Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Clearing Your Desk, Clears Your Mind!
I got busy in the craft room this past weekend - trying to dig out from the explosion of creativity that had been taking place in there! Combining a hectic travel schedule with bursts of creativity makes for an impossibly messy craft room! So, I spent time clearing and cleaning and now, every time I pass by the doorway to the craft room and look inside, I smile! I forgot how refreshing it is to see a clean and tidy space! It's so inviting! It also allows my mind to be come and creates space for new creative ideas to take hold. When I created this card on my clean craft table, I made sure to put everything back in its place - clearing my desk definitely clears my mind!
Today's card is for this month's Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge #25 over at Craft Project Central! I am in love with the new Smoky Slate color and thought it looked quite elegant with this pattern from the Venetian Romance designer series paper! I added the floral image from Happy Day, stamped with Smoky Slate ink. I layered the stamped panel onto some Crisp Cantaloupe card stock for some added depth. Next I punched two labels using the Decorative Label punch. I sponged the edges with Smoky Slate ink. Then I stamped the Label Love stamp set and punched it out with the Artisan Label punch. The sentiment from Pennant Parade was stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock and punched out with the 1" circle punch. I layered and glued the labels together and added them to the card with dimensionals. For some bling, I added a rhinestone to the center of a Vintage Faceted designer button and then added that to the label with glue dots. Some knotted Natural Trim finishes the card. I hope you like it!
Make a card of your own and post it to the Craft Project Central site and you might win a free one-month subscription to Craft Project Central! Of, if your creative juices aren't quite flowing, feel free to leave me a comment here...telling me how you manage to keep your craft space clean...and you will be entered to win a free subscription to the month of July over at Craft Project Central! I will be announcing the winner on Sunday, July 28!!!! Good luck!!!!