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365 Days of Creativity – Days 33 Through 35

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Day 33 – I got a brand new NYC stamp set, and of course I was dying to take it for a test drive!

101_0007Aren’t they awesome?  Anyways, I wanted to test them out, so I grabbed a couple of blank notecards and envelopes.  Voila!

101_0010  Not bad, next time I’ll emboss them so the designs pop more, especially on the intensely colored stationery.

Day 34 – Keeping on my recent paper crafting kick, I made a couple of sets of inchies (1″ X 1″ art).

101_0026 Funky chickens! *giggle*  These were fun to doodle and color.

101_0018  If you remember, these inches were backgrounds that I made on Day 16.  I had just stamped and stenciled and layered paint after paint onto the background, then cut them out to use as inchie backgrounds.  The week 5 Journal 52 prompt is “Abstract Art”, which I struggle with, so I figured I’d loosen up with these doodled inchies.

Day 35 – I saw this on Pinterest, (I have a feeling a lot of my 365 crafts will be inspired by Pinterest).  It was one of those “HAD to make it as soon as I saw it” crafts.  I like those ones; short and sweet.  This is now on my dishwasher!

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365 Days of Creativity – Days 30 & 31

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Paintball season is going to be getting geared up in March, and as you may or may not know, I make paintball gear!  *Shameless Plug; check out Paintball Tailor)!!  So, I’m finishing up my outstanding custom orders, and getting stocked up in preparation for the coming season.  If my winter has been any indication, my sewing machine is going to have a very busy summer!  I am going to try to keep the paintball posts here to a minimum; no one wants to see day after day of camo and olive drab!  Especially when I know how do SO many different forms of arts & crafts!  Anyways, my first post is about paintball, sorry!  One order was for a mag (magazine) holder, I tinkered around with designing it, and I think the finished product turned out pretty well.  I got some feedback from it’s new owner, and I will be making a couple of tiny changes to it, but for the most part, it worked out good!  That’s always good to hear. 🙂

100_9929In trying to find a nice balance between hours of endless sewing and doing “fun” crafts, I’ve been doing a few things this week.  I have a travel journal, that I take with me when I travel, and record the places I visit, cool things I see and do, and I even tuck some keepsakes in there.  My journal has been neglected big time though; most pages are half done, with pics not printed out and stuck in, and fun embellishments like stickers and doodles not added.  So, I’m working on getting that updated.  Here’s a few pics of the first trip in my journal, a “girl’s trip” me, my Mom, and my bestie Heidi took to NYC in September of 2012.  Yup, it’s been almost a year and a half and I’m just finishing my journal now.  This is why I don’t scrapbook anymore! hah

100_9991This is the cover of my travel journal.  It was pretty plain and blah, so I decoupaged a map onto it. NYC of course!  ❤  I’m not sure if it’s done; I may add a nameplate or something to it in the future.

100_9994Page one, travelling to NYC.  Drove from Moncton, NB, Canada, to Bangor, Maine, and flew to NYC from there.

100_9996Grand Central Terminal, quick sketch, and a Zaro’s sticker!  Every time I go to NYC, I visit a Zaro’s to get a New York’s best black & white cookie!  Yum!  You must excuse my crappy writing.  I write like a dude.  😦

100_9999Times Square page, we wandered around there all day! Now that I think of it though; this page might not be done. I need to add the photo of me with Hello Kitty, and a pic of Heidi being interviewed by a puppet.  Yup, a puppet. It was hilarious!

Waking up in New York City

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I’m here, finally here again. New York City. The city of all cities. My favorite place in the whole world. It’s been almost 3 years since I last visited, but it feels like so much longer. I’ve been wanting to do a girls only trip to NYC for a long time, and this is it, we’ve finally done it. We had girls sign up and girls drop out, but in the end I’m here with my mom and my best bud Heidi. I couldn’t ask for two better travel companions. :). We left home less than 24 hours ago and it’s already been an unforgettable trip.

Mom did fantastic on the flight, a lot better than I thought she would actually. She said she didn’t want a window seat on the plane,but the she kept craning to see out mine. Hehe. She even stayed calm for the takeoff and landing. Good job girl!

I have finally found something about NYC that I don’t like though. They do their roadwork in the middle of the night. 3am sharp we awoke to a road crew using a jackhammer out side across the street. I’m thinking about marching across the 8 lanes of Queens Blvd and kicking his ass. Hehe. Joking aside, I feel bad for mom because I don’t know if she’ll get back to sleep. Heidi can sleep thought anything, and me, this is the time I get up in the morning for work, so I’m up and wide awake for the day. But poor mom, she’s going to be zonked today.

I’m not sure what we’re doing today. I have a loose itinerary done up, but not really anything set as to which days we do what. I’m thinking we’ll hit manhattan for some of the bigger things, like Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, and a little Midtown shopping. I love playing tour guide in NYC. 🙂 I love sharing my love and wonder for this city with people.

Hmmm, I’m not sure how to post a photo, as I’m posting this for my iPad, and I normally post from my pc. So, alas, this post will be boring, with no pic. :(. I’ll figure it out later, or maybe I’ll bug rob to walk me through it. Hehe

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Oh, nevermind, there it’s! Oh WordPress, thank you for the awesome iPad app!