Winter Blues...

No, I don't have the winter blues (yet), but admittedly, I am a bit cranky...my kids constant bickering, you know the he did this and he said that, back talk, whining, moaning, throwing sneakers, slamming doors, stomping...and that was just this morning, it's driving me crazy! And, I haven't stamped ALL week!!! I think I was going through withdrawal, so today, I decided to forget about the treadmill and the laundry, the cleaning and errands and I stamped. It felt good!!!!!

Sorry, I had to get that out! Moving on...


I received my January/February issue of Paper Crafts Magazine yesterday and was inspired by the "Cure for the Winter Blues" section. I thought I'd pull out some of my Ippity stamps and try to create a holiday card in blue, why not, right? I started by stamping the trees with Versamark ink and heat embossing them with clear embossing powder. Then, I used a sponge and Pool Party & Island Indigo ink and made the background. I used a tissue to wipe the ink off of the trees. I love how the trees pop! I didn't want to take away from the scene I created, so I simply stamped the sentiment and tied a bow at the bottom of the card.

I hope you have a good weekend. I'll be back this weekend with some cards for The Outlawz AND if I can clean REALLY fast today, I may be back with another card. We'll see...

4 comments:

Colleen Holmes said...

I love the blues!! Very pretty Card and glad you took some "me" time!!

Donna Hanley said...

Maureen, your card is beautiful. I love those shades of blue against the stock white trees. Very classy. You bow is just the right touch. If I get a vote, I'd say you should take another stamping day for yourself. Just tell your family that we out here in blog land need to see more of your cards. LOL

Claudia said...

I really like the blue. Not used to seeing that and it is very unique and special.
As Mema used to say the dust and dirt will still be there tomorrow. If there is something you want to do, DO IT.
Glad you took time for you!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Mom

JenMarie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along in the IPPITY challenge!

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