Saturday, November 29, 2008

I just made this really pretty card for the OOOC sketch challenge. After going to SCS to upload it, there is no category to upload for them. I just hope people get to see this card. I put a lot of effort into and tried to pop the colors of the dsp. Maybe someday my talent will be recognized.

I'm not an "in the box thinker", I'm an outside of the box thinker. I try to do things differently so I don't blend into the crowd. some people may think I'm wierd or have strange taste in how I make my cards, but I know I have creative talent. I have always been creative. I just never honed my creativity until I learned about stamping. I truly believe that this is where I really shine.

Have a great day!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Monochromatic Christmas

Today is known as "Black Friday" I didn't even want to go out, but I ran out of tape runner to make cards, so I figured I would go and get some tape and a few other things I needed. I guess I had good timing because I was in and out of Walmart in about 20-30 minutes, including parking!

Since I was in Milford, I called my good friend Dawn, and fellow stamper if she wanted to hang out. So I stopped over her house, we watched the soaps then proceeded to go to her stamp area and make a card. We each made only 1 card. It took us about an hour and a half to make one card each! OMG what a task!

I borrowed all her stuff, except the tape, lol. I used always artichoke as my base, then mellow moss. She had the "Weathered" bg stamp so I used that in artichoke. Love it! Think I will have to buy this stamp! Then I mounted my image on handsome hunter and stamped in black. I used blender pens for the red, and regular markers for the kids. I used her luminare for Santa's hat, and beard/mustache.

My big issue what the stupid ribbon! Omg!!! It took me 20 minutes to tie the ribbon! Can you believe it!!! 20 minutes to tie a ribbon! riddiculous I know, but I just couldn't get it to sit right. I was so frustrated. But I finally ended up making it so it worked. I think it is like an olive color.

I really like the way this card turned out. tfl!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

I love this card. For an off the top of my head card using a black and white checkered dress as an inspiration, I feel I captured the essence of classiness.

Take a striped bg stamp lay it on way using black ink on the stamp, then taking the same stamp turning it the other way, re-ink it and stamp again. Layer it on black. Add another stamp in black, add black ribbon and black brads and you have a beautifully classic card that can be used for a man or a woman!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is my first blog, on this newly created blog of mine. It is Thanksgiving Day, I'm watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and drinking my coffee and blogging!

I started this blog because there are sometimes when I just want to tell my stamping lady friends what is going on in my life.

This is a much needed day off for me. I go to school full time to become a medical assistant. It is not somethign I planned for in my life, but after two elbow surgeries and a hand surgery, I knew I could never go back to having to use my arms all day. I was an office manager that worked about 50-60 hrs a week and was on the computer almost all day long. My arms are shot.

When I first went out of work is when I discovered stamping. I was so bored, and I just bought some stamps so I thought I would try to make some cards by myself. I fell in love with the craft. I have always been a crafty lady, but I never really found the one thing that I could really express my creativity until now! I just love making cards! I have so many, I have no idea what to do with them all, lol! I started going to craft fairs. I made about $70 this year over the price of the tables. I guess the economy is just so bad no one wants to buy. Last year I made $120 so I was a little disappointed. Oh well.

I think I am rambling here. I don't know. All I know is, even though I enjoy my peace and quiet, I miss my son. He is with his father. I got divorced in August and it has been quite the task getting acclamated to the changes of single life. I didn't know I had so much yard upkeep!!! LOL! I hired a friend to help me because I just couldn't do it with my arms and all. Of course, I had to pay him to help me as he did do some manual labor for me. Money, money, money! How can we live without it!!! lol

Gee, I am rambling. I guess I have more to say than I initially thought. So maybe this will be another stress reliever for me, well, when I have the time. It is nice to relax. Ok, I think I will leave more for another day.

For now, have a great thanksgiving, and stamp on!!!!