Friday, August 29, 2008
And, some last minute scrappy business...the September peek is up over at Red Velvet Kit Club! It looks super-yummy...:) Doesn't it? Alsoooo...stay tuned this month for a few lovely new surprises at the site, too! Challenges, tutorials...a new amazing DT member! :) Yay! Here's the Peek: And the Dozens also has a September teaser up, too...and I spy some vintage goodness + new Sassafras! I'm in love...:) So excited to get them and start scrapping!! Stay tuned in the coming weeks for some Dozens' Dress My Nest scrappage, some new store goodies debuting, and a few other scrappy projects.
Thanks to Alexis and Michelle for nominating me for the 'I heart your blog' award - Dude, I don't have a moment to do it myself right now, but I love both of your blogs to bits, too! I'm super-flattered!! :)...thanks bunches! And if I owe anybody an e-mail or a message, I'm sorry..there's a pile I couldn't get to today - I will be answering them all when I get back home next week. Whew! And anything ordered from little Bubbly Shnooks over the weekend will ship out on Tuesday, as well. :)
Til then, we'll be enjoying this little bitty island full of wildlife and beaches and sand dunes and sunsets....I am getting more excited now that I've Flickr'd Galiano Island and ran across these lovely sights:
1. Galiano Cabin, 2. Galiano Island, Jan 1 2007, 4. Galiano Sunset, 5. (3) 11x16, 6. bernese, 7. Galiano Sunset, 8. Lomo Galiano Island, 9. Landing, 11. fence jumper, 12. Biblical sunset, 13. (06) 16x24.jpg, 14. Emerald Waters, 15. Mussel Snake
Heaven on earth? Yes, I think so....:) Happy weekend, everyone!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This was one of the funnest paintings ever and I'm so happy it comes across...he he. Yay! The newsletter just went out - if you missed it and would like a copy, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try my best to forward it to you right away! It's the first one, and we all know I love to type-talk (lol) so it was super-fun to do!
And here's the new Set of 2, just listed - Lola and Charlie:
They make me smile...I'm seriously going to frame them for my own desk once I'm all reorganized! lol...As for me - I've been designing some super-secret paper after doing 50 chores after an loong day of work. lol...Our desks are kind of in a shambles, the house is a crazy mess, I am obsessed with getting a fab home printer so I don't have to run into the printers at 5 minutes to closing time with textured paper and test files and...ah! Obsessed. I want to buy one right now...lol. We found a place to stay for this weekend - amazingly! Everywhere we contacted was booked up (no big surprise, it being a long weekend, but it was looking kind of bleak)!
So we have a secluded little cabin in the boonies on Galiano island for the weekend (for Z's upcoming birthday!! Yay!) . Now, our biggest dilemma is getting there and finding food to eat while there...which is really not so bad, cuz we have pillows to sleep on and fires to roast marshmallows over. he he...I miss visiting blogs. I need to prioritize and organize and make myself unbusy soon, and find a book to dive into while gone, too! Any suggestions? I'm super-excited to get away! I hope everyone is great...and thanks for stopping by to visit my craftyness! :) Happy night!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
And here's the most recent play-time fun project:
I really just wanted to embroider something, a fun something, so I doodled the pattern on a sheet of cotton and went to town with my rainbow assortment of colors! Whee! I matted it so its also ready-to-frame - covered the boring cream matte with a lovely textured Bazzill blue cardstock. It lives here. I loves embroidery! I'm totally doodling embroidery patterns and ideas left and right, too. he he....it takes me so long to gather all the doodles and supplies and packaging materials for new goodies, though, but one day plan on seeing more embroidery in the shop! And earrings. Working on those designs tonight...and paper tags. Really. Truly. Someday...lol.
Annnnd...super-fun-exciting news....a lovely girl commissioned a painting of a monster from me a little teeny while ago, and the painting is done! So, the launch date for a new cute monster print is now Tuesday Aug. 26! (Lets just say that Charlie has a girlfriend....) If you haven't signed up for the Bubbly Shnooks newsletter yet, the first one ever is coming out Tuesday morning with the print launch - so sign up on the close-to-the-top right side of the blog if you'd like to hear the news first (or e-mail me and I'll add you to the list!)! So excited!
