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"Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." ~ John C. Maxwell

Sunday, March 11, 2012

I'm Back....

WOW where has time gone?  I want to get back to posting at least weekly on here which will help immensely towards getting me to use my stash of scrapping supplies.  I recently swapped rooms with my kiddo and can't believe the amount of stuff I had crammed in that smaller room - YIKES!

Here are the photos of the *almost* finished room - 1 wall is painted CI 65 Pine Bark and the other 3 are CI 55 Celery Root.  I still have some boxes to unpack and all the photos etc to hang on the walls but I am loving the room to move I have in here and I can't wait to actual scrap in here. 

I am also training for my second Race To Robie Creek because I have totally lost my mind.  In honor of this I will be scrapping my photos from last years race as the first project in my new & improved area (once I find them again).  Watch for them next week!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Up to my ears in PINK

And if you know me you know I'm not all that comfortable with that...  I'm not a girly girl and I have red hair so pink has never been my friend - however as I have matured (I heard that chuckle) I have made peace with it - some what.

I do try to avoid it but the last couple of weeks have kept in right in my face (maybe cleaning the scrap area and putting it away would change that - HMMMM) so I used it on 2 more card.

The first is for a challenge over at Skipping Stones Design Sketch #60 Best part of this was I only used scraps for this - some MME, ChatterBox, FancyPants on a Bazzill base.  Eyelet from my stash.  I didn't use a sentiment as I like to do a few blank cards every month.

 This was my first sketch challenge at Skipping Stones Design but I don't think it will be my last :)

 The next card was for the Mid Week Throw Down at the OWH Stars and Stamps blog.  It was using white on white with a pop of color - easy peasy for me as I'm up to my ears in pink at the moment {wink wink}

I used as Prism base and all the pinks are Bazzill (if you really want to know the shades check out my earlier blog post).  The sentiment is my favorite stamp from Stampabilities and the eyelets and button from my stash.

Hope you enjoyed the visit :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Two for One

Today's card was done for 2 challenges - the color over at Moxie Fab World and the sketch challenge over at Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps.

The Moxie Fab World color challenge was to use the Bazzill Basics Paper color equivalents of Beetle Black, Lily White, Pink Fairy, and Tangelo Blast.  Again with the pink but now a pink I couldn't find...  However I think I got an equivalent from the Soul Food collection by Melody Ross for gcd Studios.

The base is Lily White with a strip of Tangelo Blast over the Beetle Black.  Those were accented with my Pink Fairy equivalent from the Soul Food collection mentioned above.  The sentiment from Stampabilities is in Orange from ColorBox on Lily White.  I also inked the edge of the card in the orange from ColorBox and took an old toothbrush and pounced the orange on the orange strip of paper.  I was trying to give it more dimension but not sure I succeeded on that one.

Ok now I must get back to cleaning which was neglected all weekend while my shoulder recovered from a strain/pull...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Moxie Fab Color Challenge Part 2

I just finished the Jewel color challenge over at Moxie Fab World where we were to use Bazzill Basics Paper equivalents for Sugar Cookie, Sunshine, Pansy, and Blue Calypso.  Easier said than done for me as I couldn't find the Blue Calypso or Pansy in the local stores I tried - one of them was Archiver's...  And as I know that colors can be very off when reproduced on screen I was a little worried about matching something I hadn't seen in person.  But if I can do PINK I can do anything and so undaunted I put the following together for this challenge.

It's simple but I love how the HI just jumps off the card at you.  I used Sugar Cream Bazzill as the base and layered that with 3 strips of BasicGrey Marrackech Palace Blue.  I cut the oval from the Sunshine Bazzill using my EK Success Curvy Cutter.  My sentiment is BasicGrey Thickset letters painted with Making Memories paint in Grapesicle. I based this on a CreativeSketches CS12 2010 sketch I stumbled across while looking for inspiration.  I was tempted to bling it up a bit but after looking at it I wanted to keep it on the masculine side as Operation Write Home (where this card will end up) always seems to need them and kids cards. 

Now off to see if I can make it 3 for 3 with the challenges...

Moxie Fab World Color Challenge

I am not sure what possessed me to do a PINK monochromatic color challenge but I suspect it was the oxygen deprivation I experienced Saturday morning somewhere around mile 1.5 at the top of the hill...  At any rate things just seemed to fall together for this card so who was I to resist fate?

The colors are Bazzill - Pinkini, Precious, and Bubblegum.  We were to use this exact color combination in an innovative way.  We could use cardstock, patterned paper, embellishment, ink etc but were to ensure it matched JUST the colors listed.  (Adding a neutral, like white, was ok)

So off I went to 2 different stores trying to get one of the 5 color combinations that were posted over the last week.  I never dreamed it would be as hard as it was - the only one I got all the colors of Bazzill was this one.  I do have equivalents that I think will work for the others so watch for those to be posted shortly. But I digress...

Even though I am totally out of my comfort zone I am very pleased with the card.   The base is from my stash and if it's not Bubblegum it is it's twin sister, added a Pinkini layer which had been embossed with the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder, and the Precious was stamped with the sentiment from Hero Arts Messages set (a new release I LOVE) and was stamped in Versa Color Orchid.  The ribbon and flower are Michael's own brand.

The flower is a clip and can come off the card so the recipient can wear it - how cool is that?  I make cards for Operation Write Home and and totally see some Service members little girl wearing it to school and saying her Mommy or Daddy sent it... Yeah I'm weird (wink wink)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mini Me

I totally need to get back to creating on a daily basis... Maybe not a full LO but something as I feel so energized when I do.  On Saturday a friend came out to play with paper and I finished a mini album I had been working on forever - well at least it seems that way.  If you are interested you can see it all on my Flickr account.

I also did this one which is just waiting for hubby to journal - I am lucky he does all of his own but rarely at the same time I finish them.

Then tonight I did these two after the photos *jumped* out at me today.  Literally I was walking by a stack of photos waiting to be scrapped and these 3 fell out - yeah scared me too so I figured if they were that insistent I needed to get them done.  I used a wonderful paper stack I won from Moxie Fab World  from the Melody Ross designer collections by gcd studios called Soul Food (I know some are thinking why does that woman not use capital letters appropriately - well I copied what was on the cover.  Who am I to correct them?)

Here is LO one... My Grandma Reece taught me many things one of them was a love of her garden.  I had just been flipping through the stack prior to the photos jumping out at me and knew the 2 belonged together.   The photo of me in her garden was taken 40 years ago - wow I feel old.  The color is WAY off but good help is hard to find so my hubby might loose his *job* over this one.  {wink}  The colors Melody used are more subdued than what appears here as is Grandma's dress but I was excited to have finished not 1 but 3 LOs over the last 4 days so didn't take the time to retake these last 2.

Here is a photo of me trying to get to the TV, at least now I know where our son got his fascination with it.  I don't want to discuss when this was taken...I'd get depressed.  Colors are closer here but the lacquer on the lovely lady made it hard to get a good photo of this at all. 

Well that's it for today but I hope to be back at least once more this week and try to get back to some sort of schedule for posting.  I miss doing this almost as much as the creating.  Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dude Time Doodles Challenge

I took a short break from my Christmas preparations to put together a card forOWH Stars and Stamps challenge using images from Dude Time Doodles.  I LOVE the images, you can see the second one at the OWH link, so *had* to get at least one card in the challenge. 

Still not sure why images on my computer that are oriented correctly are not loading that way but...I give- UNCLE UNCLE (wink).  I will repeat this card but with the sentiment stamp on white and matted like the image.  The colors are off in this images as my photographer is still at work and I needed to get it done.