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Feel Better Soon

I’m in the middle of one of those spells where I just feel uninspired. For this card, however, I saw a little spark come back just in time for the Jen Martakis Designs Rain Drops DigiKit to go live 🙂

Life lately has been a little bit of everything. I just finished reading this book called The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls for my book club. What an amazing story. I can’t believe the things she and her siblings had to overcome like their struggle through poverty and being raised by two selfish parents. It was inspiring and made me think twice about the things I have, and the things I want in life. I often have a difficult time finishing books that I actually read, but this one was easy.

I think I’m ready for a short spring break though. Maybe not a vacation, just some time off so I can do things around the house. It’s weird but some of my best days off are days when I stay home and get things done around the house 🙂

Supplies
Jen Martakis Designs Rain Drops DigiKit
Card stock: Stampin Up Sahara Sand
Stamp: Clear Acrylic Large Stamp Set – Sentiments
Flower embellishments: Orange E Line Flowers (Prima Marketing), Making Memories Lemonade Blossoms and Buttons 160 Pieces/Boxed, 40 Paper/20 Felt Flowers & 100 Buttons
Buttons: SEI and Making Memories
White Gel Pen

How Are You?

A handmade card using digital elements

What a great weekend! I’ve been able to spend a little more time at my craft desk then I usually do. And if you’re wondering, I managed to meet my 2010 NY Resolutions by just a smidge! I made 2 cards earlier this month, one of which I didn’t post because it used similar supplies as this one, and a 12 x 12 layout yesterday.

I’m still trying to find an adequate photo editing workflow though. Right now I’m using a combination of iPhoto, Lightroom, and sometimes Photoshop CS. I love processing photos in Lightroom, especially now that I understand the awesomeness that is Nikon RAW, but I prefer iPhoto’s organization and face-recogition system. It just feels a little clunky switching from one to another in a session. And because the Lightroom version I have is version 3 beta, I’m hesitant to do ALL of my photo editing in Lightroom since I’m afraid of all of my photos getting “trapped” in an expired version, but I’m still going to do all my photo editing in it anyway.

Supplies:
Jen Martakis Designs Notebook Basics DigiKit
Stampin Up Ruby Red card stock
Stampin Up Kraft card stock
White card stock
American Crafts Small Sentiments stamp set
Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Dark Brown
American Crafts Precision pen in Black
American Crafts dotted grosgrain ribbon
Cricut Storybook Cartridge
Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Butterfly Punch

Catching Up On My Scrapbooking

Valentine’s Day Tulips, originally uploaded by krisalis903.

In this layout, I used Jen Martakis’ February DigiKit as well as her Notebook Basics kit. The Notebook Basics is definitely going to be one of my new favorites! I love the versatility.

Supplies:
February DigiKit
Notebook Basics DigiKit
Bazzill Swiss Dots Paper
Bazzill Basics 8.5 x 11″ Kraft Card Stock
Bazzill Basic 8.5 x 11″ White Card Stock
Die Cuts With a View Rub-On Quote Stack for Cards

Hello Friend!

Hello Friend!

Here’s one of my first cards in compliance with my 2010 Resolutions post. I’ve had this Bo Bunny paper in my stash for a while and since I love the swiss dots pattern, I wanted to try and use it in a card. Some of these items aren’t available but below are the supplies I could find.

Supplies:
Stampin Up Kraft card stock
Chatter Box Journal Labels
Basic Grey (Mellow Collection) Maude Alphabet Stickers
American Crafts Glitter Thickers in Shoe Box