Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I will send a handmade item to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this "Pay it Forward" exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet (but it will probably be made of paper!) and you probably won't receive anything in '07 but it will definitely be within 365 days - I promise! In order to participate, though, you must pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. So basically, if you comment, I’ll send you something crafty that I’ve made! Once you sign up, copy and paste the above paragraph on your blog, and three other lucky people will be recipients of your handmade work. I found this at Aged to Perfection and thought it was a great idea. So spread a little handmade cheer!!
(and please leave your email in the post so I can get in contact with you!)\
Still one more slot available - please join in the fun!
I still love the idea of this card - but I'm not really digging the actual results here. I need to play more with colors (I used chocolate chip and tempting turquoise on this one, but the card base is showing much more blue on my monitor), and either use alphabet stamps or a different alpha die set. I think it needs additional embellishment, too, but I couldn't figure out where to add ribbon, brads, etc. Thoughts anyone? I'm *very* open to suggestions!
Monday, November 26, 2007
We also managed to finish up one of our kitchen chairs. We were given these beautiful chairs when we got married. They are at least 75 years old, and they served us well for a few years but were getting rickety. My hubby took them all apart, sanded and stained, drilled new holes, and then I did the seat. Not bad for my first upholstery job! One down, three more to go...
Well, that concludes the crafty tour. Hopefully I'll get some time to stamp this week and I'll be back with a few cards.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
stamps by SU (Always on My Mind, Happy Harmony), sepia versafine ink, watercolor crayons, Fabriano notecard
Monday, November 19, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
I had ordered some extra stamping goodies from smARTworks, and Susan included this great card in my package. Simple, lovely, and a true day brightener. I am so blessed to be on the design team for this wonderful company!
Monday, November 12, 2007
I kept the design relatively simple. I used the Brocade Background designer paper (SU), and stamped a single swirl (Autumn Leaves). I cut a strip from one of the other papers in the pack, and added just a bit of distress ink to help it stand out from the background. I stamped the sentiment (retired SU set - Hope for Comfort) on some River Rock cardstock, and then glued it all down and added a single prima. I matted the panel and then mounted it to the card base. I added another River Rock panel to the inside so that it's easier to read the sentiment. I used another stamp from the HfC set, and it reads "May you find comfort in God's word and in the knowledge that others care and sympathize with you."
I do like how it turned out, and I may have to make a couple more to keep on hand for these difficult times.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I must say, I liked using the kit, and will be using more strips like this on future layouts. Great way to use up scraps but they also make fabulous accents!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
I love these type of stamps that look so great with minimal coloring!
Friday, November 2, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
In other smARTworks news, you've GOT to check out the fabulous specials this month - including 12% off all items. Wowzers! Plus there are some fabulous new images (love the vintage holiday stuff here and pretty much the entire supplement!) and they're even carrying these square Fabriano notecards now. Seriously, check it out!!