Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Colored Pencil w/ Goo Gone!

So I've been reading about using Goo Gone as a blending technique with colored pencils and just had to try it! I use cheap Crayola pencils and a Q-tip to blend the fall colors on this pumpkin stamp. It was super easy and CHEAP! Now that I'm looking at it though, I probably should have added a few more embellishments but I guess simple is nice. The paper I chose wasn't my normal choice of a fall color but I thought it was so pretty! It is one of the many wonderful papers on K&Company's fall paper pad at JoAnn's.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Well I didn't do a lot of creating this weekend. We did some outdoor work today - and yesterday was shot shopping. I did find a few good deals at Michael's - are they discontinuing Martha's paper? It's all pretty much 75% off so I couldn't pass THAT up! No more shopping for me though! I made a pledge that I have to use all the supplies I have for at least a month - without buying anything. This will probably kill me!

I made this card for a friend of mine. I just loved how the paper and embellishment complimented each other so well. I also had fun decorating the envelope (which was cut from my cricut expression). I have a mini order for a few Thanksgiving themed cards that I need to work on during the first part of this week. Next weekend is the big Chili Cookoff in the town I teach in....anyone have any awesome chili recipes?!

Friday, September 25, 2009

So....I'm being a bit lazy tonight. My hubby surprised me with starting a Netflix account! I'm super excited since I am always trying to find new movies on HBO. So tonight we are having a movie night - yipee! He chose a movie called Role Models - not sure what it's about but exited just the same.

Nevertheless, I thought I would share my new organization method for my ribbon "problem". Well just the spool organization - I am still working on the single strands! My parents live close to the Offray ribbon outlet in PA and OMG!!!! I go EVERY time I am home - it's a sickness I know. So I have collected numerous spools of ribbon over the years. I found these ClosetMaid racks at Home Depot and VOILA! They are perfect! Although....they are all full. Maybe I should join a ribbon swap?

Between paper and ribbon - well let's just say I should be set for projects for the rest of my life! Anyone else share this problem? Tomorrow I'm off to a Folk Art Fest - I can't wait! Hopefully I will be in the creating mode on Sunday!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Gobble Gobble!

Ok....this one gave me a little bit of trouble. It is a rather large it was difficult to embellish due to lack of room. The turkey has been stamped with timber brown Stazon onto coffee stained muslin. I then used colored pencils to make the hues muted instead of too bold. Then all that was left was to add a few bronze brads and pip berries. Hope you enjoy him and be sure to stop and visit my blog!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My Mother's Dress



So I just love this stamp by Dawn Houser called "My Mother's Dress". I stamped my first image of it on a piece of scratch paper and just had to incorporate it somehow. I just loved using my watercolor zig markers to add a little green shading to the dress. Vintage buttons and sanding along the edges finish off the vintage feel. I just can't wait to try all different colors on this stamp! it can be used for weddings, friends, anniversaries,! On the envelope I stamped a cute lil' high heeled shoe (from the $1 bin at Michaels) in the corner. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My first post!

Well I finally decided to create my own blog to showcase my creations. I tend to be hot and cold with making things but have recently cleaned my craft room (whopee!!). Now I can't use a messy room as an excuse. Hopefully, I will be able to start using all my supplies which keep growing and growing (I have a serious addiction to paper, ribbons, stamps, YOU NAME IT!). Here is my first 2009 Halloween card. I used PaperStudio and Rusty Pickle paper. Hope you enjoy!