Tuesday, January 22, 2019

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Creative Moments!!

Good morning!!  It's a new challenge at Creative Moments and our theme is Anything Goes!  We have Dr. Digi as our sponsor and since I love all things British, I decided to work with Double Decker!


Just a few challenges:

Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Monday, January 21, 2019

DREAM - Brea Reese Brand Ambassador Post!

Happy Tuesday!!  I've got a new Brea Reese Brand Ambassador post for you today, with an inspirational card.  The first word that came to mind was "DREAM" so that's what I went with!  I've been so excited to play with my Tropical Love Resist Paper Pad.  I blended colors from both the Jewel Watercolor Set and the Classics set to create this background.  I just love how vibrant the colors are!!


If you haven't used a resist pad before, I'll explain how awesome they are.  These pads are made of watercolor paper with a pre-embossed design on them.  When color is added (I chose to use the Classics and Jewel watercolor sets but any water-based medium will work!), the embossed design resists the color.  I did take a wet paper towel and wipe the excess color off the embossed design after my ink dried, and it REALLY made the images pop!!

The letters I cut using Handwritten Uppercase Alphabet dies from Momenta, out of plain black cardstock.  The camera doesn't really show it but I painted it with three coats of Liquid Glitter. It's super shimmery in person!!

Be sure to check out the Jewels Professional Watercolors and all the other Brea Reese products!!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Happy Hello - Momenta Brand Ambassador Post!

Happy Thursday!!  I've got a new Momenta Brand Ambassador post for you today, with some happy HELLO cards!  Even though we're about to get buried in a winter storm, I'm already thinking about spring!  The Peony Paper pad is perfect for spring projects.  I used it as my base for these cards, and added black cardstock and the Hello Cutting Template to finish them.


You'll notice one of the cards doesn't have the wreath around the Hello.  I shared that card too to show that even mistakes can make pretty cards.  When I was die-cutting my sentiments, I forgot to tape one of them down and the wreath was only half cut.  I cut the rest of the wreath off with scissors and I actually really like how it looks!  Plus it makes that die a two-fer, maybe even a three-fer.  I could probably use the wreath without the "hello" attached, too.

Be sure to check out all the Peony Paper and all the other fun Momenta products!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Our Own Beauty - Brea Reese Brand Ambassador Post!

Happy Tuesday!!  I've got a new Brea Reese Brand Ambassador post for you today, celebrating National Hat Day!  I myself am not a big hat-wearing person, but I really wish I was!  I always love trying them on, but they just never look like "me", so I wanted to make a card celebrating someone gutsy enough to wear one!


So ya'all know I looooove my Glitter InksViolet, Ultramarine Blue and Lake Blue blended horizontally created the wintery background.  Now my stamped die cuts, I used lots of different products to color them.  Oh but first, I custom-colored my ribbon!  I used Violet Glitter Ink to tint my ribbon.  I used water to lighten the ink in spots, to create an ombre look.  This is a technique I haven't done in awhile but I think I should do it more often!


The sentiment tag, I colored first with the Metallic Watercolor Pan set, then I dropped on some Ultramarine Blue Glitter Ink while it was still wet so it would blend and wick, creating a bit of an icicle effect.  The girl was colored with the same watercolor set, except for the background which I painted first with Liquid Glitter and then blended Lake Blue Glitter Ink over it.  Metallic Brights Pens were used to add detail to her gloves and the snow.

I know it's hard to see in photos but this card just sparkles and shimmers, it's so pretty.

Be sure to check out the Metallic Brights Pens and all the other Brea Reese products!!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Angie's Digi Stamps!!

Hi everyone!  It's the first Sunday of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at Angie's Digi Stamps!!  Our theme is always Anything Goes and this month we don't have a twist so we could go nuts with our creations!  I made a fun shaker card!



Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created and to enter this month's challenge!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Look for the RAINBOW in Every Storm....

It's been a rough day here.  I don't even think I've fully grasped yet what's been going on.  But all of a sudden I heard these song lyrics in my head and boom, I was putting aside what I NEEDED to do and making this, because that was something I HAD to do.  Completing this card made me feel a little lighter, even if it was only for a minute.


Just a few challenges:



Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!

Friday, January 4, 2019

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Crafting with Friends!!!

Happy Friday!  It's our first challenge of the year at Crafting with Friends and as always, our theme is Anything Goes!  We don't have a sponsor this challenge so we got to make whatever we wanted.  I always get sentimental after the holidays so I made a Thank You shaker card!!!


Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog to see the rest of the DT's work!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Winter Wonderland - Momenta Brand Ambassador Post!!

Happy Hump Day!!  And happy 2019!!  It's my first Momenta Brand Ambassador post of the year, and I've got a winter card for you!  I like to send greetings all through the season.  I used one of my favorite paper pads, Metallic Watercolor for my main imagery, letting the sentiment sticker just accent the background.  I really love these Christmas vellum stickers, there's a nice assortment of sentiments on one sheet!



Be sure to check out all the fun Momenta products!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2019 Goals and Accomplishments

To see how I fared with my 2018 goals, click here.

