Saturday, November 9, 2013

Moxie Fab Thanks! Blog Hop

It would be hard to find anyone involved in papercrafting who hasn't been inspired by Cath and Moxie Fab World! She kept us informed about every trend and found some of the most beautiful and awesome photos to spur our creativity.  I'm not sure I knew what a blog was when I first stumbled across Moxie Fab World but I "bookmarked" it just to be sure I could find all that inspiration again!

I feel so blessed to have met so many wonderful crafting friends and I want to thank Cath for her part in inspiring this friendly, encouraging and creative community!

I decided to get a little artsy in making my card for this post, while still keeping a clean and simple look.

Lawn Fawn Flutter By; Hero Arts Old Letter Writing
Assorted Distress Inks and Markers
Wink of Stella
Dylusions Ink Spray- White Linen

All the sparkly fun from the Wink of Stella!

Four years ago I went to my first CHA trade show and I was so excited to meet Cath and even more impressed to find that she was every bit as genuine in person as she was online.

I'd like to wish Cath success and happiness in all her future endeavors. I know you will continue to be an inspiration no matter what you do! Thank you!

You may have arrived here via Valerie's blog, if not you can start at the very beginning HERE.

Your next stop  is Heather's  blog "Stamping and Stitching" 


Monday, November 4, 2013

Little Rustic Wreath

I haven't entered any challenges in so long and now this little one-layer CAS card is going to be entered in 2 challenges. I had a bit of free time on Sunday to hunt for inspiration and found Festive Friday and Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge. This little card using Lawn Fawn Peace Joy Love and WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals fills the requirements for both themes. At Festive Friday the challenge is to use a wreath on your project and for Curtain Call they provided an inspiration photo:

I was in a clean and simple mood so here's what I came up with:

I used lots of Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow inks; I just love how they look so vibrant on kraft cardstock!

I love that little Peace Joy Love bird!

have a great day!


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Journal: 30 Days of Thanksgiving

When I sit down to read and pray I like to keep a notebook handy to jot thoughts, prayers and verses. I usually incorporate the 30 days of thanksgiving in my quiet time notebook. This year I was inspired by a little spiral bound album that was just waiting for me to become motivated to decorate. And of course Lawn Fawn stamps, paper and dies helped me to find some creative mojo.

Since the pages in the booklet are cardboard, canvas and acrylic with a couple of envelopes I decided to include strips of paper to journal my thoughts on to tuck into the envelopes. Here's how the album cover design looks:

I painted the corrugated cardboard cover with some pretty gold paint then prettied that up a bit!

Supplies: Basically Bare: Funky Findings album; Lawn Fawn: Into the Woods papers, mixed sequins, stamps; Stitched Leaves and Stitched Journaling Card dies, Gold Sparkle Lawn Trimmings. Lots of inks, paints, stickers and assorted stuff from my stash.

I plan to use all the empty space to write random thoughts (I usually have lots of those).

I meant to post this last Friday with my Day 1 entry but I had some major computer issues so I'm behind as usual. I think I will just do a post on the 30th with my complete list for the month.

Even though I could add daily entries on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or any number of other available social media like I see everyone doing, I just can't bring myself to post regularly. Occasionally I will comment or "like" something I see but I just don't get how to have a conversation. I'm not sure how to share my thoughts or jump in to an exchange. I'm always so worried I'll "say" something that will be taken the wrong way (I have a weird, sarcastic sense of humor); I would hate to offend anyone. I have erased more comments than I have posted. I guess I'm more the drop by and have a cup of coffee and chat face to face type of person. I know the ironic part of this is that I post to social media for other entities and seem to have no problem. Anyone willing to school me in the ins and outs of communicating with friends on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram? Help. Please. Anyone?

thanks for your visit and for enduring my pitiful lament! i'm seriously thankful for you!