Monday, January 23, 2012

DT Call Try Out-The Love of Card Making

My Mother gave me a call here recently and told me that the Design Team from Stamp, Scrap and  Doodle Saturdays, she currently is a member of is having a DT Call (Design Team Call-looking for crafters to make cards that are used to show as examples for the challenges) and she wanted me to try out for it.  I love to make handmade cards and would love the challenge of creating them weekly to have as inspirations for the challenge participants. I sat down with my new paper from Hobby Lobby, a digital stamp, my color pencils and all my other crafting tools that I would need.  I searched the web for some Card Sketches found one I really liked, and started creating and this is what I came up with....

Supplies Used:
  • Cardstock- Paper Studio
  • Pattern paper-Paper Studio
  • Digital Stamp-Dustin Pike (my favorite)
  • Card Sketch-Papered with Love
  • Colored Pencils- Digi coloring, paper edging and faux stitching
  • Ribbon-Bows made by Myself from Offray Ribbon.  Check out my website for all my Products I create.
  • Jewels- Hot Fix
  • Pearls-I-Rock
  • Be Mine Embellishment- Dress it Up 
Challenges Entered:
    Wish me Luck and Keep an eye out for more Card posts.  I missed making cards and already have my next one in mind!

      Sunday, January 22, 2012

      Inside the Crafting Mind of Shelli

      This particular post is to give ya'll a little glimpse into the crafting mind of myself.  I am one that makes something, looks at it and thinks "It needs something"  I will do this several times, and generally end up changing my project entirely.  I am really bad about this with Scrapbooking and Cardmaking, but have become even worse about this with my bow making.  However this insanity I have honestly works in my advantage because even though it takes me longer to make a project, I personally think they turn out really well in the end.  So as you read this post  and see the pictures you will understand a little bit about how the insanity works.

      Last night while in Bow World (that's what we call the nights that I sit down after my son is asleep and work on making bows, I do this for hours and seem to forget about the rest of the world, hence Bow World) I picked out a ribbon roll I recently purchased from Michael's for $1 and a set of Jolee's Cabochons and sat down to make up some Valentine's Day bows.

      After working with the ribbon for a few minutes I realized the pattern was one of those that doesn't work out well symmetrically so I decided it would need some layers to make it look better, and that I would try a different style.  After grabbing a coordinating Green ribbon I thought I came up with something kinda cute, but as usual I wasn't fully satisfied. I took them to my husband and he said he liked the style of bottom bow, but liked how the colors alternated in the top bow.  I completely agreed.

       I decided to set these bows aside for a little bit to work on a few of my Bow Orders.  While working on ordered bows I couldn't the Rose Bows out of my mind, so I went back to my previous project and as soon as I picked the bows up a little light bulb turned on and I went to work.  It honestly only took me a few minutes to add a little ribbon to the bottom bow and spikes to the top and Tah-dah they were adorable.  I took them back to my husband and he looked at me and said, "I really like those!"  When my husband tells me that I get all giddy and smile from ear to ear because he is just as picky as me!

      What do you think?  They turned out cute right?  Well now you have had a little glimpse into the crazy mind of Shelli.  It may sound like a long long process, but in my years I have perfected my insanity and it really only takes me couple hours if that to create my projects. My Mother has witnessed this crafting mind many times while working on layouts together.  I think it frustrates her because I don't really have a set idea when I start I just pick out paper, or embellishments, or ribbon I like and go from there.  I enjoy creating and laugh at myself each time when I stop to think about my crazy crafting process!

      Saturday, January 21, 2012

      I'm Back!!

      Hello Bloggers!  It has been nearly a year since I last posted on my blog.  Life has been let's say interesting this past year.  My Husband, my son and I decided to move to St. Louis but our housing situation has been crazy.  My Son and I went to live with my Aunt back in MO for about 6 months where we had a blast.  My son got to know my parents and Aunt and he fell in love with Farm and all the animals, but we missed seeing the Daddy all the time.  Only a few weekends a month just wasn't cutting it.  We finally found a house but starting remodeling and with that we ran into several hiccups.  We still haven't moved in and are living temporarily with my Mother in Law, but hopefully in the next few weeks we will start the move in process.

      While I was gone from blogging I started up a page on Facebook for My Creations by Shelli projects.  I got into bow making and fell Deeply in LOVE!  I have been making up tons and tons of bows for the past 8 months and have sold many orders.  I love it, and I have taken that bow making Love to the Cards... I now put bows on nearly every card I make!!!  LOL

      My Next post will be my first card I have made in forever, and it is for a DT Call.  Cross your Fingers and hope I get on the Team.  It will be a new adventure for this Crafty Mom and one I hope to experience!