Sunday, August 17, 2014

bloom with hope-mojo monday 358

hello tracey, momma, friends old and new!

i can't believe the computer has won again!  i wanted to link this card to the mojo monday challenge-#358 and found it impossible to 'find' in my picture library or any other 'album' i saw it in.  the picture was mocking me all night long.  it was there, in several places, until i tried to upload it...GAH!  so what does one do when a computer is not cooperating?  turn it off and try again.  so i did.  and it worked. and the link was closed.  i cannot believe it.  :(

i decided to share this very pretty card with you anyway.  the sketch was so easy to create with and the gallery has many beautiful cards.  i hope you like what i did!


stamp set:  bloom with hope
ink:  momento tuxedo black
card stock:  very vanilla, old olive, old olive designer paper (last years)
ribbon:  very vanilla seam binding
blendabilities markers:  wisteria wonder and old olive
extra:  stampin' dimensionals and chalk marker

chalk marker, you might say?  yes!  use a little stroke to highlight the petals and leaves.  love this look!!!  again, i layered some of the petals, not the whole flower.

and yes, tracey, there was a whole lot of fussy cutting going on!

i leave you with this:  "frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success".  through my frustration and tears, i solved my problem with uploading pictures.  i am ready now.  i learned what i have to do.  bring on the next challenge!

thank you for stopping by...i appreciate you.

peace be with you

Sunday, August 10, 2014

just a little catching up with you...

hi tracey, momma and friends old and new!

i had an open house on was fabulous!  the girlies got to play with and create a few things, including a beautiful CASE(d) card from  thank you sandi for sharing such a lovely card...i truly appreciate it!

this particular card has been all over pinterest and i just had to make it.  sandi used the new in color colors from stampin' up!...which i do not own.  therefore, i improvised!

stamp sets:  work of art and everything eleanore
ink:  bermuda bay, crushed curry and memento's tuxedo black

i also took some time to discuss my ideas for inspiring, creating and sharing in the upcoming year.  i'm so excited to be able to play with my friends through technique clubs, fun nights, stamp-a-stacks, paper pumpkin and workshops.  some friends who do not like the whole notion of paper crafting are eager to begin using project life by stampin' up!...a memory keeping system...during a once a month crop night!  haha, amy!  i knew i could make you come join me in one way, shape or form!

i think it is only fitting, after using sandi's card above, to leave you with this quote by the emperor, marcus aurelius: "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".  now don't just sit there...go forth and CASE something!

oh more thing...

i have lots of stamp sets that i bought because i saw A card-meaning 1-that i just to make...and then i put the set away, never to use it again-GAH!  such is the case with mosaic madness!

...and another thing!  i am not very good at 'clean and simple'.  i tend to overdo the layers and sponging and fussy get the idea!  

so- i created my own challenge:  mosaic madness made simple.  this is what i came up with:

stamp sets:  mosaic madness and sassy salutations
ink:  old olive, cherry cobbler, cajun craze, crushed curry and chocolate chip
a few gold sequins finished the look

thank you for stopping by...i appreciate you!

peace be with you-