Tuesday, May 26, 2009

No Time

I'm trying my darndest to find time to make cards. Its not happening though. I managed to make 1/2 a card last week for Mojo Monday. I shall attempt to finish it and do a new one for this week sometime. I'm currently int he middle of Princess Birthday Party hell. My daughter's birthday party is on Sunday. I foolishly told everyone who was attending that I would make princess dresses for the girls and knight costumes for the boys. So I've been sewing like a madwoman the last two weeks to get these done, which leaves little time for cards. Doesn't help that the husband hasn't been around to help with bedtimes either the last two weeks, as he's busy with work.

I need about 27 hours a day.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Procrastination (Mojo 86)

I have a serious problem with procrastination. I have had it my entire life. I try my best to do things in such ways so that I don't procrastinate, but the nasty habit always manages to creep back into my life. And of course there is always the excuses that come along. My excuse right now is I'm tired. Whenever I get a few moments to myself all I feel like doing is sitting. My kids are crazy right now, and they just suck the energy right out of me.

When I started this blog I promised myself I would post at least once a week by doing the mojo sketch, and I knew that if I was going to keep up with the once a week promise I'd have to be on top of the mojo sketch at the beginning of the week. This week, I procrastinated. I almost decided to just forget about it. Thank goodness I also have a strong guilt reflex and I felt guilty about not keeping up with my own self inflicted promise. So yesterday even though I felt like not doing anything other than staring at the grass growing (and yes we just put down a load of seed and laid new sod so I can in fact watch new grass grow if I felt like it) I dragged myself to the basement to make my card.

I'm fairly happy with it. I could not for the life of me get the ink that I chose to use to give me decent coverage on the stamps that I chose to use, but meh whatever. It gives it the antique look (ha, that's what I'm telling myself anyway.

I tried something different with my picture takign since the lighting in my house is horrible. Someday I will take a better picture (how's that for procrastination)

Stamps: Just Like You (SU)

Ink: Cranberry (Colourbox)

Paper: Play (Fancy Pants Designs); Indigo (Canson); some random cheap yellow paper from michaels

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Issues (Mojo #85)

I am apparently having issues orienting cards. I did this one upside down (that's why the picture looks a little wonky) Oops!

Its my Mom's birthday today so I thought I'd make her a birthday card even though I already have a million other birthday cards lying around. I figured I'd try something different with my paper selections. I like things to be very matchy matchy. So even though this card ended up being pretty matchyin terms of colours, I went outside of my comfort zone in terms of matching patterns. Everything is different.

STAMPS: Wagon Full of Fun (SU), Birthday Wish (SU). INK: Warm Red (Colourbox) PAPER: Maddi Norr Stipe, Maddi Pasley (Making Memories); Petite Sunrise Posies (DCWV)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

April Showers Bring May Flowers

I was at the library on the weekend and saw these in Parents magazine, so I decided it would be a fun little craft for kid #1 and I to do for my Mom's birthday this weekend (and well it also can double as a Mother's Day gift I suppose)

I think they worked out pretty good. I just used up some scrap pieces of paper that I had lying around, some buttons and pipe cleaners