Saturday, August 6, 2016

A Beautiful Soul

It has been crazy busy around here. We have literally been working since January to get our house on the market. We finally did last month but after all that frantic activity, it's been unnervingly quiet. I think we missed the hot selling period unfortunately.

Since I craft out of my dining room it was necessary to do a deep detash and get organized. I sold a ton of stamps and dies and donated some other stuff. Plus I made some hard decisions about what could be boxed away for the time being. So the ribbon, felt, buttons, Silhouette and a myriad of other things were packed and reside in an upstairs closet. I also have my holiday stamps and paper upstairs. There isn't a stamp or die that is not in a labeled storage pouch so I can easily get to them. Plus I have a rule that I have to clean up after myself after each project - something that I have never been able to do before!

So obviously it has been a long time since I have had the time and energy to just sit and create. That is why my blog has been so very quiet this all of 2016. Since things have settled down, at least for a little while anyway, I hope to be more creative. I know that I have missed it.

Today's card is for the Viva la Verve August Sketch 1. For the strips in the background, I stamped an image from the the Verve Better Together set three times using Hibiscus Burst, Bright Buttercup and Hawaiian Shores ink and then layered over it with a strip of patterned paper. The sentiment from the Beautiful Things set was stamped onto a stitched circle then matted onto a larger circle using a layer of craft foam. I used dies from the matching Beautiful Flowers set to cut the two leaf branches from patterned paper and then attached them plus the sentiment piece onto the background. A few enamel dots finished it up for a clean and simple design.

Products: Verve stamps and dies, My Mind's Eye and Doodlebug dp, PTI cs and ink, Doodlebug enamel dots, Lil Inker Designs die, Simon Says ink

Thank you for stopping by and have a great rest of the weekend!


  1. So pretty Nancy...glad you had a chance to create!

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  3. Lovely take on the Verve sketch, Nancy.

  4. Love how you used the distressed dots as your stripes to create such a soft look! Even though you are crafting under difficult circumstances, it must feel great to create such a pretty card!

  5. This caught my eye in the gallery~such a great card! I love the colors you stamped with~

  6. Oh, Nancy, I SO feel your frustration! We sold in May, and are still waiting to close! Lucky for me, I haven't touched my craft room! Keep calm, and craft on! This card is a beautiful start!

  7. This is so beautiful, Nancy! I love those soft distressed dots paired with the diagonal stripe. Thanks for joining us for Viva la Verve! I started a re-org in my stamp room about a month ago and now pretty much everything is "filed" on the floor. It's a disaster and needs an intervention. LOL