Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Papertrey Make it Monday Challenge #89

Hello again.  I have been busy making cards but not necessarily blogging.  It just doesn't seem like there is time for everything.  Crafting, blogging, picture taking, organizing and running a house with 3 kids.  I'm not complaining but I wish I had more time for crafting.  I even forced myself to open my Etsy shop again.  SO MANY CARDS just sitting in boxes, so we'll try Etsy again. 
Ok so on to the crafting!
 Last night I was up in the middle of the night and I came across Papertrey's Make it Monday video.  Creating Windows for Floating Images.  I immediately fell in love with Nichole's technique and card.  I am creative but sometimes I need inspiration and I just had to copy Nichole's card as close as possible before I could branch out on my own.  Here are the three cards I came up with.

I am entering the Holiday card into the challenge since the first two are so similar to Nichole's.  I really enjoyed making these cards and I can't wait to try some more variations.  Maybe with a Chanukah card. 
Have a great day!
I already am!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Oh So Cute

Quick post today with a cute card!  Just love these bathroom symbol people! 
 Such a cute idea for a love card!
Enjoy your day!
I already am!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Shabby Tea Room

I am very excited because I just finished a card specifically for one of my favorite challenge sites.  The Shabby Tea Room is dear to me not just because I love all things shabby but because I used to be on the design team and I loved every minute of it!  Debbie is a sweetheart and a talented designer and she is the busiest paper crafter I know.  Anyway, on with the card.  The minute I saw this week's challenge, I just knew I had to make a card and my stamp set from PTI was the perfect centerpiece.  The Sweet Life stamp set has the most beautiful rose images with different layers that they almost look lifelike.  The Shabby Tea Room week #135 theme is Beautiful Romance and here is the card I am entering.  It's been a long time since I entered a card challenge and I missed it so much! 
Enjoy your day everyone!  I already am!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

4 New Cards

Good morning.  I just got home from work and I am exhausted but instead of sleeping I detoured into my card room and created a wedding card that I have been wanting to make.  One of my favorite designers is Lucy Abrams and I visit her blog regularly.  She does some beautiful work, very clean and colorful designs.  I made a few cards based on some of her designs.  I am loving the feeling of creating again in my new room and can't wait to get back to creating and blogging on a regular basis.
I have 4 cards to share today and then it's off to bed for me since I am due back at work in less than 12 hours.
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!

Friday, October 5, 2012

New Craft Room

Wow, I can't believe I haven't blogged since January.  I really do miss it but life was so overwhelming for a while it was hard to get into my card room and when I did, it was so messy I just couldn't think or create.  I am a very lucky girl though.  Recently my dad renovated a room in my house to accomodate all of my supplies and now I have a new craft room!  He is very handy and was able to create a new space for me that is cozy and functional.  Thanks Dad!!!  I got a bookcase from Ikea for storage and several towel racks for my punches.  I love Ikea and I wish they were closer.  It's about an hour drive for me but totally worth it.  Here are a few snapshots of my new space.  I'm still getting organized but I am having fun doing it.
Well that's all for today.  I've created 2 new cards and some cute earring cards for my daughter since I'm in my new room and I'll post them later today maybe. 
I can't wait to start creating again.  I miss being on a design team and I am hoping to work my way back on to one again. 
Have a great day everyone!  I already am!