!!) come alive again! LOveeee yournew card...for sure U nevah lost your inky touch my darlin friend!!
Gorgeously done,love the cute image too♥ ohhh and wow...great minds think alike..I too used EXACTLY the same lrg snowflake on my lil snowman,yesterday...too funny!:o)Welcome back to blogland!!

Lorie said...

Hi there, stranger! It's so good to see you back, AND to see your crafty handiwork. Beautiful card, Susan, and for someone who hasn't crafted a card for a while you sure did a beautiful job. Absolute BEAUTIFUL!!