Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Whiff of Joy

(epilogue to busy bee post)
Ohhhhhh, but I did get this stamp in the mail yesterday from Whiff of Joy Stamps in Switzerland!!! (shhh, don't tell my DH).
You can be sure that I will have a new card to post using this Charlotte image in the very near future. Be on the lookout! ;)
Isn't she adorable??

Busy Busy Bee

I've been a busy busy bee and not in the ways that I would choose. If I had my little way I would be stamping every night and have a new card to present everyday! Alas, we have been busy every evening and I haven't been able to create anything new. I have been frantically working on my cards for Kat's Halloween Swap though. And I know some of you have seen it but it's "new" to be posted here, so technically I've met my goal of posting a new card on Wednesday? And just for kicks I'll post my Halloween pouch and tag for Sama's Diaper Pouch Swap. Okay, I'm pushing it for new creation Wed, but some day real soon I'll get my mojo back!
Have a fun day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Follow the Blog Trail and get some Blog Candy!

Hi Friends! I know it's Wednesday and I know I said I was going to try and post a card today...but how about some blog candy instead??
I was over in Paperville (Lauri's Blog) and noticed she had a link to Danielle's Blog (a VERY talented card maker!!) and Danielle had a comment from Stephanie (also makes superb cards). And Danielle and Stephanie have BLOG CANDY!!! Woohoo! So pop on over to Wild Dragonfly and see her stuff...and try for some Halloween goodies! And then pop over to Stephanie's place and try for her anniversary give away!
Thanks, Lauri!! Thanks, Danielle!! Thanks, Stephanie!!

Oh and I'm so grateful I popped over to Danielle's blog because I had been wondering for the longest time how everyone is getting that dripped effect on all their halloween cards--leave it to Martha Stewart--it's a punch!!
Happy Wednesday.

On a personal note, it's my 3rd wedding anniversary today. 3 years ago I was getting ready, all nervous and giddy, for the best day of my life. And that day I was blessed far beyond everything I hubby is the greatest gift God has ever given me. :)

Oh my goodness!! And as I was writing this he arrived in my office with a bouquet of flowers! Isn't he just the sweetest?? I'm such a blessed girl.

Monday, September 15, 2008

For the Fisherman

Sometimes I have an idea in mind already, sometimes I flip through my notebook of ideas and sometimes I just sit down an get to it. The latter was the case for this card. I had a friend ask me if I would make a card for her dad's bday and I knew that I had this fun "On the Fly" set from SU! (retired) that I hadn't used yet and it would be the perfect opportunity to ink it up! So I just sat down and started coloring and this is what happened. I really love how the color combo turned out. Thanks again for looking!

Forcing it???

Remember the inspiration challenge I gave myself the other day? Well, I also gave myself a deadline for this I had to sit myself down and come up with something. But I'm just not good under pressure!! The day after I posted the Matisse painting I realized that I had received all the pieces I needed from my friends Mary and Karen to make this card (little did they know!). The background paper from Mary and all the embies from Karen reflect all the colors in the original painting. So I just had to figure out a way to use them!! The first card is a quite literal version and actually was what I was trying to stay away from. The second card is actually what I was inspired to make (made this one first) from the painting and the gifts that my friends had given me. After I created the peapod baby I thought maybe it was too eclectic. I'm not used to using a lot of embellishments but I wanted to use as many as I could to portray all the fish. So then, doubting myself, I created the more literal "fish" card that you see below. And that one turned out too plain. I just can't win with forced inspiration. I think I'll stick to just letting my creative mojo flow (as you'll see in my very next post). Thanks for looking...feel free to vote on which version you prefer and any ideas to make them better! It's just another Monday ;)