Thursday, October 13, 2011

Missing Blogging

Even though I haven't been blogging, I have been busy creating and I have been loving it!  Most of my problem is not being able to take pictures of the cards I've been making.  I bought a photo light tent to take better pictures but I'm still playing with it and learning about the best lighting and camera settings.  Anyway, I just thought I'd pop in and play along today at Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge seeing as how I made this Tim Holtz inspired card.  I saw a technique that I loved on the Michaels website where Tim covered this cool bird in tissue tape and I had to try it.  I love how the card came out and when I saw the challenge was Wings and Things I thought I'd enter.  The pic is not great, I took it with my iPhone but here it is.

It's not the best picture but you get the idea!
Hopefully be back soon with some more cards.
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!

Friday, July 29, 2011

It's Good To Be Back!

Wow I have really missed making cards and blogging and it feels so good to be back!  In my last post I showed pictures of my messy card room and I was frustrated because I couldn't get near my crafting table.  Since that post, my 12 year old daugter took pity on me and also was probably tired of hearing me complain so she cleaned the room for me.  What an angel!  She gave me back something that I was missing so dearly.  Since I've been back to crafting I am so happy and once again the ideas are overflowing and I can't get them out fast enough.  I've made approximately 20 cards and a handful of tags since I started again and now I just need to photograph them so I can get them on my blog and start entering some challenges again.
I also miss being on the design teams that I used to work for and someday when life calms down a bit I hope to try that again!
One of the first cards that I made when I got back to crafting is a sweet card that uses the stamp set and matching dies by
Melissa Phillips is one of my favorite designers and it's no surprise that she designed this adorable stamp set.
Anything with hearts usually catches my eye and this set is loaded with them.
Here is the card that I made:

I am very happy with the way this card turned out especially with the color combinations. 
I will not be entering this card into any challenges this week, I just wanted to get a post up and display one of the cards I have been working on.  I will be scouting out the challenges in the next week and get back into them soon!
I hope this post finds everyone happy and crafting!
Have a great day!
I already am!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Suffering From Card Making Withdrawal!

My last post was on November 22nd, 2010.  I was fortunate enough to have a card published in Papercrafts Magazine and I was so proud of my great cardmaking hobby!  Unfortunately, life got crazy busy and making cards fell by the wayside and the rest is history.  My blissful cardmaking room got messier and messier by the day and I got sadder and sadder watching it happen.  I miss all of my sweet cardmaking buddies out there!  I have randomly been viewing my favorite blogs and wishing it was me making those beautiful cards!  I miss being a Shabby Girl in The Shabby Tea Room!  I miss being a Polkadoodle Girl over at Polkadoodles and I was always grateful for the opportunities to design! 
I wanted to thank Debbie in The Shabby Tea Room and Nikki over at Polkadoodles for their understanding when I had to step down from my design positions.  Those were not decisions that I made lightly!

Lately I am suffering from cardmaking withdrawal and it is getting stronger by the day!  I have kept up with all of the new products over at Papertrey Ink (my favorite online shop!)  I'll need to win the lottery to buy all of the products that I have missed out on while I've been on hiatus!  I love all of their designers and I follow their blogs as well!  The itch to make cards again is back and I can't wait to get started!!
There is just one problem......
This room is just unworkable!  I have been trying to tackle it little by little but is so overwhelming!  If anyone of my followers reads this blog post could you please give me a tip on tackling this mess!  It would be greatly appreciated!
I can't wait to get back to designing and look forward to entering all of the fun card challenges once again!
See you soon in blogland!