24 October, 2014
So, excitement, yes, and then there was all this reorganisation going on still in my space. The table is cleaned off, but there's still random piles on my floor, there's still stuff in Iris cases, and there's still a whole empty Alex unit to be filled. I tackled paper on Thursday and realised, hey, I have WAY too much of it! It's now up to two Expedit cubes, which I don't approve of, and three more paper collection packs arrived in the mail today! One of them was for scrapping this year's Halloween (didn't need a whole collection pack, or anything really, but it's pretty!) and another is a nice, generic Christmas collection from Carta Bella. I have some very cute Christmas stamps to use this year.
Anyway, long story short, too much paper means I *have* to use some. I haven't been scrapping much at all this year, so cards it is. I had this little cutie on my desk, coloured up last week, so I got him on a card. He's from That Craft Place which, I have to say, I'm not totally pleased about the quality of the stamps. They seem to have just been drawn and scanned, no clean up, no proper digitization and so they have a "dirty" scanned look to them. This one even had specks of what I can only assume were eraser effluvia on the image, which was quite small too. BUT I managed to Photoshop it enough to get it to work well enough, obviously. Coloured up with Copics and pencils over a few days of messing around. I have a few more stamps like this, super cute, so I'm looking forward to colouring them and sharing them with you over the next few remaining October days.
20 October, 2014
Saturday we went to IKEA and change is happening! Look at this mess. Seriously, it's insane what you have to pull apart to put things back together. My goal is to downsize, but I'm not purging. I'm just reorganising. It's surprising what you can do when you take things out of packages and get them into the best and most usable situations. All the stamps on my desk, that's yet more organising. Anyway, since I'm neck deep in all this, I am a little distracted from the crafting, but I'm still colouring. There's eleven more days to Halloween and I really want to celebrate the crap out of it!
themes: Studio Monday
17 October, 2014
I'm in the midst of reorganising *all* of my supplies, yes, but I've done the Halloween stuff, including all the stamps, and I gotta say I have some pretty awesome stuff! I'm not really happy with how this card came out, but I had a lot to choose from and I might have just gotten a bit random, that's all.
15 October, 2014
13 October, 2014
Last weekend was the Ontario Scrapbook Expo. I know I haven't been creating much lately, having more fun gaming, but I promised my friends from the message board that I'd join them. I haven't been in a shopping mood, I've been absent from the message board (and I keep getting PMs to come back...), so I thought I'd show. Little did I know Mike would decide Friday night that he wanted to go to the Eastern Sierras! Since I'd have to cancel plans he figured I could go as long as we made sure to book out of there at 12pm. I had to drive us down there, since he worked two straight weeks without a day off and was tired, then Sirius and I met up with Jeanne and got to shopping.
Since I didn't actually need anything, and was only looking for the latest release of Lawn Fawn stamps, mostly we just wandered. The gamer paper pack, the 6x6 and 3x4 pack, and the stickers in the front were from a booth called Part Time Sally. I dunno what's up with stupid names for scrapbook companies, but they had newer stuff and nice discounts. I had 3 times that picked out, but I put the rest back. I got three little punches from another place, little leaves, because I have tiny tree stamps, but don't want to cut out tiny things. I found another place that had a new line from Amy Tan, stitched hearts and whatnot. Cost me just a few dollars so that was nice. As Jeanne was talking to a friend of hers from a stamp company I noticed that Echo Park was at this Expo. Same deal as Anaheim with three packs of paper for $7. I was distracted because I saw they actually had Chillingsworth Manor this time and they were sold out in Anaheim. For my other two packs I just got plain "distressed" paper since I don't much like cardstock and I figured it'd be good for layering. I also got a few more packs of the super cheap divided page protectors. I gotta say though, this has to be the least I've ever spent at an Expo. Barely $60. But then, yeah, I wasn't really feeling the shopping thing and I didn't have a whole lot of time there to wander and be enabled by the gals either.
09 October, 2014
06 October, 2014
05 October, 2014
I hope to see you next week for PL Sunday, and I *do* have a few projects to post this week too.