Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Card and A Goal

Greetings, Blogland! Happy New Year to you and yours! I know it's been awhile since our last meeting and I wanted to address that really quickly first. I'm not usually big on New Year's resolutions (resolutions seem like they're made to be broken), but I wanted to set a few goals for myself this year. I have a good feeling about 2012 and I want to start it off right. So here are my two crafty goals for this year:

1. Post to the poor, neglected blog at least once a week. This could be a toughy, but I'm really, really going to try. I may have to spend my quiet months stocking up so I don't have a mental break in December (18-hour days are no one's friend), but I'm really going to bust my hiney to make posting a priority this year.

2. Keep the studio clean enough that there will never be another stamp set landslide. You don't want to see that, People. It isn't pretty. And I had my fair share of them in 2011, so this year I am setting a goal to keep things in relative order. I just spent 4 days cleaning and reorganizing and it's feeling pretty darn good right now.

So here we are on the 5th of January and I'm achieving my posting goal for this week with a quickie card I made for my fella. We've been talking a lot lately about how as our relationship grows and changes it only gets better. These chats inspired me to make him a little "just because" card. This accomplished a couple of things: I get back into the swing of things after a bit of a card making dry spell and he gets a sweet reminder of how much he's loved and appreciated. Everybody wins!

It's a pretty straightforward construction. I stamped the sentiment and the tree onto the base before running the base through the Cuttlebug with the woodgrain impression plate. Then I stamped the tree onto Kraft and trimmed it all the way to the edges before mounting it to the base with foam adhesive. The finishing touch was a little twine and a button. Easy peasy.

Thanks for checking in today. Hopefully I can keep this thing going. See you next time!

Stamps: Love and Marriage - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Kraft, Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Ripe Avocado - Papertrey Ink; Brown pigment - Studio G
Other: Twine, Dark Chocolate Button, Woodgrain Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Foam Adhesive - Scotch


Unknown said...

the card is beautiful!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this card, Lizzie! Great job!

Joyce said...

Wow--I love this. Simple and stunning.

Linda said...

Love your card it's so simple and elegant.

Sara Mac said...

Lizzie, I'm so happy to hear that you are going to be blogging more regularly. It's a great goal. I need to get things cleaned up around here and start crafting more. Love this card! And I love to hear that your marriage just keeps getting better. You two are so great together. It really makes me smile to remember the fun we had in Cincy.

Cheryl said...

Lizzie, I love it! Your cards always make me smile.