Sunday, November 29, 2009

wow! it's been a while!!!

wow, i didn't realize how long it's been since i posted here last. eep!

on the other hand, i haven't done much lately.

but don't fret, gentle reader. i'm flat broke now, so i'm making gifts for christmas. which means i will have some projects to post here in the near future. :)

Friday, April 3, 2009

ah, ATCs...

check out this book. needless to say, i want it! lol

oh, so pretty.....

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Whimsical Art online course

ever wanted to develop a whimsical art style? i know i have! in fact, it's something i'm VERY interested lately! and, as the Muses would have it, i noticed a link on my own sidebar just a few minutes ago, one that i had not remembered, and clicked on it.
and here's what i found:

check it out! awesome!!

i think i'm going to sign up... post a comment if you're interested, too! :)

a fun little evening that inspires....

so, tonight i spent some time with some of my girlfriends, scrapping and chatting, chatting and scrapping... well, one of us was scrapping. one was working on a card swap. one was making her own rubber stamps. and me? well, i was making ATCs! :)

i don't have my camera handy, so you'll have to trust me on this when i say that they're LOVELY! :) the first one, which i'm hoping will turn out in the end, was based on the theme "ghost" from the challenge blog Inspire Me Thursday. the other one was much more romantic, featuring a vintage couple. it was inspired by the Stripes challenge on, um.... another challenge blog (can't remember which one off the top of my head!)

the ghost card was done with versamark ink on glossy cardstock. over that, i sponged fuschia ink, which then smeared over the versamark image, leaving a ghostly image. i mounted it diagonally on grey cardstock, with the word "believe" stamped with black stayz on in the corner. once all that was done, i covered the image and word with a crackle medium... i'm waiting for it to dry, and then i'll post (if it isn't damaged, that is).

the second card was pretty basic. some paper (BG eva), and cardstock, mounted off-center of each other, with a pink frame stamped behind the couple. a metal "love" charm attached, and voila! ATC number 2! :)

like i said, when i have my camera, i'll post some pics. until then, you'll just have to trust me on this. they're lovely! :)

k, off to play euchre for a bit! ttyl!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Blockage!!!! Ugh!!!!!

ok, so, an hour ago, i was feeling so creative, and sat down to work on one of my newest projects. and, i might add, one of my favourite projects. an altered journal. LOVE IT!!!!! well, i did at the time...

and now...

it is my NEMESIS!!!!!!!!

that's right, folks, i'm blocked. i got nothing. i put one of my most anticipated elements on: black eyelets with black wire wrapped around the edge of the cover. LOVE IT!!! but now what?

i'm sitting here staring at it, going, "it looks cool so far, but it needs more. but what?!" and i don't know. i mean literally, i have no ideas here.

i'll admit, i briefly toyed with the idea of prima flowers, a pretty contrast to the harsh/industrial feel of the metal accents. but it just wasn't working for me. i have a stamp that would look absolutely stunning, but where to put it? i have bling of various descriptions, but that's not right for this piece. fibers? they're lovely, but i don't think they're right, either.

my one thought was to do the whole edge with eyelets and wire. that might look cool. and hey... now that i'm thinking about it... it WOULD look really cool... and i could do something funky with the stamp, and then use some wire and maybe a transparency to anchor it... and then a word or quotation at the bottom or something...

oh, the ideas are flowing now!!!!! yay!!!! thanks for your help!!! ;)

UPDATE: GAH!!! doing the whole edge with eyelets and wire... yeah, can't work. the measurements are wrong, and it will leave either too much space at the bottom, or too little. which sucks, because that would have been freaking cool! :(

Monday, March 23, 2009

no, i haven't forgotten about this blog....

i've actually been on this blog every couple days or so, but i only realized now how long it's really been since i last posted! lol five months!!! eep!!! lol

ok, so granted, i haven't been the most active with the scrappin stuff anyway. but i did finally get rid of the old desk, and replaced it with something smaller but far more functional. it's really pretty, too. i digs it. i'll post some pics once i find it again! ;)

anyway, i'm working on a few projects lately, but for the time being, i'm going to be focussing more on artistic endeavours rather than scrapbooking, so feel free to check out my newest blog, My Arty Adventure. ( ) you'll likely find a bunch of stuff there in the near future. :)

so, yeah, i'm working on this blog, too. and keep coming back, even if only for the challenge blogs on the right sidebar. they're awesome! :)

so, talk to you later! :)