Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Staycation...a girl could get used to this & more new cards

I have made pretty good use of my staycation! I LOVE my career and am doing some pretty exciting things with it, but a little vacation is just what I needed to get myself back into the creative mood. My New Year's resolution or goal is to be more productive.  I have recently gotten back into living the principles of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People ~ thanks to a little (HUGE) opportunity to instruct this at work. As a result I am planning better and getting more meaningful things done!

Sooo what have I gotten done?  My application for a promotional exam is complete...and ready for me to deliver once a few great friends proof it...I have made cinnamon rolls, from scratch...I have a pot of corn chowder (from scratch too) cooking on the stove and I have had some great fun creating! Here are a few of my latest items...for a closer view just click on the photo.

Circular card cut from Wild Card. Blue paper is CTMHembossed with Cuttlebug and sanded to distress, torn for layers using CM wavy paper tearing tool. Stamped images are Imaginisce and colored with colored pencils, blending with CTMH blending pen. Clouds are from Pooh & Friends Cricut Cart and sun is Gypsy Wanderings (Cricut). Glitter pen accents are Gelly Roll.

  Bazzill & CTMH papers. Flower and bling are EK Success, ink CTMH embossed with clear embossing powder. Top and middle layer are embossed with Cuttlebug. Top layer is spritz with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist. 

 Background paper is CTMH cardstock cut with Cricut Wildcard, scored with Martha Stewart scoring board. Flowers are from my stash with matching CTMH brads. Sentiment is CTMH embossed with Ranger embossing powder. Tag is from Just Because Cards

I have also joined my buddies the Night Owls in keeping track of the cartridges that we've used so I will be doing a better job on listing those here.

Don't forget about the CTMH January specials listed in my January 1st post. For more information contact me at or vist Siobhan's CTMH Site 


Megan said...

I adore all your cards, and I have loved chatting with you more during your staycation!!

Peggy said...

wow u got a lot done. Just cleaned my scrapbook room and ready to craft again. Love your circular card.