Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sketch 114

Mojo Monday - and here's what I came up with.  I'm really feeling under the gun these days...........Christmas is fast approaching as it does every year.  It just seems to sneak up and bite me in the butt.  Family is coming home this year and baking, cleaning and decorating all has to be done.....plus we have 2 birthdays in the merry month of December!

After expecting to spend a weekend taking technique classes - they were cancelled a couple of days beforehand by the H1N1 virus.  The instructor was hospitalized and we had the option to have a postponed class in the spring. I just hope Christine gets out of the hospital with a clean bill of health.

Even though disappointment was running amuck - I was rather relieved that I didn't have to go anywhere this last weekend - I finished 2 advent calendars, which wasn't an easy feat for me because my sewing machine bit the dust.....right in the middle of appliquing tiny stockings around a Christmas tree.  My wonderful, faithful Elna, which I paid an arm and a leg for about 30 years ago - just quit.  I remember paying more for that machine than I did for my car (which was only 2 years old).......  it is now in the SM hospital and I'm hoping that they can revive it, although the serviceman had the attitude that anything that old - just needs replacing...........  oh what a throw-a-way world we live in!

Have a great week everyone - take time to stamp and play with ink.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mojo Monday #113

This sketch was a real challenge to me - I couldn't seem to get my head into so many layers.  Patterned paper is not one of my strongest suits.  Everyone is thinking Christmas cards - so I tried to get in the mood for making a Christmas Card. One of my favourite stamps is the SU Cardinal.  Here is my interpretation of the sketch.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch 112

Monday, Monday - gloomy and chilly - actually a dreary day today -
Here is my interpretation of the Mojo Monday Sketch #112.  I  love Butterflies!  It seems that whenever a new Butterfly stamp comes within my line of vision - I just have to have it.  It amazes me how many different butterfly stamps that there can possibly be!   
For this card - which was really simple, after I decided to use a Vanilla embossed backgroud, I sponged my cardstock with Pumpkin.  The DSP is SU.  The stamp was an acrylic clear stamp that I found in the bottom of my acrylic stamp drawer - I didn't mat it I simply used a black sharpie to outline my "overcut" image.  I really have to improve the quality of my scanning - because I usually end up with a crooked edge.......  not the actual card.

Hope you like it.  Until next monday, have a fantastic week filled with time to play with paper and ink.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Here it is Thursday and I'm going to post a card that I made using the Easle fold.  Not the greatest picture as it is not cropped properly (scanning was not an option). I used the SU Autumn Splendor set with a burnished background.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mojo Monday #111

Today is week number 111 at Mojo Monday. Our first monday of the month my niece and I go to Salmon Arm for our SU Stamper's 10 Group. Our demo is the greatest! We worked with the set called Razzle Dazzle - so when I got home I used some of the paper & techniques that we had used at class. This is what I came up with.

I'm not really happy with my example - but it honestly does look a little better in real life. The image is navy blue glitter and the flowers at the sides of the image are green and blue glitter.  For now I'll have to be happy with this.