Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Yeah yeah and it's OK. . .


I find myself growing more and more antsy about the arrival of my recent PTI purchase. This is the first time I've made a purchase right after a release--and holy cow! I didn't realize how long the release delay was; I ordered on the 19th and it still has not shipped yet. I can't even imagine the huge wave of orders that came in after the release; I'm not mad or annoyed by any means, just very surprised! I think I'll play it safe from now on and order from them when they're a whee bit less busy. ;) Can't wait to play with all of the new goodies though!

This card I actually made a few weeks ago, I'm still trying to figure out what I would like to do for the chipboard Make It Monday.

I adore off-center placement of focal points...I guess that just dates back to the days of my art classes. =) 

Last night I was giggling like a mad scientist as I made preparations for my Halloween Disney Mini-Album for our trip in October, 
My fiance chuckled at me as I cut away at the cereal and snack boxes. I replied to him in my best Igor voice, "I must prepare, no time to waste!" hahahaha. I honestly don't know how much I'll need for the pages, so I raided the recycle bin and thought I'd just stock up.

Lastly before I go eat some chocolate cheerios, I thought I'd share my music obsession for today. Last night I was cruising Youtube (as I usually do before I head to bed) and I stumbled upon Foster The People's latest song, "Helena Beat." I'm totally new to the band; so far their lyrics tend to be on the darker side (like their hit "Pumped Up Kicks"), but I just can't resist the catchy beats!!

Have a great day guys! Catch you later. :D 


PTI stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Tag-Its 3, With Sympathy, Hello Friend, Delightful Doilies. 
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Line Ledger is from Autumn Leaves, and the patterned strip is from My Mind's Eye.
CTMH Inks: (too lazy to list) hehehe!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Make It Monday: Frosted Images

Hooray for MIM! I love Lisa Johnson's creations, they are so beautiful!

The 'smudging' aspect of this technique didn't work out so well for the colors because I used CTMH dye inks, and because dye inks dry so quickly they aren't really blendable. However, the black versafine I used for the sentiment blended almost too well! I'm finding that I use the Turning a New Leaf set a great deal more than I first thought it would. Who knew it would be so versatile? lol.

Okay, so I'm definitely putting a light box on my birthday wishlist, haha. I even searched around the house for a space near a window, but the light there was too harshly angled for there to be good coverage of the entire card. That's alright, I think it can be seen well enough here. =)

I have a study group for a lovely (sarcasm, cough) nursing exam today. I'm not sweating it too much, but test days certainly churn my brain into a pile of grey mush.

Happy stamping! Have a great day. =)


Cardstock: PTI Fine Linen and Ocean Tides
Stamps: Say it With Style, Turning a New Leaf, Fancy Flourishes, With Sympathy
Inks: Versafine Black, CTMH Bamboo, Outdoor Denim, Twilight, Juniper, Colorbox White Pigment Ink

Monday, September 19, 2011

Getting in the mood....

Normally I don't like to get especially excited about the holidays too early in the year (the five years I worked at Michael's fiddled with my holiday timer a great deal!) but between the new Papertrey Ink and Waltzingmouse releases...well....let's say that I'm getting a whee bit stoked for the upcoming months! haha. ^_~

Not to mention that my fiance's family and I are going on a trip to Disneyland in October. My two favorite movies are The Nightmare Before Christmas and Beauty and the Beast--I hope to get pictures with them! I'll probably be so nervous and say something silly... let's turn up the dork-meter here!

Anywho, here it the card I made last night, inspired by this MACM by Kristina Werner. I absolutely love her designs and her videos. I accredit her to being one of the big reasons I began cardmaking. 

I'm still trying to figure out how to get the lighting right, so I'm not very satisfied with how the quality turned out. I have two Ottlites on either side of my desk--I guess I'll have to just keep experimenting.

I have about 2 1/2 hours until I need to attend my afternoon workshop for Nursing school. In the meantime I'll try to tidy things up and cram some reading in (although my brains can only take so much before they go numb! haha).

Have a great week guys! Happy crafting, and talk to you soon. =)