Happy New Year, Everyone!! Sorry I've been AWOL for so long, but I have had No. Time. To. Craft. It's been all good - seeing family and friends, going to some exciting events, shopping, etc. But it's certainly time for me to get back in my craftroom and rejoin the blogging civilization.
For some inspiration, I turned to a favorite stamp set, Relish Reading, and to the latest "Blue Moon" Challenge over at Gingersnap Creations. If you are like me and trying to recapture your mojo after the holidays, this Gingersnap Challenge is just the ticket. Several of the DT have each come up with their own challenge - so there are 6 to choose from! You can do just one, or do them all. I'm going to treat it sort of like Tim's 12 Tags, and try to work my way through each and every one.
Today, I'm joining in Petra's fabulous challenge to Use Your Paper Scraps. She has a gorgeous example at Gingersnap, and you can catch the details on *Her Blog*. I particularly loved how Petra used vintage text scraps in her background. She added many beautiful details that I just didn't have the time for today (but I am sooo going to try after the holidays!!), like weaving and then stitching her patterned papers into a gorgeous flower garden. For mine, I cut some stray scraps of text, music, and patterned papers into strips, then layered them onto cardstock. I cut the panel down to size and mounted it onto my card base. That fine-looking lad and the sentiment are from Rogue Redhead Designs' Relish Reading plate, and the gears are by Tim Holtz.
I hope you'll get a chance to play along. There are tons of great ideas over at Gingersnap Creations. Thanks for the Ginspiration, Gingers!