Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lazy Sunday

Hope everyone had a nice weekend, Our weather was overcast here in NJ, but so glad the temp's have cooled down, hopefully I will get more done now. I have a lot of project to get done, so I have to divide my time, anyway will be posting a card I made this past week, where I used one of my smaller flower stamps from Hero Arts set, to make my own background for a clean and simple card. After stamping all over white cardstock with the smaller flower stamp I then colored it in with copic markers, and then stamped another smaller white cardstock with a wispy daffodil stamp by Hero Arts.
That I colored simply with the copic markers and the spica copic markers that sparkle so nicely, they do not show up well in the picture but are really pretty in real life, I also printed out, cut out and colored a nice butterfly, this one is by Hero arts also but is digital, and also used glossy accents on that, and thread for the antennas . Then added some bling, small piece of ribbon and done. Simple but pretty I think, and fun to do.

More later in the week, have Dr. apt this week, some contest projects to do for Local stamp shop, and home work for a once a month craft class, and some other projects as well, and normal house duties!!! Also trying but never succeeding into converting my two rooms into one, just need organization, and with 30 plus years of genealogy work to organize it is TOUGH!! And on a limited income!! Now If I could only win that lottery, I would design a room that would be so much fun, cozy with a nice fireplace, lots and lots of storage and display areas and functional, shoot if it was a big lottery, my own cottage to craft in!!

Have a good week and if anyone stops by, thanks for looking.

Playing with crayons Doing Crayon Resist

Hi all,
Not much new here in my Blogger land, have not been well the last week and not doing much creating or on line. So will just post one of the last cards I made and I really enjoyed making the card, brought back memories of a kid and coloring with Crayons!!
Anyway, I used my Hero Arts 3 Daisy stamp, it is a fairly large stamp, but love it, used Memento ink black and stamped it on white cardstock, used a WHITE crayon on the petal part of the flower and colored in the petals, then I used a copic marker to color stem of the flower and then used a blending tool (time holtz's) and used dried marigold and shabby shutters, and vintage photo distress inks and blended all around the flower to get desired coloring. Now what I got is not exactly what I wanted, was going to play around some more but was tired. When I was done distressing with the distress inks, took a tissue and wiped off all the excess ink on the flower part and the white on the crayon buffs up so nice and shiny, it gives such a great look, more so in person than on the picture, Try it you will like it!! Going to try in a different way with a different color in the future some time, think it looks great.

Thanks for looking and be back soon when I am feeling a bit better.

Ta Ta for now.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Weekend Winding Down

Well I hope you all had a great weekend, our weather here in NJ was gorgeous, Liked it a bit better on Saturday, it was a little bit cooler out, today was a bit too warm, but so glad Fall is on the way. I have had enough hot weather and high Electric bills.

So we had relaxing one here, trying to put my creating room to rights, but it so needs a major overhaul, hopefully will get to all of that soon.

I did get to make one card, I had a lot of local projects to be finished up around here last week, so did not get much card making done. I did hear from Dixie in North Carolina, and she was so nice and let me know how much she liked all the cards I sent for Operation Write Home, a great cause for our soldiers, you can send in your home made cards for them to write to their families on. I am so glad someone will be enjoying my creations. I hope to keep up with this, I did it at first as part of a challenge, associated with Hero Arts, now I will do it because it feels good and right to do. So all cards I make and show here will be going to our troops to use in the future.

Attached is a card for a challenge on Flickr/Hero Arts, me and my new flickr friend Anette from New Zealand are creating, wer are doing 5 cards each, we use the same stamp in the same week and see what we come up with. This is our second week, and I am so enjoying doing this.

So I hope you enjoy the card, I used Bazzil cardstock, Hero Arts stamps, Large Canvas Stripes background, and Fabulous Flourish, and lastly, the stamp Garden star Flower stamp, I did some embossing, used some perfect pearls, copics, and I added a little bling and some brads in the center of the flowers and some ribbon. I am pleased with the outcome, some times I am not always thrilled with the end results, but this one was a keeper, or I guess not, it will be heading out with the next shipment of cards heading for Operation Write Home.

Well, thanks for stopping by and see you soon,

Love Donna

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Recuperative Monday

Well folks,I am actually getting caught up on rest from my busy weekend, I spent the weekend over at Flickr, the Hero Art's group ran a weekend long Operation Write Home card challenge, with prizes and such, it was fun, but tiring. I personally made 19 cards and have saved up 40 some odd cards, so I think in total I will be mailing in 60 cards all for our dear Soldiers to be able to Write Home to their families. So after sitting at that table all weekend, my ailments are all protesting!!!

But, it was a great weekend for a great cause, well worth a little extra discomfort.

I also made a card I am going to show here for a very nice Person named Agata, in Europe for a Monthly challenge held by Debbie, [].

I really enjoyed making the card, using Hero Arts stamp S5316 Tall waving wheat, and their pumpkin stamps, G5269 and F5270, also used a gel glitter pen for tops of wheat, distress inks, glossy accents,copic markers, some twine, Tim Holtz distress tool, and Bazzil card stock. The basket I just sketched myself and colored in.

Here is the card attached, anyway, thanks for stopping by, not sure if there is anyone out there reading this, but anyway I enjoy talking to myself so why not type to myself!! Ha Ha.

Take care and will Return.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fall and Changes

Well, it has been some time, I lost my blog for a spell, They kept telling me it did not exist, so after a time, we are found again.

Now I a not going to be posting anything exciting today, or over the next few days, I am quite involved in a task over at my favorite spot Hero Art's Flickr group. They are having some virtual challenges going on this weekend for Operation Write Home, so I will be busy creating cards over there, will let you know how it goes next week.

I am also trying to commit myself to doing this blog on a regular basis and also start to Journal my life, I want to make some BIG changes, organize myself, put myself on a tight regime to see if it helps me get more organized and healthy right now, and if I do things according to a list or schedule where I can check things off, I am more likely to do just that. I want to diet, research recipes, and eat healthier, do some small stretching exercises, a daily walk with my dog, and a certain amount of house work or yard work daily. And of course allow time to create and do my blog, this all came to me while driving around doing errands the other day, I just NEED change, and get out of the RUT I am currently finding myself lately.

I used to enjoy life, photography and so much more and lately I find myself just drifting aimlessly, so this is my attempt at handling my many health issues, which I will touch on over the months and keeping a journal will maybe also help me there, to see triggers to my Fibromyalgia pain, and weather changes and my pain levels, a whole lot of ground to cover.

So before I start all that here, I have to write down my regime to start on paper, or type it in word as a document and take it from there, I will start small as to not over whelm myself and ditch the effort like I have done in the past. Then I will set myself a goal on how long I will do this, probably to start maybe say 3 months, then expand it to a year. Then in the end when I get results I can also confer with my Dr.s and see if anything clicks.

So until next week, hope you and all the no people that see this enjoy our cooler weather.
Maybe some where some day this will help another Fibromyalgia sufferer or arthritis or pain control person get a grip on life and all the medications that they have to take. And maybe some where along the line I eventually will be able to get some sleep!!

See you all soon,