Randomness


  1. Watch Glee Entire Series
  2. Watch Roswell Entire Series
  3. Watch Dawson's Creek Entire Series
  4. Watch Veronica Mars Entire Series (started 7-15-19)
  5. Watch VM Movie after finishing series
  6. Watch all five Twilight movies over five nights
  7. Watch all five Twilight movies in one night
  8. Watch both versions of BD1 in the same night
  9. Watch BD1 & BD2 in the same night
  10. Watch Fifty Shades and Fifty Shades Darker in one night
  11. Watch Fifty Shades, Darker and Freed all in one night
  12. Organize SU stuff by theme
  13. Organize punches--toss bad ones
  14. Use an entire 12 x 12 paper pad
  15. Use 2 8 x 8 paper pads 2-26-19
  16. Hang all your posters/prints
  17. Finish one of your scrapbooks - ANY one of them!!!
  18. Start Christmas tags in January and make at least 12 over the year--KNOW WHERE THEY ARE!!!!!!!
  19. Watch the following movies:
  • Better Living Through Chemistry
  • Book Club
  • Friends With Kids
  • The Last Word
  • The Lifeguard
  • Live by Night
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • No Strings Attached
  • When In Rome

20. Read 25 books this year:

  1. The Winter Duchess (C, kinda cheesy)
  2. Good As Gone (B-, pretty engaging but creepy)
  3. The Perfect Child (C, because it was creepy AF and omg the end)
  4. Evidence of the Affair - B really good 
  5. 180 Seconds - B - couldn't put it down
  6. The Overdue Life of Amy Byler - B- - it was good but had some corny elements
  7. (I read about 200 fanfics, does that count?????)
  8. I Reread both VM books.  Does that count?????

22. Movies Watched Per Week:


  1. SATC, Maleficent, Pretty in Pink, While You Were Sleeping
  2. A Star Is Born (A+, one of the best movies I've seen in years), 10 Things I Hate About You, Sleepless in Seattle
  3. Crappy Lifetime movies, Tangled, Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Freed
  4. Elf, Sleepless in Seattle
  5. SATC x 2
  6. Pretty Woman
  7. The Notebook, 13 Going on Thirty, Grease, Scream
  8. Maleficent, Grease,
  9. Toy Story, Toy Story 2
  10. Toy Story, BATB, A Star Is Born Encore (A+, even better the second time)
  11. Tangled
  12. Tangled, some crappy Netflix movie, Fifty Shades
  13. Finding Dory
  14. Fifty Shades of Grey
  15. A Dog's Way Home (C, but super cute dog)
  16. Dirty Dancing, Scream, Serendipity,
  17. Inside Out, Dirty Dancing, To All The Boys I've Loved Before (B+ it was REALLY cute), The Perfect Date (C it was ok, parts were good), Heidi, SATC
  18. Center Stage
  19. Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker
  20. Fifty Shades Darker, 
  21. Monsters University
  22. SATC, Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker
  23. SATC x 2, Dirty Dancing
  24. kkkk
  25. Toy Story 4 (A), Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3
  26. Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Monsters University
  27. 10 Things I Hate About You
  28. Dirty Dancing
  29. The Family Man, An Officer and a Gentleman, VERONICA MARS
  30. Serendipity, The Last Song
  31. Tangled
  32. Pretty Woman, Toy Story 2, The Ugly Truth
  33. Cinderella
  34. Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Dirty Dancing
  35. Fifty Shades Darker, Clueless, Miss Congeniality 2, Toy Story 3
  36. Toy Story, BATB
  37. Tangled, A Little Princess
  38. Tangled, Toy Story, Mulan, Ten Things I Hate About You, Maleficent
  39. Inside Out, horrid tv movie, Cinderella
  40. Sleeping With The Enemy, Mercury Rising
  41. Scream
  42. Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3
  43. Toy Story, Finding Nemo
  44. Mulan, Incredibles, crappy Christmas movies
  45. Crappy Christmas movies, BATB, Cinderella live action, Toy Story
  46. Practical Magic, Incredibles, Scream, Scream 2, Fifty Shades x 2, Fifty Shades Darker x 2, After (C+)
  47. Scream, Pretty Woman, bad Lifetime/Hallmark movies
  48. White Christmas, bad Lifetime/Hallmark movies, Home Alone 2
  49. Elf, bad Lifetime/Hallmark movies
  50. Elf, White Christmas, Santa Clause, Santa Clause 2
  51. Elf, White Christmas, Santa Clause, Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Dirty Dancing, SATC 
  52. Fifty Shades Darker, SATC

23. 2018-19 Season TV Show Tally:

Only watching Dick Wolf shows!!!



Craftiness

Creative Goals:


  1. Ten Design Teams (2019 I have seven teams plus Momenta!!)
  2. Make 400 Cards
  3. Join an elite DT
  4. 500 Challenges Entered (4)
  5. 100 Linky Parties Entered (1)
  6. Finish Craft Room Decor
  7. Twilight posters matted and hung
  8. Canvases finished and hung
  9. Make red, black & clear bracelet for yourself
  10. Alice book finished
  11. Ariel box finished
  12. BATB box finished
  13. Christmas house finished
  14. Easter scene done
  15. Repair and restyle Halloween house


Cards Created By Month
GOAL: 500 (42 per month)
Actual/YTD

Jan: 43
Feb: 43 (86)
Mar: 21 (107)
Apr: 29
May: 23
Jun: 32
Jul: 14
Aug: 31
Sep: 14
Oct:
Nov: 5
Dec: 2

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INK UP All Those Stamps!!! 
Goal: 250
Actual: 125