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The first few weeks of February were a bit rough with personal issues causing stormy weather. Last February was like that too. But things have calmed down and are peaceful now, thank goodness.

But of course I’ve ended up late in finishing my February page in my calendar journal. It should have been done 2 weeks ago. oh well. At least it’s done now. And here it is…





At first I was thinking of a black color theme, under the influence of my personal February storms and a Rasputina song called Dark February. But then I thought that was too depressing, so I decided to do something different and go with a “love” theme in pink, black, and silver. It still came out on the darker side though!

There are many layers of paint, with rubberstamping on top of that (I used these cool chandelier stamps and a love stamp). Then came a layer of Glimmer Mist. The journaling squares were cut from scrapbook paper; I ran black ink along the edges and then once they were glued down I went around each one with a charcoal pencil. I used silver glitter stickers to spell out “February”, and I punched small circles out of charcoal glitter paper and glued them on for just a touch more sparkle. I’m very pleased with this page.

Of course I’m behind now with the March page…ugh. Maybe I’ll get caught up for April!

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new goodies
I bought some new goodies from AC Moore (and I finally got an AC Moore rewards card – I might as well put my shopping to good use!):

First, some beautiful 12″x12″ paper by Basic Grey, called Porcelain.

porcelain paper by basic grey

Isn’t that so pretty? I immediately thought it would be great for springtime birthday cards.

Some gold-glitter alphabet stickers by K&Company.

k&company gold glitter alphabet

Cute but with a vintage-look Halloween rubber stamps by Hampton Art.

hampton art - halloween stamps

And the newest Somerset Memories.

somerset memories - autumn 2009

a rainy day kind of girl
The other morning, as I was driving to work, I remarked to myself what a perfect, lovely autumn morning it was. It was raining a bit, a little chilly, and the wind was blowing the leaves around. The leaves are still changing colors, so they were red and yellow and half-green. Rain makes the colors of nature more vibrant and rich, and I loved the contrast of the dark tree trunks against the bright leaves. Pretty!

~singing in the rain~

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Vintage Paper Crafts by Anna Corba

vintage paper lovelies
My mom bought me Anna Corba’s Vintage Paper Crafts for Christmas. I wrote up a little review – check it out in the Library (scroll all the way down).

I bought some more clear rubber stamps from AC Moore. I forget the official name for these but I think it was something like Birds & Butterflies. They are by Inkadinkado (they make such cute stamps!).

Birds & Butterflies by Inkadinkado

I’m off to work on some more Polyshrink. I made a list of the components I’d like to make for my first pieces, and I hope to have them completed by the end of the week.

~creatively yours~

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I have no idea why, but Savoy Truffle has been flitting in and out of my head for several weeks now.

Anyway, I bought some cute rubber stamps at Joann’s on Saturday. I had intended to buy a new magazine, but they were on sale 10% off (why even bother having a sale if it’s only 10%?) so I couldn’t use my 50% off coupon. So I bought these instead:

Birds Galore, by Inkadinkado
Inkadinkado - Birds Galore

I’ve had my eye on them for a while. I can see using a couple of them in my polyshrink jewelry, and they’d all be great to use on greeting cards and tags.

I think I’m slowly starting to have a desire to use birds in my art. It must the Somerset Studio influence – so many of the artists use birds. Plus time spent with Lily watching birds in our backyard. We get a surprising variety, considering our suburban setting.

The punches I ordered from Scrapbook.com arrived last week. I ordered a couple Krylon leafing pens and a heat mat from Joggles. The heat mat will come in handy not only for the polyshrink but also for when I start using beeswax (which will be any year now!). The leafing pens are for coloring the edges of the polyshrink pieces. It gives a nice finished touch.

Then I just need a 1/8″ hole punch and I thought I’d get a large circle punch to make pendants for necklaces too. Good thing I have another 50% off coupon.

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