Sunday, January 31, 2010


I love creating in a variety of materials. When my local scrapbook store offered this class, I was immediately on board. It started off as a solid write on/wipe off surface but we changed it to this design. Now I can post my 6 week goals to the cork board and write an inspirational saying or quote on the write on part. This looks fabulous on the wall beside my desk. The picture doesn't show it off but the paper is highlighted with Stickles glitter. I enjoy playing with the metal work. I haven't tried it yet but I'll bet the Stampin' Up embossing folders would be great with the metal. You have to step outside of your comfort zone and try new things and different techniques occasionally. It inspires fresh creativity.

One Card 2 ways

Well let's see, exactly one month since my last post. Not exactly on my New Year's goal list. I was trying for twice a week minimum and then I got the flu. After that the rest of the month was toast.
I have made some progress on my organization and sorting. The paper shelf unit is in my art room now and receiving it's final coat of paint. I figure about 8 more hours of painting as it's not easy to paint 80 small shelves inside. I had to take a break as my wrist was complaining. Last thing I need is to see the orthopedic doctor for carpal tunnel. I've cleared out a few more items. Started to keep my desk and cutting table clean every night and got my Cards for the Troops items ready for making kits for my Feb. 13th event.
These 2 cards were quick and easy. A simple sketch shown two different ways. I made the red one for a local demo swap and the pink one for my January club. I used 100% Stampin' Up products on them. Stamp sets: Whimsical Words (Sale*a*bration) and Well Scripted. Sending Love Specialty DSP. Cardstock: Real Red and Pretty in Pink. Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Scallop Trim Border Punch (Sale*a*bration), Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die, Full Heart punch and paper crimper.