Monday, February 09, 2009

The Productivity Factor...

I need creativity in my life...nothing proves that more to me than the last week when I only got 2 measly little cards made. Finally this morning, I made it into my stamp room to do some creating and all of a sudden, I wasn't feeling depressed, inadequate, or like I could eat every little crumb in my pantry. Whew! What a difference just making a couple of new projects makes!! If you are feeling down, go will do you a world of good!!

So now to's a Study in Red Day!! These are my projects from the Exercise Your Creativity...Red focus! (I know, finally right?!?)

This first project is a card that I made using last week's SCS sketch (sketch #214.)

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Love Grows
*Unity Stamp Co. Argyle Heart
*Unity Stamp Co. Tell Me About
*MME paper (red)
*American Crafts paper (b&w)
*black cardstock


This second project is a combination of the two last week's Exercise assignments, red & signs. It's a sign that started out as a Valentine's banner and ended up being one that will work for anyday...I have tons of red in my house so now it is just a matter of deciding where to hang it.

It's shaped, but still measures about 12x12 and is just a bit of shabby chic collage styled. I added a bit of blue to it just because I felt that it needed the relief of another color and this way I can hang it in my stamp room if I want to (it's decorated mainly in blue.)

I like the exercises because they give me the freedom to have a play with a lot of my other stamps that I have laying around that don't get much love just because I am always using my Unity Stamp Co. products (although there is still quite a bit of Unity on here too!)

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Tea Time Toile background
*Unity Stamp Co. Life stamp
*Unity Stamp Co. enjoy Your Story...Laugh (delightful stamp)
*Inkadinkado Love stamp
*Tweety Jill Paris stamp
*papers- Pink Paislee, Jenni Bowlin, MME, 7gypsies, Websters Pages, Scenic Route
*Heidi Swapp acrylic clock face
*Marvy uchida scallop punches
*Martha Stewart border punch
*velvet ribbon

For my final crafty project, I pulled out some new stamps that I have had from a couple of other companies that I have been dying to play with...

*CHF Tulip Girl
*Purple Onion Designs Love Noteblock
*sentiment from PaperTrey Ink
*MME paper
*velvet ribbon
*MM pin


And now for the photos...I did say that I have a lot of red in my house so don't say that I didn't warn you that there were going to be a LOT of photos. LOL!

random inspiration book that just happened to be laying out

the buttons on the corner of my inspirational quote blackboard that sits on my kitchen island

light shining through our handblown wine bottle stopper

our London clock

one of the MANY, MANY elmo's that we have in our lives :o)

candlesticks on the mantle

hmmm, another wine photo

and another book photo...definitely two of our loves in this house, wine and books

the RED mixer...and no, this is not's Ben's for his breadmaking. I have never used it...I just think that it's pretty!

some of my red twine/string that I bought from a gardening shop in England. LOVE these spools!

And that is it for my Study in Red. I hope you enjoyed my little/long share!


Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

that was a lot of pictures!!!! Great creations as always!

Cindy Van Sluys said...

Christi, I love, love, love shabby chic collage....and yours is simply lovely!! I also love the red and white string....someone told me that I could get some at a Bakery....London is just a little far to go for supplies!! LOL!!


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