Friday, October 10, 2014

Thursday Challenge - DSC 102 - Color My World

I love color!  We lived 18 months in an apartment just after we married and those 18 months of white walls were enough to drive me crazy! I type this while sitting in the computer corner of our current apartment where brilliant orange and creamy ivory meet!  LOVE!

This Thursday Challenge only provides color direction.  No blueprint for layout.  No hints for theme.  FUN!

This week has been a crazy week in our house, so I decided to make a card for my son.  Boy cards are near impossible to find, so I knew I had to have this stamp set when I saw it in the Annual Catalog!

With Wall-e being our latest obsession, I just can't go wrong with this adorable robot!  Blue and Green are JJ's favorite colors and mine is Purple, so again I say this week was meant to be!

Follow these links to find more inspiration for this color combo!

Dawn - Bordering Blossoms Card

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Weekly Deals - October 7, 2014

Each Tuesday Stampin' Up! releases a handful of products which are available as Weekly Deals!  What a great way to collect the tools you need to make SPECTACULAR projects!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thursday Challenge - DSC 101 - Mottley Monsters Card

This Thursday Challenge is so fun!!!  Oh to have a front entryway to greet me!!!  We live in an apartment complex and I dream of the day when I can decorate a welcome greeting to all who visit.

I loved the house images filled with the birch trees with haunting eyes peeking through.  Tiny bats are flying in the distance through a full moon.  OHHHH so fun!!! 

Are you ready for more inspiration??  Then head on over to My Fellow STARS blogs!!

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Crafter? Creator? Creative? Artist? Scrapbooker? Card Maker? Mixed Media Artist? Fabric Dyer? Painter? Art Journalist?

None of those titles ever seemed to fit me.  I wished they did. I hoped that someday they would.  I enviously listened to my friends and peers describe themselves in these terms.

One day I told a friend I think I am a Paper Architect.  We laughed and then realized it was a great description.  If it is paper, glue, ink, sparkle, meant to convey love, care, sorrow, celebration, achievement and more, then we wanted to be a part of building it.  I wanted to build it!

I have continued on these past 10 years dabbling here and there with different crafty endeavours - Circle Journals, Altered Books, Mini Albums, Cards, Home Decor Projects, Scrapbooking and most recently Project Life and ATCs (Artist Trading Cards).

A few years ago we moved to Ohio and I went in search of crafty friends. Locally there weren't any to be found.  I found knitters, fiber artists, spinners, mural painters, photographers and all sorts of other quirky, creative and fun people but alone I was in my desire to put stamp to ink and ink to paper in order to create. 

Then I found Stampin Up.  The colors spoke to me.  The catalogs teemed with creative ideas and were so modern. I felt I finally belonged.  

Now I attempt to build my crafting friend circle online.  Finding kindred spirits who will join me in uplifting others and documenting life one stamped image at a time.

Won't you join me???