Thursday, September 18, 2008

Did anyone watch Martha Stewart yesterday? Her whole show was on blogging. It was pretty inspiring so when I can get someone to teach me how to do some stuff then I am going to improve this blog. I know what you are thinking- How could it be any better! Just wait and see...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Before and After
I found a really fun thing to do! I am taking old cards that I made and never did anything with , sprucing them up, and selling them in the Holiday Bazaar! Here is the first before and after. The colors are still kind of harsh, but you never know who might love this card! Do you?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I am working on cards for my end of the month workshop and to sell in an upcoming craft bazaar. I came up with this one last night and totally love it! The design is a copy of Angela Jones I found on Splitcoast stampers. Then I mixed up the colors with Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Almost Artichoke, Very Vanilla, and discontinued SU paper- The card is very soft and restful looking. Even though I tried to alter the photo, I don't think the pic gives you the soft feel of the colors.

My boys are camping this week end, so my plans are to stamp all day! Keep checking back for more ideas!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Color Inspiration 22

I took a break from picking faucets, doors, brick and shingles, and thinking about how I want the cabinets to look to play in the color inspiration at www.kwernerdesign. It was a relief. Check out the house progress. At first I didn't really like the card I stamped. but it is starting to grow on me. I was trying some background techniques, and this one is Faux Linen. The bird is stamped in Burgundy on glossy paper then sanded vertically and horizontally until the gloss is gone. Then I sponged Soft Sky over the whole paper. I think it should show up better, so next time I will try higher grit sandpaper. In person it looks much better. For my next trick I cut the back off one of the new flower brads and glued it to the top of the bow square.

I appreciate you looking. Let me know what you think!


Monday, September 8, 2008

I have missed blogging, but have been so busy working on house stuff and trying to get the boys moving in the right direction. I thought I would be so glad to have them back in school so I could get back to a routine ( can you say OCD?), but I have yet to get a routine that works.
I am doing a craft fair in October so I plan on having several really cute cards to sell! Keep looking!