Sunday, January 19, 2014

A new year, a new go?

Yeah.  October.  Last time I posted.  Needless to say that my mojo just didn't come back as I'd hoped last year.  So.  Let's start with Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year.  Always a good way to kick it off.

So.  First thing I needed to do?  Clean my desk and room.  Part of my issue has been that I just don't want to work in my space- it's way too full/cluttered/badly laid out.  I moved some things around to generally straighten and I cleaned up my desk. A part of that was overhauling what's in my storage cart next to my worktable.  It had been boxes of projects- one for Dec. Daily (2012 mind you- I didn't even bother with 2013) and one for our trip to Disney (Jan 2013.  Yeah.  Way behind.)  I put those elsewhere and instead put together a box of stamps I'd like to ink and my 6x6 paper pads since I never use them and want to get them in front of myself.

It may not look like a big change but just moving those boxes gives me a bit more view of the stamp shelf in the corner and widens my "space."  It's made quite a difference.  Enough that I actually made a card today.  Score!

I used the challenge over on Inky Froggies as my launching point for color and the SEI January challenge for theme.  While I'm not wild about the results, I experimented using my mica for the first time, inked the stamps for the first time, broke out my brayer and just simply made a card.  I'm happy with all of those things!  Yay! 

Hope to talk to you again soon!

Stamps: Feeling Sentimental, Much Appreciated: Stampin' Up
Ink: Bliss Blue, Night of Navy: Stampin' Up, Black Momento: Tsukineko
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue: Stampin' Up
Misc: Mica, Embossing powder: Stampendous, Glass Glitter: Stampin' Up, Copics (to color rhinestones)

Inky Froggies: Blue & glitter
SEI: (silver, thanks, gradation of blues... though my brayering isn't as obvious as I'd like)

1 comment:

  1. Love the mica! I've never used that medium before! Love the ferris wheel!! Thanks for playing along with SEI!