Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Going Simple. . .

Hi Everyone! I'm back. I wasn't away long. . .:) Where did I go for the whole week? No where. LOL! Actually, the truth is I needed to take a break from my blogging routine. I have, for a whole year, been blogging practically daily on both blog sites and I now have my club's private blog site to work on.

I guess I was going through a "blog" burn out. I want crafting to be spontaneous and not a routine and it was turning into a routine. So. . .I decided to change things a bit and work on a few projects at home that I have been putting off. Life should be

balanced. Don't you think?

Anyway. . .while I was away. . .during my free time, I created a bunch of "simple cards". I had this old SU stamp set sitting on my desk for no reason but just being there. I was looking through a bunch of scrap designer papers and cardstock and decided to use up a few papers that were in my scrap pile. I have a lot of cut up designer paper just waiting to be used so I decided to create these "quicky" cards.

No embellishments or ribbons! Wow. . .I don't this too often and it's sort of fun to just go the simple route.

I think adding designer paper, a scalloped edge, and shaped images can actually make a card look like it took a lot of work to create but in reality, there's not much to it.

I think I'm going to make more cards using this layout using a bunch of my stamps that have a circle design and use up more of the papers/cardstock in my scrap pile. Maybe I'll do a marathon session just to reduce my pile.


Anyway. . .hope y'all have a wonderful day!


17 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

so glad to see you back, know what you mean I am coming up on a year next month. Your creations are fantastic, missed ya.

kathleenh said...

Oh I love this! I know what you mean about simple cards. I'm always trying to do wow cards but it feels good to do simple cards.

pescbrico said...

I love those simple cards! :)

2 Worlds said...

Maria WB
yeah crafting should be fun !
great cards i loved the background of the pictures

Rita said...

I like these cards their simple but still very beautiful! Glad to have you back! You were just burnt out & sometimes we just have to step back & take some time off!

Sonya said...

Glad to see you back Maria! I think we all need a break once and awhile..love the new cards!!

Diane said...

Nice to see you back Maria!!
Your simple cards are simply beautiful as always!!!

Gabi Mewi said...

Simple can also be beautiful...and so are your cards.

Ila said...

I love all these cards Maria. A little break never hurts anyone. Your so right Balance is important. TFS!!

Dawn Easton said...

Hope you are all refreshed! I know that I am finding the daily bloggin thing tiring at times. I like to keep up but it's not always possible.
Love all these cards...the layout is fabulous! I've saved it to work on ;)

Sadie B said...

Just stumbled upon your blog, it is amazing. I loved your video demo

kathy said...

Glad you are back. Love your cute little simple cards

Bonnie Weiss said...

Welcome Back, Maria...we missed you! Personally, I would rather see you post less than give up posting at all. I love everything you share with the rest of us and would so miss not seeing anything at all. Hope you got the rest you were needing.

Mel M. M. M. said...

I'm so happy for you that you took a break. You work so hard to share your ideas with people and you deserve a little downtime. LOVE the stunning simplicity of these cards. They have just the right amount of detail. :0) Mel

Corie said...

Wow -- I just LOVE these!!!

Catherine said...

They are all so cute! Awesome job!
Hugs,
Catherine

mommy magallanes said...

I like this simple sketch. The first card with the animal dp is so cute!

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