Sunday, January 29, 2012
I had so many ideas for this project but I think it is done now. I changed up the envelope a little more and then finished the note for the swap. I used a simple saying for the note. "Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will." The design is not as victorian as I was thinking but it was fun to create all the layers. I ran out of time this weekend, wish had more... But I am thankful for what I have and the top 5
1. Projects completed
2. Beautiful sunny days
3. Remembering what is important and taking the time to follow through
5. Simple days
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I am so ready for the weekend. I am working on a few projects and need to get some in the mail. Hope this weekend is productive. One thing I did have to try this week was this little flower.. It is made from folded circles. It is easy and has a cool design look when double sided paper is used. I will use this on a card soon, it is just too cute. So TGIF tomorrow and wishing all a good weekend.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Here is a little scrapbook I made for my daughter's birthday. It is a Big Word book spelling CAT. I added the sign on the C to put in her kitty's name.
Here is the A page. She loves cheetah print so could not help but use some of that for the background papers. I added stickers, jewels, and ribbons for the embellishing. I also used the Cricut to make a kitty and the dragonflies. (A special bug that the kitty loves to chase, she fits her name).
The T page had the most room so added some extra pictures and lots more ribbons and jewels.
1. Making scrapbooks, always my first love
2. That my daughter is a part of my life
3. Sharing a wonderful dinner with my family
4. Keeping balance in my life
5. Staying true to who I am and looking for opportunities to improve
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Having fun with punches and die cuts. I like the layers that can be created. For the flowers on the bottom of the photo, I used glitter paper and get this.. tin foil. My sister gave the link to the site at http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/ I Gotta Create!. Just look on her sidebar, it is Tinfoil rickrack tutorial. SO COOL. The flowers were created with a flower die cut for the Big Shot.
These beauties were created with a fun punch. One punch creates all three layers. I could not help but add in these cut little butterflies; another punch. Used the butterflies on a card for my sister, but forgot to take a picture.. UGH...
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Another swap item. This is my take on a "WINTER" banner. I love the font for this it reminded me of snowballs. I added glitter paper snowflakes and edged the circles with the micro fine glass beads.
Then on the top of each letter is a row of flower edge with gesso, topped with ribbon and jewels. Each letter is tied together with more ribbon. The W and the R have added ribbon, snowflakes, and snowballs on the bottom edge. I had shown the backs of the letters on this post here All done and ready to send.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
I had a creative vibe going last night and did not want to quit. The outcome is that I completed my Mardi Gras ATCs. It is fun when ideas and reality mold together and the results are what you were hoping for. I am really having fun with ATCs.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
January is a busy month. Not only trying to work on resolutions and 50 by 50 list but lots of birthdays. And silly me I keep forgetting to take pictures of my cards. But now I am working on another swap project at Paper Traders It is an ATC swap with a Mardi Gras theme. So I decided to create my background using alcohol inks, blending solution and some gold acrylic paint. Fun to be creating and thankful for so much. The top 5:
1. A wonderful Saturday with my sister for her birthday
2. Ink and paint on my fingers
3. Working on list items.
4. Keeping better track of food
5. New art toys to play with
Wishing all a great week.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Ok here is another 10 items from my list. These focus on My Art.
1. Make another hand-binded book/journal (with at least 3 signatures)
2. Sell cards at a "real" store or shop
3. Participate in 50 swaps or challenges
4. Make cards for a "cause"
5. Create a drawing or painting once a month
6. Get published in "Take Ten" Magazine
7. Create a new Book of Art for 2012
8. Take a watercolor class
9. Take a drawing class
10. Collage a family history tree
So working on number 3, I got my ATC ready to swap and the piece in the photo is the backside of my banner. The swap is to create a banner with "WINTER". I really liked the swap when we created AUTUMN. I enjoy creating items for swaps, it is fun to see what everyone comes up with.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Working on my list of 50 by 50. On the section for My Self my items are:
1. Lose 50 pounds (49 weeks)
2. Take a 15 to 30 walk everyday
3. Go on a longer hike trip once a month
4. Take a yoga class
5. Take a zumba class
6. Go camping this summer
7. Donate blood every 8 weeks
8. Count points for 30 days
9. Stay within points for 30 days
10. NO CANDY for 30 days UGH...
There are some real challenges here but one day at a time, right. For item number 2, taking a walk every day will be a true test to keep a good balance. Since it was a holiday, hubby and I went to Old Sac, downtown and walked the river walk. It was a beautiful day. The Tower Bridge was so pretty and there was an old train along the walk too. One day we will have to go back and check out the Railroad Museum. A fun day and off to a good start!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
This is a big year for me, turning the big Five O. While blog hoping, I read a 40 by 40 post. This person is turning 40 this year and she made a list of things to do before she does. Well that seemed like a great idea, so I have made a list of 50 things I will accomplish by the time I turn 50. I have posted this list in my art room and near my bed. I will share the list items in the next few days. Some of the items are very challenging for me. My big one is to lose 50 pounds. I have struggled with this issue but I am committed to it! I can do it. My birthday is in the last week of November, so I have 48 weeks to accomplish these tasks, wish me luck.
I have many things to be thankful for and the top 5 are:
2. Knowing that I am in control of my list
3. Another day to try to track points!! UGH
4. Three swap items that I am working on
5. Stamps and punches!
Have a good week.