Monthly Archives: January 2014
It’s one of those weeks where I’m not finding a lot of time to be crafty and have nothing new to share here on the blog. Well, I take that back…I have created some new cards but they’ve all been for upcoming design teams that I’m on so I can’t share just yet. The good news is—I’m caught up through February with all my design team obligations. Oh wait, I have one more that I plan on getting done tonight. I’ve also been planning and packing some of my crafty stuff to take with me this coming weekend to a retreat! Whoo Hoo! My friend Barb and I will be working on a Kathy Orta Files Back 2 Basics project. Hopefully we’ll get a lot done on it. Or at least get a good start! The project has THREE mini albums and a storage box. We are pretty excited to be working on it together. We each have different papers for our projects so it will be interesting to see how they turn out and how different they will look. The photo above shows one of my tool totes that I’m taking with me for the weekend. I keep putting things in and taking things out. It’s really hard for me to decide what I will need to create for a few days, I just can’t take it all with me but I hate to be at a retreat working on something and needing a certain tool but alas it is at home. I’m really hoping that I’ve planned a bit better this time around. I need a check list!!
I also want to share with you that the Seems a Little Sketchy challenge blog is having a Design Team Call. I’ve been on the Sketchy team since June 2012 and I love it! You get to use a sketch every 2 weeks and digi images from sponsors to create your card. Click on this link to check it out: Seems a Little Sketchy Design Team Call We’d love for some of you talented card designers to apply. Mari, the owner of the challenge, will be selecting the new members.
Here’s a photo of the papers I’ve pulled for the card I hope to design tonight for a February Cards in Envy challenge. The theme is red, pink and/or white. I think I’m going to use all three colors!
Okay, that’s all I’ve got for now. Not sure if I will be posting again before I leave for the retreat or not. In case I don’t, have a wonderful weekend and check back on Monday as I will have a card to share.
Have an awesome evening!
The weather is amazing here in Texas this afternoon! Sunshine with some white clouds and temps in the mid 70s (f)!! Totally spring like for a January afternoon; however, we need to really enjoy it as the weather is to change around 2 a.m. and winter will be hitting us full blast in the 30s and upper 20s or colder! Ugh!
So I’m off to enjoy this day. Hope you have a good one too!
Here’s a closeup of the inclusion page…
At first I thought this was turning out too dark but in the end I love it and that’s what art journaling is all about. If you, the creator, loves it then it’s a wonderful piece of art.
I’m enjoying my crafty weekend at home. My goal was to finish up this art journal page for Week 3 and then create a few cards for some challenges that I design for and then work on a couple other projects I’ve started. BUT, I just got the email with the Journal52 Week 4 prompt. Hmmm…maybe I’ll just get messy again and work on the next page in my Journal52 book.
Have a great weekend!
Yeppers. It is STILL winter even here in Texas. Let’s all say it together…It’s COLD out there!!
Okay, now that I have that out of the way, how about a cute winter card. This” Warm Winter Wishes” card is for the Digi Haven challenge that goes live today (Friday, January 24th). Our sponsor is Dilly Beans Stamps and I’ve used their cute “Three Penguins” digi image. I know penguins aren’t normally this color but mine are a different breed than what you normally see. Right. Actually I colored them to go with the papers which happens to be a 6×6 Christmas Designer Pad by My Mind’s Eye called “Merry Little Christmas.” Oh and the theme for the Digi Haven challenge is “Snow Buddies.”
I colored the cute penguins with my Copic Markers: BG000, BG01, BG02, C2, C4, C7, R0000, R00, R56, R59, R81 and BG 72. I attached them to the front of the card with foam tape and then added a sparkly, glittery chipboard snowflake from Recollections. I hand cut the sentiment tag and tied a bow with American Craft Baker’s Twine and attached it with a bit of it behind the snowflake. I used Stampin’ Up Tempting Turquoise ink and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.
I hope you join us for this fun challenge over on Digi Haven. You must use a digi image in your creation and link it up to the challenge post. There will be one random winner chosen to receive a prize from our sponsor.
I’m pretty excited that’s it almost the weekend as I have lots of crafty projects I want to work on plus I need to start packing because NEXT weekend I’m going on a scrappy retreat!
Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!