Saturday, December 15, 2012

December Challenge for Simply Betty Stamps

Over on the Facebook Fan page, Corinne posted a December Challenge using the Simply Betty Stamp image, Candy Cane London. Here is my card for that challenge! I had so much fun coloring her-and I had no problems piling on the glitter and using my Spica Atyou pen everywhere I could think of! I got my twinkles in from my Amuse Studio order too, so I had to use the stars to bling up Miss London's skirt. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't do all the sparkle justice, but I love it all the same!

My December Challenge Entry for Some Odd Girl!

Well, here she is, my first official challenge post! If you like Bright Lights Kaylee, be sure to check out the rest of Kristy's super cute images at SOG!

Time keeps on slippin'...into the future

Hello Lovlies,

Well, it's been over a year since my last post. Work has been crazy, we packed up and moved into a bigger place, got a puppy, lost my mojo, blah blah blah...the point is, I'm back and I'm making a lot of commitments to myself, my art and my blog.

Part of the problem at the old place was, it was so small! There was no dedicated place for anything. I got this spiffy contraption to give my stuff a home-but really it was just to get things put away and out of sight in cubbies. I've collected quite a few wonderful things for my crafting stash, but without a proper system in place to utilize everything. Then it got to the point where I could only craft for a few minutes here and there-which meant I spent most of my time LOOKING for what I wanted to craft with. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

While I'm getting myself organized, I'm also taking a step back to really think about where I've put my crafting money and where my heart is. I have been a Stampin' Up demonstrator for almost 2 years, and while there's plenty to love, there is still plenty that isn't quite doing it for me. I have a few companies that I adore everything they put out, so at this point I need to make a decision. In order to buy anything, I have to commit to participating in that company's online challenges, for use in my own crafty get-togethers, or because I have a specific person that I need to make something for. While that seems broad and full of loop-holes, I have already completed one card for the December Sketch Challenge at the Some Odd Girl blog, which I'll be posting shortly. I also have another challenge in the works, this time for Simply Betty Stamps. I can't wait to get started on that one!

More later on how I'm getting organized and what other challenges I'm up to. In the meantime, stay crafty!