Friday, December 25, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
So far only Dec. 1-20 have been revealed. She will reveal one new image a day through Christmas. Then they're gone! Don't miss out on your chance to have something new to play with after the holiday rush is over.
If you can't wait for the individual reveals, you can purchase the entire download up front. There is link on the countdown page.
Please provide us with a link to pics of what you do with the images. We'd love to see!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
I've also started following blogs of other Creative Souls. For over a year I've received SheetLoad of Cards in my email courtesy of FeedBlitz. Now that I have the time to follow them regularly, they are retiring. But bless Crafty Al (Alicia), she is going to continue to inspire on her blog http://callmecraftyal.blogspot.com Not only is Alicia extremely talented but she surrounds herself with other Creative Souls. I look forward to getting to know her in 2010.
So, while you're looking for a new place to be inspired, drop by Alicia's blog and say Hi. She loves company and will be happy to see you.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I covered the top with non-slip cabinet liner. I have the InkSpots in their respective boxes sitting in easy access. Behind each box is a basket to hold the refills in that color family. I like having everything easy to reach. If it's easy to get to, than it's easy to put back when I'm through - well, in theory. hehe
In a couple days I'll have pics of the ATCs I just finished for a Halloween swap.
Until then, Creative Blessings
Thursday, October 15, 2009
So if you're into beading, polymer cafe or just wonder what the heck I'm talking about, the Dec. issue of Polymer Cafe is at your local Borders, B & N, Michaels or Hobby Lobby. PC is the only magazine dedicated solely to the polymer clay industry. I'll have another article coming out after the first of the year.
Check out... www.polymercafe.com
I finally got the pics taken of the paper storage unit and will be posting it on Monday. I thought I'd better grab a pic while the desk in the background looked like a work space and not like a stamp and paper store exploded all over it. :-) I cleared the space and got to make some Halloween themed ATC's. I'll post pics of those just as soon as I know the gals in the swap have received theirs.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
The only difference is the computer is no longer in that center cubby. This now houses all of my inspiration books. The drawers on the left hold inks, paper/cs scraps, adhesives, punches and embellishments. Here's a pic of one of the embellishment drawers...
The right side of the unit is all stamps and fibers...
I also have added a 8-drawer scrapbooking cabinet that sits at the end of the table (drawers facing out). I covered the top with slipguard shelf liner in a matching blue. On top I keep all of my SU ink spots and ink refills. The drawers each hold color families of the 12x12 SU cardstock.
Since my daughter and granddaughter moved into the basement, I don't get the frequent use of the space but when I do, it's nice to know where everything is.
Do you have a space to call your own? Post a comment and include a link to your site and share yours with us!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I'm finally making time to play with my toys again. The keyword there is 'making'. I have to make time to play, to read, to watch my favorite TV show... whatever.
With that foot-to-the-floor decision came a sense of peace. Ink on my fingers, hearing the blade slide through the paper trimmer... ah bliss. Well, as peaceful as it can be with 70s music rockin' on the XM Direct TV channel. hehe
I'll have pictures to post in a couple days and as promised, a couple people to introduce you to. So hang with me. It's going to be FUN!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Next week... Part 1 of my workstation and how it's organized
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I wanted to play with the layout. I hope you like it. I've finally made time to add links of some of my stampin' friends. These are gals I go to when I need a little inspiration. Next time you find yourself wanting to play with something different than the 'same old same old', check out their sites and you'll be back on track.
One of my favorite places to go for inspiration is www.splitcoaststampers.com If you've not been, you're in for a treat. Start with the GALLERY. More ideas there than you'll use in three lifetimes. Such creative people at SCS. I say people because you'll find some really talented guys as well as gals posting their samples at SplitCoast. SCS also has a wide variety of forums - everything from introduction to stamping/scrapping, tutorials, challenges and swaps just to name a few. A wealth of inspiration and information - FREE! You'll browse for hours so tuck the kids into bed, hand hubby the remote, grab your favorite beverage and take some personal time.
I have some things I'm playing with and hope to post early in the week.
Monday, June 29, 2009
The convention was active. There were not any local vendors present but I was able to connect with the ladies from the Missouri stamp group I belong to. Among them was the ATC swap coordinator from The Ink Spot in Kirkwood MO. A bunch of us met in the lobby of the convention center for a ATC swap. Very creative ladies. I ran out of ATC's before I got the opportunity to meet a very talented young ATC artist. She was only 12! Looking through her book, you could see how she has already grown as an artist. There are great things in store for this young lady.
I found a stamp I'd been on the hunt for at www.stampsbyjudith.com I've shopped their booth before and never ever been disappointed.
In a couple weeks I'll be featuring an artist I met. Her name is Darlene and she does FABULOUS things with masking. I'll have a link for her company with the feature.
All in all I was impressed and came away with lots of ideas and new toys.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
With May being graduation month, I've had to make time to get some cards done and I think that is the key. Like my writing, if I want it I have to MAKE time for creativity or anything else I enjoy. So here's hoping I can be back in here on a regular basis and build the blog to theinteractive venue I first invisioned.
So here's to a fresh start in Creativity!
Friday, April 3, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Because my favorite stamps to play with are Victorian themed SU stamps I chose Victorian colors. I only bought seven. At $6.49 a pop, that was enough for me to start with. :-)
So when things settle down at the house with the new additions to our household, I'll play and post.
Be watching in the next couple weeks for new Spring Postcards. I've joined a swap with my Stamp&Scrap group and those postcards need to be mailed by end of the month. I already know the stamp set I'm going to play with and I bought new springy Basic Grey papers today. The creative juices are flowing and I'm not home to play.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
In any event, here's the link to the ATC in my gallery at SCS
For this ATC, I took my color cue from the take-out menu of our local chinese buffet in West Plaines MO. - Diamond Head. They've been rated the Top 100 Chinese Buffet's in the country.
I used red and black. The dimensional items are from my Photoshop program.
Blogger is arguing so I will come back and add either the actual photo or a link to where it can be seen. Thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I participated in a Valentine postcard swap with my Scrap and Stamp yahoo group. I've found I like working in collage. Something about the mixing of textures and prints and colors just sets the imagination into overdrive.
What are you creating? Please link me to your page and let me see.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I've spent the last couple days making collage valentine postcards for a swap and for friends. I'll get the pics taken this afternoon and, should the dial-up cooperate, uploaded here.
What are you creating for the Day of Love? Tell us what you're doing and link us so we can peek at your creativity.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I didn’t get any Christmas cards mailed this year. Instead, I sent New Years cards. Nice, but I’d rather remember my family and friends at the beginning of the holiday.