Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ribbon, ribbon ... I need ribbon

I've been sick with a nasty flu for three weeks and am finally feeling better. I finally got out yesterday and made my way to the Container Store to buy some storage bins for my craft room; but came away with some beautiful ribbon and gift bags. I never knew the CS had these huge racks full of Christmas gift wrapping and embellishments. I will have to make a point to go there every year.

The ribbons really caught my eye because some were card-making quality. Heaven forbid I ever walk away from ribbon, even if I have no clue what I might actually use it for. That being said, I have yet to regret a ribbon purchase. I may not have a use for it now, but eventually I'll be working on something and squeal with delight knowing I have the perfect ribbon in the drawer (usually purchased eons ago haha).

Yesterdays short adventure really took it out of me so I didn't get much done after I returned. Today, however, I'm really feeling great and once I get all my neglected chores out of the way, I plan to finish several challenge cards that I have started over the last few weeks, but had no energy to finish. I have two Mojo's needing only some minor touches and assembly, a Featured Stamper Challenge from SCS and a couple Clean & Simple challenges to put together. If I finish those up tonight, I'll get them posted in the morning. :)

Thanks for stopping in..... C

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Mojo Monday and Teapot Tuesday

I've had such a great weekend making cards. I did four challenges since Friday night but only have time to post one right now.

This card covered two of the four challenges I completed; Mojo Monday and Teapot Tuesday.

I struggled with Mojo Monday all week and every idea I had was ehhh. On Friday night I decided to look at the Inspiration challenge on SCS, but that really didn't do anything for me. Then jumped over to Teapot Tuesday (hosted by the fabulous Cindy Mothermark) and Yeah!! there it was. My inspiration. This weeks teapot was a black and white damask and the minute I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I changed the rectangle card to a square (not sure if that means I'm disqualified) but with the lovely set I wanted to use I had to go square.

Thank you for looking in.

Ooops ... forgot to post supplies:

Stamps: Penny Black Background Word; Fancy Pants (actually I'm not sure what this set is I've had it for ages and lost all the identifiers)
Card Stock: SU! Whisper white; Bazzill Raven and Heidi
Ink: Memento; Distress Ink Milled Lavender
Embellishments: Ribbon and tulle netting from fabric store; Karen Foster stick pin; SU! pearls