We just walked back in from finding a desk outside. Yay for free worktables! Once my workspace is set up (I will be moving desks tomorrow, hopefully!) and my projects are all under control and shop supplies are organized, I plan on devoting a lot more time to little Bubbly Shnooks and designing new goodies - its just plain fun! I didn't get much of the necessary stuff done this weekend, but we did do absolutely nothing yesterday - watched 'Smart People', and some old-school Disney. Chilled. Had a nap. It was much-needed. Now, we are trying to nab a place to getaway to for the upcoming long weekend that's not booked solid, madly finishing work, and dreading the 5am-for-work-early wakeup coming at us tomorrow. Noooooo...these weekends go by way to fast, no? Hope everyone is well!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
And this lil picture is of the Mini Kit called "Mini Dress" (such a cute name!) Anyway, if you're jonesing for an owl stamp (I've had a few people inquire...) and some yummy house stuff, there are still a few left so make sure you grab it before the limited edition stamps + paper are gone!
And kudos to Rachel for posting some of my new Red Velvet pages over on the blog...=) The girls' pages are up there, too! Yay! Sneak peeks for the September kit coming there, soon! Stay tuned! I'm so excited....=) Annd I'm so happy to say; Z is almost unbusy, work has settled down and I don't have to get up with the sun nor pass any deadlines, I finished the monster painting (so stay tuned for a sneak peek of that this weekend!), I have ideas just pouring out of me and I'm looking forward to a sunny productive supa-fun weekend of making stuff to my hearts content and seeing some indie animation. It's Friday, its payday, its nice out. Duuude. Doesn't get much better than that - happy weekend all!
Oh! And thanks for the sweet comments and a few questions - will be answering and saying hi this weekend, hopefully! =) Hugs!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I'm hoping I won't have to get up at 5 am to go to work early again this week. I hope the sun starts shining, cuz, dude, it's been miserable here. Wanting to execute a million new projects, but haven't a spare moment. Thinking about hot cocoa with little marshmallows floating on top. And new checkered Vans. And a sunny picnic. Wanting to watch some short films on a screen. Obsessed with pink lemonade, and also..I play my playlist all day at work so I'm glad a few of you guys dig it! That's all tonight....back to painting! Soon I can share!...he he. =) Til then, we saw a Dr. Suess exhibit in Victoria and I'm still head over heels in love with it - copper Suess statues, funny taxidermy creatures, prints on paintings...(sigh). He rocks. Horton's my fave: More soon, friends! Thanks for the kind words, as always! You guys rock and always make me smile...=) I'll be by to say hellos and catch up on blogs soon, I hope! Happy night!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Anyway, on with the show! Here's some pages I made with the ever-so-lovely Red Velvet Kit Club August kit:I was loving that there was a skein of embroidery thread in this kit, so I just had to stitch a little something something - I freehand wrote the title lightly in pencil and stitched over it for a funky title.
This one with a pic from Long Beach in Tofino was a lot of fun to play around with paint and layer....=)
And I had fun handwriting on this one. =) The journalling is about the signs I know its home...The fun summery colors in this kit were so rad! There are still a few up for grabs right here in the RVKC Etsy Shop. Also, there are still some August "Dress My Nest" home kits available at the Dozens! Whee! Make sure you scoop one up, cuz that paper and stamp I drew are only a limited-time kinda deal, just like the monster goodies!
As for me, I swear this week I will get some earrings made for my Etsy shop - I've been compiling supplies and ideas for months, now, and I know I have a few late nights at work this week to catch up, and they're moving my desk at the Studio, now, too - so I'll be sitting a few seats down from Z...he he. How funny is that? I'm so happy I have a lunch buddy to eat in the sunshine with everyday, now, too. he he...Anyway, yeah, so I'm hoping for a fun week of making stuff - and I have a plan for my workspace involving the desks we already have, and on Friday I picked up a new flat-screen monitor I'm dying to set up so hopefully the house won't be in a shambles for much longer - I'm sick of looking for desks that are too big and expensive and hard to transport. Argh. I'ma bout ready to head on over to Walmart where the searching isn't so few and far between...lol. Hope everyone is having a great weekend! =) Happy days, guys!
