Friday, March 30, 2012

Gloria Stengel

One of my favorite artists to follow is Gloria Stengel at Scraps of Life. She is a featured artists for several companies and I love everything she does. Check her site for inspiration and tutorials!


Her newest feature on Graphic45's  blog

Thursday, March 29, 2012

More Fairies. No Bunnies.

My big plan was to switch over to the bunnies featured in Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime collection. I thought I had had enough of the fairies. 

I was wrong. I like the fairies, so I made some more cards using the cuties. 

I like yesterday's best, but I like the little cloth flowers that I added to the two I made today. 

I have birthday cards to make this weekend. I will post them on Sunday. 

Happy Friday!!





I happened upon a review of Austin Kleon's book STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST this morning. I'm definitely heading to Powells to buy it. (not e-reader friendly). He supports the notion of a collective consciousness.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Graphic 45 Springtime

I really love Graphic 45 paper, and I've been meaning to get a project done using one of their series. 


Today I made a card using their  "Once Upon a Springtime"  collection. 


I had such fun! 


I'm going to create one with the bunnies next. 



 I love the colors in this series.

I carefully cut the fairies and the flower out. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Getting Back to it!



The Craft Room is done!!
Now that I have my room and equipment back I can resume work, and feel centered again. 
Besides Valentine's Day cards, a few Birthday cards, and three Congratulations cards, my creativity has been stalled since January.

But what to do first?? I found unfinished scrapbooks, unfinished sewing projects, a cross stitch to frame, my Dad's shadowbox to assemble, and a doll house to construct. 


I also need to get started building my inventory for the Holiday Craft Fair -  http://groutpta.com/holiday-bazaar/ .  


I'll start posting within the next week.
Craft on!!



Work Counter. All of my small papercrafting elements are within reach.
Doll making and miniature elements.
Miscellany
I like using handmade papers in paper crafts.


Work counter. We installed plenty of lighting.

Die cut, punch, and stencil station



Top unit holds stickers, collage bits, and paper scraps.
Lower cart contains 12x12 and 8.5x11 papers. 
We painted old shutters to use as my inspiration boards.

 Ribbon cabinet on the wall, fabric dresser below.
(We bought a vintage bonnet box yesterday (see below) that will replace the dresser after refinishing).

The bonnet box we bought yesterday is the same style as this one. 

Pretty center piece. Silver tray and dishes to hold elements while working.

Treasures

Pens, Pencils, Flowers, Trims

Vintage and special elements are in the corner tool cabinet.

Mini elements. 

Cabinets and counter