Are you available to join us Thursday night in New York City to make these Beautiful Butterfly Cards? Check out the details of the event here: Gotham City Paper & Paint
Wow! These pages are packed with puppies and a few other life bits. I made these a few weeks ago and realized just how far behind I am in my Project Life. Oh well. I guess enjoying my life has gotten in the way of scrapbooking about it. Summer break is upon me so it’s time to crank out some pictures and create more pages. What kind of creating have you been doing?
I am so excited to be teaching at Artist & Craftsman Supply in Harlem in New York City. The store is so funky and cool with an inspiring garden space where we will be having classes. The weekly Sunday art journaling technique events will begin on July 12th and will run from 1:00-4:00 and costs only $20. Please sign up for the events on my Meetup Group Page! I can’t wait to see you there.
Wow! Have you checked out the new catalog from Stampin’ Up! yet? There are so many amazing new products and project ideas. Check out my first batch of new items that I am enjoying playing with already.
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I LOVE all things butterflies but especially anything that has to do with crafting-paper, embellishments, stamps…you name it. On my most recent UStream Show, I grabbed the brand new Stampin’ Up! Catalog and picked out the cards that feature butterflies. I used those as my inspiration for 3 cards with my own little twists. As a demonstrator, I don’t have ALL of the stuff in the catalog. Sometimes, something isn’t my style or taste. Other times, it may be that I already have something similar in my stash of supplies. I love looking at Pinterest and youtube for inspiration for projects. I think we all have those moments where we want to sit and create but we don’t know where to even start! The catalog is a perfect inspirational solution to get you going.
Butterfly Cards Part 1:
Butterfly Cards Part 2:
This is the first of many blog posts about my adventures in New York City. My hope is that posts of this nature might help NYers to find out about new things to try. If you are someone that is visiting this amazing city, maybe my posts will inform you of some hidden treasures that you might add to your agenda.
A few weekends ago, I was roaming around in The Village with my love. We stumbled upon the BITE Lip Lab and I was amazed (& a bit shocked that I didn’t know this gem existed). If you know BITE lipsticks that are in Sephora, you know the quality of the product and the beautiful color payoff. The idea of the Lip Lap is that a technician mixes custom lipstick colors for you. Me?! Custom colors? I never thought that was possible! We went in (on a Saturday) and they were all booked up-you need an appointment. We put my name on a Wait List for that day but that never happened. (Hey, I wouldn’t give up an appointment there either!)
One day my love called the Lip Lab and booked a Tuesday evening appointment for me as a surprise. I was beyond thrilled! He set up for me to have not one but TWO custom lipsticks mixed. When I arrived I had an idea of the two colors that I wanted–you can actually see them in the shirt that I was wearing. I thought I wanted a light orchid and maybe an orange-red shade. We quickly discovered that the orange-red was a great idea but the other color wasn’t quite doing it for me. My color artist mixed a few colors that were a bit more bold and in the pinkish family. It was cool how she had me “try on” all of the different colors until we found the perfect shades! I also got to decide on a “finish” for each color-how fabulous.
Once the colors were just right and the finishes made sense, we added nature fragrances. I was also able to pick out the packaging for each lipstick. As a creative person, I was thrilled that the outside “bullet” packaging is based on how we wear down our lipsticks as we use them.
Is this place worthy of FIVE STARS? Makeup, one-on-one attention and time with my love…absolutely!
Check out my latest Project Life Process Video! I am (sooooo) far behind in my Project Life (insert sad face) but I decided not to stress over it and get creating what I can. I sometimes contemplate doing my Project Life the way it was intended…print out pics, add them with cards to pockets (some journaling) and DONE! I love to embellish TOO much and struggle to move away from that. Maybe I will cave and change my ways but for now…I will continue to be behind. Here is one side of a layout from April…Enjoy! (I know people are reading my blog…I would LOVE to hear from you in the comments section.)
If you are like me, you enjoy watching makeup videos on youtube. One of the fun things that “makeup gurus” like to do is challenge themselves to use up their products. I know many people in our scrapbooking world like to do similar challenges where we try to use up the awesome things from our stash. One of the fun current video challenges in the makeup world is called Use 4 By July 4th. It is basically a way to pick out 4 products and use them up by the 4th of July. I decided it would be fun to do the same thing with my scrapbooking products. Check out the video and join the fun!
If you are like me, you might have TONS of Prima flowers. I went through a phase where I bought every new pack that came out. I couldn’t get enough! Once I started focusing on Project Life, I stopped using the flowers because they were too bulky on the pages.
Recently, I saw a video that Donna Downey created where she used tons of flowers on an art journal page. I used her idea as inspiration for this canvas. I was tearing into countless packs of flowers and it was almost like those pretty things were thanking me for finally getting used.
I created this canvas on UStream if you would like to check it out. It is actually about 9X24 and takes up a nice chunk of wall space in our bedroom. Marty hung it near our bed to remind me of my goals & dreams…