Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Here's another completed project. My inspiration for this one came from the gelly gems, in the Dazzle Me pack, there are red, orange, clear, and silver. I've also used this colour combination with success in the past. Once again, I used the retro flakes. These are such fun! They could even work well for non-holiday themes. The greeting on here comes from the Merry & Bright set.
Next up, I know fellow bloggers seem to love the vicarious "good mail days", so I thought I'd share some of that here. I got a nice boxful of goodies from gelatins. They are not all pictured here, these are just the holiday items, some embellishments, and stamping accessories. The sets here are Retro Flakes, (large and mini with sayings), Fancy Flakes (large and mini with sayings), and Holiday Cheer. I also received Sewing Kit and You Spin Me Round. So I shall be having lots of fun today. My camera batteries are on recharge for the day (seriously, takes like 8 hours...), so I don't know if I'll have any creative updates until tomorrow.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
1) I am constantly writing my name. When I run out of ideas for doodles, I do my signature over and over again.
2) I've always had at least one cat in my life, since birth! There was Deena (who passed on in 1995), and still alive and well, are: Gizmo(16), Sammi (11), Nigel (technically not mine, but lived at my house for a while, no clue where he's at, as he was my brother's roommate's cat), and Jessie (6, currently in Victoria, but will be returning in May).
3) I like to sing, but my voice is too low to sing along with most popular female singers. So I end up singing along with male singers.
4) I'm a hobby demo, but I love designing classes and workshops that never take place.
5) When I was little (think 3-5 years old), I came up with strange explanations for things. Like I thought the moon was actually the earth's reflection, and that there was this giant mirror set up over Russia that reflected the Earth. The reflection was shades of white, because in my mind Russia was a bleak place that had a no colour.
6) I'm not an angry person. I avoid conflict, but when I have to help a customer with the photocopier, I am filled with rage, but I carry on with oozing sweetness and a smile.
7) I'm short, not quite reaching 5 foot 2. My license says that I'm 5 foot 3 though. Speaking of licenses, I need to renew that soon, AND I need a new picture, boo-urns.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
And thank you all for tagging me. I haven't got around to deciding what 7 random tidbits I'd like to share. So I'm working on it, NO more tags, please!
Monday, April 23, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
So how did I do the sentiment, easy! I opened up Elements and created a new document that was 1.25 inches square. Then I typed in my message and scrolled through my hundreds of fonts until I found one I like (I do have a font reference sheet somewhere around here, but it is currently MIA). I settled on Twelve Ton Goldfish. I printed it out, and punched it out, and that was is it! Done, and done :D
All stamped images are by gel-a-tins. Paper and ink are by Stampin' Up (I used Ballet and Bashful Blue). Other items, let's see, buttons, silver cord, white grosgrain, and some stickles. I'm not sure how I managed to get the silver bow just so, pure fluke I guess, as this is something I generally struggle quite a bit with. The white grosgrain is stamped with craft ink. I had done the polka-dot ribbon before, but used dye ink markers. These of course, bled. It looked cool, but sometimes you want just nice perfect dots, you know. So finally, lightbulb moment, use craft ink. The stuff is good for stamping on fabric. I actually use the top of my j or i from the golly alphabet to stamp the ribbon. So there you have it, more ways to "save". Don't go and by that polka dot ribbon, make your own. And now that I have those 100 yard roll of white, black, and brown grosgrain, you can bet I'll be doing this a lot. I have yet to try this with other images, but I will be trying it with my technique tuesday stitches stamps.
**Well, down comes the photo, one of the items was accepted! Woot!**
If you want to check out the true colours of this very vibrant paper, check it out here: http://www.tinkeringink.com/.
And in other fun, I received a rak/thank you note from Tracy! It's so pretty! Love how she used the designer paper as the main image, and those little rhinestones are so precious!
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I also got my order of ribbon today! Woot! Isn't it awesome to receive 300+ yards of ribbon for less than it would cost you through other sources... Love it!
Monday, April 16, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Here's my first card playing around with it. I pulled out some colours I never use. I got the craft ink spots, since I've been using the acrylic stamps so much lately, and I felt like I needed these in certain situations. I especially like the soft subtles craft ink. They are still soft, but they are that much bolder, if that makes sense. You can really see the colours. So here I used pale plum, perfect plum, mellow moss, also really rust for the pot, and creamy caramel for the shadow. I made the background using various sized flowers and stems with very vanilla.
Other notes: the shadow was made using an oval punched piece of spare rubber, then mounted on EZMount. The main image is stamped on confetti white (explaining the little flecks of colours you may see).
10PM update: Well, I just wasn't quite done for the evening. Here's a fun little thank you note. I dry embossed a group of 4 squares. Stamped, cut out, and popped up the strawberries, tied on some fabulous ribbon, stamped the greeting, and this card was the result. I really like it!This project has been accepted, woot.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
In other news, I've received my 2nd blogger's rak! Very exciting. (I guess I need to get moving and send some more out!!) This one comes from Allison of Stampin' When I Can!. I love it, what cheerful mail! Thank you! Happy Easter Weekend everyone. Don't over-do it on
chocolate eggs and other yummies!