Playing Around

So, I made it through another year without winning a darn thing throughout any of the PTI releases.  Haha! 😉  Pity, because I know my Hubby would love it if I could win some free stuff for once, instead of spending the obscene amount that I do on silly craft supplies, bless his heart.

Anyway, I had fun creating some cards for a week or so, and that does have its own rewards.  I woke up after the release and it felt weird not to have a purpose for creating something, so I ended up creating something just for the fun of it, because I was already in the habit.  You know how that is, right?!  Not sure why I’m blogging about it, though; guess I just wanted to share.

I’ve still been trying to improve my skill at the whole shaker card thing.  I’ve also been seeing many black and white stripe designs around the crafty internet, and I just love them all!  On tap for today, then, was black and white stripes with my new Love Blooms stamp set from Reverse Confetti.

BDAY-027-01I glued a few of those sequins into place around the sentiment, so it wouldn’t be quite so big and white and empty in there.

This card took me hours to create yesterday, mostly because we’re trying to get back into the ‘normal’ routines after the Banquet craziness that was the rule last week.  But in between a little bit of this week’s ‘normal chaos’, I still had some card-making fun.

Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Love Blooms (Reverse Confetti);  Poppy Birthday (Verve)
Paper/Cardstock:  White (Michael’s);  True Black (PTI);  Misc Glitter Cardstock
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento);  Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse (PTI)
Embellishments:  Sequins
Tools:  Shakers & Sprinkles Rectangle Die, Sparkle & Shine Sequin Dies (PTI);  Love Blooms Dies (Reverse Confetti)

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6 thoughts on “Playing Around

  1. Bobbi Schesser says:

    Such a pretty card! I like the black and white too. You’re braver than I am…I have not attempted a shaker card yet!

  2. Betty says:

    i am loving all the black and white i’m seeing everywhere and your card is fantastic with the gold and the pastel flowers.

  3. The things I love about your card: the bold stripes, the gold frame, the flowers around the frame, the pretty colours of the confetti inside the shaker part – ie. all of it! And this card is ‘just because’ – how wonderful!

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