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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Purplely Goodness

This has been a nice relaxing weekend. We didn't really have anything planned so it has been nice. Today has been a perfect Sunday; we got up and went to church, came home and ate the beef stew I cooked yesterday and still had time for a nap and crafting time! Right now the house smells great because I have pizza dough in the bread maker. I have made tons of loaves of bread in there but I don't think I have ever used it to just make dough. Someone gave me this recipe and I have been anxious to try it. I love homemade pizza.

In my little crafting area, I have been experimenting a little. I have tried playing with new color combinations, to learn some new techniques and I have been using some new products, or older products used in a new way. I have also been trying to use a lot of the things that I bought and then never used.  My card today was the first time I have used water crayons to actually color something. I have used them before to make backgrounds but this is the first thing I have actually colored with them. The stamp is from The Angel Company and is called Treasure It, paper is from Paper Pizazz and the brads are from Jo-Ann's.

I am also working on some storage solutions for my craft room. Specifically for my coloring tools. I decided to combine all my coloring mediums into one system. Before I had my Prismas and Copics in one area, coloring pencils in another and then water based and Gelly Roll pens in others. I have cubes that have four sections in them. Three sections in each cube has a different color family in it and then the fourth section in the cube has the pencils of the same color families.  I think I am going to like it. I will try and remember to take a picture tomorrow to show you. I like it too because it is also portable,  the cubes will fit easily into a portable file box. Have a great one!

13 comments:

The Mama Monkey said...

I can't wait to see your new organizational system!

This is just beautiful! I don't own the crayons yet, but they are on my wish list. I love the effect you get with them. So pretty!

Dru said...

Your coloring looks great and I love the tones of purple. Looking forward to your organizing tips - those are always useful as I am always looking for better ways to store my "stuff"

Elizabeth said...

I love the colour combination.

I think part of the "addiction" is the need to organize. I would love to see what you have come up with... pictures are needed. :)

Scrubbysue said...

This is pretty! I like the colors you chose. = )

Sara said...

Very pretty card, love the flower, I think I need to get my watercolor crayons out, I forgot about them-lol

Grace said...

I love your purples in this card! Great job coloring with the crayons! I don't have any but my DD does and loves them. I'm really hoping you post pics of your organization.... I'm so trying to get organized right now... I have acquired a lot of things and haven't gotten a great system for some of it!

Hugs from Oceans 11!

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

Very, very pretty!

Stephanie said...

Love the bold coloring you got from the watercolor crayons. The purple is fab!!

Scrapping Julie said...

beautiful job gina!!!!!
ummm....i hear the phone ringing, is it you inviting me over for some of that pizza!!!!LOL
see you soon girl!

Katy said...

Very pretty I love the patterned paper you used!

Diane said...

Great job showcasing the crayons. They give such a pretty effect and your color choices here go so well with that beautiful patterned paper. TFS

Kim said...

Such a pretty card! I hope you post pics of your organization system. I am always trying to figure out better ways to organize my stuff.

Saved By Grace said...

I've never used these crayons, very pretty card the coloring is wonderful. I love to be organized so I'm looking forward to your tips...