Thursday, February 25, 2010

Quilled Flamingo

Today's Lesson From My Make-Shift Craft Room (aka my mom's couch):  Listen To The Sounds Of The Wind And The Rain

It was windy and rainy last night and the windows were cracked open.  I am always awed by the power and majesty of Mother Nature.  From the inside, the sounds were comforting - at times invigorating.  From the outside, I image it was a bit nerve wracking!  Listening to the sounds of nature seems to create a rhythm within me.  It's like my heart starts beating in tune with nature - much like my fingers will start tapping to the beat of music.  Sometimes we need a bit of nature to get ourselves back in tune.

Today's flamingo was a tiny bit more challenging than yesterday's frog :)  I will keep working on my quilling skills...they seem to still be in their infancy :)  At least I've got room to grow :)  Hopefully this little guy will also find his way onto a card...any thoughts on what the sentiment should be????

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Quilled Frog

Today's Lesson From A Make-Shift Craft Room:  Grow Where You're Planted

I'm visiting my mom right now and, as always, I seem to whither a bit when I am away from my craft room and the tools for creativity are not at my beck and call.  So, I did what any creative person would do, I went to find some tools to create!!!!  A quick trip to the craft store landed me a Klutz book entitled Twirled Paper that came complete with a book and the tools necessary to make some quilled animals!  yeah!  Sometimes you just need to grow where you're planted...even if you'll be transplanted again soon :)

This little quilled frog came together quite quickly - even though I hadn't quilled for awhile.  Once he finds his way back to the craft room, you and I both know he's going to end up on a card!  I hope you like him :)  Now wherever you are....go and grow! :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Quick and Simple

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Use The Time That You Have

I didn't think I'd have time to do a card this morning, but I decided rather than fret about the time that I didn't have I should use the time that I did have...which was about 5 minutes!

So here is my 5 minute card!  Popped the heart up on a dimensional - that was the most technical part :)  I hope you like it!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Featured Stamper JovialJudi

The featured stamper on SCS today was my wonderful friend Judi!!!!!  Yeah!!!!!  We were to find inspiration in her amazing work.  I chose this card for my inspiration!  Feel free to check out Judi's amazing talent on her blog - I know you'll be glad you did!

Round Tab Punch Purse

The idea for this card came from a swap I received at least a year ago from Betty Saccocia (thanks Betty!).  I used the sneak peek set, Elements of Style, for stamping the background.  The purse is 1/2 of the round tab punch, which I then coated in tombo mono multi adhesive and chunky silver glitter.  The handle was made from the small oval and oval punches.  I hope you like it!  This one is going to my cousin for her birthday on March 1st!

Monogrammed Stationery

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Create Something For Someone You Love!

I'll be visiting my mom soon and decided I didn't want to go empty-handed.  I've made her a few gifts and this monogrammed stationery is one of them.  It is a wonderful feeling to be able to make something for someone you love!  These cards were quick and easy.  I stamped the "E" from the Lovely Letters stamp set in Always Artichoke.  The Always Artichoke card stock was run through the Big Shot in the Finnial Press embossing folder.  I hope you like it...and I hope my mom does too!