Thursday, November 28, 2013

it's not fiber......but still creative

  several years ago, my sister invited me to join her stamp classes.she had been creating all sorts of lovely cards with 'stampin up'. the monthly classes were held by a distributor in her home. for a small fee she would provide us with all the tools needed to make 4-5 cards. you could then order the products from her if you wanted to. it was really a win-win. i started going monthly and soon my cards made it to a quality level that was reasonable to use. hint... not as simple as is sounds, or easy as it looks. i still struggle with creative ideas and when i find one, i'll make a bunch using that design.
  i haven't been able to attend the classes as regularly in the past year, but i decided that i would still do the calendar project. we purchase the blank templates for the year ( january through december) and stamp them in a design that represents that month. now, ever since i started this nightmare project, the distributor gave us the designs and use of materials when we bought the templates. not this year.
 this year was different. we were still able to buy the calendars, but we had to do all the designing. sure, lots of time. i got them early in the year, moved them around my desk and finally realized that i needed them completed to give as gifts in about two weeks.
  yesterday was d-day. i actually started tuesday evening. first... bring a bazillion containers of stamp crap supplies to the dining room table. second, pour a large glass of wine. third, get creative! i enlisted the skill of my fellow stamper and off we went. i knew that we had to be completely finished by last night to have the table ready for the feast today.
i woke up with hand cramps from all the coloring! seriously, two mornings in a row my hands were clenched in a pencil holding grip when i woke up.
spoiler alert..... they are stunning
and since my hand is loosening up, i quickly put a needle and thread in it to finish a project for amythefibergoddess......

1 comment:

Linda Monroe said...

These are awesome. You all did great. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving day. See you in January!