Friday, March 2, 2012

Freshly Made #24

Hello to all my blogging friends. I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

 I am trying to get all my sketch challenges done for the rest of the day. I need to step away from the craft room lololol. I'm going to go have lunch and water the garden and breath in some fresh air.
 Freshly Made Sketches has a fun sketch this week. I think I'm getting better at CAS. But, I still have to get used to white backgrounds (smile). Not in this case though, so don't worry I haven't  gone totally over to the other side lololol. .    Here is their sketch
and this is what I came up with;

I used More Mustard, Red Ridinghood Red and Very Vanilla to create this card. The colors are very warm and rich looking in person. I even colored the rhinestones with a More Mustard marker. I am going to try to coat them with clear nail polish to see if it holds the color better? Let's see where that experiment gets me lolol.
Here is a look at the inside;
 Just a little something to add to the card. That's all there is to it for this card.

I spent a good part of the last two weeks sorting all of my Card Stock and Scraps into color families. If the pieces were smaller than  8 1/2 x 11 those pieces went in to a separate gallon zip loc bag for each of the color families. Even my DSP scraps have their own home (smile). I then stored these bags in front of each color family on the bookshelf behind my desk.  I find I was wasting too much paper pulling out an entire sheet of CS to make a punch or cut a small square, is was a big waist of CS poor trees! That had to stop! Now I going to the bags first, being mindful of not wasting.

I am limited on space for paper close to my desk. I found that I had 3 piles of CS all around me. By doing  this major sorting project I have resolved the multiple paper pile issue into one central location . I also cleaned and sorted out my little bags of do hickeys and do dads  (punched and stamped images, brads, bows, embossed or pre- colored images left over pieces of this and that, that were stored in a grab bag sort of thing in a box on my desk. I'm really working on "Going Green" in my craft space these days. I do a lot of stamping each month and found I wasted a lot. But, I am really working on fixing that issue.
I created 40 = cards and projects last month and today my work space is still clean. I am ready for another productive month of creating and trying to get into the mindset of "If I used it I should put it back when I am done".

 Inaddition, I am additionally motivated, as I have been saving my pennies and am ready for a big recycling run.  I am about to make a large purchase of SU products, stamps, dies and paper that I have been missing from my stock for some time. I really tried to look at what items to purchase this time that would in the long run help me create new and different things that you all have not seen from me in the past. As well as projects that would have a more timeless look to them (what's the word for never going out of style? You know what I mean I hope.)

Thats it for this post. I need to get some housework done, water the garden and have lunch. OMGoodness it is 2:00pm. Where did this day go to?
Have a great weekend and I hope you find some time to create.
Thanks for stopping by.


Cindy Hall said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors and how you coorinated it with the texture and stamp set. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Timko said...

Such a pretty card! Beautiful color combination! Glad to see you this week at Freshly Made Sketches (and can't wait to see the results of your fun new purchase!)!

Tui Nathan said...

What a pretty card Patrice ... the colours, the texture and and the image is fabulous!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Jen said...

So glad you're giving our clean sketches a try. It looks like you've got the hang of it! The embossed layer add some nice texture to your pretty card. The colors of the flower are so vibrant. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Rita said...

Oh, come organize me. My poor room is a mess. :) I think this is a great CAS card. I haven't learned to embrace the white space either, but who needs to when you can make lovely cards like this?! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.