Thursday, January 15, 2015

Red Scraps

I’ve gotten much better at tossing those little bits and pieces of paper that have a tendency to pile up when you aren’t looking.  The ones that I do save I make a point of turning into something, either a card or a layer, but something instead of just letting them sit.  This Valentine was made from the red scrap pile, not that I needed any Valentine cards but it just seemed like it was meant to be one!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What’s On Your Workdesk #293

Well that’s a sad sight now isn’t it, not much of anything going on there.  Off to the far right two cards that have images that need to be colored.  Two completed cards from scraps, my portable hard drive and a piece of another card started.  It’s a lot of blah but that’s my desk as of today. 
My 13 year old dog, Zoe hasn’t been all too perky and so I’ve spent a lot of time in the lower level of the house keeping a watchful eye on her.  Today however she decided to head up with me…
Up onto the futon she climbed and promptly started to doze off.  At least she is here and I can multitask watching her and doing something creative for a bit!
So off you go to find something exciting over at the Stamping Ground!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

What’s on Your Workdesk #292

Helloo crafty deskers!


This picture was taken late Tuesday afternoon because I knew once my husband got home I wouldn’t have time to get back into my room!  Let’s see the super specs are buried under some paper, I had to stitch up Cooper’s T-Rex earlier in the day and the black thread against the black head was giving me fits!  An almost finished anniversary card, my nippled glue is hidden there behind it.  So far by the way I LOVE it!  Paper cutter and bits of paper here and there.  That handsome devil on the screen is Cooper in all his glory playing posing in the first decent snow of the season.   Out the window you can get a little glimpse of the snow covered woods.  The pictures was taken with my new prime camera lens I love how it makes things in the distance all fuzzy, makes things seem a little softer..

All but I digress, so before I wax on head over to see Julia at the Stamping Ground and catch up on more crafty fun!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Masculine Birthday

So one of my ‘crafty’ goals this year was to be creative more often.  So I set out to find a way to make that happen and I found a blog called Mojo Monday.  So I set some time aside to make a card using their sketch and it’s only Tuesday!!  I also forced myself to use nothing but scrap paper, well except the card base, but all the rest was scrap.


It’s very simple, but it was made for giving to a guy so I wanted it to stay manly!  I think as challenges go for me, make birthday cards for guys ranks up there as really tough. I used some seriously old TAC papers and the brushed corduroy to distress the edges to give it some depth.  That’s it.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

It’s the start of a new crafting year!  I’ve been thinking about the things I want to do in the coming year, have you?  I’m not much for resolutions but I will set goals for myself!
So these are some of my goals for 2015, I’d love to hear from you about yours!
Craft More! – A general statement I know but I really do want to spend more time being creative. 
Take More Pictures! – My love of photography continues to grow and I want to improve my photo taking skills!
Use What I’ve Got! – This is a big one!!!  I’ve got lots of supplies, neat tools and I don’t need to buy anymore.  I did really, REALLY well last year in not buying things I didn’t really need.  My goal is to keep up that practice.
Use my Vue! – Having a desk top cutter is great, using it is even better.  I want to use it to make gifts and all manner of stuff for the house.  There are some seriously cool wooden signs that I’ve seen that I would love to make.
Blog More! – Not really a crafting thing, but since it relates to this blog I think it fits! 
Get a Etsy store going, maybe? – I’ve got some ideas for items to sell but I’m not sure if I want to sell them on Etsy or via a blog.  Still got some thinking to do on that.
Send more cards! – At one time I took part in a lot of swaps and RAK groups.  Got to admit I miss that and would like to get active doing that again!
So now it’s your turn.  What do you want creatively for 2015???

Happy New Years!

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