MUSING (adverb) "an elegant tapestry of quotations, musings, aphorisms, and autobiographical reflections" (James Altlas)

Monday, March 7, 2011

What a Great Weekend

We had a nice weekend!  It rained all weekend, which made it nice for sleeping in and after a few errands in the am, I got to hang out and craft most of the afternoon away.  No inspiration from the lizards...although I did do a "green" card ... which is quite layered and whimsical.  I like it.  I still haven't mastered how to get great photos of my cards.  If you have any suggestions...PLEASE leave me a comment!! It qualifies for "green" at http://www.doyoustackup.blogspot.com/ and for using a digi stamp at http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/ (fairies are my favourite!!) and http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ for "lucky duck"...all about best wishes (did you see the wish stamp in the flowers?) I stuck it there cuz it didn't seem right down at the bottom where I originally was going to put it.
This photo with the flash on shows the true "green"....ya think a good scrapper would know how to photograph paper...

The next card was fun to make but a real challenge to be happy with .... I just couldn't decide what else to add to give it that "woosh" ...so I left it alone.  It's a traditional stampin' up stamp, but I couldn't decide whether to do it horizontal or vertical.  Lots of black and white challenges out there, so this card qualifies for the following: http://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.com/ and http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/ for black and white and http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/ because it is kinda vintage (I think so!) and that ribbon makes it qualify for http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/.  It's also for a birthday, so it can go intohttp://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/.  Here it is:
On Sunday we went to a birthday party for a set of twins....so I made a fun card using one of my favourite traditional stamps -- a cute little house mouse!  The colouring took forever, but I really like this one...too bad I had to give it away!! It just happens to qualify for a few challenges too!
http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/ and  http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/ for "animal themes" and http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/ for another birthday! and just because I like it soo much, it gets to go in "anything goes" at http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/.  HOW Cute is this????
Again...I can't decide how to take the best pics...flash on, flash off?  The ribbon was fun for this one too...although kinda hard to keep stuck in place. *Sigh* it really was a great weekend.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring?

It's a cold day here in Toronto, and I am getting tired of winter...lucky a lot of challenges called for flowers this time around so I made this very "spring" card using an image from Seliekjestim...which is very cute.  Must say -- we share the same fondness for kitties.  My new copics are being shipped in from Florida (see copic Marker scrapbooking who have become my new best friends!) Florida.  Also warm.

We increased our household by two more this week..."frankie" and "speedy" the two lizards are happy soaking up the heat lamp .... hmmnn wonder if I could climb into that tank and pretend I am somewhere tropical.  Maybe the lizards will inspire me....
Which qualifies for the following:
and a big challenge for me was using a frame for http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ (how are you supposed to get those metal things to "stick"?)

Stay warm everyone!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Picking up speed...

Wow...time is flying!! I ordered some new copics from a FABULOUS company called Copic marker scrapbooking and they are super duper with cusomer service!  I am going to add them to my postings on the sidebar.  I played a bit this weekend, but it was a little busy around our house, so really didn't accomplish much.  But did manage to send this card off to my dear sister-in-law who is working hard to take care of her mom right now.  I hope she appreciates the "pick up".   If the pace at our house slows down a bit, and none of the new lizards escape (more on that later!), then I might get more cards done....but for now, here's my card for the following challlenges:

http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ for "friendship"
http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/for "using scraps" which I almost always do, but used all of my deep red and actually had to piece a few together for this background!  And all the little hearts and flowers were scraps too!
http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/ for their sketch ...which I am trying more... and finally
http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/ for using a sentiment...a good one don't you think?
Have a good March everyone!