Sunday, March 28, 2010

My new friend who lives in Atlanta sent me some Whiff of Joy stamp images to play with and I sat down today to play! I had such a good time coloring the image, but I must confess I nornally stay away from "people" images because I struggle with skin tones. Well, I am definitely going to get over that now because I have fallen in love with Whiff of Joy stamps! So, thanks Michaela for inspiring me to get out of my comfort zone and go to another level of cardmaking.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Yeah! My puppy is feeling so much better. I actually got a 7 hr. stretch of sleep last night. Got up early tho' and sat down with some Making Memories paper that I've had forever and a new Butterfly die cut that I got at Archivers before I left for Atlanta. Very simple in composition but the I love the color combination and the butterfly.
I'm off to prepare for my Thursday class.

Monday, March 22, 2010

This is my puppy Sutter. He's been sick for the past few days and I had to take him to the vet. He's almost 15 years old and considered a geriatric patient. The vet says he has arthritis in his hips and she did a needle biopsy on a suspicious looking growth on his back. She gave him an antibiotic and special food to settle down his stomach and stop the diarreah and vomiting. FUN, FUN, FUN!

He's already feeling better. Sutter is by far the cutest and sweetest baby puppy in the whole wide world!!

I got stuck on this design and decided to make a cute little easter card with my SEI paper that I've had forever. This cute little puppy comes from a set I got at Impressive Ideas in Atlanta by The Cat's Pajamas.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I sat down this afternoon to make a card for a friend and this is what I came up with. I thought it turned out pretty cute. Pretty easy and basic...I'm thinking about doing something like this in one of our card classes. I try to create something do the same.

My Kansas City Studio

When I lived in Atlanta I had a very small studio that was cramped and hard to create in. I had my computer desk in my room and it just felt too small. Well.....when we moved to Kansas City I knew that I would set up my studio the way I wanted it.....organized, sunny and a space I would really enjoy being in.
I decided to take the dining room. It has two large door openings and was much larger than the room I had in Atlanta. Also, I was able to strategically place my workspace so I could see the big screen TV in the Living Room and also I can see my bird feeders that I have on my deck!
I wanted a tool table with my cricut, my big kick, my paints and my die cuts. I found the five shelving units at Big Lots and chose them because they weren't very deep and therefore nothing really ever gets lost on them.
A scrapbook store here was going out of business so I bought the spinner rack and love it! I can see what I have and seem to use it more often. I store my other paper in drawers by color for the solid cardstock and by brand for the other patterned paper. This system seems to work for me.
My clear stamps are stored in 8 1/2 x 11 clear containers and this systems seems to work for me except that there are way too many and my collection is out of control.
Hope you enjoyed this visual tour of my studio. I'm off to cook breakfast and play in the snow before it starts to melt. In total we got about 8 or 9 inches. Hopefully this will be the last snow of the year. I'm ready for flowers, green grass and walking my dog at the park.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Had a good time playing in the still hasn't stopped so it looks like another 24 hour snow event here in Kansas City!

This is the second card we will be making next Thursday at my card class. It is a variation of the first card I posted. I love The Cat's Pajamas stamp sets and this Easter kitty (her name is Sprinkle) is really wearing that hat!

Gotta go make dinner for my hubby.

Easter Card 2010

This is my first post on this blog. I currently live in Kansas City but my family is in Atlanta. We moved here a year ago and this is our second winter here. It is March 20th and I just got back from spending two weeks in Atlanta with my kids and grandkids. Imagine my surprise when it started snowing last night about 9:00 and it is 4:00 on Saturday afternoon and it still hasn't stopped! The prediction is for another 3 inches or so. It was 59 degrees yesterday!!

This turn in the weather has given me time to make my first entry. This card is one of the cute Easter cards my card class will be making on Thursday evening. I used One Heart One Mind (Pink Lemonade) paper.......... I LOVE OHOM paper and use it all the time.

I used the Martha Stewart border punch and the "Happy Easter" is part of the Hero Arts set - "April". The adorable Easter chick is from Elzybells Art Stamps, Ltd (E0090 Daisy Canopy). The cute pink flower I found at Hobby Lobby in the Easter section in a large bag for $1.00. the small white flower is a FloraDoodles jeweled flower that I picked up at Archivers. I used colored pencils to color the images. The bling under the "Happy Easter" is from Paper Studio.

List of supplies:

All paper - One Heart one Mind (Pink Lemonade)
Martha Stewart scalloped punch
Stamps: Elzybells Art Stamps (Daisy Canopy)
Hero Arts - Month April
Flowers: Hobby Lobby Easter crafts in a bag
Flora Doodles While jeweled in a bag

Misc. Colored pencils to color the image.

The bling is from Paper Studio.

I'm off to go play in the snow! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.!!