Sunday, January 13, 2013

Card Makin' Mamas - First Card of 2013!

It's been over 2 weeks since I last posted! I had planned on getting back to blogging after the kids had gone back to school, but my youngest got the flu. 3 more days of staying home, only this wasn't as fun! Lucky me, E. is a good patient.

While the kids were on winter break we mostly just hung out. We played a LOT of Halo 4, ate a lot of snacks & baked goods and pretty much took time to s. l. o. w.  d. o. w. n. It was a much needed break for all!

I had thought that I would get some serious stuff makin' done while there were no car pools, no early mornings, no homework, etc. but strangely I really had no desire to make anything...except fudge, cake, cookies...hmmm...I guess I was in a different kind of makin' mood!

After all that time off, I needed some inspiration. Usually, I find it visiting my favorite blogs, pinterest and perusing art and style magazines. This time I found just what I needed at:

What I liked: the layers, soft blue/greens & yellow, the pop of color from the rug, the circles on the bedding, the flowers, the white space and light, the bit of bold black

Here's my first card for 2013:

I think it's pretty evident that I found bunches of inspiration!

Recently, I posted the inspiration post on the Card Makin' Mamas Challenge Blog for the current challenge: ANYTHING GOES and included this card! The inspiration post always includes a DT project or two and a few projects from the participants that follow the guidelines & theme of the current challenge!

This week I will be setting a few creative goals, including working through my stash, organizing my studio, and scheduling my creative time, so I can exercise that creative muscle on a regular basis. I'm looking forward to sharing my creative journey and documenting my experiences in words, pictures and art. 2013 is going to be a wonderful year of growth!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope that you found something uplifting here today!

Inky hugs,

Project Notes:
I had used THIS sketch from Retro Sketches, but didn't post in time to link up.

Challenges I'm playing along with:
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Tic Tac Toe - Distress It, Bling, Add a Tag
Little Red Wagon #167 - Bring on the Bling


  1. Beautiful! I love the randomly scattered elements in this card!

  2. This is just lovely! I adore the colours and the layout, and the scattered bits of bling, of course. :-) Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  3. I loved winter break too, too bad it went so quickly, lol. Glad you had some time to chillax. Love this adorable card and the design is so fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  4. beautiful card... i totally love this xxxx thanks for sharing at loves Rubberstamps xxx

  5. This is a cute card. i love the colors and it is just the right amount of everything!

  6. Fabulous CAS card. Love your layers and DP. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge.
    Good Luck and Hugs, Dangina

  7. Your card is so cute! I love the colors & your design!

    I found your blog on the Outlawz & I'm now following you. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work!!!

  8. Superb work thanks for entering our DT call at Divas and good luck hugs Rebekah xx

  9. This is gorgeous...Thanks for playing along at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  10. Very cute card! Love your take on the inspiration photo!

    Haven't talked to you in a long time. Hope things are going well for you.


  11. This is gorgeous! I love inspiration challenges and you captured it perfectly with your colors! Love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  12. Hello your card is stunning so love the image and the colours used also the lovely layout thank you for joining in our challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Tic Tac Toe please call again and good luck with the chalenge GDT Member Sandra H xx

  13. So cute and fun card. Thank You for playing us at Incy Wincy Challenge.
    Kaia, DT

  14. Great card, love the colours and design. Jx

  15. Thank you Angi for the nice comment about my card. Love your beautiful card.

    Rosi x

  16. Hey Angi! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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