Whew!  Back in the saddle!  Well, it’s not the same saddle I used to be in but I have a craft room once again! 

I am still in the process of organizing my things in my new space and there is still a bit of work to be done (shelves in the closets, doors on the closets, finish the trim, hang the blind, move my computer/printer/cricut, etc.) but I have a work space so I can finally get going on my Valentine’s Day cards.

I did make a few cards last weekend before we dismantled my room but I’ve been too busy to photograph them.  I managed to take a few pictures today (still learning the new camera too) so I’ve got something to blog about for a few days…

I am using a new K&Co paper pad – it’s 12X12 – they didn’t have anything smaller at M’s – it was the only Valentine’s paper they had when I went there last week.  I wasn’t too impressed with it but the papers are certainly easy to mix and match.  Here’s my card:

For me, this is a LOT of layers.  I like to keep things simple but the patterns were kind of busy so I felt they needed to be matted with some green cs (Kiwi Kiss).  I hope you can tell that I’m using a different camera.  This was taken this evening in my new room which is in the basement.  

I used SU reinkers and an aquapainter to colour the image (my usual method is to use SU markers scribbled on a palette and pick the ink up with an aquapainter.  I got a bunch of reinkers for my birthday in December and, while there is a bit of a learning curve, I am enjoying the vibrancy of the colours.

Back tomorrow with another card – it’s a take on the new PTI Tiny Treats set.   I hope to have some before and after pictures of my craft space but the room is not done yet so maybe next weekend.