Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas is here!

Been a slacker. Here are two cards I made at Paperdoll's Collage Art Card Making Class.

Below is made with rubber stamps and a tacky old card, cut up to look less overpowering. The silver was a border around the entire card and it had a silver christmas tree in the middle... yikes!

Next up is just a bunch of paper put together. I love it. Musical paper and stamps make me want to know what it is and what it sounds like. Maybe it's a dirge or a horrible composition. It could be the Itsy Bitsy Spider for all we know!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

First Collage

Hey there. Janene taught and helped me to make this collage a while back. It was so much fun, yet stressful. I'm not a good placer of things and color mixer. Basically, the whole thing was based on the pigeon sticker. Got it from SCRAP!

Pictures came out awful but you get the general idea.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Chandelier Happiness

Using some of the stamps I just got! Yay! I have always wanted the Chandelier stamp from Impress but wasn't sure. I still love it and finally bought it since Impress is now selling to retailers! I so want to take a field trip up to the retail store... I better start saving!

(Chandelier from Impress/Savvy, Scalloped dots from A Muse, Sentiment from Wordsworth).

The curtain is neato but I'm never sure if I'm using it in the right manner. It's too refined for my general stamping personality but I like it a lot. So, here it is.

(Chandelier from Impress/Savvy, Sentiment and dotted circle from Cats Life Press, Curtain from Stampers Anonymous). All supplies were bought from Paperdoll!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

my newest stamps

I have purchased a lot of new stamps lately. Joann has a lot of new clear stamps that are on sale and become about $5 per sheet so I just cannot resist.

As a nurse, I see lots of sick people. I often wish I could make and give some of them get well cards, but I can't since that would be crossing boundaries. My mom, who lives on a small island however, seems to know a lot of people that become ill or are taking the "Journey Home," as I like to call it. So I get to come up with get well cards that I think I would prefer than the run of the mill Get Well cards. I think the cards above and below are ones I'd like to get if I were having to deal with cancer and surgery. (Sometimes I feel like I sound insensitive when it comes to a person's well-being so if I do, I'm sorry).

The Buddha stamp is from Inkadinkado. Flourish from Impress. Sentiments both from Wordsworth (I'm pretty sure).

Okay, I know I make a lot of "sympathy" cards but my mom requests them. I guess shopping for them isn't any fun so I have the honor of making them for her. I don't mind making them though. I like try creating beautiful sympathy cards with a meaning. I especially like to use birds that are looking up because it seems that they're looking to another place.

Bird is a newbie for me, from Inkadinkadoo. Flourish from Judikins.

On to a happier note... my friends have just purchased and moved into a new house! I've been wanting to use the tree paper for something special and now I have found its purpose! I don't really care that it looks like fall and the current season is spring... Anyway, the house is new for me. I don't know who makes it but I will find out later and post it here. Thanks for looking! I'd like to hear comments if anyone reads this. Cheers!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Red :: Black :: Silver

I had the ugliest bulk envelope box... now it's bearable. I'm a lazy, sloppy paper-coverer so you can see heaps of raw edges and creases. I just like to "MacGuyver" ugly things to look at least decent. I really want to get the Crop-A-Dile Big Bite but I am too lazy to go to the store that is carrying them. For the tag thingy, I just glued it, along with the brads on (bent the tabbies so they wouldn't show) with Diamond Glaze, my version of most peoples' duct tape. My experience with the Diamond Glaze is that it hold better and smells better than Krazy Glue. Another plus... it makes things shiny!

I absolutely love these stamps from Cats' Life Press. They're both so me. I'm not good at collaging but I think these would be so funny in a great collage. Or as a *hint hint* to a hairdresser or seamstress. [All stamps Cat's Life Press, except for the polka dot background on the "no clothes" card. I believe that's Impress.]

Four of the schools I have attended in my lifetime has had red and black, or red and white as the school colors. I wonder sometimes if that's the reason I like these colors together. Hopefully I don't get too attached to the colors of my other schools though... two involve that ugly royal-grape purple. Yuck!

Snow Monkey!

I haven't posted a random picture in quite a while. I get National Geographic pictures on my google homepage and had to share this with you. It's a cute snow monkey taking a bath in Japan. This monkey looks like a person I've seen somewhere... at school, on tv, or on the street... not sure. Anyway, this thing is so absolutely cute!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Birds and Ocean

My friend, who was a successful private-practice dentist in Peru and basically "nothing" here got into a dental health program at my alma mater, Pacific University. Congrats!

Using my new stamp from Impress... the light blue flourish thingy. Goldish-green flourish I think is Judikins. Bird is Cats Life Press. Sentiment is Amuse. Went overboard with the Stickles glitter.

Partially inspired by "Harold" (see below). Same flourish as above. Bird from Impress. Don't know where the sentiment comes from. Mini ric rack from my grandma's old stash.

Weekend at the Oregon Coast, Canon Beach. Beautiful sunset reflecting off the estuary.
"Harold" (we named him) the seagull that begged for food multiple times a day.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

One (Stamp) Love

The common stamp is from Stampington Co. I love it, although I really don't know what to do with it. Here's a couple of things I came up with...

[Sentiment from Cats Life Press.]

[Signature background, damask and flourish from Judikins (used the other half of the stamped paper from the card in the previous post).]

[Damask and flourish from Judikins.]

Variety Pack

Hi. Been back to stamping once or twice since starting my new job. Here's a few I made...

Quick and simple. There's a little sheep on the onesie in white that you can't see. [Still don't know who makes the onesie and sentiment is AMuse.]

Sentiment is opposite from the one above... I guess that's the circle of life... [Tree background, flourish and damask are Judikins. Bird is a miniature version of the one I'm in love with from Invoke. Sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly.]

Another simple card. [Stamp from Paperbag Studios.]

My friend wearing a hat I knitted.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Simple Cards, Knitting, and Sewing

Hi! I've finally made some cards! I am obsessed with this bird from Cats Life Press and I keep finding myself using it in the same place with the words in the same place (bird right side and words upper left). I also love Stickles.

Thank you from Impress. I used Stickles as accents.

I went crazy with the orange and yellow Stickles.


Here's my Knitted and Sewed goods. I started knitting in December so don't laugh... I also cannot seem to get my scarf to uncurl. I think I'm just too lazy to do much about it though. Below is my second-made scarf, encircling a reusable java jacket that I made. It fits paper cups from your local java joint. The first scarf I made was lost the day I finished making it! So sad.

My first hat. I had to put the "Monkey Business" pin on to hide a couple holes I made.

Hope you're all having a good day and take care!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

A hold on the projects

Hi. I'm in the middle (or beginning) of studying for the NCLEX so there's no card projects to post. I have no creativity right now for that stuff. I did, however, create a yoga mat holder. It's not perfect but works good enough. Simple. I will take a pic and post it later (just like my knitting projects.) I am making java jackets that fit onto paper coffee cups and hope to get them on Etsy. I'll post those too, when I finish them all!

I hope you all have had a nice beginning of 2008 and continue to have a fantastic year.