When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me, Lord." I am a believer that God created each one of us with a unique talent, therefore, use it well to serve Him.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My newly dressed-up blog

Life lately was a little bit maddening so I didn't have the time to work on my blog.  Moving too a new house was not a joke especially if its big.  A week ago, our household goods both in GA and from Korea finally got here.  Boy, you should see my house now, it's a huge mess.  Although most of the boxes are gone with a couple that still need to work on.  My craft room was a disaster place and I'm really running out of place to put on my things.  Purging is really must.  My plan was to share some with my kids, sell some and host another blog candy for my dear craft friends.

Speaking of blog candy, my friend, Joan and I are currently hosting blog candies, click HERE and HERE in celebration of the National Craft Month. I have been participating during the first week but like I said earlier life was a bit maddening right now.  Today, I mostly work on my craftroom and I'm taking breaks in between so I can finish my blog's new look. I can say that I was very productive today eventhough I'm so beat.

BTW, below I will be sharing my NCM projects and hope you like it:

1st Entry:  Sweet Pea:
Paper: American Craft, DCWV, GP and MS
Tools: Memento Ink pad, Copic Markers, Spica Glitter pens, MS edge punch
Embellishment: Ribbon, Prima miniflowers, MM swirls and flourishes chipboard, BG half pearls

2nd Entry:    Fiskars, Thomas Kinkade
Paper: American Craft, MS, Embassy, GP, DCWV
Stamps: Hero Arts, Fiskars, Thomas Kinkade by Cornish Heritage Farm, The Paper Company Studio, Inkadinkado, Stampendous,
Stamp pads: Versafine Onxy Black Inkpad, Brillian Moonlight White, Versamagic Red Magic, Memento Potter's Clay
Tools: Embossing powder by Stampendous, Peral-Ex, Perfect Medium by Ranger, Heat Tool, MS edge punch, craftknife, ATG gun, nristle brushes
Embellishment: Ribbon by MS, Ribbon by Heidi Grace and half pearls

3rd Entry:  Flourishes
Paper: GP, American Craft, Recollection, The Paper Studio, K & Company, DCWV
Stamps: Flourishes
Inkpads: memento, CTMH, Versamagic, Versafine
Markers: Copic markers
Tools: Spellbinder dies, Cuttelebug machine, MS edge punch
Embellishment: Prima Flowers, Melody Ross buttons, Karen Foster floss, Heidi Grace trim, MS Ribbon, rhinestone, half pearls

4th Entry:  Password Journals
Paper: Neenah, The Paper Studio, DCWV, Bazzill and American Craft
Stamps: Prima, Flourishes
Inkpads: Memento Dew Drops
Embellishment: Grossgrain ribbon
6th Entry :  Flourishes
Paper: Recollection, DCWV, Embassy, Neenah Paper, K & Company, Bazzill, and GP
Stamps: Flourishes
Inkpads: Memento and CTMH
Tools: EK Success edge punch, Spellbinder dies, Cuttlebug machine
Embellishment: Grossgrain ribbons

5th Entry: Prima
Paper: Neenah, The Paper Studio, DCWV, Bazzill and American Craft
Stamps: Prima, Flourishes
Inkpads: Memento Dew Drops
Embellishment: Grossgrain ribbon

7th Entry: Prima
Paper: Recollection, Luxe design, GP, Heidi Grace, Embassy and The Paper Studio
Stamps: Prima, Hero Arts and Stampin' Up!
Inkpads: Memento
Coloring: Copics
Embellishment: Half pearls, rhinestones, pins, ribbons

8th Entry:  Assorted Projects mostly cards
Paper: The Paper Studio, Bazzill, PTI, Recollection and DCWV
Stamp: Imaginence, Stampin' Up! and Hero Arts
Inkpads: CTMH and Memento
Tools: EK edge punches
Embellishment: Dress Up buttons and grossgrain ribbons
Paper: Luxe Design, Recollection, The Paper Studio and GP
Stamp: Hero Arts and Stampin' Up!
Inkpads: Memento
Tools: Copic markers, EK edge punch and Fiskars edge punch
Embellishment: Heidi Grace ribbons, Karen Foster floss and buttons
Paper: The Paper Studio, PTI, Recollection and Bazzill
Stamo: Upsy Daisy and CTMH
Inkpads: Stampin' Up!, CTMH and Memento
Embellishment: MS trim, PTI jute string, buttons and rhinestones
Paper: Recollection, the Paper Studio, GP and K & Company
Stamp: Thomas Kinkade by Cornish Heritage Farm
Inkpad: Stampin' Up!
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Tools: Heat tool
Embellishment: Groosgrain ribbon, buttons and PTI jute string
Paper: The Paper Studio and Recollection
Stamp: Stampin' Up!
Inkpads: Memento
Embellishment: Grossgrain ribbon, buttons, Karen Foster floss and half pearls
* A gift for a friend:
1.) I stamped a vine image in Tsukineko glue pad unto a black cardstock.
2.) Then I sprinkled it with my newly bought jewel Glitter Ritz, a very fine glitters.
3.) Adhere it to couple mats and added ribbon as embellishment.
1) Stamped vine image to a pigment inkpad.
2) The way to apply the chalk is by tapping. Tapping will let the pigment ink grab the chalk. I used 4 different shades of green.
3) Adhere to couple mats.
4) Added sentiment.
I have been unmounting my stamps lately. Some of my stamps like Belles & Whistles came in a laminated sheets. Instead of just getting rid of them, I thought of altering it. Last week, we went to Hobby Lobby and I finally found a nice trim that would look good for this bookmark project. So far, I'm happy with the result....
In a week, March will be over and I hope everyone will be looking forward to celebrate with us again the National Craft Month next year.  Please keep on posting your craftwork on the blog candies. I am so dying to finish my craftroom and the whole house so I could start playing with you guys, again.

Hope you like the new dress of my blog.  Dressing it was the next best thing to crafting.  Have a great day...
Happy Crafting...


StampendousGraphics said...

Your sense of style and color are beautiful, Claire. We're so glad you like Stampendous Embossing Powders. We'd sure love it if you used our stamps sometimes, your work is gorgeous.

Claire Langan said...

Thanks for the kind words. Don't worry I will do my best to post some cards using your stamps. Got a bunch of them, just need to work on it. I have a huge collection of your stamps and Changito is the best...
Take care and thanks for dropping by...