Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Time to thank two sweet bloggers who made me feel VERY special

Hey..here I am again to share some love with the blog community. This past week and today have been so special in so many ways, but tonight I want to stop and thank MY TWO followers who so kindly honored me with some blog awards. I am way to new to have enough blogging experience so I hope I do this right. First Arlene http://waterdots.blogspot.com/ who passed her set of awards to me on her blog choices...I had tears in my eyes when I saw my name on her list.
I felt honored with all of them and omitted one because I am still not an owner of the marvelous Cricut :(...I wish I was...but here are the rest of them:

Thanks Arlene!!!!!!! and yes this is addicting and you warned me...but so rewarding in so many ways.

And today I am blessed once again with the kind message from Terri sharing hers http://www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com

THANK YOU!!! Terri for thinking of me

OKAY now for the hard part...I am supposed to list 8 things about myself..GREAT hope this helps you know me a litter better at least.

1. I live in sunny Puerto Rico, but was born in Boston, MA (only lived there until I was two years old but love that city).
2. I have three little blessings ages 9, 6 and 5 and there is never a dull moment at home.
3. I love this new Blog and YouTube Crafting world that I just found
4. My Husband is my biggest fan and supporter of this creative passion of mine.
5. I can spend all day crafting and creating...It feels like my Disney
6. I love Coke Zero and drink way to much of it.
7. I am such a night owl...
8. I truly hope to get to meet some new friends in this wonderful new online community. So much talent and truly special people all around. I am so glad that I found it and to know that there are so many of you out there having a blast making special things and creating memories to treasure for ever...Thank You all for the true inspiration and joy.

(Now for the 8 blogs who deserve these awards...all great blogs for inspiration with a truly special kindness to others)
1. Arlene at: http://waterdots.blogspot.com
2. Terri at: http://www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com
3. Bona at: http://keeponscrappin.blogspot.com
4. Cath at: http://www.moxiefabworld.com
5. Tracey at: http://lindystampgang.blogspot.com
6. The great group from: http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com
7. Bev at:http://thepiecebypiece.blogspot.com

Rain, Rain Go Away...

Here I am again trying to have some summer fun with my three active kids and it will not stop raining...so you might imagine how cooped up everyone is. I have been staying up to some absurd hours to keep up with what I want to get done. No chance of doing it while the kids are awake and running around. But I am truly getting things done so I am very happy. I just added a video on the projects I made. (If you would like to take a look and let me know how you like it please look on my previous post Titled "Working with what I have" since I just made a little edit to include the final result). Now I am off to try an make the best of our day...Hope you have a bright one and thank you for passing by,

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Two Pink Peas: Two Pink Peas HUGE Blog Candy Giveaway...

Two Pink Peas: Two Pink Peas HUGE Blog Candy Giveaway...

This is my first time participating on a Blog candy giveaway and could not pass this opportunity to join and have a chance at it....I would love to be able to win them...Are they not amazing! And such a great reason to offer them too! Yeah this made me smile and even if I am too late to win it just deserves some exposure because it rocks!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Today's Creation is a Combination

What a wonderful week we had...A lot of swimming with the kids in the pool and great sunny days...and to end it I am including a design I made that I consider a combined inspiration...
The colors are inspired by the color scheme I am working on for my altered frame (look at my previous post and you will get a sneak peak at that) and the design is inspired by two blog challenges of the week and my love of design...I am loving how it all comes together and I get the perfect push to create and use what I have.

So here it is...One of a Kind Tag Card created by using a combination of border punches and regular punches. I created my own original dress and purse fashion inspiration tag card to display in my studio...(inside I will add small pictures of my fashion related creations and the word DESIGNS).

Materials used: Marhta Stewart edge punches (scallop dot & doily lace) regular punches: Paper Shapers square scallop 1 1/2", CM square punch set 1 1/4". Paper LilybeeDesign "This & That" Tiny Tablet and American Crafts Cardstock from the Tropical Heavy Weight box.

Background is a brown cardstock placed on a 5X7 chipboard. Stamp: KaiserCraft Clear Stamps "All about Me" and ink by Archival Ink in sepia. Blog Challenges are: Beautyful Borders Challenge at Moxie Fab World and Cas-ual Fridays Getting Edgy Challenge #8. (Both have the requirement of using your edge punches to create something unique)...and I had so much fun creating mine...Join us and create your own border/edge inspired craft!!!! Wishing you a creative and fun day!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Working with what I have

Altering mode is on...I wanted to use the products that I had already and picked a couple of things that felt inspiring...and this is the color scheme that caught my eye. I am currently working on it and hope to show the final result soon...But for now this might just inspire you to create something of your own...

