Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Finding time for me

Hi all!  Thanks for stopping by.

I have found a little time for me in the last couple of days and it was wonderful.  I finished this page in my sketchbook and I am quite happy with how it turned out.  I drew the flowers with pencils and then outlined it in Zig pigment pen.  Then I colored it with colored pencils by Prismacolor. They are by far my favorite colored pencils.  

I have started a set of cards that I'm going to be sending to someone I love.  Here is a little peek.  I found sets of cards and matching envelopes at Staples when we were buying some school supplies.  They are cheaper than my local Archiver's sells them for.  I decided to start with a buttery yellow.  It isn't a color that I usually turn to, but as you can see from my sketchbook above it is a sunny and happy color.  The cards are definetly lighter, and more delicate yellow.  I stamped with two new stamps I got with some burthday money.  I have been wanting this flourish by Hero Arts since last year.  Stamped behind that is the Envelope Pattern back ground stamp.  It might be hard to see in this pic.  I can't wait to see how they turn out.

Remember those videos I did about inspiration?  Well this past Sunday I had tons of it.  Ikea opened up in our state.  It was a 45 minute drive (each way) for us, but we finally were able to go and check it out.  I was surrounded by inspiration all day.  I can't wait to go back again some day soon.  I think I'm getting my husband to convert over to appreciating modern design.  (Yay!!)  We have some things we had been looking at in their catalog and online for about a year.  Now that we were able to see them in person, we both agree what we will be saving up for.  We both are in love with organizing so we spent quite a bit of time looking and talking and planning some changes.  I love that!!

Summer break for my kiddos is comming to a close.  They will be back to school on the 17th of this month.  It is bittersweet. They love school, so they are getting impatient.  I hope all of you are finding time for creativity and inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by.


SiskiyouSue said...


Tiffany said...

That top one reminds me of a card you gave us, I think a thank you card for the girls' First Communion, maybe? I liked the flowers on it so much that I clipped them out and hung them on the fridge, that yellow color is so perfect.