Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cards for challenges

 I found some time to make a few cards for this weeks Grungy Monday and Simon Says challenges. For Grungy Monday we were challenged to use Ranger Alcohol Inks. Well to be fair that's really not a challenge. I hadn't had mine out for ages and thoroughly enjoyed it. As you can see on yesterdays post I started with my alcohol ink backgrounds and stamped some of my favourite images on them. I kind of got stuck there and left them for a day or so. This seems to be happening a lot lately but I guess I just have to go where the creative flow takes me, or at least that's what I keep telling myself. So when I got back to the card making I wasn't feeling very inspired by what I had so far but I just started pulling scraps of paper and what not out of drawers and put stuff together. I wasn't terribly thrilled with my first attempt which you can see above but I was a little more happy with attempt #2 which is below.
The textured background is one I made a while back for another Grungy Monday challenge but the card never got finished. So there it was ready to be used.
The Simon Says challenge was to use a word which is something that has a lot of appeal to me lately. We can convey so much in just a word. I have some necklaces with just one word on that I love to wear depending on how I'm feeling that day or what direction I need reminding of that I'm trying to go in.

If you have a chance head over to Grungy Monday or Simon Says to check our what everyone else has created this week.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I thought I'd participate in What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday since it's actually Wednesday and I thought about it. What are the odds of that!  So you can see what's on my desk. I've had my alcohol inks out which haven't seen the light of day in a long time. I'm working on a few challenges but haven't got any further than this. This is how things seem to be working out for me lately. I get images or backgrounds done and then can't seem to get it all together and finish it. All I'm trying to do is make a few card. Why is this so difficult lately. Well I hope to get back at it this afternoon and get something finished. So with any luck at all I'll have something to share with you tomorrow.

Come on over to the Stamping Ground with me and check out what's on every ones desk.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Here are a few treasuries I've been included in lately.

Friday, June 24, 2011

My bliss is back.

I didn't really realize it but I've been in a bit of a creative rut lately. I've worked on a few creative things but just couldn't seem to get anything done. So this afternoon I decided to give myself some free time just to work at what ever came to mind first. It seemed to work I think my bliss is back and I'm feeling a lot better.

This tag was on my desk from earlier this week when I started it for Grungy Monday. It also works for Simon Says Stamp and Show so I'll link it to both of them. Go check them out, they're both a lot of fun to join in or just see what everyone else has done with this weeks challenges.

Have a wonderful weekend. I'm off to have a mysterious dinner with my parents and the Tin man.

June goals...

Here's another thing I've been up to this month...

Adding to my Etsy shop.

One of my goals for the month was to get 50+ listing into my shop. Well I've fallen rather short of this but I did get some new listings done and I've been working on a new profile.

Since goals seem to be alluding me right now I've decided to share here so you can help me be accountable for it. I will have 50+ listings added to my Etsy shop by July 15th. Hmm...I think I'll put some post it notes up around the house to remind me too. Do you think that's too much. Do you have trouble keeping your goals? What do you do to make yourself accountable for your goals? I'd love to hear what works for you.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

What have you been up to?

This is what people keep asking me and I just don't seem to have a good answer for them. I know I've been a bad blogger. I think I may have bloggers block. Yes I'm sure it's as real as writers block. I've been busy, I swear I have, I just don't seem to have much interesting to show for it. Since I don't think the bloggers block has completely gone away yet I thought I'd show you with photo's a few of the things that I've been up to.

Weeds, weeds go away, I just want to sit and watch my garden grow. My Siberian Iris' were beautiful this year. I wish I knew what I did right to have it happen again.
This California Poppy is the reward I get for being a slow spring garden. They self seed from last years flowers and if I don't get the flower bed cleaned too early(which I rarely do) they have a chance to sprout where ever they find a spot and I have to let them be because they do not like to be moved about. The only way to grow these glowing beauties is by seed but they are well worth the effort which can even be done in the fall for an early bloom that lasts all summer.
I feel like I've been as busy as a bee but what have I got to show from it. I'll continue to find some photos to tell you "what I've been up to".

So stay tuned while I try to recollect where the last month has gone to and maybe I'll share a little fairy secret of mine!


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