Friday, October 19, 2007
Today, I’m supposed to be preparing for Saturday and Sunday’s classes, but I really missed "playing" yesterday. This morning, the little gadget I set out for yesterday’s play has been calling, "play with me! play with me!" I just couldn’t ignore the calls...
I can really get used to playing everyday. You make new discoveries...like these little plastic slideholders that I’ve had for-e-v-e-r can hold a giftcard...they make cute little minibooks...maybe a cool hidden journaling spot..oh the possibilities! I also discovered a use for the rolls of calculator tape I found on sale...they fit perfectly inside these things! Another discovery, I can sandwich a clear sticker or a rub-on between two epoxy circles and attach them to this brass frame.
So, there you have it, my creative play for the morning! This was so fun, I may even create something tonight, you just never know! But I’d better get to prepping now!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
But just in case it doesn't count, I pulled out the good ol' Glammer Mists again, sprayed it on a slideholder, threw a flower on it plus the soldered slide (my first attempt at soldering) I made at Creative Escape and..... tada! a cute little card that I can give to my sister...or not heehee.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Today's creation had to be quick and easy, so I sprayed some Glimmer Mists on Bazzill Chips and stamped them with the "Christmas" clear stamps by Kelly Panacci. The charms, of course, are from ACharmingPlace.com. This was definitely quick and easy. I can see making up a batch of these and using them in a Christmas album.
I am now caught up with Day 3 of what I hope will be at least 30 days of my "Do Something Creative Everyday" challenge. At least I know I'll get a few ACP challenges done this month!
Sunday's creation was finishing up my calendar's pages for a calendar swap with ACP. December is the month I had, and could only use the colors white, black and red to create the pages. A big thank you to Jean and Linda for finding some of the poinsettias I need to finish up!
As for Monday's creation...I can't find my desktop! Tonight's creation may have to be something small...like Bazzill chips!
The little box I found at the Japanese store was Saturday's creation. This box may be tiny, but it houses lots of fun little techniques. The bottom compartment has a minibook in it, there's a transfer technique on one of the bottom surfaces that I learned at Wishfest, and my favorite thing is all the little danglies that are revealed when you lift the lid (which was really hard to take a decent picture of).
The box handle and all the little charms are from ACharmingPlace.com. (which reminds me, I need to order more charms as they are having a 20% off sale thru Tues. October 16th. Just type in coupon code SILVER).
This box is a "trial" version so I used two sheets from my old paper stash :)
I think my next one will be a Christmas theme.
that quirky little Drama Queen "Blythe" could be inspirational?! I know, hard to believe, but it's true. (and Michelle, I'm being nice referring to Blythe as "quirky"...)
On Saturday, I received this fabulous and hilarious little thank you card in the mail from Michelle. (Michelle who hasn't updated her blog either). After a good laugh, I turned the card over and it was, of course, signed by Michelle. Her signature was inside a cute little circle stamp that said "Do Something Creative Everyday".
Feeling a bit stressed lately with various deadlines, even routine ones, I find myself not "creating" as much as I'd like to. So reading those stamped words, "Do Something Creative Everyday" really struck a cord for me. So I thought, hmmmm...that's a good idea - I shall do just that! (I know, I know, I'll probably last a month!)
So thank you Blythe/Michelle/Shelly for the inspiration. And btw, after I received that card, instead of preparing for my classes this week (which I will surely pay for later this week lol), I went out to the very fun Japanese store, Daiso, and found several fabulous boxes! I went straight home and decorated one - so fun! I'll post a picture tonight---it'll be an uncoming class.