Saturday, January 8, 2011

Open

I found myself laughing out loud when I heard that January 1 is the date when most people make resolutions and that January 17 is the date when most people give up on those resolutions. I've never been one to make resolutions, but I do like the idea of thinking ahead to the new year and about what I'd like to accomplish.
I read about Ali Edwards' One Little Word, and I loved the idea of it!  What a great way to think about looking forward in a more abstract way - no lists or specifics - but to think about moving toward something that you find important.  I've spent the first week of this new year thinking about my word for the year, and I've chosen the word "open."
It's clear what I love most in papercrafting - great CS and buttons and ribbon (Oh my!), but I really want to be open to using other medium and techniques, to step outside of my typical comfort zone. Who knows...I may fall in LOVE with what I find!
Here, I've used some Papertrey Ink felt. What took me so long? I've collected every PTI felt and am finally feeling bold enough to use it. I don't know that I love it, but I do LIKE it!
I've also used Accucut's A2 Criss Cross Card die for the card base in PTI Kraft, some sweet My Minds' Eye DP, and my beloved PTI Vintage Buttons.  The felt cupcake and the sentiment are from the Signature Series: Cupcake stamp set and die
Thanks for stopping by and for sharing with me this One Little Word journey!


14 comments:

  1. Looks yummy to me!!! Great color combo!!! Love the double buttons and the unraveled twine ..... all of it is perfect!!

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  2. Soooo, cute! I love that card shape, and how you stacked the buttons, SO cute!

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  3. This is so cute!! I love the card/envelope shape, I haven't done that in a long time! I really like the papers you chose to use with this as well!

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  4. The card shape is great. I am considering one word as well but have not settled yet.

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  5. This is adorable! I love the colors.

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  6. Love this little envie/pocket card, Miss Sue. And I love the use of the felt. I have 2 PTI felts that remain untouched...maybe this weekend! Have a great weekend...:)

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  7. What a lovely card, Sue. I still haven't inked up the SS: Cupcake set. TFS!

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  8. Love that color combination, and I need that cupcake!

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  9. Love the color combo and the fun pocket card! And yay for using that felt!

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  10. ooooooooooooooh! I love that color combo! So eye catching!

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  11. This is so scrummy! Your use of color is fantastic. Love the ?pocket card? /?envelope. So cool.

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  12. WOW. Cute red cupcake in felt? YES PLEASE!
    Double layered buttons? TOO SWEET!

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  13. Great card. Love the papers you used, the stacked buttons, the sweet sentiments, and that you cut into your felt. Are those Accucut dies really worth the cost?

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