OKAY...Finally here is my brand new project made with the materials I had chosen and a couple of little finds that might help you organize your creative spots...What do you think?

Oh and you may watch this video (at regual size on my YouTube Channel just click on the YouTube logo on the video. I would love to have you subscribe there too...Thanks for your visit...keep creating and have a great day!,

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Flip Video upload to YouTube

Hello and welome back...
Today I wanted to share my take on filming my video on the Flip and let you know that I liked how it turned out so much better than what I achieved on my iPod Touch video attempt.

I was able to film two of my kids making a project inspired by my first video and it came out great. Then my attempt at editing the video including music and multiple clips was so much fun. So I am one happy camper!!!!

I also have to confess that I got bitten by the "haul" bug and did make a couple of online purchases with my birthday money and I am thrilled and inspired to try everything out...so here is the video of my kids (please let me know what you think) and I am off to try my goodies out...Keep creating and having fun and hope to see you back soon.

Monday, June 20, 2011

My First Challenge Sumbission

I have been so inspired by all the videos and blogs in the past week that I spent the whole weekend fixing my "crafting/studio"corner and getting all my supplies out of storage...Today...well.. today that I am almost there (for now)... these two challenges that I found made me stop and actually join my first challenge response.

The one I did make in time to join was CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC #7, but it is also inspired by a Tuesday Trigger : Rainbow Bright at Moxie Fab World's Blog

The bright colors in this one I loved and the texture of the thread...well what can I say....

And this CFC one focused on color blocking made it even more fun to play with....

                                                     CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC #7

So here is the card/invitation I created to paricipate in this challenge...I had a great time going through my old stash of things and actually using up some goodies....So thanks to the wonderful challenges on these blogs for the inspiration!!!! I LOVED it! Hope you like it too.

Thank you for passing by and hope to have you back soon...keep on being inspired and enjoy!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Testing my Flip video vs the iPodTouch

Hello again...here is what is new today...
I am testing both videos to see the one that will work best for my blog uploads...The first one was not good on my iPod 4G...so new at this posting trend that I did not think of filming it horizontally...So I tested that and it works better...But the one I filmed with my Flip using a trypod worked out great....now I just have to edit the video and see what all of you think...
See you soon with news on that...(growing on my tech abilities every day)
SMILE and have a great day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The FIRST day of my NEW creative journey

Here we go... I decided the right way to introduce this process would be to explain the name and logo I designed for my Bolg and YouTube ID on a Video. The first day of my new cretive journey was all about using my new computer to design my logo...then the Bolg. Today it was filming my first iPod Touch video, learning to edit the video on iMovie and then uploading it to my Blog and YouTube Channel....(well today is my second day and I have finished all of it and have it here for you to see).

My turquesadotSTUDIO is a name I had on my wishlist of things to do for such a long time. I am a visual...."very visual" person" and I worked as an Art Director in Advertising, Promotion, Direct Mail and Public Relations for over 10 years so Identity is such a basic process in my way of planning things. I naturally think of the whole package as I design anything, so creating a visual ID for myself as I embark on this new journey was a must for me. I hope this also helps You to get to know me and the way I create and the things that inspire me.

The next thing I added to this video was a piece I had to add my final touches to.... something I needed to finish before I can go on with my new creations and expriments. I now invite you to watch my first video and I hope that you enjoy it and join me on this thrilling process. I am loving it all!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My new creative journey starts today

Hello and welcome to my creative journey. This is my new challenge... let me tell you why... 

I need to create and design so much that when I am not able to...well... I feel down and gloomy.

This is how I see it...I compare it to the way athletes feel when they have to stop doing any type of excercise or sport and they start feeling pain and anxiety...they just feel horrible... but when they finally get back, the adrenaline gets you all pumped up and your energy rises.

I have not been able to truly create for a while because a few little changes have occurred in my life this year. So TODAY, no more excuses, I'll do it "soons", or "oh wells" (because we usually have many). I have finally decided to come back and commit to this and I hope this new blog will motivate me to become truly active on my creative side. I hope you join me in this journey and we get to enjoy our creativity together. Let's have some fun, learn and just experiment with all the wonderful goodies out there. Time to play! See you soon, Evy .