Friday, August 15, 2008
So, my hubby works at the same studio with me now (yay!) but that means I actually take a lunch now...lol..so I guess I have to start blogging from home again! lol..plus, work is crazy this week so there's been late nights and I caught up on some projects, finally, this week, on top of scouring mid-month movers and craigslist for desks so we can get our home work space in order. Whew! Got some tables, looking forward to garage-saling this weekend and setting up and finishing a painting and hopefully finally getting some Etsy goodness in the works. Oh my. Good thing hubby is still busy! poor guy, working 2 jobs + the freelance work he already had...Aww. Anyhoo - finished up my Red Velvet Kit pages, and I'll post em this weekend.
Annnd...the "Dress Your Nest" Dozens' kit is now up for sale! Dude - so excited to see what you guys make with my paper + stamp, one of my things I've designed to date! =) Happy weekend, all!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Annnd...it was my turn to blog over at Pink Paislee today, whee! 'Tuesday Tip' day resulted in a simple but cute technique involving rub-ons and letter stickers. You can see the post with a mini 'how-to' right here, and this is the lil page I made (that's me! he he...):
It was so fun to scrap again - I haven't in weeks and it's so odd! lol...I wasn't that rusty, thank goodness, but the lovely desk situation meant it took me an hour, yes, an hour, to find the pictures I needed to scrap with. Argh. Work is nuts. I am having fun shopping and looking for cheap furniture, but we don't drive so its hard to collect the things we want...lol. And I get to buy myself a space-saving flat screen monitor, finally, too! Yay! =) That's about it...dying to go home tonight and paint and make stuff. That's where my heart is right now...=) Thanks for peeking, and happy day!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Me looking super-happy and dorky all at the same time. he he...I love the beach!And, well, Z loves it, too....he he. The coolest part about this beach is all the stuff you find along the way on shore: We saw tons of teeny jellyfish, a few starfish, and...eew...a washed up sea lion. (Z had to get close and take photos, but it was one of those so-gross-you-can't-look-away from afar moments for me. I don't want to post the picture here, but its really not so bad. You can find it in the flickr set.) It was quite sad...=( Oh! We also found this little seaweed that, surprise surprise, reminded me immediately of an udder. lol...So Z had fun with it:
We got to the very end of the beach and it was just sweltering and super-hot already, so we retreated into the woods for a second and then found a pathway to another waaay less busy beach...And there were all these washed-up logs on top of the rocks and no shade, so Z made us a shade fort! Yay! Perfect for reading books and having our picnic lunch in! =)
And in a few hours, all explored out, we had to head all the way back up the beach to catch the bus back into Tofino. Long Beach is such a fun place - tons of people go there to surf, too, and it's just gorgeous! If you're ever on the island, it's a must-stop place!
Anyway, I'll post a few of my super-favorite shots from the trip soon so as not to bombard you with more in this post! lol...and it's my turn to blog over at Pink Paislee, so stay tuned for that tomorrow! Yay! That means I get to scrapbook tonight! Woot! =) I have seriously missed scrapping as of late! Hope everyone is well! And thanks for peeking, as always!
Friday, August 08, 2008
Oh, oh! I also love this from the same shop - it has such a Daria feel to it...yummy!
More soon! =)
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Annnd...check out the yummy Red Velvet August kit, "You're Home"! Such yummy, juicy colors! =)
Can't wait for this little guy! My July kits from both my fave kit clubs are still sitting there unloved..*sniff*...a few more late nights and I can finally dig in and scrap!! Oh my...I hate being behind! So a super-special extra thanks to the best kit club ladies ever for understanding my crazy workaholic-on-vacationest. lol...Just a few more late nights and I'll be caught up! Coffee and "Almost Lover" and gorceries been stocked and Z being gone on the night shift (even though its so quiet and I miss him so!) will help me buckle down and finish super-fast! Plus, I'm drawing! Whee! I feel like its been a while since I've played with pencil and paper...and its fun to have to do fun 'work'! =)
Duude..back to regularly scheduled Tuf City pictures tomorrow - I took a peek at the last 2 weekends' pictures and they're lovely! So I'll share those soon, too....plus some other Dozens' goodness! Hope all is well, guys...and thanks for peeking!
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Sooo...more soon! Readjusting today - its so hard to roll out of bed early when I got to sleep in all long weekend! Groceries and things tonight, plus I'm booked solid busy til Friday (hopefully) catching up on late July projects...argh! Here's wishing me fast scrapping, drawing, designing, painting, and some sleep in there, too! lol...Hope everyone is well and enjoying the summer! I'll be by to catch up on my fellow bloggers so soon! Thanks for stopping by, too...=)