Friday, October 28, 2011

Oh My Goodness!!!

 ...I can't believe that is has been 4 weeks since I've updated my blog.  I have a really good reason for not posting though…I had no new projects to take pictures of.  I haven’t been in my craft room to do anything other than class prep.  I have been so busy with work, birthdays, Thanksgiving (Oct. in Canada) and classes, that I just haven’t had time to do much in my studio.

I did get in there the other day to clean up and organize a bit and found a couple of projects that I had started about a month ago and would like to get finished.  The first is a flip album and the second is a tri-shutter album.  They are works in progress and I will post as soon as they are finished.  This is what they look like right now.

Also when I could get a few minutes to spare I did some coloring.  Here are a few images I colored but did not have time to create cards with. The 2 larger images are by SweetPea stamps from the ching-chou kuik collection and the smaller fairy with red dress is from a stamp set called Fairies of the season by Sarah Williams.  I’m really sorry I forgot to write down the colors I used for a couple of these images but I did write down the colors for the image with the witch with the pink blossoms. (E0000, E000, E00, E01, B000, B60, B63, B66, R20, R00, R39, R81, R83, E41, E43, E44, N1, N3, N5, YG23, Y21, Y23 & Y26)
Well as I was saying in my last post, way back on the first of October, I need to come up with a new challenge for myself.  I'm guessing it should be to update my blog more often LOL!  But seriously I also need to start using up my stash of patterned paper as well.  Just look at the amount of patterned paper I have.  The shelves on the left don't look like they have a lot of paper on them but, it is just the angle of the picture.  They are crammed full of paper. I really need to start using it up. 

So here is my challenge to myself.  Update my blog at least twice a week starting November 1st with a completed project for each post, that uses up some patterned paper.  This challenge is ongoing because I have enough patterned paper to keep going and going and going and you know I’ll keep buying more. 

And even though I haven't been crafting much Kit does help with the class prep. Here she is supervising my last round of class prep on Wednesday.

Well that's it for tonight, I'm going to go watch the series premier of "Once Upon A Time" on line.  I can't believe I missed it last week.  That's how busy I've been!  I did manage to remember to watch "Grimm" tonight.  I've been waiting months to see these shows.  Well I'll be back in a few days with a new project and post.  Thanks for visiting my blog and until next time, happy crafting everyone!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day!

Can you believe it is October already!!!  I didn't get a chance to make a card today but I finally have time to update my blog.  The last week has been a little birthday, finishing class samples, teaching classes and I started a new job.  First of all here are the crafting goodies I got for my birthday.
I have to say I got spoiled on my birthday.  My wonderful hubby got me copics, watercolors, pastels, graphitents, blender pencils and watercolor paper.  My brother & sister in law (and the kids) got me the three cricut cartridges.  I also got some wonderful presents from other family members that are absolutely lovely but not crafting supplies.

One other thing my wonderful hubby got me is another marker rack for my desk, so I could organize things a bit better.  I love the new set up and everything is much easier to find now.

I have to post this card as well.  I made this last month for my hubby's (Pete's) birthday and I forgot to post it.   I'm going to post it now before I forget yet again.  I'm sorry I don't know the name of the gold panner stamp the only info on the side of the stamp is "good stamps stamp goods".  The stamp was given to me by a friend. I colored it with copics and the patterned paper is from the cosmo cricket 6x6 "wanted" paper pad.

Here is the fourth card for my Let It Snow, Man! class. This is the first time I've made a stair step card (I've only made side step cards before)  I really had fun with this card.  All the shapes were cut out on the cricut.  The snowman is from the doodlecharms cartridge and the trees and house are from the Christmas solutions cartridge. I used double sided tape and green glitter on the trees.  I colored the house with watercolor pencils.

Now I'm going to update my last post as promised and post my October classes on my schedule page. Also I'm trying to come up with a new challenge for myself and I think it must include patterned paper in some way.  I have way to much and need to start using it LOL!!!  Until next time have a great weekend and happy crafting everyone.