Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My first tute!

Tutorial, that is! Go check it out, if you like making paper rosette's or watching my hands make paper rosette's or really love the sound of my voice. And if you want to be able to critique my tute-making skills. : ) Don't worry about not understanding the technical lingo I use...papercutter thing is short for sliding cutting blade, but that's not really important in the grand scheme of things, now is it? Here are also some pictures of two cards I made for my one special requester.(Thank you dear Sis!) They are different than the antiqued ones I have been doing lately, but I really like them...they look very simply beautiful. And I just discovered and removed a nonpareil under my letter "v" on my keyboard, which came off the white chocolate covered pretzels our local Braum's is selling...a-maze-ing! So yummy, highly addictive, in the very best possible way. Anyways, here's the pic's:

So what do y'all think? I've been wondering if I should ink up the edges of the cards, but they look so crisp and clean right now and as they are fairly simple cards the clean edges just look...right? These are the least fussy cards I have made in a long time but I used some new, for me, techniques that make them uniquely beautiful, in my eyes. Hopefully the receivers will think they are beautiful, too. Later this week I plan to put some close-up pic's, of our items, from our Craft Mall booth on here so stay tuned! ; )
And have a great week!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Lacking inspiration...

Actually I don't know if I'm truly lacking inspiration or just experiencing this overjustification effect that I was reading about last night. Since putting several items in a local craft mall my motivation to make new cards and things has taken a pretty sharp nosedive...I go to create and nothing happens. I just sit there looking at my newly organized card-making station and fuss with my scissors and whatnot and nothing comes to me. I can't even think of anyone to make a card for! Much less what it should look like. Look how clean my desk area is! Crafters know a craft room surface should never be that clean unless you haven't had a creativity induced mess making session in forever or you are dead or you are planning to take pics that don't showcase your messiness. Hey, if anyone wants to help me out and request a specific card, for yourself or someone you know that needs a card, please leave a comment and I'll see what I can do. Did I mention the price? Well, it's the best part: FREE!!! I'll even pay for the shipping to get the card to you and I won't sell your address to any but the best online marketers. You know the ones that send the really great catalogs... : ) Heehee...but seriously, it might really stir up my creativity and inspire me, so get your thinking caps on and help a girl out you lovely people!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Finals finally final!

Yeah! This semester is officially over! Now, my house will not get cleaned for the next few weeks, but that's alright cuz it means I can craft with wild giddy glee and complete abandon! Look for new creations coming soon to a blog near you, very near to you, at least at the moment. And on Tuesday I'm going back to our booth to drop some more things off and take some close-up shots to post here later this week. My glue gun is calling my name so I'll see you all later! Leave a comment and let me know what you do with your free-time...also known as naptime to many of us! ; )