Monday, March 30, 2009
The BC she's giving sway is fabulous too! Yummy K&Co embellishments...LOTS of them! If you get a chance head over and leave her some comment love!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I bought this stamp set last month and just now got around to opening it up! I was really glad to do it though as the stamp was fun...and made the card come together pretty quickly once I settled on a paper to use! I'm the worst when it comes to selecting papers sometimes...I have been known to sit and stare for over 30 minutes at a paper combo trying to decide if it "works"...and yet there are other times I see the paper and know instantly what I want to do with it. This was one of the in-between times...but once I settled on what paper to use...the rest was easy!
There will be a new sketch tomorrow over at Mojo...so if you get the chance, I say drop by and take a peek!
- Cardstock: American Crafts and CTMH
- Paper: K&Co - Life's Journey
- Image: Tim Holtz Collection, Stampers Anonymous - Mini-Classics
- Sentiment: CTMH Card Kit/Just Because
- Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ranger - Antique Linen and Walnut Stain
- Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder - Walnut Stain
- Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Textile
- Fiber: Ribbon - Ribbon Lady; Lace - Spare Parts by The Paper Studio
I doubt there will be...at least for a long time...a show that resonates so much with the world around us...and makes you think so very hard about these things...TV isn't supposed to make us THINK dang it! LOL! But BSG did that...it made you think...and it will be missed! Farewell Apollo...Starbuck...Madame President...Admiral...Tigh...Anders...Chief...Caprica 6...Baltar...the 8's, 2's and 4's...Ellen...you gave us one hell of a ride!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
In a slightly different bit of news..this same friend also does a lot of computer work...and rebuilds computers in his spare time. We had two computers that crashed many moons ago...so we offered them to him. One of the two computers was the one that I had stored all of my photos on...up until it crashed last March...well...he called earlier today and let us know that he has recovered 4 GB of pictures!!!! I'm soooo excited...all the pics of my little girl...when she was a little girl...I will have back!!
My weekend is just going GREAT so far!!!!!!
Friday, March 27, 2009
What was incredibly challenging for me on this card...was the sizing...the measurements and the layering...it needed as precise as could be on the measurements, otherwise the card would look skewed in the WRONG direction! LOL! So this one took me awhile...couple of hours actually...but...I really enjoyed putting it together! When I first got it all put together...I thought about adding some birds that came with the stamp set I used...but I walked away for a few minutes and thought about it...and decided I was going to leave it alone. Sometimes one of the best "artistic" things you can do with something you have created is WALK AWAY from it...come back...and THEN decide what you want to do with it...our internal "edit" function so to speak!
Ya'll have a great weekend. I am 100% sure I will post again before it's over...BUT...I'm trying to get a lot of scrappin acomplished before Sunday afternoon...so...I'll be blog happy somewhere in between! HUGS!!!!!
- Cardstock: American Crafts and Bazzil Basics
- Paper: Basic Grey - Porcelain
- Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Peeled Paint
- Stamp: Basic Grey - Aviary
- Ribbon: from my stash
- Extra: Stampendous Embossing Powder - Clear; Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Since those fateful days last fall...I have pretty much had that heat tool in my hand EVERY TIME I create! I LOVE embossing! I haven't really added that many powders to my collection (other than Distress Embossing Powders...more on that later tonight). I RARELY, if ever, use much beyond the clear and white...the glitter...I'm still not much more than an utter failure of EVER getting those to anything other than burn...
One of my favorite things to do with heat embossing is to emboss one image over another embossed image...gives a really nice layering...and you can "shadow" them...or give the impression of depth with one behind the other. Another fun thing to do is start out with a plain tag or card...emboss with white or clear...and then ink on top...the embossing resists the ink, you just wipe off your embossed image and it shows beautifully! I have some pics of stuff I have done with that and I'll try to show you some later.
Anyways...here is a recent card I created that was meant to highlight some embossing. It's the current card challenge over at If the shoe fits... (check it out if you haven't already). I wanted to play around and try something a little different. So I applied some Glimmer Mist directly to my Embossing Folder and then ran the paper through...thankfully the folder cleans up very easily! I was surprised with how it came out, and will probably use this technique again...gives your paper some nice color...and since it's Glimmer Mist...some nice shimmer as well.
