Four Ways Friday will return next Friday! Today I've decided to share an altered CD with you instead - I hope you don't mind :) I love that you can turn an old disc into something spectacular with a bit of adhesive, paper and ink!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Count On Your Preparedness!It's hard to believe that my 8-month journey is about to reach it's pinnacle! The Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC is something I have been training for for the past 8 months. It's even harder for me to believe that 8 months ago I couldn't even run a block, let alone a mile...or 26.2! I have now done what I can to be in shape to make it the full 26.2 miles on Sunday. Now I just need to maintain my confidence!!!!! If you find yourself needing something to do on Sunday, feel free to send a bit of positive energy my way! :)
I wanted to share another acrylic block stamping card with you. For this one I used the size D acrylic block with an image from Lovely As A Tree and the greeting from the Curly Cute stamp set. A touch of dazzling diamonds on the leaves finishes the look. I hope you like it!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Life Works In Mysterious Ways!I had a number of things to do for work today and, I have to admit, I really wanted to spend time in the craft room! And I guess the Universe heard my cry since one of my work calls was moved to tomorrow...so off into the craft room I went! Life works in mysterious ways sometimes - and I love it when it's both mysterious and wonderful!!!! :)
I am loving stamping with my acrylic blocks! It's like getting a new toy to play with! Here's another video of a very simple and elegant card that will take you no time to make! Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Creativity Relieves Stress!I'm no doctor and no, I don't have any scientific research that I have collected to support this claim (although I have a feeling that data is out there)...what I do have is personal experience and I am here to tell you, creativity relieves stress!!!!! I had a stressful call for work the other day and when I hung up the phone I immediately knew that I needed a timeout in the craft room! And, it worked!!!! I was able to lose myself in the process of creativity and I walked out of the craft room a changed woman!!!!! So, when you find yourself stressed out, give yourself a creativity time out! It's wonderful medicine!!!!
Today I wanted to share more acrylic block stamping with you. Here's a video on how I created this card. Enjoy!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Shop With A Friend!You may find this strange, but I'm really not a fan of shopping...except, of course, in craft stores! When it comes to shopping for clothes or shoes my enthusiasm goes right out the door. That all changed yesterday! I went shopping with a friend and it made the whole experience fun! I loved having someone with me who would tell me her honest opinion and also just bring me stuff to try on so I didn't have to keep getting dressed and heading out of the dressing room over and over! If you're like me and find clothes shopping to be a drag, try heading out with a friend. It may totally change your perspective!!!!
Did you know that you can apply ink directly to your acrylic blocks and then stamp onto card stock with them? You get a wonderful rectangle that you can then stamp on or embellish with punched out pieces! I began with Pink Pirouette on Whisper White card stock and stamped the acrylic block 3 times. I used post-it notes to mask the edges and stamped the floral image in Basic Gray. Next came the big hearts and finally the punched hearts coated with Crystal Effects. I hope you like it!