Monday, February 25, 2013

Finally - some creative Mojo!

After a long, dry spell, I've finally been making more cards.  And, I've been organizing my craft room.  It amazes me how one room can get so disorganized so quickly.

I've joined the "Use Every Stamp" Challenge and some of my goals include organizing stamps, ink, embossing folders, Spellbinder dies, Cricut cartridges and ribbons.  I added punches to my goals, too, only because I thought that was a goal and I organized them this weekend.  So, embossing folders, ribbons, cartridges and punches are organized and off the list.  Organizing the stamps is going to be the killer goal.  I've started twice and quit so I'm going to have to get going on that one.

In addition to the cards, I also made a card holder - something I've been thinking about for awhile.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.  And I used my Bind-it-all for the very first time!

Art Philosophy, Lyrical Letters, Bind it All, K&Company Paper

But back to the cards - This first card is a CTMH stamp set called "Fashionista". 

CTMH stamp

 While I'm not so sure I like the paper I used for this card, I do really like the cut.  This is a flower border cut but hte paper is too buxy to show it well.  This is a free SVG cut from Krewella Kreations.  Check her out - she does amazing stuff and is very generous with her SVG's.  You can reach her at  I used my Sizzix eClips to cut the SVG.
Krewella Kreations, K&Company paper, stickles
 I needed an "anything goes" card for a swap and I used my Cricut E along with the Damask Decor cartridge for this card.  Again, I'm not sure where the sentiment stamp came from.
Damask Decor

Unknown, stamp, Fiskars punch

Unknown stamp
Stampin' Up stamps

I'm not sure of the supplies and or stamp companies used on the last three  other than the Stampin' Up card.  The disadvantage of mounting acrylic stamps on pages and using unmounted stamps is that I never know the manufacturers so I can't give them credit for the wonderful stamps.  Sorry!

Thanks for looking.  Please leave me a comment!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Happy 2013 Everyone!

Happy 2013 everyone!  Here it is February 2 and I'm wa-a-a-a-y behind on posting cards - a little slow on my 2012 goals, I am!  October, November and December flew by - I must have been sleeping because they went by way too fast.  So, I'm playing catch up on posting cards today.  I'm going to try to get back on track and post at least weekly.

The first batch of three cards were made for a swap I participated in back in October which, I believe, is the last time I actually sat down to make cards - other than Christmas and last week.  It was a dry creative time!

Stampin' Up

Birthday Bash

Flowersoft, Sampin' Up, Inkadinkado  

Next are the 2012 Christmas Cards - the first is the card send to family and friends; the door card was sent to my Red Hat friends.
Christmas Noel, Wild Card

Christmas Noel,  Spring Cottage, Flowersoft, Stampin'Up  
And last, here are three cards I just made for a card swap:
Cuttlebut, CTMH, sticker

Art Philosophy, SVG bow - this one is not an original idea - I saw it somewhere and used it as a birthday card for a friend's 90th birthday.  I had to make another for this swap.

I have no idea who made the stamps!  I love this stamp!
So that's it and now we're all caught up!  I promise to be better this year at using all my cartridges and stamps.  If you set any goals for yourself, I wish you luck in attaining them.