Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Changing of Seasons

   Last night, I actually sat down and scrapbooked. I haven't done any in over 2 months, that was when I ran out of design team assignments. Even though I stepped away for awhile I was still creating cards and doing some sewing. 

   When I saw this sketch from My Creative Scrapbook , I knew I wanted to use one of the fall photos that I took in the past week. 
   Here is my take on the sketch. 
 Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio and Bazzil Basics), pattern paper (American Crafts and Echo Park Paper Co.), stickers (American Crafts and Basic Grey), twine (May Arts), sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps), cork (SpiegelMom Scraps),chipboard (Crate Paper), wood veneer (American Crafts), pearl dots (Eyelet Outlet), journaling card (Project Life), stencil (Stencil Girl), texture paste (Shimmerz), doily (Doodlebug Designs), corner punch (Fiskars), electronic die cutter, cartridge and software (Cricut), paperclip (Pink Paislee) and pen (Project Life)

   This was the first time in about 5 months that I have used my Cricut. I think I need to change the blade in it. 

I am still loving the scatter of sequins and pearls. I hope in a few years I won't look back and think it is like the bad sticker sneeze that happened before I got into this hobby.
 I did two different journaling on this page. I want the left side of the card to be more private so I made sure when I was writing it that it would be hidden under the photo. The right side of the card the journaling is visible so I just wrote about why the photo was taken.  

Monday, October 24, 2016

Me Update

   I thought it has been long over do on a progress report of what I have been up to.

  • I am still working hard on my Etsy shop. I just redid over 120 listings tags and titles. It looks like it is paying off since I am getting picked up in searches more often.
  • I am officially done with the eye doctor for this year unless I have a problem. I am now in soft contact lenses. All I can say is I am in love with them and I am taking in all the views that I can. It feels like I am seeing for the first time. 
  • I am finally learning to shoot in manual mode on my camera. I am enjoying walking around the town taking fall photos. 
This is a photo that I took Sunday at the historical village. 

  • I am still freezing the last of the fall goodies I have been buying at the farmer's market.
  • Last but not least, I am looking into doing my first craft show. It would be next year sometime in the summer. If you know me I am a big planner so I know I will have to plan for this months in advance to make sure I have enough products to last the 8 hours it runs. 
That is what my life has been this past couple of weeks. I am hoping to end the year on a high note since the year started on the lowest note possible. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Super Cute Card Share

   Hi, everyone. I am still here. The only reason I haven't been blogging is that blogger seems super slow so I have lost interst in posting and moved onto other computer work. 

   I recently bought the cute hugs set from Concord and 9th. I have to say that bear is what sold me on this set. I ended up creating this card for a new challenge site called, Where Creativity Meets C9
Supplies: cardsock (The Paper Studio), stamps (Concord and 9th), stamping ink (Tsukineko), sequins (SpiegleMom Scraps), embossing pad (VersaMark), embossing powder (American Crafts), punches (EK Success), stampin tool (MISTI), and watercolor crayon (Faber-Castell)

   The cheelnge was watercolor theme so I broke out the gelatos. I love working with those. 

   The bear I heat emboss so the watercoloring didn't bleed. Also, when I was heat embossing the bear I took the heat gun and burned the edges of the white cardstock panel. 

   This is the inside of the card. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Starting From the Same Place - Artist Collaboration Blog Hop

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   Welcome to the the artist collaboration featuring Stenciling Girl ProductsAmazing Casting Products and Beacon. This hop features over 30 artists that all started with the same items that are pictured above. We had  free range when it came on out type of projects we could do as long as we use all the products we were sent. 

   This is what I came up with. It is a 12" x 12 canvas with an inspiring quote from Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

   Here is a closer look of all the details. 

   This cluster is my favorite section of this canvas. I got a little messy with my paints.

   This bow started as a piece of fabric and was stiffened with textured paste. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Sewing Tip

   As you can tell from my latest posts is that I have had the sewing bug. You would think for me sewing would be hard to since I don't have contact lenses at the moment so my double vision would cause wonky seams. This is true but I came up with a trick that I am sure others use. It is to take a stack of post-it notes and stick them at my seam allowance on the machine. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Another Completed Sewing Project

   This week I tackled another sewing project. I have abandon my scrapbooking for over a month but that is only because I have gotten bitten by the sewing bug. This happens twice a year when the weather changes. 

   This time I made a trendy top that is made from a super soft flannel. Here are some photos of it. They are not the best looking photos since it is a rainy day here. I used simplicity pattern #1013

    Here is what it looks like on. It is a loose fitting top so it is great for layering. I should have looked in the mirror before the photos were taken since the plaid looks off in the images but it really isn't. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Make a Wish Shaker Style

      Last month I made a card that I loved and didn't know if I should sell it but I decided to list it on my shop anyway. I figure if I like it so much I could always make another one even though it would be made from different items since most of my cards are one of a kind. Fast forward to the current challenge over at Cas-UAL Fridays challenge, shaker cards. I knew he was my chance to try to recreate that first card I was in love with. 

   Here is my shaker card. 
Supplies: cardstock (Canvas Home Basics and The Paper Studio), pattern paper (PhotoPlay, Simple Stories and Fancy Pants Designs), enamel dots (My Mind's Eye), chipboard (Crate Paper and Simple Stories), sequins (SpiegleMom Scraps), stamps (Stampabilities, Studio Calico, and Peachy Keen Stamps), mist (Heidi Swapp) ink (Tsukineko) and stamping tool (MISTI) 

   I ended up using a plastic sheet that came from a pack of cork stickers for the "glass" window. 

   Now, this card is one I love as much as that first one.