Thursday, January 22, 2015

My Own Little World!


    Happy Thursday! I hope you are enjoying your week. I am continuing my journey with another journal page, which I have created for this weeks Stampotique Originals Designers challenge.  The theme this week is Funny and/or Punny.  This weeks challenge Hostess is: Kathi Rerek and here is what she has to say:

"e.e. cummings said "The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." Puns and word play always make me smile.  Really good puns make me laugh.  Create a project that makes YOU smile."

      For this challenge I used Connie shows off her nails.   I hope you will join us this week.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Challenge: Favorite embellishment


   Happy Tuesday!!! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. We have a super fun challenge for you this week.  We all have favorites, especially when it comes to crafting.  This week, we want to see your projects using your favorite embellishment. While I am not a HUGE embellishment girl, I do love to use my scrap paper as my embellishment, which I did in the right hand corner. What's yours?

                              Last weeks "something New" projects were gorgeous.  The TOP 3 are:

                                                                   Bonnie T.

                                                                          Steph

                                                                            Bonnie
Fabulous cards ladies Please feel free to grab the "I made TOP 3" banner on the right of my blog!

                         Feast your eyes on the DT's amazing"embellishment" projects!

                                                                      Peggy

                                                                        Gale

                                                                              Kasha

                                                                        Chanya13

Weren't those fabulous? Don't be afraid to head to their blogs and leave them a little love. You will have 2 weeks on Monday @ 6pm to get your card in for the challenge. We only allow 2 entry's per person. Also, we have new Blog Badges, please feel free to take one and post on your blog. I will be picking the top 3 in 2 weeks, and I will award 3 people with the new top 3 badge! When posting to a gallery's, please use the key words GGSC194...Have a great day and happy creating


Thursday, January 15, 2015

DT announcement

I would like to take the time to introduce two of our new Design Team members,

  
                                             1.  chanya13
                                                       and
                                              2     . Kasha 

We are thrilled to have them on our team and I can't wait to see what they create for Going Grey!
Welcome ladies.
 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Splash of color


    Happy Wednesday, as you may know, Wednesdays on my blog equal Stampotiue Originals designers challenge Blog.  This week Kaz is our hostess and here is what she has to say about this weeks challenge. "I'd like to see some bright colours to cheer us up in the dim days of January".
This was a super fun challenge for me. I love color and I have no problem adding more and more colors together.  This year I am hoping to do a bit more art journaling, and here is my first page of the year.  I have a long list of sayings that I love, and I can;t wait to use them in my journal. 
    My journal base was created with various colors of Dylusions, and acrylic paint. I then used one of my white pens and went crazy...LOL  I used Hazelheart, Calendar Square cubes, and Circle Cube.  I think I have enough colors for this challenge...LOL...I hope you enjoy my project and if your would like to see more "color" projects, hope on over to SO challenge blog and see what the other amazing artists came up with for this weeks challenge.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Don't Worry Be Happy!

 
           Happy Wednesday!!!!  I hope you are enjoying your week thus far.  Just remember, only two more days until the weekend (wink).  Not only are we half way through the week, but today is the start if a new challenge over at Stampotique Originals Designer Challenge blog. This weeks hostess is Claudine Criner and here is what she has to say about this weeks challenge.

"Most of us always create a New Year's Resolution and the beginning of the New Year.  For 2015 try your hand at making something with your New Year's Resolution in mind"

 This was a super fun challenge for me, as it got me thinking about 2015 and what my hopes were for the upcoming year, and while I did NOT make any new years resolutions (first time ever) I did come up with a couple things I would like to work on..........

  1.  Stop and smell the roses: I tend take on way more than I should and then completely stress myself out.  While I will continue my usual load, I have cut down a bit and decreased my class load from 3 classes a semester to two.  I think this will be a huge help, and will allow me more time to do things I enjoy.
  2.  Spread the love: The world tends to be a cruel place most days. People are stressed out, sick, fatigued and full of worries, so I have decided that each and every day I will ensure that I do at LEAST one nice thing for someone.  This one nice thing may be as simple as helping an elderly lady with her groceries at the store, sending a friend in need a card, or just smile at people and say Hi as they walk by.
  3. A better me: Most importantly, I am going to work on a better me. I am going to work on not letting little issues or negative people have an affect on my life.  My life is important and I will not allow what precious time I have in my life to be wasted on people or things that have a negative impact on my life. 
So, with these three things in mind, I made a card for this weeks challenge using Waving spotted monster.  He has adorable and happy written all over his face, don't ya think....LOL.... So, that is all I have for you today....Remember, Don't worry, Be happy!!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Challenge: New

    Happy First Tuesday of 2015!!! It's good to be back.  I have to admit, I didn't do much crafting over the holidays, as I ended up picking up more hours at work.  While Christmas and New Years were great, and they were great, I am happy to have them in the past.  I am a women who functions much more efficiently on a regular schedule.
   Today is our first challenge of the New Year and what better way to start than with something "NEW" this can be pretty much anything, as long as it's NEW.....
   The project I am sharing for this weeks challenge is Mason Jar candle holders that I made just before Christmas for gifts.  I have been waiting to share this project with you all, as I loved how they turned out.  I was completely inspired by Suzanne Dean, and her jars decided I needed to try them for myself.  I made them in both white and blue paint, and like both. Super easy gift. The new part of my project, is that it is a "new"project that I tried, and I used new brads and new glitter....yes, I said glitter...LOL

                          Here are the DT projects for this weeks "New" challenge!

                                                                        Peggy

                                                                               Gale

Weren't those fabulous? Don't be afraid to head to their blogs and leave them a little love. You will have 2 weeks on Monday @ 6pm to get your card in for the challenge. We only allow 2 entry's per person. Also, we have new Blog Badges, please feel free to take one and post on your blog. I will be picking the top 3 in 2 weeks, and I will award 3 people with the new top 3 badge! When posting to a gallery's, please use the key words GGSC193...Have a great day and happy creating




Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Merry Christmas

    Happy Hump Day!!! Today I am sharing a card I made for this weeks Stampotique Designers challenge.  Kim is this weeks host and here is what she has to say:


"Hi it's Kim here and I'm hosting the challenge this week at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

This our last challenge of the year and it will run the whole month of December.  Our theme is an easy one so show us your best work using Anything Goes.

We will be sharing our artwork weekly throughout the month so make sure to jump over to visit us each week.

 For this month only, you will have the opportunity to enter the challenge 5 times (one for each week)- 5 chances to win the random $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps"

    I used one of my favorite Stampotique originals stamps: Birdy Up to create this Christmas card for this weeks challenge.  I hope you will join us!