Friday, January 29, 2010

The News is Out...

Well, I'd like to wish everyone a good morning but I'm afraid that I'm just not feeling it today. As I'm sure most of you probably know by now, we have decided to close the store.
It was not an easy decision to make, but it was a necessary one. I loved being a store owner, not only did it afford me the luxury of going to work almost everyday and loving what I did, but it allowed me to meet amazing people who also share my love of crafting.
As store owners we have been able to travel, to see the latest products before they hit the shelves, and of course to meet celebrities in our industry, and yes I mean Tim Holtz!LOL
I just want everyone to know that this is not the end, and that you haven't heard the last from Jodie Heuser. I will still be posting regularly on my blog, plus I'm looking into starting up some personal ventures so you will want to stay tuned for that.
Thank you everyone for your well wishes and support and I will post again on Monday. I hope everyone has a blessed weekend.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

Good morning folks,
Boy am I tired at the moment. Not only did I work a crop on Friday night, but also another private crop last night and I'm heading off to work within the next half hour. Needless to say I'm feeling a little droopy at the moment!LOL
But even though fatigue is setting in, that didn't stop me from making some cards. Here is a card I created using the sketches from Priscilla Styles home of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. If you want some inspirations you definitely want to swing by this site. Not only do they have weekly sketches, but you can win blog candy as well.
Now onto my card...

This little lady was made with stamps from Artful Stamper and from a set by My Favorite Things. I created the mat for the image from copper metal and I used the Nestabilities Pendant.

I colored her in with my Copic Markers then added Flower Soft in her hair and used the AtYou Spica Glitter pens for added punch.
Please enjoy!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Whiff of Joy Guest Design Team Entry

Good evening everyone,
I hope that you are all have a great weekend so far. The cooler weather is leaving Florida, unfortunately.
Whiff of Joy is having a Guest Design Team call, you can click here for the details. I left this until late, so the call ends tonight, so here is my entry...

I colored Charlotte in with my copic markers and simply followed the sketch. I used only scraps believe it or not for this card, so it did come together pretty quickly.
Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Impression Obsession Challenge - Odd Shaped Card

Hello everyone, I hope you all are enjoying your weekend, and some of you even have a 3 day weekend. Here is a little creative inspiration to hopefully get those juices flowing.
This is a card I submitted for another Impression Obsession Challenge. The funny thing is that I thought the deadline was tonight at midnight. Turns out the deadline isn't until next Saturday, Jan. 23rd. I made myself have time management through a mistake, can't beat that!LOL

The card base was done with a pre-made base that we have at the shop in a variety of colors. Then to get the various mats, I used my Nestabilities along with my Cuttlebug.
The stamp set is "Smell the Coffee" and of course I colored in the image with my Copic markers.
Please enjoy and have a great night!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Splitcoaststampers Challenge - Card Sketch 262 and Mojo Monday 120 Challenge

Good afternoon everyone,
I'm a little tired today, was out late celebrating with friends for my birthday. I've been surfing the web trying to get done all sorts of challenges, well here is another submission,

The card is one which I am doing in my technique class on Jan. 20th, so I won't go into too much detail, however...
The coloring was done with chalks and a dove blender, that's all I'm saying!LOL The fish stamp is one from our stamp wall in the crop room.
Now as if that's not enough...
Here is another challenge from the blog Mojo Monday

This card is being submitted not only for the blog challenge but also for my monthly stamping get together, Java with Jodie.
The stamps are from Inkadinkado and of course coffee is the theme. Don't forget if you wish to make these cards for yourself, check out the store's class calendar and sign up when you can.
Hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Impression Obsession Challenge - Spring

Hi everyone,
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Today is my birthday, YEA ME! lol and so far it's been wonderful. My husband got me great gifts, and we're heading out this evening to celebrate some more with friends. Now on to the crafting...
This is the latest entry for my
Impression Obsession Challenge.

The card was created with Leigh Hannan's stamp titled F2290-Flower Pitchers. The image was colored in with Copic markers and the paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle.
If you haven't ever done a challenge, I strongly urge you to give them a try. They help stimulate those creative juices, plus challenges help you use that product that all of us have sitting in our crafting realms, gathering dust!LOL
Have a great Saturday!

Friday, January 8, 2010

I'm Baaaaccckkkk!

I can't believe it's been about 3 weeks since my last post. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season.
Here is my latest creation and it's posted for a challenge on Splitcoaststampers.

The challenge was to create a card using limited supplies, a card that could be created in 15 mins. or less. To be honest I made this one in about 18 mins. but in my defense the extra 3 minutes were trying to decide which Copic marker to use and to blend with!LOL
To look at the card close up, on the white section I stamped a rose background with Versamark, then embossed it with clear powder, just to give the background a subtle look,

I also used the Cuttlebug to emboss the solid red paper, then cut out the images and mats using a Nestabilities.
Hope you have a great evening!