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Thursday, July 26, 2012

just ONE colour with the Charisma Galz!

morning folks, and YEP, it's been a crazy, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants couple of weeks, indeed! first there was a trip to Canada to move my son up there (he's living with his father now, much to my chagrin) - that was emotionally exhausting, and it's weird not having him around the house. :(

but then it was preparing for CHA, where Some Odd Girl took the crafting world by storm! ;) we had a lot of fun, met a TON of fabulous people, and added some wonderful new wholesalers to our list. woot!

after CHA, i returned to a whirlwind day of cleaning and preparing for my best friend's arrival - he's staying with me all this week and i return to work on Monday, so we're cramming in some fun things, including Princeton, IKEA, the Franklin Institute, Atlantic City (where i won some cash last night - yay!) and a day on Long Beach Island to enjoy some strolling, gorgeous scenery, and the best clam chowder in the WORLD.

so yep, like i said, BUSY! which is why you haven't seen diddly squat from me since the beginning of the month! let's try to fix that, now that things are SOMEWHAT settled down, shall we?

i'm starting off with this week's Charisma challenge... LOVED this one, because i am such a bright colour, throw it all down and layer it all up kinda gal - it's fun to restrict myself sometimes and i typically like the end result. this is no exception!

we're looking for your MONOCHROMATIC creations at Charisma!

like this, using every shade of grey i could find...

i started off with a cute little kitteh that appeared on a colour sample from one of the paint companies (hubbin was painting The Son's room and couldn't resist grabbing it for me). fussy-cut him and picked out a stamp set (Studio G) with a birdcage and sentiment i liked for the card. BasicGrey and Cosmo Cricket papers, American Crafts ribbons, flowers from Recollections and brads from my stash, and Bob's my uncle! :) weird, though, how the flowers almost have a pinkish/purplish undertone in the photo - i assure you they're grey!

anywho, that's our challenge for this week, sponsored by the following nifty folks:

(they're giving away 6 digis to one lucky winner!)


(they're awarding 5 digis from their shop to our randomly chosen winner!)

wanna play along? CLICK HERE, and feast your eyes on loads of gorje creations from our talented Charisma Galz! you'll be surprised how many options there are for a monochromatic colour scheme! play along by next WEDNESDAY for your chance to win! :)

i'm also playing along at....
Crafts & Me - they have an Anything Goes theme this week!
Polka Doodles - they want you to RECYCLE! (i recycled the paint swatch!)

annnnnd i'll be seein' ya soon! (sooner than last time, i promise!)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Charisma challenges you with a SKETCH

evening, crafty friends... it's been an emotional week for me, and i'll fill you in on the events later, but right now, i want to share the new challenge over at Charisma Cardz Challenges... we have a SKETCH CHALLENGE this week, which is always a popular theme, so check it out:

fab, right? so much you can do for this one.... feel free to keep it clean and simple, or embellish to your heart's content. here's what you're playing for:

$20 to spend at

5 digis of the winner's choice from

CLICK HERE to see what our Charisma Galz have done with this sketch, and to play along

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


'cuz there's a fabby little LURRRRVE challenge going on at Moxie Fab World, and stamping has to be the main theme. yeah, so i made this lil' cahhhhd, featuring two little tweeties i never got to use from CKC two years ago! stamped, masked, stamped the second little twitter, stamped the hearts and sentiment, DONE. once i busted it out again, i decided i needed to outline some stuff with a Gelly Roller white pen, i inked, and added some orange (!!!) trim, 'cuz it's my fave. :)

it's Stamp It! cards week, and i'm playing along with the LOVE CARD CHALLENGE!

and how much do i lurve KRAFT?! oh, my heart a-splode. sometimes it's just the most PERFECTEST thing in my crafty little world. this was one of those occasions. :)

that's it for now. tired and may nap, in hopes of waking up feeling refreshed and revived and stuff.