Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hello My Deer

Hi there and welcome to Studio 5380.
I cannot believe that it has been almost a month since I last blogged!
I recently returned to the working world (part time) and it's taking me a while to get back into the groove of balancing work, family and creative time. This week has been a little easier and I'm hoping that I will soon have a balance that doesn't leave me exhausted, stressed and wiped out at the end of the day....because I am seriously missing my inky time!

So, this afternoon, after leaving work and before picking up my grands for church, I managed to sneak in about an hour (the dusting and vacuuming will just have to wait) to play in my Studio. I finished up a card that I started a long time ago. The images had all been colored and I just need to put everything together, but it felt wonderful to actually complete something.

The images on my card are from the adorable stamp set, Oh, Deer, from Your Next Stamp....

The circle mat is cut with a Cross Stitch Circles Die by My Favorite Things and I colored the background with Distress Inks.

A simple layout is all I needed to pull this card together.
I used these pretty prints from My Favorite Things, a bit of seam binding, a few enamel dots and a sweet flower that I colored to match with my Copic Air Brush System.

Wow...that felt good!
Hopefully it won't take me another month to get creative again.  I'm going to try to squeeze in some creative time for myself this weekend (so, the dust can wait a bit longer) and do some bloggy visits. I've missed seeing what you ladies have been up to these days!

Hope to see you soon....


  1. Super cute, Tonya. Glad to see you crafting again. Your work always lifts my spirits.

  2. So happy to see you back crafting. What a adorable cards. Love the papers and the cute deer.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  3. Oh my goodness - this is gorgeous and soooo cute! TFS

  4. Been missing your awesome creations Tanya!!!
    Loving this darling card!! The bg is great and that precious deer is so sweet!! Love the flowers and toadstool too!!!! :)

  5. This is so sweet!! The deer is adorable!! I love the coloring and the background!! It looks amazing!! What a beautiful card my friend!! I hope you are able to find time to get in your craft room soon!! I miss your gorgeous projects!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. i've been missing your posts! this is adorable and i just love your coloring and background.

  7. your card is just darling .... I am glad you were able to get into your studio ... we need that time ..

  8. Oh my word ~ I LOVE, LOVE LOVE this! I love the background, the images and oh my the papers! Well I hope this job doesn't interfere with my stalking you! Hmmmm I totally get it though ~ lets make sure you carve out time to yourself!

  9. Oh my gosh, this is ADORABLE!! The background is so fun and love the images! Super cute design! I have missed your creations but I know how busy it can get!
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

  10. I've missed you too. This cute, adorable card was worth the wait. Yes, let the dust wait, you'll always have dust....the home won't fall apart because of it. But, dust if you must, I'd rather create.

  11. This is so adorable Tanya! What gorgeous coloring and a super sweet LO!!
    So glad you found some inky time...make sure to set that time aside for you :)

  12. Oh Tanya, this card is just adorable, I love that sweet little deer too. Love the colors and that cross stich die is great!!

  13. Oh gosh!! I absolutely adore this card!! SO SWEET!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  14. At least I know I'm not the only one who has missed seeing your creations!! :) So glad you were able to put this together... make sure to find some "ME" time in this new adventure called Life! :) I adore your card with the background inking,,, and what a sweet deer... Adorable scene! :) Have a wonderful weekend! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  15. It's always good to have "me" time and as long as you give yourself a little of that - you will enjoy the time you do have to craft! TFS


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