Monday, July 28, 2008


Okay...I have been so absent from my blog it is ridiculous. I have been so busy getting a bunch of work done to meet deadlines. It didn't help that it was so horribly hot and humid last week and I didn't even want to think about being in my miserable studio unless I had to be. But, it is less humid now and I am back to creating. I can handle heat, but not a fan of the humidity that is so high that sweat drips off the tip of your nose. LOL!!
Then, on Saturday, I went to a nearby town's sale days. Love yard sales!! It is my other addiction. I got lots of clothes for my kids. And then I found stamps!! I love that. Got a stamp of some tall trees and a Stampin Up set of cute flowers and swirls stamps. As we were leaving town, I spotted an office table and yelled for dh to stop. For the past 9 yrs, I have used a table that is made for crafting. It is a wonderful table, with a ruler along the front, compartments along the side and a power strip at the front. It is a really nice table...but not for stamping and punching. lol It isn't solid and wiggles when I stamp or punch and then things fall over. Has made me crazy for a long time. I have wanted a heavy duty office table forever!! Dh went up and saw that it was $15 and he asked the guy if he would take $10 (we were fully prepared to pay the $15, but dh had to haggle lol). The guy said yes and I was on my way home with a new table.
So, yesterday, I pulled everything out and cleaned. Dh brought the new table in and I reorganized. I love this new table! It is a tiny bit higher than my old one, so I think I need to get a new chair or get used to the 1" difference. But it doesn't wiggle!! I am going to sell my old one at my yardsale in a couple of weeks so someone else can enjoy it for another 9 yrs. lol
To celebrate my new workspace, I decided to make some stuff. I needed to test my Cuttlebug to see if it would stick to this new table better than the old one. This one is wood and the old one had a laminate on it. It sticks GREAT!!! So, I needed to make some cards, right? lol
This first one came out so pretty, I think. I love the look of two different patterns on the same piece of cardstock.

Pearlescent Cover Stripe (WorldWin Papers)
Colormates-Heritage Black (WorldWin Papers)
Cuttlebug folders-Swiss Dots, Swirls
Stamp (Inque Boutique)
Versamark ink
Ultra Detail Black embossing powder
Red satin ribbon
This one turned out okay. I wanted to emboss a sheet of copper. It embossed beautifully. I changed the color of the copper with my butane torch. I love the way the embossing looked after the multiple colors came out! Not a masterpiece, but was fun to make.

Colormates-Light Perfect Plum, Medium Glorious Green (WorldWin Papers)
Copper (Making Memories)
Cuttlebug folders-Bloom Dots, Stitched Circle
Cuttlebug Die-Baby Face
Alphabet stamps (Technique Tuesday)
Finally, one I don't love at all, but I made it so you have to look at it!! lol

Treasures cardstock-Tickled Pink (WorldWin Papers)
Colormates-Deep Groovy Grape (WorldWin Papers)
Cuttlebug folder-Numbers
Sizzix Texturz plate
Girl/Schooldays stamps (PaperArtsy)
Swirl stamp (Stampin Up!)
Distress Inks-Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick, Antique Linen (Ranger)
Adirondack Pigment ink-Snow Cap (Ranger)
Stacking daisy punches
Whew!! Sorry for the novel, folks! I haven't blogged in so long and felt the need to go on and on and on and on.....
Have a creatively wonderful day!!!


WendyP said...

glad you got to create - your work is always amazing and inspiring to me !!!

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

PRETTY! PRETTY! PRETTY!!! I LOVE all your new Cuttlebug cards, Robin!! The copper one simply KNOCKS ME OUT!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

I love the way you use color, Robin. All of them are so different but so you.

Judy Cantrell said...

Beautiful creations!!!

Yvonne said...

great cards!!!!


Elizabeth said...

Love what you have created Robin. I always am impressed with your creativeness. Thanks for sharing