Thursday, December 11, 2008

We love Debbie O!

I have recognized that most of you dropping by my blog are coming from Thinking Inking. Don't we all just LOVE Debbie? I don't want to disappoint anyone, and I figured I better get moving and posting more of my projects. Right now I've been working on pillows and home decor, so I may post some of those. I should have some Christmas cards soon, too. I will be taking them to work to play with on my lunch hour. 
Have a great day!
Come back again soon.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Application Projects

I turned these projects in as an application for employment with a company in the paper crafting industry. The best part of doing things like this is that I actually do something with my creative bug - which has been somewhat dormant since - um, June. I hate to even say that. Life is like that sometimes you know?

This is the one I had previously done.
The third 3D project, the one I forgot at first, I also forgot to photograph. Sorry.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My Ten Projects

I recently submitted an entry to a contest. They required 10 items: Five cards, Three scrapbook pages and 2 three dimensional items. I struggled to the very last minute to get everything done and finished in time to mail it from an all night post office at 10:00 p.m. It took me about 2 week to complete the work. I am very glad to have taken on the challenge and even happier to be able to say that I finished it, and sent it in.
Some challenges in life are worth just being able to say - I gave it my best, and I completed the work.

Five Cards

Three Scrapbook Pages

Two Three Dimensional Items

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

To the 5th degree

I found this add in Martha Stewart. It's for an Epson printer - an amazing epson printer.

The Epson Stylus Photo R1900. Vibrant 12"x12" BorderFree prints. 8-color pigment inks that can last a couple of lifetimes. Heck, it even prints on vellum (or pretty much anything else you got). If you're a fifth-degree creative black belt, think ink jet was built for your Epsonality.

I literally laughed out loud when I read that. Then I laughed again, right out loud. I guess when you see yourself in someone's advertising shpeel, it's pretty funny. I thought so, anyway. Fifth-degree creative black belt. I love it. I'll take it. (I'll have to wait on the printer, but the title is Sa-weet!)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Spring is Around the Corner

Framed item and card that I put together for the Granite Class on Thursday.

February's Fruit

Valentines and framed home decor item from my Stamp Club on February 2nd.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Grand Ball - May 1987

Scrapbooks are therapeutic to me, especially when I am finally able to preserve something like this, the equivalent of a "Debutante Ball" when I was a mere 17 years old. (Okay, I WAS going on 18 by this time.) Still, my oldest is now less than 6 years from 18. It's great to look back at that reality, so different from my life now. It's even more amazing to know that the life I'm living now was already present (at least parts of it) in her mind. I thought I had a lot to offer then, now I know that it's true.

January Cards

Boy, 12 years old, revels in Mother's Craftinness!

Well, it ought to be a headline somewhere, shouldn't it? How was this miracle worked, you ask? It is, in truth, fairly simple. Like most miracles - a need was at its heart. The Boy needed dividers for his binder. He's learning to organize his school things, and not a moment too soon since Jr. High will be upon us in 8 months. At the store, Mother was unable to find the dividers - they were sold out. At first Mother was a bit frustrated, but only until she remembered that:
a) There was, at home, every item needed to create an incredible assortment of dividers.
b) Among the needed items, there happened to be an assortment of papers designed by herself and the Boy's father.
c) Said papers had been designed with THE BOY in mind - making them just hip enough and cool enough to be seen in the binder by his friends.
When all of the pieces came together, the Boy was so excited his mood was elevated for an entire morning. (Note that this IS the miracle in all of this.) He skipped off to school much happier than he had been in weeks, literally. And of course, Mother was happy, too.
Below is an image of the complete set of papers we designed - obviously, it was the "boy stuff" he liked.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Baby Boy Card

This is a card that I made for my cousin - and her soon to be twin boys. I drew my inspiration from Debbie Olson's card which you can find here.

Mini album for my Dad - April 2007

This project won a contest at Stampin' Up! and was published in 2007


From September 2007
This is the Place for Abby, a fifth-degree Creative Black Belt, to share her Creative Work, communicate with her Creative Cohorts, and promote the tender and loving preservation of family memories.
Remember my motto! "This Year: Have More Fun!"