Friday, September 18, 2009

Furlough Friday and a Unity Challenge

Today was again Furlough Friday, for those of you who are wondering what that is here is the Reader's Digest version. Basically I work for the State of California and our Boss the Gov thought giving his employees a paycut would solve the state budget problems, well with that pay cut circa 15% I might add, we get the first 3 Friday's of each month off ZERO pay. There it is for you in a nutshell. I was already getting paid peanuts now well, lets just say it hasn't stopped me from enjoying my hobby, and now I have more time to dedicate to doing what I love. Now I can appreciate all my years of collecting supplies and stamps and every gadget available for this hobby that I love. Oh did I mention stamps. I have lots of those.

Well today I am going to share a card that I made TODAY, Furlough Friday for the new Unity Bachelor Broman Challenge Contest. The challenge this week is to create an invitation for a date with a guy I love or Bro...which ever I wanted. Well since the guy I love department is kind of ify in my life right now. This card is for Broman. His favorite colors are: red, black and green. He works at Unity, the resident bachelor, and he will pick a winning card each week and the winner get's some 25 stamps and some paper to play with, if you are the runner up you get some stamps to ink up as well is then in the finals for like $750 in UNITY loot of course. It sure was a tricky combo, but I think I pulled it off. It is a square petal card from Greengrocer's Brown Bag Collection. I'm not sure where you can buy these, and don't remember where I got them, they have been in my stash for over a year. I was just waiting for the right project to use them. The first picture shows it open. I used UNITY August KOTM , for the sentiment on the outside of the card and the flying heart (I love, love, love this stamp) the designer paper is also from my stash. K & Company, Christmas Cheer pad that I didn't use last Christmas. I really like the way it came out. Not Xmasy at all. I also used the Mojo 104 sketch. The second picture is the closed view of the card. The stamped part where it closes is like a puzzle. You have to close it the same everytime. My daughter was upset that I took a picture with my hand in it. I didn't want to tape the card shut so I had to close it flat with my hand. Anyhoo, that is my hand in the way there. And here is a third picture, hopefully you can see some more detail, cause it's a closer shot. I think I'm getting better in the picture taking department. I even have a cool leopardy print for my backdrop. Did you all notice that? Well I am going to keep practicing in that department, I'll be a pro in no time. Just so you know I was so busy creating this card today and posting it to SCS, I had to make sure it was here before I fell asleep. It is 1:30 in the morning and I am still fussing over this card. I will have to get my system down so I can have everything posted by a decent time, like when it is still light outside, LOL anyway until then love your wild side!


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Better Late than never Mojo Card

Here is a card I made for this week's Mojo Challenge. Like the saying goes better late than never. Since I have never played the challenge before this is a good week to start. It's a contest, Yea! I used a card blank from K & Company, I bought a pack at Ross for $1.49 great buy. I really liked using it too less work for me, just rip it out fold it up, they are prescored for you. Sorry got excited all over again! Anyhoo, I had a scrap of teal Bazzil Swiss Dot CS just dying to be used I don't know if you can see the detail in the picture, I also used some light blue shimmery card stock for the accent. I thought it would be enough bling, but I was wrong so I added some teal jems to it. I love that part now. Finally I used UNITY STAMP Bevy of Butterflies the large butterfly stamped on some coordinating paper also K&C. I think the butterfly matched my paper nicely. I popped it up with some dimentional tape. The sentiment is also from the kit. I am so in love with Unity Stamp Co. I am a member of the Kit of the Month and am currently and impatiently waiting for the September KOTM. I have been drooling over the finished projects all over the net. I love how this card turned out I have to say that the challenge is a great way to get things going I think this is one of the best cards I have made to date. Now I just have to learn how to take some great pictures of my work. That's another story. For now love your wild side.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Furlough Friday and a Card!

So I am getting in the groove. I made this card last month for my daughter's birthday and since I haven't made anything since then this will have to do. I really like how it turned out except for the numbers in the pocket. I should have used chipboard or something. I used Unity KOTM July, the pocket is stamped on red Core'dinations cardstock. I love the way the pocket turned out. The background paper is Basic Grey and the number paper is DCWV that I crumpled up and spritzed with some Ranger Walnut ink. I like that part of the card too. I did som sewing on the edge of the number paper and the bg paper ended up a little crooked but well, I'm probably the only one who noticed. The words are all computer generated. The other picture is the inside of the card where I again used UNITY KOTM and framed my words with Basic Grey again. I am a dork and forgot to take a picture before I dedicated it to my daughter. So that is why it is written on. This is how I plan on spending my Furlough Fridays from now on. STAMPING the day away. No kids all day, I can play the music I want to. Anyway I am off to make a new card, well I hope to anyway. In the mean time Love YOUR Wild Side!

Ok, so I started this...

Today I woke up and did my usual blog hop and it got me thinking about why I don't do more on my own. I started this blog thing, and I guess I just don't really know what to do with it now. I am creative, well I like to think so anyway. I am also a big time procrastinator. Not a good combination. I get so inspired from other ladies in their blogs then I sit down and always draw a blank and end up moving on to the next unfinished thing in my life.

So anyhoo, I have made a decision that I am going to do this at least twice a week. Not that anyone really cares what I have to say, but I probably have more to share and write than I think I do. So here goes...

Today I am starting my Christmas wish list and these boot definately make it on there. I don't know if I could pull off wearing them in public, but they are so cool I could hang them on my wall in a funky frame and call it wall art. They are Anne Kleins of course, I never choose anything within my means. But it is a WISH list afterall. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I do.

Love your wild side,