Friday, May 16, 2014

Happy Mail

happy mail

Send a card.  Today.

As crafters, we love to create beautiful things.  We make cards by the dozens.  When is the last time you mailed one out?  I have a box full that I made because it was fun.  It is time to start putting them to good use.  Today I am mailing some cards to several people I barely know because I know it will brighten their day.

Let's send some happy mail, friends!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

My creativity has a cold


It is amazing how being sick can drain all of the creativity from your body.  I finished up with work early this week so I could have some time to play...and promptly got a cold.  LOL  Between the medications and symptoms and lovely asthma issues (thanks to both the cold and the constant rain), my brain just will not work. 

I am still trying my best and sitting in my now cleaned up studio (I could think enough to get that done) with some soup and a hot apple cider (my go to sick drink).  Yawn.  LOL  I would nap, but my brain will not let me sleep unless it is night time, so I know I will just lie there and stare at the ceiling.

I find myself mindlessly browsing for scrapbook supplies online.  Not good!  Let's see what Blog lovin' has right now to inspire me.

I love this sketch by Sam Simpson on Cas(e) this Sketch.  It looks simple enough that some stamping alone should just about do it for me.  Not much strenuous thinking required, which is perfect for today.  I happen to have someone who could use a nice pick me up card right now, so this will be perfect.

I pulled out a great Paper Trey Ink set (Up, Up and Away) and did a bit of stamping/coloring.  I like the results.  I could add a lot more to it to make it really a WOW card, but I think it is sweet the way it is.  In fact, I might be making a few of these to send out today.  

I also, in my mindless wandering, stumbled across an I-Phone app that might be just what I am looking for to track my supplies.  I cannot tell you how many times I have been at a store (with a coupon) and thought I should get a new Copic, or some Mists, but do not remember what colors I still need, so I put it back.  I have a great memory for stamps/paper, but some of my coloring things always escape me.

I'm going to go crash in bed and try out this app.  I"ll let you know what I think!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A little sketchy fun!

Scrap 365 has a wonderful sketch up on their site for May.  I love the simplicity of it and have JUST the right photo I want to use.

I rotated the sketch and found a photo of Isabel and her snowman for this year.  Her favorite movie right now happens to be Frozen, so the direction I wanted to take was obvious.  My favorite bit is the cloud raining down dots and hearts.