Thursday, June 12, 2008

Productive Day

I love when I feel like I've had a very productive day, lately I've felt very productive. Must be because I still haven't started working, so I have all day to get things done. (Are you laughing at me?) That won't last for long so I'm going to take full advantage while I can. I have a bunch to share lets get too it.

On the Stamping front...

I was able to participate in the Sketch Challenge on SCS I love these challenges because they always help me out of the design rut, if you've never participated I would highly recommend. I broke out the Always stamp set from SU, if you can believe it this is the 1st time this set has seen ink. I love it, I just never now what to use it me it makes very elegant cards and that is really not my style. I decided to make this one fun with bright colors. I stamped the heart with my Glue Pad then added the Art Glitter to add some extra sparkle...isn't great? I love the Art Glitter w/ glue pad, however it takes some patience as it seems to take forever to dry...I typically give it 24hrs before I put it in an envelope. I then stamped the backgrounds with versa mark and sponged around the edges for the finished look I embossed that fantastic bird and there you have the finished card!

On the Knitting front...

I have finished a quick dish cloth project. I love having homemade dish cloths around the house as well as ready to give as quick gifts. Micheal's has their Lily Sugar'n Creams on sale for $1.00 so I stocked up. I was looking on Ravelry for some patterns and found the Modified Feather & Fan. So this is my Feather & Fan...isn't is lovely? I love the colorway it's Sunny Sky. I will make a yellow and green to go with it as a set. Not to mention a fantastic card to coordinate with it all, these have the pastel colors so they might have to go into the baby stash.

I have casted on a new project...this is the start of my new and lovely (hopefully) Clapotis. Using Shepherd Sport Lorna's Laces "Vera". I originally thought this would be a Christmas present (yes, I have to start early I'm still a newbie in the knitting world) however, I might have to keep this one to myself. I have had a little bit of a tough time with this, I think I'm just over thinking the pattern. Last night I started over and it seems to be moving along nicely. Can't wait to start ripping out the stitches to get the vertical lines in the pattern!!
On the Running front...

I've been really good about getting in my required miles in for the week, yesterday I ran 2.5 miles tomorrow I will get in another 2mils and this Saturday is the group run and I believe that will be 3mils. Luckily we are starting at 7:30am to try to beat the heat, from here on out we will running as early as 5O'clock in the morning...dang FL weather. Happy to report I'm feeling healthy and the miles haven't been too damaging. Good thing I'm only training for the 1/2 marathon.
Well that's it for now...see I told you I've been productive. Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!!

Happy Creations

1 comment:

Sam said...

I love your card and the challenge idea. You've given me the prod I needed to get my stamps out and make some cards.