Thursday, April 16, 2009


Hi everyone!
I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted! Our cruise was AWESOME! I'll post a few pics at the end of this post. It was really hard to come back to 'reality' ~ I actually went through some 'post vacation blues' for a while, and I lost my creative mojo. I'd sit at my desk, look at my stuff, and NOTHING! But I check out all of your awesome creations EVERYDAY, and you remind me why I love this craft so much! You guys really and truly amaze and inspire me!!
Well, it's now Spring Break, I've had some time to myself and guess what? I got some mojo back!! I sat down the other night and made 3 cards! It also helps that my dear friend and stamping buddy, Pam, lives 3 houses down, and talk about inspiring-- she really needs to get her blog up and running so she can share her amazing talents with you guys too-- Ya got that MDF?!!!!

Anyway, I was looking through an old Stampin' Up! catty, and fell in love with this color combo- Sahara Sand and bashful blue. (it reminds me of the beach!) So I pulled out my Bloomin' Rose and came up with these.
I used the Swiss Dots folder with my Cuttle Bug, all three cards have faux stitching, and of course there's tons of Stickles involved, because I LOVE sparkles!
Okay, now maybe I'll check out some of my favorite challenges to keep the juices flowing! :)
As promised, here a few pics from our trip-- hope you enjoy!
(Ours is the BIG ship!)
Thanks for much for stopping by, and keep smiling!!
Hugs ad Smiles,


LeAnne said...

Glad you're back! Wonderful pictures...aaah, warm and sunny! Your card is lovely, I think your mojo is on it's way! I know what you mean about post-vacation blues!!! You'll get back in the groove real fast!

Sue C said...

GORGEOUS photos, and GORGEOUS cards!!! My favorite is the first one - it's "just enough" and absolutely perfect! I agree with you on the color combo - very beachy and very pretty. Glad you're back!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Yay, welcome back, girl!!

Your vacation pics look fantastic. I'm totally jealous!

Your card is SOOOOOO gorgeous. I'd say your mojo is back in FULL swing. The shades of blue are so soft and calming, and I love the sparkle you added to the bloom.

Becky Jo said...

Glad you had a great vacation! It was good to see your post and I love the cards! TFS Hugs, Becky Jo

Anonymous said...

So good to see you back Denise!! Wow, that is the "BIG" ship!! Hope you had a great time, no doubt you did. I know what you mean too about the back from vacation's always a bit difficult to get back into the swing of things, but it looks like you did with these cards!! Beautiful! love the color combo too! Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Well Denise my dear, dear friend and "enabler", he,he!! I am sooo glad that you are back. I missed you and your beautiful creations. These cards are gorgeous, and these girls gotta know that I have seen them irl and computer pics just don't compare.
Thanx for the kind words, you are a sweetie. Maybe Sunday we can work on my blog, (even though these girls put me to shame with the wonderful creations they make). I put your order in tonight so get your mojo ready for your new toys,lol..
hugs, Pam

Lauri said...

Yay! You are back!!! Beautiful pictures!!! Love your card, too. That color combination is on my list to work with!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

No Mojo you say?!!! I love your cards!!The layout, soft colors,textures, and beautiful images are fabulous!!

Gorgeous Photos!!

Iren said...

So lovely and elegant card You've made!!! Lovely photos too!!!


Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so envious! Cruisin' is our favorite vacation and looks like you had a wonderful time and great weather. I love, love this card! Beautiful job on the coloring and on the sketch. Blessings, Diane/SCS Lost in the 60's/Planted in Joy

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, what a fabulous trip!!! I love all your beautiful pictures...the watermelons look tooo cool!!! I love your gorgeous card, too, with the beachy colors and awesome details!!!! I am glad you and your family had such a great time!!

Anonymous said...

I Love your work and your blog! I just popped by today (my first visit to your blog) and noticed you were cuising on the Princess line. Which ship were you on and where did you travel. It looks lovly.