Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Deadline day and scrapping in the pauses

First of all: I want to thank you for the kind, supportive words about my canvas! You guys are the best blog readers a girl could ever wish for!

Today's the deadline for cards to Inzpira Magazine, so I've started organizing my folders and trying to get it all into an easily viewable and similarly named order. In other words, I am knee deep in beautiful cards (not literally, unfortunately) and I LOVE it!
Seriously. Scandinavia has such amaaazing artists! (And if any of you guys out there have yet to send me cards for the sketch or the theme - go for it! You still have this day!)

I'm also taking Jeanne Oliver's awesome class, happily fiddling with my art a'la Christy Tomlinsson and scrapping a little, since there's a crop going on over at the Nook (a.k.a the best forum on the interwebs - with the prettiest gallery, the most supportive, sweet and talented members aaand the best kits).
Just because I can't stay away.
I recently ordered a subscription to the Nook kits for myself again.
It's too tricky to stay away and I need that mojo boost they always bring. I also happened to stumble a little and accidentally click (at least that's what I tell my husband/wallet... ;)) the Valentine's Class which I'm now VERY much looking forward to.

Gone crazy with the classes? ME?
Oh yes. And I love every single little itty bitty second of it. It's so much FUN to learn new things and to be inspired by artists this talented!
My advice to you:
If you do ONE thing for yourself this year: spend a little money on yourself and on your creativity. Try new things! Evolve! It will be money very well spent, I assure you.

That said - here's another thing that makes me a better person. My friends:

Papers: Bazzill and Lily Bee
Flowers: Petaloo
Mists: Ranger Distress Ink Refillers
Alphas: Lily Bee & American Crafts
Other: jenni Bowlin Bingo-chippie, tag, Baker's Twine, lace, pen.

Made for the Nook New Years Crop challenge #1.
I've since cheated a little and added stickles & crackle accents to the #2, stickles to the edges of the flowers and two staplers on each side of the lace... Don't tell teacher! (Kidding!)

11 sweethearts left feedback:

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Happy New Year Z! This is so gorgeous. LOVE it as always. Friends are so precious huh?

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love love the photo, the twine and loving the misting! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Keri said...

Love this, love the large drips and the twisted lace!
And I'm late to the party, but I too, LOVE your canvas, WOW! The quote is another from you I'll be writing down for myself...you have a way with words (and paper!), Girl! :)

Shannon91 said...

J'adore cette mage magnifique !!!

ANNA said...

Himla läckert med de rinnande färgspåren.

~Sasha Farina~ said...

well, YOU're the best of friends that I could ever ask for! and that layout? oh my... absolutely gorgeous. how did you make the drips so perfect? teach me!

i love you Z. Always will!

Chris_P said...

Wow så himla snygg!!! Helt fantastisk!

Timelimits - Mitt kreativa place said...

Så vacker!

Muffin said...

Helt sanslöst fin LO, du är så GRYM!

LG said...

love the idea of the dripping paint here. It looks so cool!

Shannon91 said...

So beautiful !!! j'adore ...