Friday, January 9, 2009
**** T G I F ****
Grab a glass of Vino or a cup of Cafe' and settle in because today I am a little long winded but obviously have a lot to share..
I cannot believe how tired I have been this week.. It totally shows in my face, I don't have bags, I have luggage. I keep thinking that I am coming down with something based on how lethargic and achy I feel in the evenings... Dave and Adam have both been sick so I am expecting it. I am not scheduled to work next week so I am hoping that I will be able to relax and stamp all weekend then tackle the house on Monday.... O we all know how that will pan out. I won't accomplish anything in my craft world because the dirt will clutter my mind........
Today I want to share with you the Verve "Looking for Love" challenge that I have been participating in. I am uploading the sketches along with what I created based on what I see when I look at them. Let me know what you think. They are listed in the order from Day 1- Day 4.
Day 1 - I created a 3"x3" in order to start getting ideas for what I might create for Adam to hand out to his classmates. Probably not going to be this. Again I have reached for the "Black Tie Birdies" by Verve but I also used one of the stamps in Recipe Labels by PaperTrey Ink to create the pedastal for my bird.
Day 2 - I hope that Verve can forgive me for not using Verve Stamps. Apparently when I looked at that sketch, I saw sailboats!!! This is one of my new PaperTrey Ink sets called Men of Life.
Day 3 - This time I again reached for a Verve stamp called Notes of Prayer. I have a feeling that I will reach for that one quit a bit. I love the details in that cross. I used my Cuttlebug with the Textile embossing folder to emboss, as well as, my Nestabilities to create the scalloped squares. The satin polka dot ribbon is Plum Pudding by PaperTrey Ink.
Day 4 - This is not my favorite and I did not use Verve ;o( I used a combination of Piece of Cake with the numbers from Ambassador Monogram Edition, which are both PTI. The dimensional sticker was something that was laying around my desk.
If you are not familiar with any of the stamps or companies that I am speaking of, I have made it possible to link to them by clicking the highlighted words.......
I believe that the owner, Julee Tilman, will be actually judging the entries vs. using a random number generator. I am glad and I PRAY that she LIKES MY WORK... BTW, tonight is their big stamp release PARTY