Thursday, September 29, 2011

Make each day your masterpiece......

Yesterday I had physical therapy and while at my therapy I was talking to my therapist. I was talking about a wedding package that I am putting together for my nephew's wedding. I showed her my sample of the save the date card and told her that she should check out my blog. I also had to tell her that my blog has not been kept up too well. I need to give her a thanks, thanks Char! During our conversation she kinda called me out on why it is out dated. I have been home dealing with an illness and there really is no reason that I can't take the time to do something I enjoy and share it with others! So, Char here is another card to share with everyone! I am going to therapy weekly, so I will ask Char to keep inspiring me to add something creative to my blog. While home during this illness working in my studio helps me to relax and enjoy doing something I love to do.

I made a while back. The phrase on this card is one of my favorites! It reminds me to be creative every make each day my masterpiece! I hope everyone enjoys it and hopefully I can inspire someone to be creative! This card is unique in that it is like an envelope and it has an insert that comes out that allows you to write a small note to someone special! The only reason that I have not sent it out is that I love it so much I wanted to make a few more so I can send them to those special people and I also want to make some for Lyzart's in Glenview were I sell my work.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Practicing with Copics

Earlier this week I got the chance to attend the Copic Certification class. The class was wondeful and now I have the knowledge!! The next step is to practice, practice and practice some more. I will be sharing some cards and projects completed with those of you that come to view my blog. I hope you enjoy them and see some improvement in my work!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

ay's Weekly Challenge from Bloggers Challenge

Hi everyone! Well this weeks Bloggers Challenge was to recycle something. Earlier this week I had a wonderful lunch....pork and beans! Well this is my recycled can from that wonderful lunch! I am planning to use it for a Holiday treat container. I intend to either put some fresh cookies or candy sticks in a cellophane bag to complete the gift!

I used copic markers to color the edges of the can that show and to color the pull top that I used for the top of the lid. I embossed my papers and used some Brilliance Moonlight White to highlight both the dots and the lines that were embossed. The phrase I used was from a stamp set from The Angel Company. Below is a picture were you can see the lid to the container, I cut some circles and punched some scalloped circles to decorate the top a little!

I hope you all enjoyed the project and take a few minutes to check out the wonderful projects that the other creative members of Bloggers Challenge have recycled!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday's Weekly Challenge from Bloggers Challenge

Wow, another week has come and gone! Here is my card for this week's Blogger Challenge! This week we had to work with a group of colors. The colors for this week were black, white and orange. I spent most of the day attempting to use a cool technique from Technique Junkies, it was reverse soot stamping. I attempted to get this technique to work and came to the conclusion that I need to use a cheap candle. I only had Yankee Candles and I could not get soot to form on my paper!! Next time I go out, I will buy some cheap candles that burn dirty!
I am sure the other gals in the group have some wonderful projects for the challenge this week, so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the Bloggers Challenge!

Happy Birthday Wendi!!

Today we celebrate a special person!! Today is my daughter's best friend's birthday! Above is the card that I made for Beth to give to Wendi! I am hoping that she has a wonderful Birthday!
I used my new Cricut Imagine to create this card!! The background paper and the scalloped edged paper is some of the amazing papers you can print and cut with the Imagine! Being the rubber stamper that I am, I had to get some stamping included in the card!! I hope she will enjoy the card! Happy Birthday!!