Friday, September 28, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #72

~Second post today, please scroll down for a card inspired by Virginia, thanks~

So I've been doing lots of therapeutic mojo finding exercises lately: cleaning the craft den, taking the Kick Start Online Class, trolling for inspo on friend's blogs....so today I thought I would try taking part in a challenge.

I saw the theme at CAS-ual Fridays was to use your own blog header for inspiration and knew that was my ticket to creativity! While in the midst of my paper and ink drought lately I turned to some digital therapy and created a new blog banner. What a great idea to use it for inspiration to make a card or 2!




Some new Lawn Fawn stamps, a few Copics and a very CAS design

Since I used this Hero Arts bird from the "The Line" digital kit for my banner it made it really easy to recreate it on a card. I paired it with some older Basic Grey paper from "Out of Print". The sentiment is so perfect since it's how I sign off each of my blog posts. I just got this brilliant Simon Says Stamp  Handwritten Sentiments set in the mail yesterday. Perfect timing!





Well there you have it, I'm recovering my mojo with baby steps leaning heavily on clean and simple designs. I'm putting ink on new stamp sets, using older papers from my stash and even mixing in some digital images. If this doesn't bust my months-long creative block I may need in-patient therapy!

 Proverbs 14:30
"A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body;
jealousy is like cancer in the bones."
A reminder to be content with who I am and what I have. Share some kindness, show some love, have a thankful heart; these actions all fit into my budget!

blessings,
nancy

20 comments:

  1. love these cards...so fun with the birds...love your new blog look...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Perfect take on the challenge, Nancy! I love both of your cards--so "tweet"!

    ReplyDelete
  3. These are both beautiful, Nancy. I love the shades of blue in both of them and each of your birdies :) I am loving that "blessings" sentiment too - right back at you! Looks like your mojo is well on its way back home!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Both cards are so perfect, Nancy! I just love the way you kept them CAS and the blues and greens look awesome! No in-patient therapy needed, my friend - you're off and running in the mojo department! Hugs and happy weekend! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your new blog look is fantastic, as are your cards inspired by it! I love the bright colors and mix of images in the first, it is my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love your new blog header, Nancy! Your interpretation with TWO super delightful cards are simply awesome!! I really like how you use LF's new stamp! The BG paper with the HA digie image for the 2nd one is perfect, too! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! xo

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great cards, great header, love it all!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love the new header and your card inspired by it are awesome Nancy. Plus your thought is inspiring in itself. Sometimes it is good to go back to basics such as CAS to get some motivation. Hang in there!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Clean, simple and lovely! Happy cards, I'd say. Looks like good mojo to me. Bev ; )

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your cards are gorgeous - I love those cute birds x x

    ReplyDelete
  11. I looove your header, it's just delightful! You created such darling cards from it too :) I'm so glad you tooted your horn for us at CAS-ual Fridays!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love your header AND the cards! Especially the brick banner...

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh, the header and the colors are so clean and sharp! Love the cards you made! I changed my blog header and it is not inspirational in the least!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Eeeek! Your card is adorable!! I love that little rectangle border under the bird, looks like pavement, and love how it matches the varied colors in your blog header! And that new sentiment stamp IS great, I need that set! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your comments, I love hearing from you!