I have always loved working with cut paper and collaging. In high school I used to do intricate cut paper pieces using old magazines. I think I have some old slides of them -- I will have to find them.
I've missed it, especially while reading books to Violet by Kate Toms...I have been completely inspired by her work. I wanted to take a different route this year with my holiday cards but didn't really have the time or the space to actually cut out my materials, so I did it virtually and had such a great time with it. My apologies to my husband, Cousin Mandy, and Violet if I was a bit less available today -- I was *really* excited about creating for the first time in a while. Once I get inspired I love creating, but the problem has been lately that I haven't been inspired. Now I am really on a roll. I just had so much fun! Perhaps if Cousin Mandy weren't sleeping in my workspace (I'm on my laptop right now, which isn't as conducive to design as my desktop) I'd be doing even more of this super fun stuff!
I am not going to spoil the surprise of my holiday card or my sister's holiday card (you can see it after the holidays or request I send you one -- and I will!) but above is one that didn't make the cut (no pun intended), just to give you an idea of the style I am working with.