You Sparkle

Hello?  Is this thing on?
Hmmm......not sure who is still around out here in blogland, but if you've made your way back here somehow I'd like to say hello, and thanks for stopping back by!  I feel like my crafting hiatus is over and I am creating so much lately.  It sure feels good to have some "me" time to dive into my supplies again.

Unfortunately I didn't get a very good photo of this card.  I took a photo of it on top of a piece of computer paper right before I was getting it into an envelope for the birthday girl.

Shaker cards are my favorite type of cards to make right now.  They add so much sparkle and interest and it's fun to come up with different color combinations of glitter and sequins to use.

For this card I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to create a watercolored background in a rainbow of colors.  Using my Fuse Tool, I created a pocket from a page protector and filled it with sequins and some clear glitter.  Now that I've got the hang of the Fuse Tool I don't know how I ever crafted without it!  It makes creating shaker pockets so easy.  
Stamp set and dies are Papertrey Ink's Sparkle and Shine.


Getting back to crafting, and a tag....

I've done a little crafting here and there the past year, but only usually for a specific project.  I've really missed the outlet of just playing around without the pressure for my project to come out right-or even look decent!
I spent some time creating over this past long weekend and plan on sharing some things here.  I'm not sure if anyone still reads here as I'm so inconsistent at posting.  Sorry about that for any of you who still hang around!
Starting off simple to get back into things, here's a little tag:
Cardstock, button, stamps(Mini Blooms), bakers twine, and tag die: PTI
Ribbon and ink: SU!


I'm finally getting around to scrapping my birthday trip from last year.  My best friend and I headed to Reno for  the weekend to see Third Eye Blind.  I took a lot of photos of Stephan Jenkins, as you could probably tell from the few above!
I also added in the photo of the cows since it was one of our favorite memories from the trip.  We really had no idea where we were due to the snow and a detour taken....somewhere.  We hadn't seen any cars or people for miles and miles when we came up to this stampede of cattle heading towards us.  We stopped right there in the road and they went around us, but of course we had to take a photo!