TIDY TUESDAY

WHERE I CREATE
Today I’m sharing some photos of my craft room and office. These pictures were taken a few days ago, when it was actually tidy. . . not so much now, so after this post I will straighten up again!  Keep scrolling. . .lots of pictures today and today’s Girl Cards is at the very end!

Above:  Most of my stamps are stored where I can see them in the shelves of this corner! 
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I love all the natural light that comes in through the four windows. Above: A close up of my stamping supplies-I like to label my bins.  There is much more in the cabinets under the shelves.  The other side of my office (above, right photo) is more my books about fine art and architecture with a couple of owls peeking out, some of my fiber art, my T.V. , my PC where I do all my posting, and my paper crafting table.
  
Left: My display case. I need more room. . .its cramed full!  Below, Left: Close up of my work space.  
Some of my drawings, oil  and watercolor painting. 
Below:  The nightmare Barn House I designed and built a model for in my undergrad program.  See inside below, yes I cut all those tiny pieces for furniture.  Thank goodnes my model building days are over!  Now I just cut paper!  Whooo Whooo. . .more owls peeking out.
TODAY’S GIRL CARDS:
I LOVE this little girl stamp and have used it quite often.  This card has a clear overlay with a preprinted image of flowers and a border that I added some stickles to and bling. 
I colored her again in more pastel colors.  I need to work on simplfying. . .Less is More, but she was calling out for lots of flowers around her!
One more Bella!
Have a great Tuesday!
Jill

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"EGG" STRA SPECIAL BLOG HOP

ONE MORE MAKE IT MINE MONDAY CARD
(See previous post for Blog Candy details)

I decided to participate in the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog at http://critterchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ today.  Here is the sketch we were given:

Here is my Card:

Yep, that’s a window and I stamped on the ribbon, “You raise kindness to an art.”

My bling up close:
Supplies:  Stamps: Sugar Nellie-Bear Hug, SU-Vintage Vogue, PP-DaisyD’s Maybe Baby-Flirt, We R MK-Tiffany’s Glitter Lace, Piggy Tales Barndoors from Cinderella Collection, SU Watercolor crayons, Cuttlebuy Paisley Emboss Folder, StazOn Ink-Jet Black, Vibrant Violet.
Have a great night!
Jill

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MAKE IT MINE MONDAY & HUGE GIVE AWAY!!!!

Today’s card is taking inspiration from a picture from a paper crafting magazine, essentially taking someone’s else general design or idea and switching it up and making it my own.  I do this often. . .the great thing is, it never really looks like theirs, sometimes I just need a launching point for getting my creative juices flowing. While I like the pagemaps and sketches, I’m more of an in-color gal that needs more visuals to get me going on a project!  

BIG GIVE-AWAY NEXT MONDAY!
Okay ladies. . .I am trying to draw more followers to my blog and I need your help. . .so I’m giving away some new, never opened great stuff from my MemoryWorks inventory and my own stash.  To WIN, all you have to do is bring more followers from today through next Monday, April 5th to my blog by posting my blog link everywhere and getting the word out.  I’ll need a minimum of at least 10 new followers referred by each person to be eligible for the give-away.  If we have a tie. . . we’ll have an additional 24 hour contest to see who brings the first new additional follower to my blog-just one more. Just make sure that a new follower you referred leaves a comment on any day and they will need to leave your name and blog name and link so that I can go back and count each comment and verify each new follower as one of your referred.  Hope that makes sense?  I’ll foot the postage and mail out to the winner! I’ll post pictures of the goodies later this week, but here is what the WINNER will get:

BIG STASH GIVE AWAY ITEMS:
1. Red Mini-Notebook
2. We R Memory Keepers Self-Adhesive Flocked Lace in Lavendar Swirl (Madame Royale)
3. Inkadinkado Set of 10 Clear Stamps-Little Cupcake Set  (little cute babies and expressions)
4. K&Company Amy Butler Mini Alblum Book Kit
5. Junkitz Experssions Blue Print Letter/Alphabet Rub-ons
6. Piggy Tales Barndoors/Windows from the Cinderella Collection (they are like frames that open)-13 total
7. 7 Gypsies Congrats Sticker Sheet
8. 7 Gypsies Love Sticker Sheet
9. Daisy D’s Sunshine Cardstock Sticker Sheet
10. Fancy Pants Aged Florals Double Sided Paper Pack by designer Nancie Rowe-Janitz-6 PP in florals
11. Fancy Pants Cards/PP in Summer Soiree by designer Michelle Coleman-12 cards or 1 PP on other side
12. Pebbles So Tweet Sticker Sheet
13. BasicGrey Undressed Self-Adhesive & Archival Safe Chipboard Shapes in Obscure-120 pieces
14. EXCLUSIVE Calendar Tag Book Kit from MemoryWorks-comes with designer paper, tons of embellishments for the book, pre-printed calendar month pages, and instructions.
15.  You Go Girl Special Issue Magazine by Paper Crafts Magazine-this is my issue, I’ll be passing on slightly used.

WOWSIE!  That is nice Give Away for just spreading the word about my blog!

TODAY’S MAKE IT MINE MONDAY PROJECT:  LIFE OF THE PARTY CARD!

This is taken from the Special Paper Crafts Magazine issue:  You Go Girl from this picture on page 155 by designer Charrie Shockey.  Her card is adorable and it is called “You Sexy Thing”.  Hope I’m not infringing on any copyright here. . .I’m giving credit to the magazine and the designer.   Love her design, but I switched my up and it came out completely different!

 From the above card to Making It Mine

Start bringing those followers over for a chance to win the Give Away!  You have until next week.  Come back every day this week for some more GIRL FUN!  Tomorrow is MAD LIBS and it will be entertaining!
See you then!
Jill

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