Monday, August 15, 2011

Discovered a New Magazine

I recently bought my first issue of Where Women Create  (Aug/Sept/Oct 2011) at Fred Meyer ($14.99), and oh my gosh, even though I've never paid that much for a magazine before, it is SO inspiring. It shares creative and inspiring work spaces from several "famous" women and in this issue, there's even one man, Tim Holtz! The reason I picked it up is that now my daughter and son-in-law have moved into their first home and she cleaned out quite a bit of her stuff in her old bedroom, I can now design my own creative workspace there!!! I'm so excited, but nervous because there are so many ways I could go with designing this space. I'm going to have to mull things over for a while and keep getting inspired by looking back through this magazine over and over. I may even have to do some antique store looking, as I can't decide if I want my space to be clean and modern or antique chic!

I'll close with one of many quotes from the magazine..."Creating takes courage. Everything you create reveals a little - or a lot - about yourself. Be brave and go for it."  (In Heather Bailey's article.)

Life is a Matter of Moments Card

This card was a swap I received at the Vancouver Regionals last February from a nice lady, but I have made it my own by heat embossing the Elements of Style flower in black. It's a little hard to see but I also dry embossed the Very Vanilla cardstock with one of the Texturz Plates from Background Set 1. It's an elegant card that could also be used for as a wedding card. Enjoy!

Thinking of You Card

This one uses the Flirtatious Designer Series Paper. You have to cut out the lacy doilies but it's worth it! My color scheme is Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, and Old Olive. It sure screams FUN doesn't it?

3 Fresh Flowers Card

Here's another twist using the Button Buddies stamp set. I can't get the photo to show the colors well, but I used the color scheme of Certainly Celery, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, and assorted Designer Series Paper. The flower on the left is a stamp off from the Pumpkin Pie flower on the right. Calypso Coral is the flower in the middle. I used the white gel pen to accent the scallop border punch edge. The two flower accents are not SU, but you can get them at Joann's or Michaels.