Friday, December 8, 2017

Accountability and Hoarding Supplies

Hello everyone!! Happy Friday!

I have been doing a lot of soul searching in my crafting endeavors and trying to come up with ways to use my STUFF. Right now my room is a mess. I am going to post some photos below that I took last night to show you what a hoarder I have become.

This is the floor around my desk:

This is part of my desk where I have started working:

This is my "coloring station" where I use my different markers.

Can you see what a MESS my space is currently? And I am not even showing you the whole room!!

Anyway, I am posting these to make myself accountable. I need to clean up my supplies so I can USE them. (And when I talk about using the stuff on my desk-this is why I have so many choices!!) You would think that my room being like this would make me NOT want to craft, right? WRONG!! I just push it aside and carry on. I cannot do it anymore, though.

So here is to being accountable and not being such a hoarder!!

Thanks for stopping by and looking at "my mess." Have a FABULOUS Friday!!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Happy Birthday Charlotte!!

Just popping in today to wish my daughter, Charlotte, a Happy 17th Birthday. 

Charlotte always complains that I never make her a home made card designed JUST FOR HER so I created a quick card last night in honor of her birthday. Yup, I am the shoemaker whose kids have no shoes!!!

I used My Favorite Things "Happy Hippos" to create my card.

The design was extremely simple so I could make this in a jiffy. I stamped the hippo and bird from the set and used Copics to color them in.

I added a die cut orange hat on the hippo that I did some doodling on.

The speech bubble is from Simon Says Stamp "Talk Bubbles," which is now retired.

Here are a few photos from Charlotte's senior photo shoot in October:

I cannot believe she is graduating!! Where has the time gone?

I want to thank you for stopping by!! Have a great day!!

Stamps-MFT Happy Hippos
Dies-MFT Happy Hippos, Blueprints 27 and Simon Says Stamp! Talk Bubbles
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Archival Black
Other-Copic Markers, Sizzix Big Shot, White Gel Pen, Neenah Solar White, Foam tape

Friday, December 1, 2017

Tag You're It Challenge #78

Happy Friday!! Just popping in to post my tag that I created for the Tag You're It Challenge #78.

I kind of stuck the the simple elements of the inspiration tag-using pink, adding a die cut gold deer-but added a bit of texture paste for snow and the pink die cut that was on my desk.

I kind of screwed up the "snow" that I made falling in the background. I used translucent texture paste rather then the white by mistake. A case of NOT reading the label properly!

Here was the inspiration tag:

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Dies-PaperTrey Ink
Paper-Neenah Solar White, Tonic (gold)
Other-Sizzix Big Shot, Gold Stickles, TCW Texture Paste, Simon Says Stamp! stencil

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Snowflakes with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

It is hard to believe that it is the last day of November today. Where has the time gone?

Today it is my turn on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog. I created a holiday card and matching tag using two snowflake sets-"Snowy Sayings" and "Bring on the Snowflakes."

The colors were inspired by the image below.

It was also LOOSELY based on last weeks "Freshly Made Sketches #314.

I started off by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Snowy Sayings" in silver.


I then stamped the small aqua snowflake from the same set and the large snowflake from "Bring on the Snowflakes."

Next I stamped and heat embossed the large silver snowflake. I die cut the white panel and wrapped some silver thread around the front. I used a lighter piece of a patterned paper scrap behind the panel and mounted the whole thing on an A2 sized, top folding, aqua card.

My last step was to adhere some matching sequins and light colored jewels on the snowflakes and randomly around the sentiment.

For the tag, I actually used the practice piece I made for my card. I did the exact same process as my card but then used the middle sized Fri-die from "Tag Buddies" to cut out the tag.

I added some silver thread and thin ribbon to the top to finish as the finishing touch.

I love using different colors for my Christmas cards and I hope that this inspires you to create some fun snow themed cards too. Use my code-nora2017 at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to get 15% off your next purchase-including sale items!!

I thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Supplies:
Tag Buddies Fri-dies
"Snowy Sayings" stamp set

Monday, November 27, 2017

Just Add Ink Color Challenge #387

Happy Monday!! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend. I know I did!!

Had fun visiting family and doing a ton of online Shopping. I am looking forward to Christmas now.

Today I am sharing a card I created for Just Add Ink's Color Challenge #387.

I used PaperTrey Ink's "What the Doodle! Ornament" stamp set and matching dies for my ornaments.

Below is the badge for the color challenge that I followed:

I didn't have Garden Green ink so I blended Distress ink in "Mowed Lawn" and "Peeled Paint" on the background.

I used Copic Markers on the greenery and the jewels are "Ice Cube Mix" from Lucy's Cards.

That is all for today!! I thank you for stopping by!!!

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Stamps-PTI "What the Doodle! Ornament"
Dies-Gina Marie Designs-Stitched Rectangle, PTI "What the Doodle! Ornament"
Ink-Stampin Up! Cherry Cobbler, Ranger Distress Ink "Mowed Lawn" and "Peeled Paint"
Paper-Stamping Up! Cherry Cobbler, Neenah Solar White
Other-Copic MarkersSizzix Big Shot Machine, Ranger Ink Tim Holtz “Mini Round” Ink Blending Tool, Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, Scotch Dot Adhesive, DMC Thread