- Cardstock: American Crafts and Georgia Pacific
- Paper: K&Co Que Sera Sera
- Ink: Ranger Distress Inks - Walnut Stain and Spiced Marmalade
- Sentiment: CTMH - Curly Sentiments
- Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist - Tiger Lily
- Ribbon: Dashes, Dots and Checks (Michaels)
- Flowers: Autumn Leaves Pretty Poppies
- Cuttlebug: Script Embossing Folder
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
- Cardstock: CTMH Juniper and Creme Brulee
- Paper: CTMH - Key to my Heart collection
- Ink: CTMH - Juniper, Creme Brulee, Tulip, Sorbet
- Stamps: CTMH - Dream Wishes
- Cuttlebug embossing folder: Tapestry
- Cricut: Storybook and Plantin Schoolbook for the circle and scalloped circle
- Stickles: Frosted Lace and Patina
- Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist - Pearl
- Ribbon: Sheer Creations - from michaels
- Bling: Heidi Swapp - small flower jewels, clear
- Extra tools: Marvy Le Plume II Blender Pen
Monday, March 23, 2009
Figure it out yet? It's a FULL SIZE EASEL!!!!! I was so shocked! A few months back I started randomly playing around with canvases for collage and stuff. I really like the painting part...rarely does something come out the way I INTEND for it to...but I do enjoy the process! Anyways...what I had been using to "hold" my canvases was essentially an old plastic file box...and it worked fine...but was a killer to my back...so about a month ago he picked me up a little Tabletop Easel...still haven't opened it...I'm wayyy too short on tabletop space!!!! LOL! Well...when he saw this easel tonight...full size, stand alone...adjusts for canvas size, height, and it tilts....he just KNEW it would be something I would really enjoy having!
So...at this point I'm like...how lucky am I...that while he finds a deal for himself...he randomly spots something very few people would think to look at...and says...my wife shall have that! But...it gets even better...I work out of a very nice sized room that was originally intended to be half office for him...half craft space for me...well...now the entire room is mine...and the computer in it. He purchased a computer for himself to use for office type stuff...and relocated to a completely different location in the house! AND NOW...he brings this easel home...I say...I have to rearrange the craft room to accomodate this...and he's like...well I figured we'd put it in the OTHER room...and you could paint in there!!!! I was like ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? I cannot take him up on the offer...as much as I am DYING for it...but then I'd be occupying a corner of the guest room...and not that any guests we have would mind...but I'm really neurotic about people touching my stuff...or messing in my chaos! AND...I cannot honestly justify taking up TWO rooms!!! LOL! So...I have to say...I'm a REALLY lucky girl to be so blessed with such a thoughtful and truly UNDERSTANDING hubby!!!!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
I can honestly say...other than knowing that the majority of the products are Close To My Heart products...I can't tell you much about them! Other than I really enjoyed putting them together! When I first started making cards...to me the ultimate "happy" part about it was I liked what I had created...enough to photograph it! Heehee!
On a final note...for those of you that notice my playlist...it is tuned to BSG tracks...AND will remain there until I FINALLY get to watch the FINALE!!!! I'm honestly dying here!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!
On a different note...I keep hoping to have an opportunity to get scrappy this weekend...after all...it's Sunday, there will be a race on...and that's just what I do! However...we still have company in town and aren't exactly sure when they are leaving...so...come heck or high water...i will create today!!!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
On a more scrappy note...I'll be back to the craft table tomorrow! This rather hectic week will be done! I ended up taking the entire week off from scrapping to focus on things going on at home and with our visitors! I can't wait to get creative again!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Today's Color challenge hosted by moi:
I am hoping to get a chance this weekend to work on the sketch challenge at Stamps and Smiles, if you haven't checked them out already...you really should...they have a seriously talented DT whose cards are absolutely BEAUTIFUL every week!!!
Supplies (Easter card):
- Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, Bazzil
- Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick
- Bird: Cricut - Stretch your imagination cart
- Sentiment: Studio G stamps
- Stickles: Orange, Black Diamond
- Extras: Cuttlebug Embossing folder - Swiss Dot; Ribbon from my stash; Aleene's Paper GlazeSupplies
- Cardstock: American Crafts and CTMH
- Paper: CTMH
- Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot
- Sentiment: Tim Holtz - Stampers Anonymous
- Flowers: Bazzil
- Extras: Ribbon and gems from my stash
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Yesterday Tanisha launched the ATC challenge over at If the Shoe fits...the theme is to be St. Patrick's Day...here is what I came up with!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
No worries...before too long you will see them! The upcoming DT schedule: Tomorrow is a new challenge coming from the fab Miss Tanisha, Wednesday is a awesome card challenge coming from Miss Dawn...and Friday...I'm hosting the color challenge!!! Hope to see you over there!!!!!!
