I had problems getting started today, and the result is that I ended up with a strange combination of projects.
First up we have a Christmas card. I used the Dasher stamp, as well as the Four the Holidays set, for the first time. New rubber... yummy! It all started with a little square of shimmery handpainted paper leftover from a previous project. I noticed Dasher would fit nicely on the scrap, and I just sort of built the card around the image. Notice I'm starting to remember to use the Texturz plates with my Big Shot? Colors are Lavendar Lace, Pixie Pink, Basic Black, and Whisper White. Both Dasher and the sentiment are embossed.
My attention was drifting back and forth between Spooky Slots on the Pogo game site and this next card. After I put it together and looked at it, I noticed a glaring problem with the mat under the turkey. Normally something like that would throw me into a tailspin, but today I left it alone with the feeling that I have bigger fish to fry. Anyway, the stamp is Gobble Gobble, colors are Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, and Chocolate Chip. Love the felt ribbon that I inherited recently (smile), and I think the button is just too cute. I used a Texturz plate on the Dusty Durango layer.
Now, I normally let projects make themselves -- I might have an idea or two before I start, but card design for me most of the time is an as-I-go sort of thing. Well, I saw a stairstep card somewhere today, and got a wild hair to make one of my own. I measured, scored, folded, measured and cut decorative layers, and -- BAM! I hit the wall. No ideas. Well, none that thrill me. So I decided to just call it a day and sleep on it. No telling what this lovely card base is going to be when it grows up.
On a personal note, I'm feeling a bit better, both physically and emotionally. My usual support network of friends went MIA this week and my abandonment issues have been niggling at me -- but I've been totally touched by the support of my online stamping buddies and blog readers. All your kind words and well wishes have served to remind me that I will always have what I need; it just may look different than what I expect. Thank you all so much!