Wednesday, January 30, 2013

first card for 2013

 I made a birthday card for my friend. Not at all what I had planned to do. I love this Inkadinkado stamp set. I wanted to color the image with my copics but wouldn't you know I am missing 1 green out of every green combo. LOL I think it is funny really and frustrating at the same time.

 So I had colored him in blue/blah is all I can say. So I pulled the hardly ever used chalks( found as I was cleaning my room) and used them. Now with chalks I get blotches. Blah, so how to fix that? Um crackle accents is how. It turned out perfect.
 Yes, the card was inspired by Kristina Werner. She does the stitching around the card. I do love her simple cards and that is what I was going for.
 The inside part of the sentiment cracks me up.
Kinda how I feel after just celebrating another birthday;)
So here is the list of supplies, thanks for stopping by.

Recollections card base and envelope. standard card
Papers Echo Park-this and that graceful
Stamp- inkadinkado-age is a number
pebbles- chalk
ranger- archival ink- black
ranger- crackle accents
sakura-white roller( stitching lines)
linen thread-discount papercrafts.etsy
We r Memory keepers- corner chomper- 1/2 inch
scotch- atg gun susan g coleman
MFT sketch # 69
PTI- happy birthday- clear stamp

Now off to edit a video for You tube. just something fun. I have a few more to do tomorrow;)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Simon says blog hop

 Simon says stamps is having a blog hop and there is blog candy to win. I love their store and in fact one of my new favorites. Tons, I mean tons of stuff to choose from. I ordered a few goodies for my birthday. Can't wait till they get here.
 this is one of latest purchases

 I need to make a card for a friend.  It will be going out a bit late, but that is okay. she won't mind. she loves Kitties. ;)
 Be back with studio organization tools and ideas soon.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The overhaul continues

 Well still working on my studio. I do believe the overhaul will be wonderful when it is done. Lots yet to do. Right now I am placing all my stamps in CD cases. It is a big task but will be wonderful when done.
 After I get that done each cd will go into a basket for that type of stamp.Whether it be sentiments, MFT( yea they have their own basket;) or nature. There are a few more categories but I am still working the details on that out? I have a few sets to get rid of too. I also have larger sets that require a DVD case. I would love to have one type of case but my shelves can't hold all DVD cases and the cost would be just NUTS! As it is I have to order about 30 more or so to just hold what I have and give me a few more for back up;)
 The stamps are all in these baskets on the shelves you see in this photo

 Mom is still here with us. We expect and pray that the move to her new home will be very soon.  It is tough having her live here after all these years since I left home. We are making the best of it though. Bound to be a few hairy moments but we always manage to work it out, even if it means I let her win. LOL I  can be very competitive and so that is hard for me to do. LOL

 next will be the paper. BOY OH BOY. that will take a bit of work. LOL
 Have a wonderful day

Saturday, January 5, 2013

favorite cards for the year 2012

 I don't think that I made a lot of projects at all. In fact I think I sucked at getting most anything done this past year. I used to keep track of all the things I made in a year. One year I made 3,000 items. Now that was a year that I was doing shows. But yes that is correct. My girlfriend and I kept track as it was a contest. It was fun though. I don't do shows anymore. Do I miss it? yea, I miss the money at Christmas and visiting with my customers but not the work, sweat, heartache, and dragging all that stuff around in the car weekend after weekend.
 I think I am going to keep a journal about my projects again. It just helps me get going more I believe.
 So now on to the cards for the year. Here are a few of my favs.
 One of my all time favs made with Prima Printery.
This was all scraps that I had laying around. One of Enchantments's flowers. LOVE

ok, this is a tag but still one I like very much. Pink Paislee paper. Love this collection.

a sweet tilda image I colored. Now I really am not good at coloring yet, but I am working on it. I am gonna get better.

a birthday card for my hubs 50th birthday. I colored the image on this one too. Cosmo cricket paper.

this was probably my favorite card and I so totally cheated;) I used a pre-colored gorgous girl image. The flower is a hair scrunchie I cut off. I loved it. Wish I could color like this...ah someday maybe.

Now these two cards ended up looking like twins. I had no idea that 4 months later I would make the same card again. Same paper stack- my minds eye and a magnolia image. How funny?! So not intentional.

another card using up a few scraps I had on the desk and a Recollections bird charm. Love it.
again a lot of this card is left overs from the project. More flowers from enchantments and a bow that looks like a butterfly.

this was for a guys birthday. I really love the grunge on this one. So much fun to create.

Finally this is actually the first card I made for 2012. I love making winter cards. A sweet MFT image. Some of my favorite images are these little girls.
 So that is it for cards for 2012. I guess I made more then I thought. At least I made 12 or so. Okay, so one a month- kinda .LOL
 Next post will be favorite projects. I don't think there will be many of those but who knows? Maybe I will surprise myself?

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Knee deep

 In "stuff". We call this organizing around here or "stuff Shifting" well that is the polite way of saying it. I think this shifting part I have down pat. I have been doing it most of my life but I am now trying to turn a new leaf. Out with the old ways and onto a simpler way of life. Stop the shifting( eh well as much as possible) I have still have a man in the house* wink*.
 The studio is what I am currently working on. I have  many plans in the spring for some painting and new shelves but for now I am going through EVERYTHING! I am going to get rid of all the stuff I don't use and have no plans for. That should free up some wiggle room in here. LOL I will be having a yard sale at mom's and purging a bit on line too. Just too much stuff. I am a hoarder you all knew that. So that is another thing I plan on working on again this year. To use it, or loose it. Like your mind if you don't use it is goes stale. Well so do trims, paints and papers will go out of date fast.
I will be removing all the pink in the room as well. It was added by my mom and as much as I love her I don't like it. It isn't me. All the furniture will be white, and accessories will be either black or white. The pop of color will be the artwork. What little I will have room for but there will be some.
 I  am excited to get it done although I know it will be mid summer before I will be able to complete it. At least I can get it organized now.

Oh and before I forget, Happy New Year!
 so what great plans do you have for the year?
 Only a few things for me.
Organizing my house, visiting my new Grandson, learning to take better pictures, buying a new PC, and revamping my gardens.