I just purged.
And by purged I mean I finally went through my stamps and dies and put quite a lot in a big bag to sell or giveaway or do anything with but stay in my crafty space. All my RG Studio 360 products as well as quite a lot of Lawn Fawn were sitting. On my desk. Taking up space and not being used. It feels SO much better to have purged and re-organized. I can find my stamps again, I can read my dies and embossing folders and I brought the more fun coloring tools to my desk for easy access. I think I made quite a lot of use of all of my different products on this card.
I used a new RG Studio 360 stamp, a fun Lawn Fawn die, an old Stamping' Up! embossing folder, some embossing powder I picked up at Paper Source, Nuvo Mousse from a local scrapbook store and some embellishments from my stash. I even used scrap paper (which means I didn't cut into whole sheets of paper for most of this card. WHAT?! Who am I??
As I sit and type this, I'm dreaming of my next card since I can see my stack of fall stuff from my desk and I'm so excited to get to crafting again. I have a few Thanksgiving cards I want to send out and I think this one (sorta) fits. I was going to use it as a thank you card, but I think it would be very cute as a Thanksgiving card as well. Maybe I'll tie in more autumn shades on my next one.
Happy Tuesday from a voter who mailed in their vote and forgot to wear her sticker!
Stamps: RGS360 boho critters, RGS360 yay greetings
Paper: white cardstock, kraft cardstock, pink cardstock
Ink: letraset promarkers, clear embossing ink, copper embossing powder, nuvo mousse fresh copper
Dies/Embossing: Lawn Fawn reverse stitched scallop square window dies, SU! decorative dots embossing folder
Embellishments: twine, jewels, wink of stella, glaze
Shop my favorite cardstock, inks, stamps and more at RG Studio 360 or you can contact me with any questions!
I turned 32 last Monday. I can't believe it really... 32! What a number.
This year for my birthday, I packed up Jonny, Abigail and some crafty tools and drove to Arizona for the RG Studio 360 RISE Event and it was so amazing! I love being a part of a community of crafters that have a sense of humor like me as well as the same hobby.
We had an AWESOME goodie bag (like, literally a giant bag) with free items from Simple Stories, Gel Press, Webster's Pages and Scrapbook Adhesives. We received 4 of RG Studio 360's new stamp sets (yes! stamp sets again)! We used them to make our make & takes for the event.
But my favorite part of the event was the introduction of the new Certified Studio Designer (CSD) program. Save 25% off of my one of my favorite designers and his amazing product? YES, PLEASE. I am a part of the Studio Squad with my crafty pal Alex and I'm so excited to be a part of this amazing community. You can read more about becoming a CSD here.
Now it's time to sort through my new purchases and find their new home on my shelves. I can't wait to play this week with them - Abi is excited about them, too! Did you watch our live video in our Make & Take Club Facebook group? Here's a little sneak of the video, but go join our crafty group and watch the full video!
Happy Labor Day! Today we started off by being a little productive but now we’re watching the Harry Potter series and enjoying this extra day on our weekend. I thought this week I’d share a few of my favorite projects I made last month and the supplies I used to make them. I hope you enjoy!
I think this was my favorite card I made last month. The colors from the challenge I participated in turned out so vibrant and coloring in the jellyfish just made me so happy!
Images: RG Studio 360 So Jelly
Supplies From My Stash: blue cardstock, white cardstock, blue ink pad, light blue ink pad (pool color), black splattering ink/paint, glaze, alcohol markers, vellum, circle die, natural twine, blue sequins, clear glitter
This was the first watercolor background card that I was so happy with as I’ve always struggled with this technique. (It inspired me to make my first video in quite a few years, too.) I kept my coloring simple with the cactus images.
Images: RG Studio 360 Stuck With Me
Supplies From My Stash: kraft cardstock, white cardstock, pink re-inker, black twine, pink sequins, black splattering ink/paint, glaze, alcohol markers, clear glitter
The two of these cards were the most popular for me on Instagram and Facebook. YouTube, too, but does it really count when you only share one video? :) The background and large floral images are really what make these cards pop!
Images: RG Studio 360 Happy Days
Supplies From My Stash: black cardstock, kraft cardstock, white cardstock, black twine, black splattering ink/paint, glaze, alcohol markers
Lastly, my other most popular post on Instagram and Facebook was this gift of bicycle cards I made for a family member. Most of the hard work was done by my Silhouette and Minc machines, but they turned out so pretty!
Images: RG Studio 360 Joy Ride
Supplies From My Stash: white cardstock, gold foil, alcohol markers, natural twine, clear splattering ink/paint, black splattering ink/paint, light blue panpastel, white sequins, blue ink pad, lime green ink pad, light brown ink oad
I hope reading my supply lists help you go out and create cards inspired by the ones above. Have a great rest of your weekend!
I take a lot of pictures...
I take a lot of pictures that just sit on my phone.
Project Life was a really great way for me to scrapbook a couple of years ago. It was "easy" and I could just slide cards into slots. But as many of you know, I'm a perfectionist and I like to do things by the book. So when I had nothing to really scrap for a week, I didn't know what to do and I eventually gave up.
Does anyone else ever feel that way?
Not just me, right?
The last memory I scrapped was March 2016-ish and I haven't touched it since. Sad, I know. Until I realized there was a WHOLE WORD of traveler's notebook (TN) scrappers out there. It's a form of memory keeping that was free flowing, no rules, no pressure, no prompts... So I thought, why not. Let's just start with Year 6, Month 10 and see how it goes.
For those new here (or maybe you just forgot since I disappeared for so long), my "year" starts on October 24th - my anniversary. My very first scrapbook page is my wedding day and I keep going from there. Project Life has a "weekly" feel to it (even though I know you could do whatever you wanted, but like I said... I play by the rules) and I scrapped up to sometime in Year 4. I felt very accomplished, but my pages and layouts... well, looked like shit.
But it was scrapped! I memory kept! I did it!
But do I want to open it up and look at them? No, not really.
They're not pretty and not my style. But THIS, I love opening my TN and looking at what I've done this past month and I love it! I like that I'm using up my own product (cause Lord knows how much stuff I have) and using my own creative juices to make layouts. I'm a card maker and will always be a card maker. 12x12" isn't my style... But approximate 8x4" is totally my style.
I can't wait to show you more of my memories and how I'm keeping them... Even if there's only one thing to scrap about or a hundred!
Stay crafty my friends,
Continuing on from last week...
So far this year I've kept my craft desk pretty clean and while I didn't get any holiday cards out, we made some at Make & Take Club. My favorite seasonal craft was watching Abigail create beautiful eggs using the Egg-Mazing! Have you played with one of those before?
The best thing I did this year was go to crops. I took all my old Bloom Box kits and was able to get them all done... Even old Paper Pumpkin and RG Studio 360 kits! Well, except for 2 that are sitting under my desk right now... :)
So that's really where I am this year... Caught up on the kits that have been looming, made goodies monthly for Make & Take Club and just trying to stay afloat with crafting with Abigail. I'll see you next week for some regularly schedule programming... I've been making lots of cards, keeping up to date in a planner and even memory keeping! I even tried to make a video!
Thanks for reading,