Cardstock: American Crafts
Image: Martha Stewart Garden labels
Ink: ZIG pigment ink pen
Emroidery floss: Bazzil - parakeet
Brads: from my stash
Stickles: Lime Green, Fruit Punch, Diamond
The Robin's Nest "Dew Drops" in Island Blossom and Aleene's Paper Glaze
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I would love to be able to give you the list of supplies...but since I received it all from someone else...I'm not entirely sure!
Paper: K&Co - Cut n'paste
Cardstock: American Crafts
Cricut: Graphically SPeaking cartridge - speech bubble
Grungeboard Mixed Mini's
Broken China Crackle Paint
Stickles: Xmas Red, Yellow, Waterfall, Gunmetal, Diamond, Lime Green
Angel Wings from ARTCHIX; Ribbon and brads from my stash
Friday, March 13, 2009
I used the Thursday sketch from over at Stamps and Smiles...I love the sketch...but maybe should have planned out my card size a little better! I combined the sketch with a challenge I am doing in an online crop this weekend...the goal was to use GREEN! I didn't use as much as others...but I really loved these papers...and they had green in them! I figure it fits the sketch better than the color challenge! LOL!
Cardstock: American Crafts
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Peeled Paint
Stickles: Distress Stickles in Peeled Paint
Brads from my stash
Cardstock: American Crafts
Ink: CTMH Ocean, Grey Wool and Bubblegum
Stickles: Pink, Diamond, Gunmetal
Extras: Aleene's Paper Glaze and ribbon from my stash
It's a crop weekend over at CafeMom in a group I am in...and I can't wait to get started!!!!!!!
I passed my test this morning and now I plan on being scrappy ALL weekend! I don't want to think about work until Monday morning!!!!
Happy scrapping! more later!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This card didn't take me very long to put together...once I figured out what I wanted to do!!!
Cardstock: American Crafts
Sentiment: Cricut Walk In My Garden
Ribbon and buttons: my supplies
Hope you can come back tomorrow sometime! I will be crafting most of the weekend and hope to post lots of goodies for you to look at.
Friday color challenge tomorrow at If the shoe fits...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Anyways...hopefully I will get a chance to do some crafting tonight!!! There are a ton of fabu challenges out there that I can't wait to get going on!
Here are some:
Friend card challenge and monthly sketch challenge : If the shoe fits...
Card sketch: Mojo Monday
All-around sketch: Triple the Sketch
Glitter: Cuttlebug Challenge
Have fun if you decide to try any of these challenges! A new color challenge will also be up on Friday over at If the shoe fits...
Monday, March 9, 2009
Now...my job is to now pass this fab award on to some other great people! I have met a few of these ladies personally...some I have met through other online groups, and some I have only seen when blog hopping! Go forth ladies...I hope you are able to stop by and claim this award...and keep on keeping on!!!
Tanisha - Life's Simple Pleasures
Janet - Laughing and Scrapping
Lissa - Papercraft Sublime
Angie - Muses of a Mom
And last...but certainly not least...the ladies at Stamps and smiles...who took the time to check out my take on the Thursday sketch challenge sketches...I don't know if you are the team at stamps and smiles, or just curious hoppers...but I appreciate the comments!
I also want to take this as an opportunity to "challenge" any of you to randomly leave a comment somewhere when you see something you like! Let the artist know that you enjoyed what they created!
Well...real quick like...the March sketch is posted over at If the shoe fits! Below is my interpretation of Miss Kristy's most excellent sketch! Check out what the other Design Team members did and the sketch itself over at the blog!
That's all for now...more to come tonight I'm sure! Didn't have much time to be scrappy over the weekend...so I'm going through withdrawal and hope to fix that tonight!!!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Stamped Images: Tim Holtz - Flights of Fancy (Stampers Anonymous)
Ink: Ranger Black Soot
Extra: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - swiss dots
Friday, March 6, 2009
Anyways...it's margarita friday over at If the shoe fits and I can't wait to get to work on the color challenge!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
This blog is really just another creative outlet for me. I was looking at other blogs for inspiration and was thinking why not give some of their challenges a try and go ahead and put it out there. Most of the time these days...you kinda have to have your own little corner of the blogosphere in order to really participate in some of these challenges!
I am not a technologically savvy person...I just try to have fun with what I know how to do...and learn a little bit at a time!
My goals for this blog are to be to share a bit about me...what i do...what i like...what i rant about...LOL! almost along the lines of a journal for me!