Sunday, February 10, 2013

Coloring between the lines...

I bought my first stamp!! I ordered a unmounted rubber stamp from Saturated Canary to make Valentine's day cards. She is so cute and I love her! I bought 4 sets of Spectrum Noir markers (more than I have spent on shoes this month!$$) After watching the Crafter Companion's youtube tutorial on how to color I got to work.  First I tested my stamp on plain white paper...umm not a success. :( I had no idea what unmounted ment and it didn't turn out so well. Still not thrilled with how light the print is coming out but at least they aren't totally smudged so I move on to my card stock. 2 out of 4 turned out ok so I used the 2 messed up ones to practice my coloring! I'm actually proud of how she turned out! Things I have learned, it is probably worth the time and money to buy a better printer and just buy digi print stamps from now on or it's time to take an actual stamp class. lol

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Organized Me!

Since I had a couple of days off recently, I decided to get to work organizing all my crafty stuff.  Not that I have a whole lot, but I wanted to be able to see what I have and what I probably need to get.  I put Jerry to work with all the nifty tools I got him for Christmas and had him hang a couple of shelves I got from Michael's and a picture of me from my ASU graduation. I know its not an especially artistic picture, but it is motivation to complete projects.  I went through all the random boxes and bags of stuff I've gotten for various projects. I specifically made a space just for being crafty and I feel so inspired now! I know a lot of people don't have the space for a whole craft room (even though I would love one someday). I think it is important to try and set aside 1 space in your house for just you.  Trust me, I will never find Jerry using this desk for anything! lol It's amazing what you will find when you just get a little organized! Apparently I am a glue gun hoarder! Who knew?!  Well I'm off to work on my valentine's day gifts and who knows what else?!