Saturday, December 31, 2011

Year in Review

I cam across a blog: With an "i" for Paper . Karin the blog owner is doing a year in review, where you can link to various blogs and see their review of the best blog spots per month.

I thought it was a great idea and decided to participate too.

So with out further ado- the best of The Creative Studio for the last year.




Well, there you have it, the best of 2011!

Have the happiest, healthiest and most creative 2012 everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Great Gift Idea!!

Like most of us creative types, we get our best ideas while dreaming. This idea came to me in the middle of the night. I  had some of that sticky back vinyl that George got me many Christmases ago. I picked up a couple of votives at the dollar store. Using punches and dies I created these unique votives. I so want to keep them for myself! :) This would be a great teacher or last minute gift.

This idea is my gift to you- enjoy!!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

In the Meadow

Here I go with the new PTI "In the Meadow" set again. It is the perfect holiday set.

 I think I am finally finished all my holiday cards. Yippee!! Now I have to address them. I have to mail out about 50 and hand out about 40. How many cards do you all send out?

Do you send them to folks even though you know you won't get a card in return? This is a topic the DH and I have every year. I try to tell him I'm a cardmaker, I have to send out lots of cards!

I am back to work tomorrow, but will try to post again.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Good Tidings

One week till the big day everyone!

I am frantically working on my cards and gifts. Here is just one of the cards I made this year using the new PTI stamp and matching die set- "In the Meadow".

I will try to show more card this week for some last minute ideas for all of you.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

My Mom, the Artist

Today my mom would have been 95 years old. She died 5 years ago. My mom claimed to not have an artist bone in her body. She enjoyed my crafting but I could never get her to try out some stamping on her own.

It was when my mom began to get senile and was going to move into an assisted living center, I was finally able to get her to try her hand at stamping. I am sure if she had been in her "right mind" she would never agreed.  :)

I put some paints, sponges in front of her and she created the above background. She stamped the cat and with a little help she colored her, so she looked like her kitty, Kitsie. I put the card together for mom and she was so thrilled. She even had to sign the back- "designed by Florence".

I keep this card on my desk and smile every time I see it.