Thursday, May 29, 2014

One Die, two looks.

Related Posts with ThumbnailsIt's been a few years since I've been up to meeting with my card making group. Since things have settled down a little in my life, it was time I get back with my creative gang of friends.
These two cards use the same die cut but the look is so different. Took us a few minutes to figure out it was the same die.
Can't wait until next month and see what the ladies come up with!

Friday, May 16, 2014

More Cards

Related Posts with ThumbnailsI'm really a night owl but Annie isn't so most of the time I have to be in bed by 10:00 pm. Annie gets up a sunrise having to go outside and wanting her breakfast. With the heat wave we've been having we can't hike after work. Instead we nap through the hotest part of the day after work.
Annie gets to play and I get to stay up pass midnight working on making cards and getting things done are the studio. I always liked working late into the night because it's a nice quiet time.
My focus is making simple cards because it doesn't take a whole lot of thought and uses up tons of supplies! :-)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sassy Cat

Related Posts with ThumbnailsThis stamp always makes me smile. Not sure who would send it out as a birthday card thou.
My goal is to use up what I have and if I don't by the next used rubber stamp sale, I have to sell it off. I have so much craft stuff even after the big purge/divorce a few years ago. Time to let go of what I don't really use.
Every night at least for a few hours I stamp. I may do nothing else other than just stamp the images and make a huge stack. At some point I feel like coloring, so I pull out my Copics and get to work. Nice to use up all the scrap paper and ribbon I've had stashed for years!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hiking with Annie

Yep, this is so true. Annie and I hike over 250 miles in one month. I love to hike on quiet trails and with Annie along never really worry about anything other than rattle snakes. One good thing about the mountain bikers if they pass you, good guess there isn't a snake on the path. ;-) Related Posts with Thumbnails

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Start of a new challenge - before and after

Related Posts with ThumbnailsI've been in a funk lately even with making about 100 cards to restock my card racks. Decided I needed a creative challenge to help me focus on the positive.
Someone gave me this very old card making book. It's very dated but the techinques are still the same. I will challenge myself to taking each sample card and add my own twist and style. I will post a before and after shots.