I decided to do a little playing with mixed media today. I sat down with some supplies I knew I wanted to play with. Namely Gelatos, stencil and embossing paste. My intention was to make a pocket scrapbooking journaling card. I made a cute one...however I had even more fun with my practice sheet. I liked it so much I made it into a card.
Here are the supplies I started with:
Here is the card I ended up with:
Supplies: Lulu Lavender Fireworks, Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink, Golden Gel Medium Light Molding Paste, Faber Castel Gelatos, Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card die, Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock, Queen & Co Rhinestones, MME Washi Tape, Three Ring Circus Sentiment stamp, Some Odd Girl Sentiment Stamp, Heidi Swapp Spray Stencil
I am excited to participate in What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday this week. I can happily say, not much is on my desk. Finally, thanks to my Dad and my new Raskog cart, it is all clean. It is organized and ready for a brand spanking new project. Here is the super scary before pic:
AACCKKK!!! It should not be hard to imagine why I haven't made anything lately. LOL. But that is all about to change. Be back soon with some Halloween cards to share.
I am still working on getting my MoJo back. I think half of crafting is organization. If your space is a big mess, it isn't really conducive to creating. Got new goodies? Where do you store them? Making a project....where do you put everything? I have some much stuff piled onto my workspace that I have no where to make anything. I had a blast two weeks ago at Scrapbook Expo. I got a ton of great new things, but where do I put all my new things?
Enter IKEA and the Raskog cart. My Dad was nice enough to get me one and I love it. I feel like it is the perfect storage solution for Project Life. I have a ton of stuff in mine already and it is perfect because it is mobile. Notice it is right in front of the closet. I can just roll it out of the way when I need to open the closet doors.
Below are some of the new fun things I picked up at the Expo.
Here is how I decided to organize all that great stuff into my Raskog cart. The top shelf of my cart holds some basic tools like a glue runner, corner rounder, xyron sticker maker, ink pad, stamp block and pens.
On the middle shelf I have two inserts. On the bottom are my Gelatos, Tools, Masks, and Washi tapes. Above that are my journal cards and Copic journals. In the back I have Thickers and some card stock.
At the bottom I have more Washi, clear stamps, stickers, 6x6 paper pads, and a ton of Glitz Design goodies.
Took some fun classes at Scrapbook Expo too. One was a mixed media class with the Rubber Cafe. It was all about using Gelatos.
I'm Back! I have not been crafting for a while now. Managing my IBS has kept me pretty busy for months. I am happy to report I am doing much better and have gotten back to having some free time to do some papercrafting. In honor of Virtual Scrap Book Night over on Splitcoast Stampers... here is a scrapbook a friend asked me to make for her coworker who is expecting.
I am loving the Basic Grey Soleil collection of papers! These are all my favorite colors. I thought it would be cute to color up Saturated Canary image Washi Tape Kinda Girl and pair it up with this cute paper. I threw in some assorted washi tape from my collection and broke out my Spellbinders Nestabilities Card Creator A2 Dies to make the layers nice and straight. I can honestly say that did not miss measuring on the paper cutter, not one little bit. I used a Lil Inkers die to cut out the background on the sentiment and a random heart sticker.
Some Copics color matches for the Basic Grey Soleil Collection:
R81 R83 R85 Y00 Y13 Y18 V12 V15 V17
Stamp: Washi Tape Kinda Girl digi by Saturated Canary
Paper: Bosie HD Color Copy Cover, Basic Grey Soleil
I can't believe we are well into the second month of the year already. I do so love making cards in February. Valentine's Cards are so fun and easy to make.
I have not been making very many cards lately as I prefer to use digi images. When I got my new state of the art HP Envy All In One printer I quickly realized that it was no good for printing digis because the ink would make a smeary mess when I colored with my Copics. Two weeks back I saw an ad in the Walgreens circular for a Cannon Pixma IP2702 (no frills) printer for only $19.99. I couldn't believe how low that price was so I went to the store and decided to buy it. Well that super cheap printer comes with ink that is compatible with Copics. I have to manually force the cardstock to get it to feed through but once you hold it, it will grip the cardstock and it feed straight through. I was so happy I took a chance on it. I now refer to it as my Digiprinter!
I had a ball over the weekend coloring up this cutie from Saturated Canary. Hope you like her!
Copic Colors to Match Carta Bella Devoted Collection:
I was so excited to see that my little blog has past 100,000 views! I think you all really like it when I talk about Copics ;0) I wanted to share my excitement over this milestone with all of my followers by doing a blog candy giveaway. In order to enter you must be a follower of my blog.
The Blog Candy giveaway will include everything pictured above.
2 Glitz Design stamp sets (Hello Friend and Yours Truly)
Vintage Blue trim
Vintage Blue Glitzers
Vintage Blue Epoxy Word Stickers
Vintage Blue Giant Rhinestones
American Crafts Premium Brown polkadot grosgrain ribbon
My Minds Eye Lost & Found Rosy 6x6 paper pad
Recollections Beige Adhesive Pearls
To enter please leave a comment answering the following question:
What kind of crafter are you?
A) NEOPHYTE- inspired to craft by brand new goodies! You can't wait to get your hands on the latest greatest newest released supplies. B) CLEAN & SIMPLE CLASSIC- likes to craft with the basic tried and true supplies keeping things clean and simple and classic. C) MACGYVER- can create with whatever supplies you have on hand or anything you find laying around I have come to the realization that I am a Neophyte crafter. I feel most inspired when I get something brand spankin' new to play with. I definitely want to become a Macgyver so that I can use up my existing stash and stay on budget for 2013. I will randomly select a winner from the comments received on January 26th!
I have been stamping and scrapbooking for several years and love that I can share this wonderful hobby with others. Stamping, scrapping and creating is like art therapy for the soul. I have started this blog so that I can share that therapy with you!