Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Night Writes

Hi, there,

It seems hard to believe that a whole week has passed -- and, sadly, that I have very little to show in the way of cards.

But, before I get to my one lone card of this post, I want to thank those who commented on how much you liked last week's Any Hero card. I'm sure you've all made cards that you really, really like. This Any Hero card was one of those for me. So, it was great to hear so many others liked it, too. Let's hope there's a hero who will feel the same way.

OWH Midweek Challenge

This week's challenge was to make a yellow and green card. (Okay, so mine has a touch of brick red. The yellow was totally washed out on the green without it.)

One really exciting thing about this card is that all of the paper -- and the funky ribbon -- came from my scrap stash!  It also boasts of two firsts: the first use of this cute little stamp and the first use of my Tuesday Morning AC stamp markers! (Sorry about the shadow on the scanned image.)

image on watercolor paper
Stamp: Watercolor Daisy by Hampton Art
Stamp Pens: American Crafts (cranberry and leaf) 

Let's Hear it for Online Classes!

Like many of you, I've been taking Tim Holtz's Online Class this past week. I must say I'd never heard Tim speak before -- only heard all of those many accolades. Talk about someone who really lives up to the hype! What an amazing skill set: creativity, organization, a clear teaching style -- and charisma and cuteness, to boot! Wow!!!

 Unlike many of you, I've yet to post anything to the gallery. Since I don't have many Ranger products, my plan is to "attend" all the classes before deciding which style(s) to try first!  My only fear is that this could get really expensive -- really fast.  :)

Ribbon Storage

If memory serves, Sandy asked folks to post their favorite ribbon storage solutions on Facebook. Since I'm not a Facebookie, I'll share 3 strategies that work well for me.

I've repurposed some letter trays from my teaching days to organize stamps, ink pads, etc., on my work station. The top tray has my I-don't-know-what-I-would-do-without-it ATG gun and a repurposed memo keeper that holds the rolls of ribbons I use the most. (Yolanda, you were so right about digital cameras!)

Individual strips of ribbons are wrapped and cardboard floss holders and stored
in a floss caddy repurposed from cross-stitching days.

Speaking of floss, it's become one of my favorite embellishments.
This floss set was a Christmas gift from my mom many, many years ago.

And, what would a craft room be without a couple of wall racks for rolls of ribbon and tulle?
Parting Thoughts

My men are out of town for a couple of days. The bad news is that the house is so quiet tonight. The good news is that I'm going to be able to catch up on my online class. And maybe I'll be able to get a good start on some Father's Day cards. (Making cards certainly sounds like lots more fun than doing housework!)

Happy weekend and happy scrappin'!


Lee Mae said...

Great card - the red is a perfect accent color. Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!

Donna Hanley said...

Sybrina, Great card. It always feels nice to use something for the first time, huh? I love your creative ways you found to store your ribbons. I really love the plastic tray for small pieces of ribbon scraps. I'm going to use that one right away. Have a great weekend.