Sunday, March 29, 2015

Time Shifter

New job or not...I have GOT to figure out how to schedule BUBBLE TIME! Jeepers Creepers! There just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done - including making a card! But the Sunday laundry ritual I actually managed to focus long enough to be able to say, "tadah"!

Since it was laundry time I thought it was only fitting that I use the bleach technique. I've used this technique before and really enjoy it! And since Spring is nearly 'springing' I went with flowers. Yes - it was frigidly cold last week (and Friday we had snow flurries) - but hope and buds spring eternal!

Laundry Card
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Lemon Tart
~Green card stock stamped using Hero Arts Large Blossom with Versamark and white embossing powder - flower petals colored using Copics
~Die cut sentiment
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - photo inspiration
AAA - Easter colors
Blessings Ink - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - think Spring
Polkadoodles - die
Creative Knockouts - Spring is in the air

Here's to creating a time budget, sticking to my time budget, and always being open to transferring time from the 'cleaning and organizing' column to the Bubble column! How is that for creative bookkeeping!?

Thanks for popping by,

Nancy in Iowa

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hello Again Bubble! Hello Men...

Monday will be week three at my new job. This is the first time I've had time in my Bubble. I'm going to have to get a rhythm to this new job - one that includes card making time in the Bubble!

New kid on the block learning curves are rough I tell you! I'm not complaining! I think this job will be an awesome fit for me and me for them!

Excited to have time in the Bubble I immediately clicked into Just Us Girls to see what they were up to this week. So excited! Bubble time! Then...the dreaded challenge... "masculine". UGGGGHHHH! I usually fail at manly cards but that is what challenges are all about. Right?! Working outside the comfort zone.

(At least the word of the week wasn't....wait for it.... WEDDING!!!)

So here we go....

Detail of popped up ink pen.
Inky Hello
~Base card black card stock
~Layer of wood grain by Paper Studio -  The Garment District
~Four page flags (Target dollar aisle)
~Vanilla card stock stamped with ink bottle and pen image by Stampabilities using Versafine; pen popped up with dimensions, framed with black card stock
~Black card stock die cut 'hello'
Challenges | Inspirations
Just of Girls - word week - masculine
Jo's Scrap Shack - sketch
Challenge Up Your Life - masculine....What is up with all Homage to Manhood this week!? Geez!

Thanks for clicking by,

Here's to starting a new job, a return to the Bubble, evidently!

Nancy in Iowa