Monday, February 27, 2012

Oh where... oh where have I been?!?!

Hello stamping friends.  Wow... I've been gone for ages!!!  I'm so sorry I didn't even provide an explanation post for you all.  I've just come through something I never thought I would encounter.  An absolute creative black-out!!  I just had zero, yes zero interest in creating cards or projects!!  Isn't that amazing??  I thought it would be a very short-lived ailment, but, as you can see, it's been nearly eight months, almost to the day.  I was starting to wonder if I'd ever get my mojo back!!  Yeesh, it's kinda scary when you don't want to do one of the things you love the most.  But, I decided to just ride it out and not push myself to do anything I wasn't ready to do.  Now, I'm ready again, although I may not be back full force for awhile.  I see I've lost a couple followers and to those who have been loyally sticking around, I treasure you.  I do hope you'll come back now and then and check out my blog.  I love having you come by.

Sooo... after such a long time, I've created another card for my granddaughter, Madeline...

TADA!!!  {smile}  You don't know how good it feels to share my creativity with you again!  {smile again}.  This is a fabulous Sassy Cheryl's image I just had to have.  It's called 'I Love You This Much (girl)'.  Madeline doesn't like pink, so I chose these papers from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two - Sunshine paper pad which I just love!  And I decided to add some shock value with a limited number of red hearts and button.  Did it work to provide a bit more interest??  Love you Madeline!!

The L O V E stamped on the top left, is from a small clear stamp collection called Smooch from Technique Tuesday which I bought from one of my visits to my fave store... Archiver's.  So during my hiatus from crafting and blogging, the shopping didn't stop!!  hahaha!  Although it was grrrreatly reduced.  I kept thinking maybe the next purchase would inspire me back into it.  But, what I really needed was just time.

I guess that's all for today my friends.  I know I'll be back sooner than eight months now.  Do come back, 'K?  You're all the greatest!!  Now... I think I'll go see if this fits into any challenges!!  Oh yes... there are a few...

Simon Says Stamps - 3 different papers
Paper Sundaes - circles (i hope my polka dots and buttons qualify!)
Just Some Lines - girly girls
The Poodles Parlour - card for a female
Mami Doodles - use 3 patterened papers (their very last challenge)
Joyful Stamper - anything goes
Frosted Designs - shape it up x 3
Paper Crafting Journey - make it cute
Craft Us Crazy - favorite color (soft blue/green)/favorite embellishment (buttons)
Crafty Catz - I spy... something beginning with B (buttons)
PaperPlay Challenge - for a Mother (or other female)
Moving Along with the Times - lots of layers
Charisma Cardz - love is in the air
The Crazy Challenge - anything goes

Stamps:  Sassy Cheryl's I Love You This Much (girl), Smooch, computer generated sentiment
Papers:  MME Lost & Found Two - Sunshine, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Bazzill Basics Paper flowers, BG buttons, chipboard hearts, TPC Studio mini jewels, Stampin' Up crystal effects (on chipboard hearts)
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils


Thanh Vo

Well hi there Denise! Nice to see you posting again. Hope all is well.


OMG, Denise, that is so so cute. Your coloring looks wonderful. I love the color combo you chose for that darling image. Great card.
Hugs and smiles


Very pretty card, wonderful coloring and design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Mami Doodles. hugs, Frances.


Fabulous card beautifully done. Love the colours, sentiments, embellishments, colouring - oh everything really.
Thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Rose Petal

Hi, this is very pretty, cute image and layers of different papers. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe

Oh I just love this, the image is so sweet & all the different colours wow they look great!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx


This is wonderful! Your coloring is fabulous and the hearts and buttons were a great addition of color! I think we all go through some form of 'block' at some point. I went years without scrapbooking and then one day out of the blue, I started again!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and posting my candy! Best of luck!!


beautiful colors and details...thanks for sharing at just some lines



Beautiful card - love the image and gorgeous colours.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx


Oh wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image is adorable and so beautifully coloured and its just perfect for this weeks challenge

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Eye Spy something beginning with B and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Cat Dt


this is a lovely creation, and we thank you for sharing with us at Charisma. Sadly, our challenge rules state that when entering our challenge you may link to only up to 9 others, therefore unfortunately you are not eligible to win with this entry. We do hope you will stop by and share more of your work with us :) Gemma

Teresa Jaye

GORGEOUS! I love the patterned papers you've chosen - so unexpected! That image is adorable and colored so beautifully! I'm happy for you that you're scrappin' again and I'm sure your granddaughter will just love this beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs

L00py's Craft Creations

A lovely image, hun, I remember playing that game with my kids when they were little, I always won lol, as I had the longest arms, hehe,
good luck and thanks for joining in at paper Crafting Journey, xxx

Lou P


Gorgeous card and that image is so sweet. It's nice to see you back - I've missed seeing your fabulous creations.


Really a unique presentation!

Membership Cards
Plastic Card Printing
Scratch Card


Denise, your card is so sweet, love every little detail about it!