Thursday, March 25, 2010

And I'm back in the game.....

Hi folks, while being in Las Vegas I grew to appreciate L.A. a lot more than I thought. If you asked any one I know, they'd all say I loved Las Vegas, but I know now that I rather be a visitor than a resident. Life is soooo different here when you're trying to make a living here...... everyone is here for the hustle. I guess you can say I came here to "gamble, collect my winnings and put it to go use." Even though I've known my friend for about 5 to 6 years now, I took a big risk coming out here by living with her and working with her. Some friendships dissolve when you're not use to their work ethics or living habits, but I adjusted as best as I could and make it work. My goal also included making some money to pay for my studies, whether is was here in Vegas or back in L.A. Unfortunately, there are no adult schools here where I can enhance my office skills at a low price... only trade schools where you have to pay $12,000 to $25,000. One, I don't have that kind of money and two, no time to spend 2 to 4 years acquiring those skills. Fortunately, I'll be going home next week in time to enroll at a vocational school back home that offers a great accounting program. And the best part, is that I'll be home to create more cards... yahoooooo!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Temporarily out of order!

Hi everyone, I just want to stop and let you know my where abouts. I've been unemployed for a couple of months now and I received an opportunity to go to Las Vegas to help out a dear friends with her business. So while I'm just out here temporarily, I couldn't bring my entire stamps and supplies to create. So in the meantime, sit tight and I should be back in L.A. to create... then again if things turn out better for me here, I just might be relocating? Til then, tooddles.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

With sympathy

Hello everyone, I just want to share my latest creation. While watching the Oscars tonight, I made a sympathy card using this weeks Our Creative corner sketch.

I started with a simple white cardstock for the base, layered it with Pink Pirouette (discountinued) and the Ginger blossom dsp (discountinued). My centerpiece comes from Inkadinkado's Spiritual sketches.

This was a lovely piece to work with. I wanted to share the intricut details of this stamp, I thoroughly enjoyed coloring this with the SU! blender pens to make it really delicate. You can barely see the subtle blue outline, but its there. I hope you like. Toodles.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thanks so much

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by. Today I wanted to post a pretty card where I learned a very fun  technique. So with the help of Sweet Sunday sketch challenge #58 , I want to show you my first attempt at sponging and stamping with its same colors.

To start, I began with 4 1/4"x8 1/2" Old olive cardstock for the base. Next I cut three Very vanilla pieces at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". To get the neat sponging edges, I covered 1" of the pieces with post-its and sponged the edges with the color I want to stamp my image with. Very easy! Finally i added the ribbon and the sentiment from the SU! Seasonal icons set on the corner. I hope you like. Tooddles.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Top O' the morning to ya!

TGIF everyone! Unfortunately if you live in So Cal. it will not be so pleasant this weekend, depending on whether or not you like the rain or not. As for me I think I'd prefer my rain on the weekdays and the Sun on the weekends..... C'est la vie!
Anyhoo, todays creation is inspired by this months Holiday... St. Patricks Day! While browsing splitcoast I saw alot of clever ways people made clovers from heart shapes. So I went with it and used my SU! Priceless set along with some gold ink to give it a more celtic look.

To start I used a Very vanilla cardstock base. For my centerpiece I used a piece of Old olive for the beginning of the clover base and frayed the edges for texture. And then I followed up with Kraft cardstock.
So you can see that my focal point was based on the design of the ribbon. The ribbon I must add was a bargin! I found that in a dollar bin a couple of years ago and I've been kicking myself for not purchasing more. Word to the wise, if there's  ribbon or paper you really love, buy lots of it! I hope you like. Tooddles!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Birthday Dreams

Hello everyone, thank you for stopping by. Really quick I just want to share my weeks adventures... sort of speak. First DMV horror story... first of all I took care of my registration renewal weeks ago and now I'm getting letters from the DMV saying I still haven't renewed my tags??!! One I went in person, and two I have a receipt. So what is going on there?! Anyway, I just thought I'd share that with you. Just in case it happens to you all you have to do is make sure you go down there and find out who drop the ball. On the other side of the spectrum, I did go to Las Vegas this past weekend just to get over my cabin fever of being stuck home from being ill. I had a blast and it was great seeing our best friend again.

Todays card is inspired from this weeks Mojo Monday sketch challenge# 128. I thought I'd use the SU! Raspberry Tart dsp with the Dreams du Jour set.

For the base I used a basic white cardstock, then layered it with chocolate chip and kiwi kiss dsp. I wanted to add more texture with sewing the first two pieces and then layered the pattern piece. Then I layered the long of pattern piece with the kiwi kiss cardstock, and used the rhinestone brads for the ends.

for the centerpiece I used my spellbinder to cut the scalloped edge circle in Regal rose, the small circle in Rose red. The felt flowers come from the Flower fusion I & II and  the happy birthday comes from the Teenie tiny words set layered with a piece of Pretty in pink. Last I thought it would like lovely with  a couple of the flowers edges be enhaced by piercing a couple of their edges. I hope you like.