Christmas · Just Life

Keep on Going..Like the..”Energizer Bunny”

Hi all!

‘Tis the season here’s a lil Holly Jolly to go with the FA..LA..LA..LA…LA…LA…LA! Firstr things first. Let me set your minds at ease. I’m in no way deluded in the thinking that I’ve become a world renowned sought after artist over the last couple of months….lol On the other hand,  I can say that when I open my drawing journal to start practicing stuff I can see a definite difference from page 1 progressing through whatever page I’m on currently scribbling on. Here are some of my holiday creations. Yes, I see this big color blob and not happy about it at all!

A couple of days ago I was carefully working my way through my inbox. I say carefully because I didn’t want to cause a cyber avalanche….lol I opened an email from I’m pretty possitive it was from Jennifer McGuire.

Anyway I saw something I loveeeed(no surprise she always shows the coolest stuff )! She showed these embossing folders by We R Memory keepers “Next Level.” The one I used with red paper is my FAV so far. I do like the one used with green paper, but just something about  the triangle-ish edges I love.

Other than holiday goings on there is not too much going on other than still crying about my beloved JEEP. I didn’t realize how much I do love it and how happy I am that I had stuck with my plan of car ownership once the kids’ were older. So, I have been told several times while checking out my options and have been told more sternly that I should not have been driving that Jeep. Not even out of the driveway!! no matter what. That was great news..huh…NOT!

Might have something brewing, but no matter what you know $$ will be involved….sigh

I hope everyone enjoys this time of year in which ever way is yours!

Merr Christmas

Happy Crafting!

Cards · Christmas

Christmas Cards– √

I know what you’re thinking….she says she has them done…but did she take any pictures??? YES YES!! 👏 I even remembered pictures. To be honest I had laid down in bed all nice and comfy when the “take pics” thought jumped into my head….lol  EEEKKKK!!, yes I did jump up grab my phone and do just that. All the while my husband was thinking he married a nut…well he did it’s not my fault because he knew that before he married me…lol

I know a few are very similar, but I couldn’t decide which color I liked the best so I just tossed them all into the pool. Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

Happy Craftig!

Cards · Christmas

Sometimes it Can Feel Like Pullin’ Teeth

I did remember to take a pic or two of the cards I managed to make today. Although I have to tell you…. it is a miracle that I had any truly completed cards to show for all my sweat and frustration. Why? Today, despite all the anticipation I had upon entering my craft space it turned out to be an extremely difficult craft day….man oh man!

I was all set to have a nice quiet time making some cards, which of course makes time fly at amazing speeds. Amazingly I even had a few ideas in mind that I was going to create.

Unfortunately the best laid plans sometimes end up as chaos. When this happens even though time feels like it is flying you find out that very little time had actually passed. I guess this would be called the craft / art time phenomena….lol

Along with so many other nit picks I absolutely could not get the lies even to save my life. So, I’m not feeling awesome about these cards. This means I will probably end up redoing them when I have better craft mojo.

I hope other crafting around the world is going smoother than mine today.

Happy Crafting!

Christmas · Online Card Class(OCC)

OCC Day 4 Holiday Workshop 2014

OCC Day 4 Holidgb workshop 2014§
OCC Day 4 Holidgb workshop 2014§

After I decided to pretend that I couldn’t see these stupid pierces of yellow post-it tape holding everything steady.  If I hadn’t kept messing that up I’d have been relatively satisfied with the project.

In the making this card I used MCT Products, Copic markers and Stampin’ Up paper.

Of corse now I see I forgot to put the stupid sentiment on the card…lol. I’ll have to update my pics once I’ve rectified the issue., if possWill take for a clearer pic for sure.O

Christmas · Online Card Class(OCC)

OCC Day 2 Holiday Workshop 2014

OCC Day 2
OCC Day 2

Today’s class was an interesting class, but also a lesson in frustration.  In the last few days I can’t tell you how many shaker cards I’ve attempted to create with a less than satisfactory results….grrr.

Being I am no quitter I will keep on keeping on to see where we end up and see what I can get the end product to come around to looking like.

my feelings on the card finished product totally made me forget to add a sentiment..oopsy.

Christmas · Online Card Class(OCC)

OCC Class Day 1 Holiday Workshop

OCC Day 1 Holiday Workshop 2014
OCC Day 1 Holiday Workshop 2014

Well, where to begin….I was feeling that I should re-do the tree in a different shiny embossing powder, but I was having an external argument about that idea.  This tree is from the Close to My Heart Holiday ??. I liked the assorted perfect pearls ornaments and I was totally digging my textured stars and snow dots along with the TH distress Faded Jeans ink on Stampin’ Up’s navy paper.

So, lacking any concrete feelings of what differences I wanted to achieve I decided to remain original until I have made some, if and decisions.