It's my birthday today so I don't feel too bad about not having anything crafty to post. I haven't been in my craft room for days and I'm starting to have withdrawls so I'm sure I'll have an update soon.
I finished another weekly challenge over on the Papertrey Ink forum. This was a sketch challenge hosted by Kimberly.
I used PTI's Sweet Blush and Dark Chocolate cardstock as well as some patterned paper from Basic Grey's Infuse line. The sentiment is from PTI's Simple Little Things set and it's stamped in Chestnut flluid chalk ink from Colorbox. I used a Fiskar's punch for my deco edge. Next I coated some chipboad flowers with glitter and layered them with some of those trusty bridal flowers from Michaels and some punched out flowers I made with my Target $1 Spot paper punch.
It feels weird, but this is my first time blogging from home--I usually do it while on the clock. Shhhhh, don't tell my boss! ;-)
I'm not sure if I'll have anything more to add for a few days so, as always, thanks for stopping by.
Have a great weekend!
I saw this on Annapurna's blog so I thought I'd give it a try too.
|You Are a Strawberry|
You are popular, but there's nothing you ordinary or average about you.
You a very interesting person, and you have many facets to your personality.
Sometimes you feel very conflicted. Your different sides of your personality pull at you.
You are a very sensual and passionate person. You are fiery... you can't help it.
In general, you keep your passionate side under wraps. You are only wild in private.
I have to laugh because some of the things mentioned are also commonly used in horoscopes for Leos. I'm noticing a pattern here.......
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I'm sorry this week has been so quiet. I haven't spent much time in my craft room--too much has been going on. I had a very nice weekend with my honey. He usually works every weekend at his second job, but he finally quit so we took advantage and went to my parent's cabin at Innsbrook.
We took off early on Friday and headed out of town. We got settled in and relaxed/cooled off at the pool for a few hours. Then we had a VERY nice dinner--pan seared halibut with watermelon salsa (yummmmm!) and a nice bottle of wine.
We spent the rest of the weekend relaxing, BBQing, and even spent some time with my brother, sister in law, and the kids. It was a great time.
Once we got back home I tried to get into the craft room, but it's been hard. I got a new 160GB iPod for an early birthday present and so that has become a new obsession for now. I did manage to make a quick card for the weekly challenge at PTI. We had a sketch to follow and were supposed to use a PTI set that had yet to see ink. That was easy because I had just received my new goodies on Monday so they qualified. This isn't my best card-making effort, but it came together in the little time I had available.
My mom has requested that I make two birthday cards for her (a 90th and a 75th) for some ladies from her church. I have at least a week to make them so I'm sure I'll come up with something. I'll be sure to post once I have them completed.
Thanks for coming by. Have a great rest of today.
I was going to post a new card, but blogger doesn't want to upload my picture right now so instead I just wanted to mention that I started a list of the blogs that I like to visit on a regular basis. It is in no way a complete list, but if I list them all I'd probably run out of room. ;-)
I find a lot of inspiration on-line and I hope that you do too. If there is anyone listed who would prefer not to be, please let me know and I will remove your blog ASAP.
I've been busy working a few cards but I can only show one of them today. The others are top secret for this month's Guest Star Stamper contest at PTI. LOL
This card is one of the weekly challenges from the Papertrey Ink forum. We had a sketch to work from, but could use any colors/theme we wanted.
I am very happy with how my GSS cards came out and I'll be sure to post them next week. In case I don't get a chance to post again, I hope everyone has a great weekend. Thanks for checking out my site.
I know many people do not like tattoos and I agree that they're not for everyone, but I happen to like the ones that I have. I planned/chose my images carefully and waited at least a year to make sure I still wanted them before going. To me they are reminders of some very significant times in my life and I have never regretted them--even now, 15 yrs after my first one.
I hope everyone is having a great day. If not, stop and take a minute to appreciate something small like a flower and see if it helps.
Hopefully I'll have a new card for you tomorrow. Until then, take care.
I also had to take a picture of some beautiful lilies that sprouted up in front of my parent's cabin. There are plenty of wildflowers growing all over the property, but these were right by the front steps sort of welcoming everyone.I hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday and I hope you enjoyed seeing these photos from my weekend.
I know I rave about Papertrey Ink products(www.papertreyink.com), but I can't really say enough about how great their customer service is either.
In one of my previous posts (the card with the lily on it from 6-23-08) I used one of the semtiments from my Out on a Limb stamp set from PTI. When I looked at the photo, it appears as if I didn't ink it up properly because part of the "H" is missing from the word "much" in Thanks So Much. When I looked at my stamp, that part of the letter was missing--I must've damaged it previously while cleaning.
Long story short, I e-mailed customer service and today I recieved a new stamp in the mail, carefully wrapped in tissue paper, at no charge. (I promise to be more careful with this one!) When I think of how many companies would've done the same thing, my list is VERY short. I am very thankful I found such a great company.
I chose colors that I already had, so I used PTI's Vintage Cream and Sweet Blush cardstocks along with a nice dark chocolate brown from Archiver's. I accented with some patterned paper from Basic Grey's Infuse collection and ribbon from Martha Stewart. The stamps used were Paper Tray (sentiment) and Simple Little Things.
I colored the stamped image with copics and framed it with a scalloped chipboard frame from Maya Road that I painted with acrylic paints (burnt umber first, then warm white for a vintage/distressed look). I used VersaMagic chalk ink in Jumbo Java for the decorative accents on the frame and the corners of the cards, then I paired it with Rouge Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink for the sentiment.