Saturday, January 30, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I love this sentiment, which I haven't used before today. It's SU but I don't know what set it's from. When I was in Maine over the summer I was antiquing with my mom and one of our favorite stops had a booth filled with random rubber stamps. So I picked up one that would be versatile. I guess I need to start using it more often!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
This card came together amazingly quickly for me...under 20 minutes! I had the patterned paper and embossed piece sitting out, a scrap of Rose Red from making some valentines and then I put together the oval piece. Wow, I have amazed myself.....I'm not thrilled with the sentiment (kinda lost there) but I just sat and stared for a few minutes and it didn't fix itself. So this is what it is.... My favorite bit is the green ribbon picking up the bit of Green Galore in the stems, which I colored with my Stampin' write marker. Wish I had THAT in every color!
Five straight days of posting, wow! Have you had enough of me yet? It's my stress relief from school, so I anticipate more in the future....Smiles,
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
As for my friends' bags, here's the two bags I finished....yes only 2, not 4:
I love pink (as you can tell from the new blog look) and I discovered some fun black, chocolate and teal fabrics to go along. For anyone keeping score as to my New Year's resolutions, Procrastination:1, Caryl:0. I bought the fabric ahead of time but somehow didn't start sewing the bags until the morning I was supposed to go out with my friends. No one ended up bringing gifts (sometimes we exchange, sometimes we don't and we never decide ahead) so it worked out okay that I ended up bringing nothing. And now I have these two bags ready for the next time I need a gift.
I also have the fabric cut out for the other bags so I hope they'll be finished by the end of the week. Then I can put the sewing machine away and maybe have a dining room table again. Plus, I have a fun Christmas gift to set up so I can sew a bit more often without making such a mess.....Mom, I'll call when you can come over to help! I'll share when it's ready, but no promises because procrastination always wins out.
Monday, January 18, 2010
I went downstairs with 2 things in mind....clean and make a quick card. This was both, amazingly enough!
The sentiment was sitting on my desk mounted and the celery green piece was floating around befor I ran it through the big shot--I embossed it with a striped plate, flipped it over and embossed it again to give it an argile look. The heart was from a pack I found at AC Moore for 50 cents. It's a nice rustic metal heart, though the picture makes it look black. This even fit a couple of challenges, which I haven't had the luxury of playing in lately. I used Sparkle's Christmas card challenge sketch, the OCC challenge to use blue and green and also it was a 10 (okay maybe 15) minute scrap pile challenge. Now I'm tired and it's off to finish the driveway!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
This week's sketch was created by Steph, and though I had about 50 ideas for cards to do I decided to challenge myself. And as you can see from my interpretation it truly is Unscripted: Flip it, Rotate it…There is no right or wrong way, as long as you are using the Unscripted Sketch as the basis for your creation. I took that quite literally with this one!
Monday, January 11, 2010
I managed to make this card for a couple challenges. I started with a sketch from CPS, took the beautiful colors from the Curtain Call Color Challenge and went for a birthday card: 1, because it's Crazy4Challenges challenge this week and 2, because I don't have ANY left in my house. If I had tried to do 3 challenges at once I would've failed, it's amazing what just having fun can do.
I was inspired to ink up the edges of the vanilla with a bit of chocolate and the pink with a bit of red thanks to a BEAUTIFUL card I received in the mail today from my dear friend Patti. Yay for mail that isn't bills! The picture doesn't do it justice, it's absolutely fabulous, as is my favorite Cardinals fan. Head over to her blog, Cherish Each Precious Day you won't be disappointed!
So far the New Year's resolutions have been going fairly well, how about you? The house is slowly getting cleaned up, I've been to the gym 7 times so far, and I'm even getting my classroom a bit organized. The craft area is another story, but Rome wasn't built in a day. For now it's off to bed so that I can be a bright eyed, cheery teacher for the munchkins in the morning!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
This week's sketch had me a bit stumped so I turned it on it's side and turned the circles into hearts....
