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Not really, but I wish that were true! I have been trying to up my crafting game and it's resulted in some purchases of supplies and then actively using them. I try to make sure that I use my supplies regularly and I haven't bought new supplies (besides adhesive) in a few weeks. That might not sound spectacular, but for me that's a long time. The truth is I realized I have enough supplies right now to go "shopping" in my craft studio; that realization forces me to use/rediscover what I already own. Doing this has yielded some "Responsible Crafting". I'm using that to refer to things like making swatches:
Practicing my handlettering:
And even working on my digital art:
I've been working to really get the most out of my supplies and I have to say I'm pretty happy. I feel like I have fallen in love with some of my supplies all over again, which I like because I think it's easy to fall into the trap of "hoarding" supplies and being afraid to use your "good" supplies. To be honest, the whole reason you buy things should be so you can use them. I'm trying to take my own advice there, happy crafting!
I have been continuing through the challenge and here are this week's updates.
This was created by using some patterned paper, my nesting circle dies, a hello die, and a Stampin' Up stamp. I colored the image using Copics and then drew a "back" of the image with a Copic Multiliner.
I made this card with a coordinating Stamp and Die set from Stampin' Up. I used a piece of acetate for "glass" in the window, I colored the images in Copics and did the background with Distress Ink.
Tomorrow I will be featuring the Chiffon Collection from QuickQoutes, I'll be showing how to make a Box Card. Happy Crafting!
I have been coloring quite a bit and working on my hand lettering. This week I crammed in several projects for the challenge, so I am listing them at once, rather than posting daily.
I did several pieces this week, and tried a few different tools. I have to say I loved the Kuretake brush pens right out of the box, fro drawing, coloring, and handlettering. They proved to be extremely versatile and easy to use, I wish I'd ordered them sooner! Next week I will have a post with a tutorial video showcasing some of the 2016 QuickQuotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks, until then, happy crafting!
So I have been working on the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge and I have spent about 5 days on these, but I am so happy with the result.
I started by stamping all of my mermaids and coloring them, and then fussy cut them all.
Then I did some distress ink backgrounds to resemble water and then sewed tulle around the edge to make shaker pockets.
Then I used my We R Memory Keepers DIY Confetti Punch to make "Bubbles" out of glitter paper and trimmed down the tulle.
Finally I sewed up the tops and attached them to A2 sized note cards.
I boxed them up with envelopes to complete the set and shipped them to a friend.
I hope you try some new ways to make shaker cards and you have the chance to send someone happy mail! Happy crafting!