Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mo Jo Madness

Today,  as I reading blogs, I am feeling especially inspired…so trying to document the ideas before they evaporate into thin air…

This photo made me want to grab chipboard, maybe paint/ink it, maybe not, and then stamp it with one of my background stamps and use it on a page.

This LO  by Crafty Chick, is one I need to scraplift the subject matter. Me and myself, we have a lot of talking to do :)

This one, also by Craft Chick, ties into reminding me that I need to get settled on some goals and write them down…maybe I’ll scrap them instead. I’ll have to hunt through my digi pages, because I did a goal oriented resolutions page some years ago. Think the goals have changed?

I want to make some funny cards. Maybe a set with riddles? Or sassy comments.

OMG!! This card by Ann at Just For Fun is gorgeous! I love the acrylic and the background being inside.

That’s it for now. Wish I had thought to blog the first 10 ideas I had this morning. Doh!

Things for today

I was pushed by myself because I have one rule, and that is that everyday I will run faster and try harder-Wilson Kipketer -

The miracle is not that I finished, the miracle is that I had the courage to start – John Binghart


A ship is safe in a harbor, but that’s not what ships are for – William Shedd

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Notes to self 7/20

LOVE this Xmas card. Since Imaginicse’s snowflakes aren’t out yet, I think I could do this with a flake from the cricut cut on acetate (packaging) of which I have a bunch. Thinking  a few of these cards would be fun!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Notes to Self 7/10

Things to work on at the retreat:

-Check the spiral mini albums in the 2 drawer storage. Do I have a star one? If so, this idea is great: If not, I know there is a house one and xmas one that would be cool to do.

-What about embellishing a couple birdie houses to take to the cabin as decorations? What colors. hrmm…

-Make this frame: I’m thinking a photo of cindi and matt, or maybe me and Steve. I know I have a wide wood frame somewhere. Find it!

-What about xmas cards: I love this one:

-Love this idea: Create a Lyrics Album

-gather and print the photos of me that I like, and then begin again on the SFTIO themes.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Notes to myself 7/1-7/5

7/2 Joined the embellished die cut swap. Theme is summer. Ideas: something from Cricut..or one of my many unused dies. Should fit nicely on a 12x12 or 8.5x11 page. How to embellish…make look like a gummy with diamond glaze stuff? Make it 3d?

7/2 Love the look of the Spellbinder Borderabilities. USE the 2 I have. And check out what borders can I make with my Cricut carts. Should create that spreadsheet of all carts and include what features each has.

7/2 Add texture to LETTERS or TITLES with the Cuttlebug. OMGosh, this looks great!

7/5 IDEA: Take the rugged inside of cardboard, and PAINT IT! White looks great, kind of a white washed maybe paint then wipe it back off.

7/5 I’m really liking the trend I’m seeing of adding paint to busy patterned paper to tone it down somewhat for use as a background. For a great example see the second layout here

7/5 I also love how Kat (same link as above) uses mixed fonts for her titles. Need to study hers some more to try and figure out what makes hers really pop like they do.

7/5 I am also loving the use of alpha beads on cards and layouts. Very cute! Gotta get me some!