Thursday, February 28, 2013

Busy Bee Buzzes In - Yup Catching Up Again

I'm not sure how my life manages to get so busy!  I honestly don't do it on purpose!  I think part of it is just that I'm not as fast as I used to be.  It's been a few years since I've passed the threshold from time moving too slowly, to time moving too fast!  Personally I'd love to have found time at just the right pace in time, but I think I zoomed right past that moment, assuming it even exists, LOL!

Over the last few weeks, I've taught card and layout classes, some using the Place in Time with which I created a 12 month calendar. It's been a lot of fun.  I've also gotten my colorist certification from Spectrum Noir and am working on becoming one of their instructors!  I do love my Spectrum Noirs!  Speaking of which, here are a couple of projects I made using them.

Don't forget to click on the pictures to get a bigger view!

Here is a card that I made and sent to my friend Janie in florida,

Then there is this card that I made for my friend, Angie. 

Everyone is raving about the Prima mixed Media Doll stamps by Julie Nutting! I just could not resist these large stamps (they are 7.5 inches tall).  i really enjoyed coloring them with my Spectrum Noir pens, paper piecing their clothes and decorating a tag to feature one of them. 

For some reason I got the following image in my head and just could not get it out of my head until I agreed to get a 7x10 canvas and just have a mixed media blast!  I'm pretty sure I'll be sharing some more projects with these beauties!

Of course not all the cards or projects I've made has a colored girl on it. Here is a card that I'm giving to the daughter-in-law of a friend of mine.  I've made a couple of modifications to it and added a gift card in the blue mini card in the front. I hope that it will make things just a tad easier on her DIL as she starts a brand new phase of her life.

It stands to reason that I've also made a few layouts.  If you follow this blog you probably already know that I am not a one company crafter, but I do have my favorites.  Amongst them and need I say it right at the top is Graphic 45.  Here are a few pages from the reusable Calendar I made and that I'm teaching.

I'll post some of the other layouts in a couple of weeks!

I have been teaching card classes at my LSS, (local scrapbook store), Scraps Etc. So much fun!  Here are a few cards...

Trifold card

Here is another view of the same trifold card.

I'm always being asked for guy cards!

Well that's a little bit of what I've been up to!  Hope you enjoyed this quick tour inside my creative mind. 

Have a great and creative time,