Saturday, January 24, 2009

So I couldn't resist doing another challenge card tonight! This one was inspired by the Lang calendar here Most of the card was paper-pieced together. The only stamp I used on this one was for the greeting.

Sitting and creating is a great thing to do when you're sick - it beats lying in bed and feeling sorry for yourself! :) (This darn cold can go away anytime now...I won't miss it!)

Today's challenge was to find inspiration from a Lang Calendar. This is the link to the calendar that inspired me:

Today I worked with lots of tiny pieces - tiny hearts, tiny stars, tiny wand handles :) It's amazing how much fun there is in the details! Today's lesson from the craft room: Find pleasure in the little things...(even if they require tweezers :)

I sponged the background after masking a circle in the middle. Also sponged the edges of the white moon with Summer Sun ink. I did my best attempt at sewing a little tutu skirt out of ribbon and made the crown from a boho blossom punch flower.

Enjoy and don't forget to find pleasure in the little things!

Friday, January 23, 2009

I'm calling today's card Salt and Pepper...not because it's black and white, but because it was literally inspired by salt and pepper! I was on a United flight - a bit sad since I was flying away from home - and when my meal arrived the salt and pepper came in the CUTEST little folder with a satchet of salt and pepper inside. Of course my mind starting imagining what it would look like card-size it is!!! Today's Lesson from the Craft Room: Inspiration is EVERYWHERE!!!!

The card is a 5x5 folder and the greetings are stamped on the white card that you pull out of the envelope. This card is 2 sided - both sides have windows and look very similar, except on the opposite side the greeting says "So Glad We're Friends." I'm going to have a lot of fun playing around with this new card design!

So when you're feeling like ideas aren't coming to you, don't despair! Open your eyes...Inspiration is everywhere!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Today's challenge on Splitcoast (WT202) was to take some plain patterned paper and give it some pizazz! I used SU! Urban Garden paper and added dots with my versamark marker and then embossed the dots with silver embossing powder. The 2 silver hearts are actually old brass findings that I coated with Versamark and then embossed with silver embossing powder.

Today's lesson from the craft room - Don't give up! This card started out with just the patterned paper, the large heart, the greeting and the ribbon and it just looked like it needed more. So I kept playing and playing and playing until the card said "You found me!" So don't give up! You never know what's awaiting you, right around the corner!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I have 2 lessons that came out of the craft room today. The first is to just go with it! I walked in there not knowing what I was going to do and I spied a piece of paper I had made about 2 years ago with acrylic paint and a texturizing comb and I just went with it! It became the inspiration for today's card. The second lesson came out of just going with it...I came away from the project not knowing how I felt about it - wanting to be critical of it. And that's where lesson number 2 came in - no need to judge. I went with it and for that I am grateful for I know that going with it will lead me to new and exciting places - some I won't want to visit again, and others I will want to keep traveling to. Hope today you go with it without a need to judge!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I was away for the weekend so I was very excited to get home and get into the craft room! And what an amazing day! Today was the inauguration of Barak Obama - a testament to what can happen when you dream a little dream. It seemed fitting to do today's color challenge in honor of MLK Day and Barak Obama's big day. I used a couple of Sizzix dies and my boho blossoms punch. Dream a Little Dream, everyday...