Friday, September 26, 2008

Scrap Pink

Going to Scrap Pink in Victorville.
It starts today and ends on Sunday.
I have never gone to a 3 day crop before!
I'll post when I return.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Color Inspiration #23

Another Kristina Color Inspiration Challenge. I tried to stamp a card. I really, really, really tried to stamp a card but I think I'm stamp-phobic because I struggle with it so much. I received a really cute stamp set from Stampin Up! and I wanted to use it. It would have been perfect because this color challenge had fall colors and the stamp set had a bird, tree branch and leaves. I grabbed my stamp pads and cardstock and tried to stamp something creative and couldn't do it. I began to panic because I knew I couldn't submit my card tomorrow because I will not be home.
I made a mini, non-stamping card. I know it won't make Kristina's Top Ten, but I still had fun making it.


Anyone have any suggestions on how to overcome my fear of stamping? I would love to learn something new since my cards are beginning to look all the same.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

My Friend Sela

My friend Sela is 3 1/2 years old.
She is a great artist. She loves to draw.
Her grandma is a talented tole painter. Her mom makes beautiful quilts. Her auntie makes some incredible cards. As you can tell, artistic blood runs through her veins.

Yesterday I paid her mommy a visit so she could cut my hair.
I walked in and there was Sela sitting on the sofa. "Hi Nomi" , she said to me.
He showed me her cute little outfit and her new haircut.
She has a magna doodle. Just what a 3 1/2 year old artist needs. She showed me a picture that she drew on it. It was a self-portrait. The resemblance was amazing.

Once her mommy started to cut my hair, Sela started to put pen to paper.
She drew a picture of me. I never looked so beautiful.
She drew Mickey Mouse. He looked lovely in his bow tie.
Lastly, another self-portrait.
I asked her if I could have it and she gladly gave it to me.
I knew I needed to have this drawing.

Sela-A Self Portrait
If you are wondering...Yes, Sela's eyelashes are that long!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Color Inspiration Challenge #21

I'm suppose to receive my Stampin Up! shipment tomorrow with the new In Colors.
I won't have time to create something for the challenge tomorrow so I had to use what colors I had on hand. I had an idea in my head on what I wanted to make. I had to hurry up and put it together before I forgot what was swirling in my head. What do you think?


Sometimes the thoughts in my head are a mess and lately I haven't been in the creating mode.

Anyways, on to messy thoughts, here are some random ones:

I got a jury duty notice! Whoo Hoo! I'm one of the few who love jury duty. Hopefully I'll get picked to serve on a nice, long trial. Oh wait, hopefully I'll get on a trial that lasts until Oct. 24 since I'm going cruising to Mexico on Oct. 27!

Jason Mraz's new CD (We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things) is awesomeness.
So is Gavin McGraw's CD.

This Friday the LA County Fair starts. I love the fair. Love to watch the slice 'em and dice 'em exhibits.

I'm in the process of setting up an Etsy site. Chris was home this weekend and helped me put it together. He is going to see if a classmate can make a banner for me since I am totally incompetent at stuff like that. I'll will basically sell some simple cards and maybe mini books if I have time to make those. I told Chris whatever monies I get I will give to him to help with school. I don't plan on paying his tuition but maybe I'll get enough to buy him a pencil.

Enjoy the rest of the week!!

mata ne!