Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Two Missed Challenges–D’oh!

Have some cards made that just didn’t make it as far as posting to linky parties go.  Much too lazy today to post the inspiration/links/etc., so here we go:

The first is a Mojo Sketch and a ColorQ Challenge:

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Not sure how I feel about it – I like unique colors of Christmas but maybe this is just too much(?)

The next is from the most recent Color Throwdown:

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Very CAS which is not my style.  I hated it even more when I didn’t have the bubblegum twine on it.  The sentiment is cute enough, but it didn’t stamp very clearly with my Distress Ink in Broken China, so I had to go over it a bit with the same color Distress Marker.  I’ve noticed Distress Ink does not always get along very well with clear stamps, it often pools and distorts.

Well at least it’s something – have a happy day Smile

Monday, August 27, 2012

Liz Beth Gallery

Some exciting news to share today folks…

My cards are now in a local gallery!  Not just a store, or even a boutique – but a beautiful high end art gallery here in Knoxville.  It’s called Liz Beth & Co. and I am so thrilled and honored that my creations are now at this lovely location.

If you are ever in the area or are local, you should definitely stop by.  I’d share some pictures but don’t have rights to do so – head over to their page to check out over 50 artists’ work.  Paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, and more – a little something for everyone.

And because I haven’t really had time to create anything new, here’s a card from July:

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Thanks for sharing my excitement! Open-mouthed smile

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

We Bought a Our First Home!!!

Well friends, if you ever needed a reason to be insanely busy, sore, broke, and just plain tired – rush out and buy yourself a house!  It’s the new thing, all the cool kids are doing it.  Not wanting to stare at the bandwagon as it goes by, we hopped on and boy what a wild ride so far!

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More details to come, I am just so beat right now, crawling into bed as I write this post.  Just wanted to share with y’all our exciting news and hope you understand the intermittent-ness of life on the blog.  My craft room is packed – sob!  So nothing to share there until my new room gets all settled Smile

I’ll have you guys over soon, I promise!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Thinking of You

I’ve been super busy, and y’all will see why next week.  But for now here’s a card that I am proud of, inspiration thanks to Mojo Monday #252, and ColourQ #148.  Also a bit of fun with A Blog Named Hero's Challenge #9.
 
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A close-up of the embossing and water coloring from Distress re-inkers.  The main stamp itself is Hero Arts, set CL482, which I never see in challenges.  The Prima flowers have 3 different highlights of Smooch Ink.
 
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This card was created with someone specific in mind.  I didn’t want to write ‘get well soon’, although that would be an accurate sentiment for this occasion.  I wanted to convey heartfelt thought, and hope my handmade card expresses that.  I am so thankful right now for my own health and that of my family’s.
 
Saying a prayer for you and yours today.