A New Year

Try as I might... I always have the best of intentions...
You know.
I will be consistent, stick with this passion on fire in me. Well, sometimes life gets in the way.
I am so busy it seems, that survival mode kicks in and I spend time just trying to get through the everyday. And yes... I do take "me" time but I don't always have time to document it...write about it, or share it with the world. Haha

Enter today.
I have been lucky enough to have a couple days when creativity no longer had to be put on the back burner. I have been following a wonderful program lately by Melody Ross, called Brave Girls Club. What's that, you ask? Well - check out the link here: http://bravegirlsclub.com
I have been a follower of the movement for years, but only in the last year have I been immersing myself in the message: I am BEAUTIFUL. And BRAVE. And LOVED. So much so that...well, I am now enrolled in Brave Girl University. ! It is going to be a wonderful year of finding my happiness, and protecting my peace. And being MORE creative.

Now. On to the crafty craziness of the day. :)
I have been playing a lot with the new Stampin Up Occasions catalog items, and the Saleabration freebies...and I have to say it has been fun! But today I saw the Can You Case It challenge (a sketch)... and I thought.... now, here is something I haven't had a chance to do for awhile. And that's where the fun started!

Here is the link to the challenge: http://canyoucaseit.com

I played with a few new items, and also used a couple of my favorite things...this is what I used, and here are some pictures! Enjoy!! 

Items used:(all items SU! unless noted)
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Kraft, and Vellum
Ink: Versamark, Cajun Craze
Stamps: Timeless Textures (new*), Watercolor Wings, Watercolor Words
Embellishment: Gold Thread
Techniques used: Bleach technique, heat embossing, dry embossing
Tools: Woodgrain Embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Bold Butterfly framelits, Mini stapler, Gold embossing powder, heat gun



  1. This is so pretty thanks for sharing I hope you did well at the market.

    1. Thank you, Charlene :) The market was a wonderful experience :)

  2. I'm really impressed with your blog post. I'm so happy you found time to be creative and shared it with us at Can You Case It for our sketch challenge. I love the products and techniques you used to make this lovely creation!

    I hope you'll join us again at CYCI!

    AJ Bodine, DT
    rutabagapiedesigns . blogspot . com

    1. Thanks so much, AJ! I have joined he challenges in the past on CYCI, but I have promised to devote more time to them this year. Thanks for checking out my creation. :)

  3. Gorgeous and love the vellum! Thanks for joining us at CYCI this week!

  4. Thank you so much for joining CYCI this week :) Eva

  5. Amber, beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at CYCI...Dawn


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