Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Scrapbooking Cafe Online September/Fall Challenge

This is my first ever challenge entry for a contest like this!  Over at Scrapbooking Cafe Online Blog, they are having a challenge to "create any paper item with a fall feel to it".  Well you all know how much I LOVE Halloween, so here's what I came up with:

The image is an Outlines stamp, coloured in with Copics, Viva Decor & ribbon Accents.  Background paper is from Michael's.  I'm pumped with how this turned out, and I'm in the process of making a bunch more to give to my peeps for Halloween :)

I think I have the challenge bug now!  Can't wait to try some more!  If you know of any other blogs that offer challenges, please let me know so I can check them out ^.^

Monday, September 24, 2012

Whimsy Stamps - Sealed With a Kiss

Happy Monday everyone!

Yesterday I went to a charity event at Carousel Rubber Stamps, where a bunch of crafty ladies got together to make cards and then donate whatever we made to Hope for Wildlife so that they, in turn, could sell them to raise money for the rescue.

I didn't know how productive I'd be since I'm so easily distracted by fabulous conversation, so I brought a bunch of my inventory to donate, just in case.  I did get 1 original card made, and I put together 3 more cards that were left over from a class that was held at the store.

Here's the original:

I used the Whimsy Stamp "Sealed With a Kiss", coloured it in with Copics, and used Smooch Spritz with an image mask to create the shimmer behind the seals.  The border was part of an Outline stamp (I believe, I can get all the info for you if you are interested, just comment or message me on Twitter.  I don't have the stamp, but they have it at the store), it was coloured in with Copics and a Spica, and then popped. 

A great time was had by all and HFW ended up with lots of cards! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Slacker Update!

Alright, so it's been at least a week, alright, more than that, but I DID actually start getting things accomplished!

Let's take a look at the original list:

1.  Plan out blog posts
2.  Make August ATCs
3.  Make Sept. ATCs
4.  Start planning for upcoming Craft Shows
5.  Sort unfinished scrapbook projects.
Okay, so I only did 2 of the 5.  TWO IS BETTER THAN ZERO!  I probably could have crossed off number 1 too, as I did get a couple of good suggestions for blog posts, and they can at least get me through September. 

So what have I been doing?  I'm ashamed to admit it, but since Guild Wars 2 launched at the end of August, I'd kinda gotten myself sucked back into the gamer world.  I was playing a lot, and ignoring my other responsibilities, so obviously I had to put a stop to that.  For the last couple of days I've limited myself to an hour a day.  And surprisingly it's been in the last couple of days that I've started being productive in life again lol  Go figure.

Oscar is growing and becoming more awesome each day.  Puppy Socialization is going MUCH better.  He's actually getting out and sniffing/kinda playing with the other dogs!  And yes, here comes the mini photo spam ;)

He seriously gets cuter every day :)

As far as crafting goes, I'm FINALLY feeling creative again!  I've finished my ATCs for August (lol slacker) and September (EARLY!).  I have a few cards I need to finish up, Christmas Cards to start (for craft shows and for my peeps), and a couple of potential card classes to plan.  I'm not even going to include all the Scrapbooking projects that are staring at me right now... 

Oh, and I made a YouTube Channel!  There's no videos on it yet, but I've been asked to do some video tutorials, so I figure I'd at least get it all set up before I start.  So Subscribe to me!

Well that's about it.  I PROMISE to be better about blogging.  I have my list to work from, so I'll get something up by the end of the week.  As always, feel free to give me topics to write about, ask questions or request tutorials!  AND FOLLOW MY BLOG IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I have absolutely been slacking when it comes to my blog, and I absolutely intend to remedy this situation.

I am absolutely pulling the 'It was summer, and I have a new puppy' card lol

So my plan of action is to make a To-Do list and stick to it.

1.  Plan out blog posts
2.  Make August ATCs
3.  Make Sept. ATCs
4.  Start planning for upcoming Craft Shows
5.  Sort unfinished scrapbook projects.

I think that's a big enough list for now, and now that's it's out in the universe, maybe I'll feel more compelled to do it lol

Wish me luck!