Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Little Packages are Great

I created a pattern repeat in Photoshop of some tiny little owls so that I could print it out on fabric and make my Blythe a new dress. How do you like it? I just love this little dress. I had some issues with the repeat, so I wound up with a seam in the front that isn't so great, but it doesn't ruin the dress in my opinion. I added the "bead" flower from my stash with a little bit of green ribbon behind it. The dress needs the finishing touches, like closures for the back, that I always put off for a bit. I don't know why.

I got my package from and it is just great! I got a little stash of fun fibers and one of Donna's great brooches. Well worth the sign up for the giveaway! I was so excited because 1) I never win anything and 2) I won when it really counted!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I won!

I never win anything! I signed up for a giveaway at Donna's fantastic blog that I have been following for several years not, and I won! Woohoo! I get to get something fantastic from her shop. I am so excited.

You should check her work out!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


I was supposed to get my new tattoo colored in yesterday, but it isn't healed up all the way, yet. It is healed 99.9%, so I will be able to do it next Saturday. I still haven't 100% decided what colors I want, so maybe the extra week isn't such a bad thing.

So, I am about 90% sure that deciding to switch my major from Journalism to Design, and keep the Journalism and Art minors was the best idea ever. I know I am 100% happier in my new situation. I like the professors so much more and, for the most part, I really like the students so much more. I don't agree with the professors 100% of the time, but it is true that I am always questioning everything and that I tend to let a person's likable qualities override their unlikable ones about 90% of the time.

I have so much to do today. I am about 50% done with the things I needed to get done this weekend, but I am 100% sure I would rather be fishing. The weather around here is so nice and I would love to go sit on the dock and cast a hook in.

This post is 100% done.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Card I made for a challenge at The Paper Variety blog.

I used a paper with fall leaves as the border and as the smaller heart. The red card stock I used is called reflections and has a pretty sparkle. I used brown card stock for the larger back heart. The stickers say "Forever love" which is also the title of a TV movie.

Card I made for a challenge on Design Dollies

I like their challenges because they have one where they simply tell you the colors to use. This is a fun concept for a challenge I think.

I think that this quarter fold card has some masculine undertones that I like. The textured burgundy card stock I stamped on is very deep and rich. The black card stock I used for the main card body is called reflections and it has a very pretty glittery shine without the glitter. It is a bit more subtle than ordinary glitter. I used gold and yellow papers on the left border. On the inside I made a place for writing the message.

On the front of our newspapers opinion page today...

Caption read: It’s hard to pick out the gay ser­vice mem­ber in this photo, isn’t it?

So good. Totally surprised that our paper, The Tennessean, was ballsy enough for this. I appreciate it very much given the fact that I am surrounded by homophobic idiots here in the south.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

1,000 Markets has died....

As proud as I was to be on 1,000 markets, not because I was chosen because after all the "jury" could be a bunch of wombats in a closet for all I know, but I did love the look of the site and the other sellers for the most part were great creators.

So, another hours long endeavor of my turns out to be a waste of time.

I have got to learn to centralize my online presence and have faith in one thing: me.