Hello all! Do you think I have enough "K"'s in the above title? :) To sum my day up in one word:krazy. It was a krazy awesome time. My friend Kim Reid, owner of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps offers a card class usually about once a month and I was lucky enough to be able to participate on Saturday. Since I do not drive, my first adventure was getting there. My hubby and I got lost and had to call twice before we found her gorgeous house. Thanks to Al, Kim's husband, for the directions that Yahoo Maps did not have precise enough. I was about a half hour late. Kim offered us all different flavoured coffee and I got to try Cherry Chip Swirl. It was yummy. We made 4 cards using 2 older stamps and 2 new stamps. Kim had each image stamped and all the card pieces cut for us so we had to colour our images with Copics and put together our cards. Many new techniques I had never tried before were used on the cards. I enjoyed using the chalk pastel pencils for extra shading and hope to practice this technique on my cards in the future. It really adds new dimension.
And here they are in the order we made them:
And did I tell you that Kim lives only about a half hour away from my son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren? Guess where I got to go and whom I got to see afterwards? And we even spent the night. To reiterate, a krazy awesome day!!!!!
Good Morning. It is time to start another linky party over at Pause, Dream, Enjoy. It is to follow a sketch from any source. I enjoyed this one a lot as I am always looking for a great sketch challenge to try especially now when my crafting mojo has left the building. I looked at many new sights and decided to try the sketch found HERE at "Just Us Girls".
The motivation for the card design is that I want Spring. I am so done with snow and cold and sitting here in -20C with a hefty windchill as well made me want to produce a bright, sunny, cheerful card to remind me that Spring will have to come eventually.
Good Morning and welcome to another linky party at Pause, Dream, Enjoy. Our theme for the next two weeks is LACE ~ it can be real lace, lace like paper or a lace border punch ~ anything that says LACE to you and link it up for us to see.
My project is a little late (or a whole year early) for the holiday it represents. I used a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps called "Turtle Love" and inked it up with my copic markers, cut it out in a circle and inked the edges with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink. Plain card stock and a few embossing folders for texture along with lace, flowers and ribbon add the finishing touches. The outside sentiment is from Michaels $1.50 bin and the inside is from a My Pink Stamper set.
So, any of you remember the post I did at the beginning of January about what I wanted to do this year and I shared many of my goals. Well, it is the middle of February and all of the goals I have set for myself have come up one big FAIL. I have not scrapped a single page, I have not even glanced at my camera and have not looked at getting a business started at all. This is only my third post of the year so this blog has been sadly neglected. Is this a wake up call and am I going to get back on track? I would like to say yes but truthfully there are major things going on in other areas of my life which are making crafting much less a priority. So, my loyal blog friends (probably only about 2 of you since I have not posted in so long), I will not be updating as much as I would like. Someday soon I hope to share some good news which will give me more time for crafting. Until then, I will have at least 1 post a month for my remaining design team.
Thanks for dropping in today and putting up with my rambling. Please join us at Pause, Dream, Enjoy for our lace themed linky party.
Until next time, keep crafting (and do some for me too...LOL!)