Thursday, June 24, 2010

Oh what a thrill....

Supplies: Girls' Paperie deco paper - travel collection (I think), PTI Enjoy the Ride stamp set, & die, PTI button & rhinestones, doily (old paper one found in my German house years ago), small tag die from ??? (can't remember), PTI True Black ink and kraft cardstock



Supplies: Martha Stewart doily, Girls' Paperie Travel paper, October Afternoon Thrift Store, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird, PTI buttons, Pure Poppy bakers twine, Vintage Tea Dye Duo, True Black Ink and Round & Round Anniversary stamp set, pearls from my stash, sheet music from my online friend Carol's stash, crocheted lace from local fabric store.


Supplies: PTI Linen Impression Plate, Mat Stack dies 1 & 2, Summer Sun satin ribbon, October Afternoon Fly a Kite papers, vintage glass glitter, Martha Stewart glue pen, Prima page pebble, tag from Walmart stamped with WaltzingMouse Blessed by You stamp set, PTI Vintage Tea Dye Duo & twine, PTI Background Basics Textstyle



Supplies: October Afternoon Fly a Kite, PTI vintage cream cardstock, PTI Fillable Frames #4, PTI True Black ink and Palette Ink Cognac, PTI Summer Sun satin ribbon, pearly ribbon - local store and pearls from stash

Supplies: PTI Simply Chartreuse cardstock, Beautiful Blooms die, Vintage Tea Dye Ink, Pure Poppy bakers twine, and hawaiian shores vintage button, Cosmo Cricket Material Girl deco paper, Martha Stewart doily, Tape Measure ribbon (not sure of brand), red ric rac (local store) and October Afternoon Thrift Store

Can you believe it? I flew thousands of miles from Camisano Italy to a small town in New Mexico and I only brought 2 suitcases. ONE of them was my carry-on with clothes in. The other ONE was full of crafting supplies...deco paper, cardstock, impression dies, PTI dies, stamp sets, ink cubes, and various & sundry other items that are very important for creating.

I am trying to spend a little time creating. My goal this year is to focus more on my craft and attempt to be published. Can't do that if I am not creating. So here is what I created this week. (Probably won't get the chance tomorrow and I am only getting about 2-3 hours a day so I have to be PRODUCTIVE).

I am really enjoying channeling Betsy Veldman and a wee bit of Mel Phillips. This has been fun stepping out of my box and it is actually coming easier and easier. I think I may have found a niche for myself. I actually was able to knock out 2 cards today in about 1.5 hours. A record for me.

Be sure to leave love if you are so inclined! I know I appreciate all the kind words and comments.

12 comments:

Terri said...

Nice job on all of them! Glad you are getting some time to stamp while you are on vacation too.

Amy said...

Oh I LOVE all your mixy matchy papers on these cards!! I soo wish I could do that and make it look good like yours!!

Barbara said...

Fabulous job on them all! I love each and every one!

Nerina said...

OOoooh! We haven't heard from you for a while - but I'm so glad it isn't because you haven't had time to craft! These are gorgeous - such a beautiful mix of eclectic shapes, patterns and textures! I love the way you pack ... I completely understand :0)!!

Cammie said...

Oh how I wish I could channel some Angy---these are gorgeous! I know your goal to be published this year will happen. Your cards are always beautiful! Glad to know you packed the essentials for your travels.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Oh I love them all! You definitely have the 'feel' of Betsy and Melissa going on these. My favorite one is 'thinking of you' with the OA Fly a Kite paper.

Laurie said...

Lots of fun cards! The papers are all so cute! You have been busy! Great job!

Rhonda said...

Hope you are enjoying the vacation. These cards are so cute. Lots of layers and goodies.

Heather P. said...

Oh wow!! I totally LOVE these! The colors are just fabulous and I love your mix of patterns, too! :)

peggysue said...

These are beautiful! Wow, I can believe I would take a whole suitcase of crafting supplies. I love these! What gorgeous paper.

Marinette said...

Elles sont vraiment toutes splendides, quel travail, tu as dû être super occupée à faire tout ça

Linda W said...

You really produced some beautiful work here. You know I love that dotty bug! Love your use of eyelet and lace. I'm a sucker for Shabby Chic, wish I could do it better.

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