This was mailed off this week with a bunch of other valentines to Operation Write Home. Another goal in the new year is to send at least a few cards a month to this great organization, so soldiers can write home. 2010 total so far: 20 cards. The deadline for Valentines has now passed so I'll be working on everyday cards for a bit--for both me and OWH. I'm out of birthday cards!!!
So dust off those craft supplies (or find them in my case) and use this week's sketch for a card, layout, altered project...whatever! Can't wait to see what you create. Check out all the DT's work this week, and head to Unscripted Sketches to upload your work....can't wait to see it!As for my New Year's winner I used random.org (but am not technilogically savy enough to get a picture of it).....
my fellow Unscripted Sketcher SarahKaye said...
I agree that resolutions are pointless as far as I'm concerned. You have to figure out what works for you and go with it! Good luck getting in shape- that's one of my goals, too! Happy New Year!!!
SK, I have your address so you'll get a nice belated birthday list and maybe something else in the mail!
Paper: Kraft, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane dsp, pink scrap
Stamps: Love You Much (SU!)
Ink: Real Red
Other: Thickers, pop dots, heart punch
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Hmmm....in getting ready for this hop I looked back at my first post of 2009 (only my third post ever) and saw I made a resolution, sorta.....
I'm bad at resolutions...I say I'll be a more regular gym go-er each December and never get there. This year I started that fad a month early and managed to get to the gym TEN TIMES! So now that 2009 is here, I got my craft area cleaned up earlier this week and I hope to spend at least once a week creating. Which also means at least once a week sharing something here!
Well as far as crafting goes I'd say I did alright. I never even DREAMED I'd be joining a design team and am thrilled with that accomplishment. This year I need to work on the organization, both with crafts and the house. But they go hand in hand! As for 2010 I'd like to submit work for publication this year. I'm not setting my hopes so high as to be published but I'll test the waters at least. I also want to get back into scrapbooking and do something with all the pictures I have taken with the intention of scrapping them. I think I'll start with my honeymoon....from 4 1/2 years ago!
The gym I did well too....until April when my ipod was stolen out of my car the ONE NIGHT I left it unlocked. Oops! I can say I haven't been in at least three months and that will change today. My MIL got me a new ipod for Christmas and I immediately loaded it up with songs so I can get back into the groove. So getting back in shape is a 2010 (and on) goal.
I'm also a huge procrastinator, which needs to change. It's in my dna (thanks Dad) but I can try to fight it. I have so many fun projects I do and make for people, and even though the idea is there for awhile I don't actually put it together until the last minute. And sometimes it doesn't get done because of that! I'm not sure how to attack that one, perhaps it comes with the organization!
Now for some candy. In being a procrastinator, I don't have a picture of my blog candy ready for you. Just trust me. I'm hoping a list or two will keep me organized and maybe it will work for you too....so that's the candy, a fun list like I made here and here. And maybe something else. You'll have to see. To enter just leave me a comment with 2 things:
1.) something you're trying to do in 2010
2.) any idea to keep me organized (keeping track of challenges, organized craft area, whatever!)
Now if you've stuck with me through my ramblings head on over to Hollie's blog to continue on the hop, and be sure to stop back next week for our first Unscripted Sketch of 2010 (And the winner of the candy)!
Friday, January 1, 2010
Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...
holy moly! this is gorgeous. i don't really know what i'd use it for, but i know i would defintely carry it around with me.... like in my car when i need a bag at aldi's or to carry my scrap stuff. and i just know my granddaughter would absolutely love it! now the list, i'm a list person. i write down EVERYTHING. every time i think of something, i'm making a note to myself. do you know how many post-its i use?????
What a way to start off 2010 with a win! Drop me an e-mail Stef with your address and I'll send you a fun new bag!
Happy 2010 to everyone else...here's to a fabulous year of happiness, health and all kinds of fun! If I'm not back with a card today be sure to stop by tomorrow for the Unscripted Sketches blog hop!