Happy Friday everyone!! I'm so ready for the weekend I tell ya especially after the day I had yesterday--sigh!! I won't lie to ya, yesterday was quite a struggle for me---sometimes you don't feel like you do enough, can be enough, get enough done or be good enough ya know? I start everyday trying to do my best and get as much done as I can, but we're all human correct. Most days I keep my head down, get my work done, help as many people as I can and stay away from drama & conflict. But gosh darn it, it finds me anyhow! If you know me well, you know I stay out of other's business and don't gossip, hate drama & am not mean spirited in any way. I always try & lead by example and use the same old adage that's been around since the ages "treat others as you want them to treat you" but some people don't follow that, which is so frustrating. I just don't understand why people have to be mean--I never, ever try to hurt anyone's feelings or be disrepectful, it would hurt ME to do something like that! I guess I'll just continue I guess to be surprised by people who are like this, but I'll get over it for sure! But I love my family, I love my crafting and I love my friends and it's as simple as that for me! So sticks & stones & all that---will just bounce the hell(o) off of me! (sorry for the language)
So, just had to vent for a moment, but as is my nature as a glass always half full & eternal optimist---I'm MOVIN' ON!! Dealt with it, analyzed it & have dismissed it. No time for it at all! So, let's move on to my projects for the day and BE HAPPY!! :o)
-In a spot of fun news, a reader of mine asked me to do a mini-interview for her blog & I was more than flattered & thrilled to do it! Sandi's blog interview with me is HERE! (thanks again Sandi for thinking enough of me to want to interview me, not that I'm super exciting, LOL) And poke around her fabulous blog as well--she's has some beautiful things to see that she's created!
-Don't forget tomorrow is World Card Making Day!!! There will be contests & prizes all day tomorrow on Split Coast Stampers (the Magnolia-licious challenge starts at 3 pm EST & I'll be there so stop in & say "hi")!
-Susana's Custom Art & Card Design will also be having a fun challenge up on the store blog HERE tomorrow! There will be 2 days to complete the challenge & of course prizes!!
Try It Out Tuesday Challenge #38
So this card was done for our Try It Out Tuesday Challenge #38 for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design, but obviously it's Friday now, hee hee. We had to switch it up since the new release stamps came out on Tuesday (see them here)! I challenged the DT to make a fall card since it's that time of the year! For my card I chose to use a new Lockhart Stamp Co. image called "Harvest Window"--I just love the window images that Karen has drawn (see them HERE)! I based my colors on this fabulous dp by My Mind's Eye "Oh La La For Him"--I love the color combo, very fresh! The cs and ribbon are from PTI and those fun pearls including the pearl center on the bow are NEW from Prima (see a grand selection here---I bought a ton of them) and they are gorgeous in real life!
My image was colored with Copics and then I double stamped the window swag and pumpkins so I could pop them up for dimension! I used diamond glaze on the window part, yellow and orange stickles on the leaves, pumpkins, & corn along w/ my yellow Spica pen for lots of pretty sparkle! Perfect for the fall holidays! Now hop on over to the store blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous fall creations!!
My second card today uses another fabulous NEW image from Pink Cat Studio's Digi store! This pretty lil' gal is "IB Betty-Butterfly" and I think she's just a cutie-pop! I paired her up with some of my favorite Basic Grey papers (Urban Prairie) and added some fun Prima flowers. The centers of the flowers are Doodlebug glitter brads--I just love those things & use them constantly (think I need a re-stock, hee hee). And her lil' wings have some diamond stickles on them too (the sentiment is from the Pink Cat Stamp set "Enchanted Lily"). If you haven't had a chance to check out these digi's yet or are worried about trying the digis--Melissa has a fabulous info section at the store that leads you thru it step by step here! (I print on an Epson R300 inkjet printer & my Gina K Luxury cs in 120 lb weight & colored w/ copics)
So hope you will all stop by tomorrow if you get a minute--I'll have some Christmas projects up and a new Mo's Digital Pencil project as well!
hugz to you all & thank you for listening to me ramble today,