Monday, April 25, 2011

Creativity

I love creativity, whether it be in cooking, decorating, fashion, paper crafting, music, photography,.... and my new love, fabric.........

 Cooking
  Heather Cristo's blog

Interior Decorating
Google image, ur interior decor blogspot

Fashion
crowsneststrading.com

Paper crafting
Google image

   Music
   Google image

   Fabric
 Accucut purse
If I only had more hours in a day!          



Thursday, April 7, 2011

Christmas in April?

No way! Yes way.
I had my first Christmas card class of 2011 on Monday night. Saying I wasn't in the mood to do Christmas cards was quite the understatement! I definitively had to get inspired by other cards to pull this off. It's called CASEing in my world. (copy and share everything). It is considered an honor to CASE someone's work as long as you give full credit to the original designer. (Who probably CASEd it from someone else, by the way, but whatever!). Anyway, most folks do not copy someone else's work EXACTLY, but take ideas from either the lay out, color combinations or the way the embellishments were used, etc, etc. As artists and designers, musicians, painters, any of the arts really, we all do this to get our inspiration. So, I wanted to post my CASEs. I CASEd my own card in this next example! (It's perfectly acceptable to do that!).

The first card I designed was for Jack B., one of our awesome Lifeteen Mass guitarists.
I loved the ripped and distressed music notes, so when designing my "dashing through the snow" card, I used the idea of the music notes on that card as well. The scored blue paper I used on the HB card, inspired my red flocking on the Christmas card. I just used ScoreTape and Martha Stewart flock in "ladybug".
It looks like velvet ribbon!

Next, I was really wanting to use an adorable snowman by Stampendous that I bought last year, but have not really gotten to use too much. I went online too see how Stampendous had used it and found some  adorable examples. So I narrowed it down to this one,
Pretty dang cute, huh? It would have been hard for me to improve on his cuteness factor, so I decided to make it very similar with the supplies that I had. So I came up with this;
 
Still pretty cute, with a few changes. Can you find them? LOL!
Anyway, I have two GKS here begging for breakfast, so the third card will have to wait!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

blog hopping

Some like to read the newspaper, (not me), some like to read books, (I do too, but  I get so relaxed I fall asleep, so it takes me forever to finish), or some enjoy watching tv or movies which I also enjoy in small doses. But what I really love to do is sit in my bed with my laptop on the rare mornings that I am not rushing off to take DH to the bus stop or to work, dentist, doctor, grocery store, etc. etc.
I have a list of  "regulars" that I visit, but on these wonderful, leisurely mornings, I let my favorite blogs take me down the never ending rabbit trail of other interesting blogs. My fav DIY blog, below.....
sent me on a trail of great new places to visit, as well as revisit some I have already seen such as ....
bake at 350. In addition to card and DIY sites, I love cooking related blogs. This one had a mouth watering Nutella filled tortilla recipe that I will be trying very soon. I might even try it with a new recipe for crepes that I found on http://www.allrecipes.com/
A new site I was led to by centsational girl is this beautiful handcrafted silver and pearl jewelery site. OMGosh! Rustic elegance, my favorite "look"!

some of my favorite pieces,



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Now to leave with a some cute "gas humour," and you probably need some if you have to fill up as often as I do!



Have a wonderful weekend!