Tuesday, November 15, 2011

More holiday cards!

Actually, I'm still working on this set but pretty happy with what I have so far:

All papers are Echo Park Seasons's Greetings by Lori Whitstock 6x6 pad.

Following Yonder Star Card
Stickers:  Me and My Big Ideas and Sandylion Essentials
Angel on High Card
Stickers: Sandylion Essentials

Etsy Treasury: Santa Silliness Under $25

My "Jolly Old St. Nick" Card was featured in KandiceInWonderland's treasury.
Santa Silliness Under $25

Saturday, November 5, 2011

First batch of Christmas Cards!

All cards feature paper from Echo Park's Holly Jolly 6x6 Paper Pad.

Oh Christmas Tree Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
Tweeting About Christmas Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
My Name Is Not Rudolph Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
Welcome Wreath Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
Let It Snow Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
Joy to the World Card
Stickers: Walmart Holiday Collection.
  Joy In Every Home Card
 Stickers:  Me and My Big Ideas Soft Spoken Christmas #1

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Artsy Fartsy Stuff with the Kid

I'm artsy and my daughter's artsy.  I'm trying to help develop her technique.   I admit my formal training is limited in certain disciplines.  For example: painting.  My painting instruction is limited to the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. Before you laugh, I know I can't be the only one making happy trees.

My daughter had to make a diorama of the tundra for class. So guess who decided to make it into a painting lesson? 
Painted with acrylic paint in a Payless shoe box. (Yeah, we recycle/reuse/remix like that)

It took about a week to complete.  I think it came out pretty well considering she doesn't paint often and I didn't help (take over) too much.  I let her choose the colors and basically just defined things a bit when she went off track. For example, she picked turquoise blue for the sky.  I softened it by adding the clouds by dabbing on white paint with a crumpled paper towel. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

October 29, 2011? Really?

Just some pics from the neighborhood this past Saturday when we got hit with an early Nor'easter.

Today was supposed to be new release day

Unfortunately, my printer is refusing to print back copy so production is a bit delayed.  I plan on releasing new holiday cards this month. Just need to sort out my printer issues first.  I haven't printed new back copy during my break to finish grad school. And during late summer's hurricane, the printer got some water damage from a leak.  I'm thinking its time to look for replacements.  It is five years old and I really want a wireless printer.  Any suggestions?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Mind's Eye Six by Six Collection

I actually noticed these a few weeks ago and decided to wait.  Lucky for me I did.  Ordered six pads from the collection from Croppin Paradise for $3.84 each last night.

A Beautiful Life
A Happy Heart
Vanity Fair

Paris & Co.

Honey Cake

K & Company Best of 360 Pc. 12 x 12 Paper Pad

K & Company had a 40% off deal last week so I ordered the following:

This Best of K 12 x 12 360 Piece Paper Pad bundles some of K&Company's most popular collections all in one pad! Includes 360 sheets of coordinating patterns! Acid and lignin free.

These kind of pads can be hit or miss and they have a lot of duplicates.  That being said, I like having them around for larger projects.  They are also great for the random card that crosses my to-do list.  K and Company is known for their vintage style products so I'm sure I'll find a lot of floral and muted patterns.  Its due in my mail box tomorrow.

Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas and Season's Greetings 6 x 6 Paper Pads

Not sure if I ever worked with Echo Park products before.  They are a little heavier than other papers...they are a card stock.  I got these for a good price at A Cherry On Top. I plan on using them for holiday cards.
Echo Park Holly Jolly 6 x 6 Paper Pads
(This collection is bright and modern.)

Echo Park Season's Greetings 6 x 6 Paper Pad
(The collection is more muted and vintage.)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Collection: 6 x 6 pads and stickers

Some new pretties to play with:  My Minds Eye Lost and Found

Items from the following collections:  Madison Avenue, Market Street, Portobello Road, and Union Square
Portobello Road
Market Street
Madison Avenue

Weekly Deals: Designer Digitals

At Designer Digitals:
Every existing alpha and overlay in the store is now marked down 30%. These sale prices last all week until 6am EST on Saturday morning, August 27th.

Weekly Deals: DigiScrapWarehouse

These deals at DigiScrapWarehouse

Rita Massela 50% off Goodbye Sale
Spring by Giane Designs - 30% off
Just Creations Grand Opening 35% off
MB Scraps Grand Opening Sale 20% off
30% off Sale - Sus Designs

Weekly Paper Deals: Joann, 8/21/2011 to 8/27/2011

These deals at Joann.com.

DCWV 12" x 12" Stack Value Packs $9.99
30% off Scrapbooking Embellishments
30% off Scrapbooking Coordinates
30% off Stamps, Stamp Sets, and Stamp Pads
30% off Scrapbooking Tools
40% off Scrapbooking Paper

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lomasi Paper Flower Bobby Pins for sale in my Etsy Shop

Remember those paper flowers I was working on.  They're finished and up in the shop.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Works in Progress: Hand Painted Initial Canvases

I finished these last week and they are hung in the upper hallway.  I will post an updated picture later this week.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Work in Progress: Paper Flower Embellishments

Sparkle and Shimmer Mod Podge have become my new loves.  I'm working on bunch of these flowers for some new products I have planned.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Works in Progress: Paper Rose Covered Frame

Uh oh I ran out of crepe streamer. Will post finished product soon.  Hopefully I can find matching crepe paper.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Thing A Day #1: Compass Patterns and Gel Pens

My daughter is a budding little artist and I mentioned that she draws much better than I did at her age.  (She'll be nine at the end of this month.)  At her age, I was into drawing patterns with a compass and ruler.

I learned about using the compass for circles in art class and got hooked on different design patterns.  I would create different color schemes and color them in with colored pencils and crayons.  I did this quick compass drawing to give her an example.

I decided to use gel pens to make the colors pop but after I finished I wish I used colored pencils for a softer look.

Thing A Day 2011 Starts Today!!!

What is Thing a Day?

Thing-a-day is a collective creative blog that lives for one month every February. Participants commit to create new things every day and share them with the rest of the group.

Actually I haven't made anything yet.  I've been back logged with Java homework and I think I'm getting sick again.  I will try to do something real quick before I pass out and I'll post it here.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

What I Ate on a Snow Day: Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and Cheddar Cheese

I'm not an egg eater but this was excellent.  Even the kid said she would eat it again and she hates veggies and cheese.

All snowed in

It snowed here in NJ on Wednesday. This was storm number seven and another is on the way.  Work and the kid's school were closed Thursday.  Friday, the kid was under the weather and the roads were bad.  Saturday, I couldn't get to class which sucks because I hate programming and need to be there as much as I can to retain it.  These snowstorms are getting to me...

 Ice on the front steps

 Snow labyrinth in the neighborhood
 Wall of snow
 View out of front door Thursday morning
 My neighbor's sons come out and shovel the stairs and walk.
 Snow at the back door.
 Back stairs.

AAACK and its only January!!!