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Monday, March 16, 2015

There's a first time for everything they say....

And this would be one of them....My friend Sue nominated me to take part in this Creative blog hop, and this was a first for me.  I have no problem blogging (most times) lol.  I don't blog daily -and I'd like to, but life just gets in the way.  But I try to post as often as I can....

This weekend (like most) I get to skype-craft with my friend Michelle in the UK.  As long as the connection is good, we're good to go.  We have a lot of fun skype-crafting.  We share ideas, work on projects together-and what's cool is even if we're working on the same thing, we can still come up with something slightly (or not so slightly) different. lol  Either way, it's a lot of fun!

So, Saturday I was working on my team swaps for our team meeting on Sunday.  I had to revamp things because unfortunately, Stampin Up had to discontinue the blendabilities.  I really liked them, but I understand their decision.  So I went "old school" and back to my water colouring with my aqua painter.  I do enjoy water colouring.

This was my original swap card.  It makes me think of the saying..."When life gives you lemons..."  I suppose I could have re-stamped them and just water coloured them then... but I decided I wanted to use another stamp set from the Spring Catalog.  By the way....this one here, is still available as a FREE item until March 31st. 


Here is the card I did for the swaps instead:
I find water colouring relaxes me.  I used the colour combo: Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Coastal Cabana.   I think the colours give a nice Spring feel, which after this winter and snow, I'm ready for some warmer weather!




• What are you working on now? 

    I have a few things I've got going.  I am going to England in May, and I'll be attending the Telford Regional there, so I have swaps, roomie gifts, and a shoebox swap to put together.  I am really excited about attending, and I'll be with some great girls as well!





• How does your work differ from others in your genre?


   I don't think my work is different from anyone else.  I get a lot of ideas from pinterest.  And I love that CASEing is greatly used by fellow demonstrators.  It's nice to share ideas.


• Why do you create what you do? 
  
     Whatever I create, will depend on my mood.  I work hard during the week, and my weekends are my break/escape from reality if you will.  I need that down time to recharge so I can go back to work on Monday and go with the flow.   


How does your creativity work?   

         I see something I like.  I have found that I now look at items when I go shopping for colour combos.  It's funny how I can look at something and see it with a Stampin Up! palette in mind.   If I get stumped for an idea, I'll look at a stamp set I want to work with, and hit pinterest with it.   

I hope you have enjoyed this little insight into my world, and thank you for stopping by. I would like to nominate a good friend Helen  to continue this hop.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Day 5

Sorry for the delay in posting this.  I've had laryngitis for the last 2 weeks, and it's kind of kicking my butt.  I have still made my cards each night, but I just haven't blogged about them.

So here we are for Day 5

I used a set called Cheerful Critters.  These guys are too stinking cute.  There are a few sayings that can be stamped inside their "signs".  I also used the Birthday Bash DSP.  simple but fun.


Thanks for stopping by

Happy Stamping

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Day 4- Sheltering Tree

Today is Day 4 in the 30 day art challenge.  Today was a rough one and it made me really appreciate a friend I can totally count on.  So I made this card for them. 

I used a set from the Spring Catalog- it's called Sheltering Tree.  It's a photopolymer stamp set, and it is a lovely set to use.  There are lots of other elements but I kept it simple. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Day 3 .... Sale A Bration Thanks

here we are ... Day 3.  And I didn't think I would make it.   Not because I couldn't create a card today...but the weather has been horrendous here, and a 45 minute drive home took 3 hours!  By the time I got home, I was wrecked.  But I just had to open the box that was delivered today (it would be rude not to, right)?

so I pulled out a new stamp set and some new twine.

The stamp set is one of the new bonus items you can choose for FREE during this month for Sale A Bration.  It's a really nice set.  (there is another stamp set, a stack of vellum and current In-Colour twine/buttons you can also choose from that was added for this month) 

I used the blendabilities, which I am sad to report that for now, they are not available since there have been some problems with a few.  I am hoping that they come back soon, because they are great for colouring.

If you'd like to see what's available, visit my site. There's a link to the right.

Happy Stamping



Monday, March 2, 2015

Day 2 of the 30 Day Art Challenge

Well I am on a roll lol.  Day 2 and I made a wedding card.  I was asked to make a card for a co-worker who is getting married this month.  I wasn't told her wedding colours, but I knew the new SU Spring Catalog goodies would work very well.
I love the new SU Spring Catalog.  There are so many great items in there.  I used the stamp set- The New Two.  I also used the new Something Borrowed DSP.  It coordinates with Sahara Sand and Whisper White.  Totally Classic.


Thanks for stopping by....

wonder what Day 3 will bring...

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Day 1 of the 30 day art challenge

I have decided to take part on a team 30 day art challenge.  Every day I plan on posting a new card/project and hopefully that'll help me with my blogging as well

so here goes- Day 1


I used Soft Suede as my card base and the SAB Best Year Ever DSP. (you can earn that free during Sale A Bration).  I used the Big Day stamp set (another free item you can choose) 

This cam together rather quickly, but makes a great birthday card

thanks for stopping by

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Valentine's goodies

A cold Sunday afternoon and preparing for the upcoming storm, and I worked on a few things.  I'm putting together one of the Spring bouquet kits and realized I do not have a hot glue gun...so I just did all the stamping ahead of time.  Then I turned my attention to the new My Paper Pumpkin kit I received on Saturday....

The kit makes 24 treat sacks and includes everything you need to make them.  They are really cute...however, since my son is almost 20, and doesn't need the Valentine treats for class (which this would make an awesome set for)!  I made 2 cards and 2 treat bags for a friend. 



I am really loving the My Paper Pumpkin kits!

If you'd like to get your own monthly kit, let me know.  There is a special right now, that if you do a 3 month paid subscription during Sale A Bration, you can save on the kits.

Thanks for stopping by...

happy shopping