Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Life is Good! :)

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Hello again!  I guess it goes without saying that I have been away for awhile…  And there is a lot that could be said about that, but I won't bore you with any of that…  :)

Suffice it to say, I've spent the last couple of months in a craft-less wasteland!  Literally.  I lost my crafty mojo somewhere along the way and have struggled mightily to get it back (you ever been there???)…  This isn't to say that there have been NO craft projects, but only that my out-put has been significantly less both in quantity and in quality…  :(

But I'm (trying to get) back!  {reminds me of that Jason Mraz song -- "I fell right through the cracks and now I'm trying to get back…."  Can you say CHEESY?!?}

For my first card back, I turned to the new card club/challenge "Muse" for some inspiration.  (Though this is my first time participating, I have been following (re: stalking) this blog since it started a couple of months ago and have really been impressed with both the DT submissions and the quality of the participants' work…

This week's "Muse" was none other than Laurie Willison, who offered up a flawless card for our interpretation…  Here's my take:



I drew a couple of elements from her card (the use of the negative die space as focal point and for my sentiment, the use of the border punch to frame an edge of the piece, and the strip of polka dots to "ground" the whole thing),  but really wanted to keep the color scheme as monochromatic as possible…  I have been all about the aqua lately…  

Anyway, I hope you like this card…  It really is nice to be back.  I look forward to catching up with many of you…  Hope all is well in your neck of the woods and that you were able to spend a lovely Easter with your loved ones -- wherever they may be…


12 comments:

  1. Lovin' the aqua too ... and the dots really ground your design as well ... wonderful card.

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  2. This is beautiful, Jennifer. I love everything about this card. I'd say you've definitely got your mojo back! Kx

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  3. Good to see you back:) Have missed you mightly.
    Lovely card..love all the swirly stamping on the gingham.

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  4. so happy to see you back! woohoo! i hope you're enjoying some craft time too! gorgeous card :)

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  5. Lovely card! So happy to see that you got your mojo back!

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  6. Love your monochrome take on the Muse - my favourite colour!

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  7. Lovely card. Love the aqua.

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  8. I love that white embossing on the aqua. It's so clean and crisp. What a wonderful card! :)

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

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  9. Well hello there pretty lil card!! So happy to see posts from you Jen :) Your mojo is intact...and this card is lovely. The different shapes fit so well together. love it!

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  10. Your mojo is back according to this card--love how you used Laurie's inspiration!

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  11. Very pretty. I especially love how you added the stitching around that frame. I'm totally going to CASE that. ;)

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  12. Love that gorgeous aqua against the white ... so pretty and fresh and crisp! Thanks so much for your visit and sweet words ... Anita :)

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