I Absolutely LOVE a Challenge…

Challenges are my specialty, I won’t sleep until I have a solution

Right now I have insomnia, lol, because I am trying to get my schedule organised

My schedule is crazy:

M-F 6:30 am I get my 2 yr. old niece Danyelle

M-F 6:30 am to 9:30 am we nap (or she is a blubbering mess, me too!)

Monday my studio is closed so we do housework, laundry and a movie and popcorn

Tuesday through Friday my studio is open from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

So from 9:30 am to 11:00 am we have breakfast, take out the dogs and maybe get a bath

From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm we get lunch prepared to take with us and for Jerrah to have at work

from 12:15 pm until my studio closes I am there, Danyelle’s mommy gets there around 2:30

After Danyelle leaves I can really focus on projects and my blog

Then on alternating Thursdays and Fridays I work over-nite at the hotel (pays for my studio)

Saturday I get to catch up on missed sleep and then to the studio

Sunday is a rest day (HAHA) I usually spend this on the parents farm working

So I decided since I couldn’t find a planner that fit me I would make one

I have this amazing program called My Digital Studio (MDS)

Well here was the challenge…

I want my designs to print all the way to the edge of an 8 1/2″ X 11″ piece of cardstock

MDS will not do that because it is designed for professional printing and has a built in bleed area

I searched the internet for solutions (always my first step) not much there

I changed my printer setting with no luck MDS overwrites this

Finally I figured it out…

I saved the project as a JPEG to my computer

reopened the project in Microsoft office 2010 and printed it as one 8 1/2″ X 11″ picture PERFECT

Completely borderless no white at all!!!

I am so happy that now I will design my perfect planner (I will share when its done)

It was such a simple solution that frustrated me completely

PLEASE if you have any suggestions for organizing my various life projects and menial tasks please let me know

I am a complete dork and love lists so throw me all your ideas!!!!

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I love Mojo Monday

It is Mojo Monday again!

Mojo Monday gives me something to look forward to on an otherwise mundane Monday.

Every Monday www.mojomonday.blogspot.com puts up a sketch

Here is the sketch:

zzMojo304SketchToday has been a hectic day

I had a full schedule that through me for a loop

I threw together this rendition of the sketch

Mojo Monday # 304I am still trying to decide if I like it enough to submit it

I think it is missing elements and my ribbon slipped

I may try another crack at this sketch sometime this week

The colors I used were Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum and, So Saffron

I used the Floral Frame Framelits # 127012  for the card

The 2 1/2″ Circle Punch # 120906 for the So Saffron accent

I stamped the greeting with Sassy Salutations wood mount # 132070 and clear mount # 126707

The butterflies are from Bloomin Marvelous (retired)

The ribbon is 1/8″ White Taffeta

I used Dazzling Details #124117 and the Large Pearl Basic Jewels # 125577

I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol pens to color the pearls purple

What do you think this card needs to make it complete?

I would love to here your thoughts

Please leave a comment below!!!!

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I love Mojo Monday

It is Mojo Monday again!

Mojo Monday gives me something to look forward to on an otherwise mundane Monday.

Every Monday www.mojomonday.blogspot.com puts up a sketch

Here is the sketch:

Mojo303Sketch

When I started this challenge I had another project in mind

I thought I could do double duty

That became a problem when I realized what I wanted to do was not feesible

I wanted to punch out where the sentiment is with my oval punch

However, I can’t do that with the fold there so I just stamped the sentiment

 

Here is my take:

Mojo Monday 303

Since I had another project in mind I knew what image I wanted to use

The colors I used were Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Whisper White

The stamped image is Lovely as a Tree  clear mount # 127793 wood mount #128655

I stamped the image with Black Stazon Ink # 101406

The trees are colored using Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers

Sassy Salutations is the sentiment stamp set wood mount # 132070 and clear mount # 126707

It is stamped in in white Pigment Ink and embossed with

Clear Embossing Powder # 109130

The ribbon is Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta #109070

The branch in the corner was fussy cut from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set

I then mounted it using Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

I would love to here your thoughts

Please leave a comment below!!!!

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I love Mojo Monday Take Two…

This is my second take on this Mojo Monday

I was not very happy with the first one so I didn’t submit it

I am a lot more pleased with this one and will submit it

As always please tell me what you think

Every Monday www.mojomonday.blogspot.com puts up a sketch

Here is the sketch:

zMojo302Sketch

As I said in the first Mojo Monday post for this week, this challenge was a little difficult for me

I knew I had the star down because I have had these vellum star tags forever, this time I used a smaller one

I changed the colors and that helped tremendously

I can say I am happy with this one

Here is my 2nd take:

Mojo Monday 302 Take two

The only problem I had with this one is the word stamp blurred when I stamped and embossed it

The colors I used were Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight

The ribbon I hand dyed with an Ink refill and rubbing alcohol

The Star tag is an embellishment set I have had forever

The Moon stamp is Stampin’ Up! from 2000

I stamped the image with white pigment ink and embossed in Clear Embossing Powder

The moon and the background colored using Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers on water color paper # 122959

Miracles Happen is from Bloomin Marvelous (Retired)

It is stamped in with white pigment ink and embossed in Clear Embossing Powder # 109130

The ribbon is White taffeta was hand dyed by adding some ink refill and alcohol in a jar, I let the ribbon soak for awhile and then dried it with my heat tool

Please tell me what you think!!!

Please leave a comment below!!!!

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I love Mojo Monday

It is Mojo Monday again!

Mojo Monday gives me something to look forward to on an otherwise mundane Monday.

Every Monday www.mojomonday.blogspot.com puts up a sketch

Here is the sketch:

zMojo302Sketch

This challenge was a little difficult for me

I knew I had the star down because I have had these vellum star tags forever

I had a hard time with the rest of the card.

I can’t say I am completely happy with it and I think I will try another card with the same sketch

Here is my 1st take:

Mojo Monday 302I feel off my game as of late

The colors I used are Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight (all though you wouldn’t know it as my camera is acting up)

The Star tag is an embellishment set I have had forever

The Moon stamp is Stampin’ Up! from 2000

I stamped the image with Black Stazon Ink # 101406

The moon is colored using Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers

Miracles Happen is from Bloomin Marvelous (Retired)

It is stamped in Melon Mambo Ink

The ribbon is White taffeta which I tried stamping on with Night as Navy ink (not sure I like the bleed)

If anyone has any ideas about how to get out of a creative rut…

Please leave a comment below!!!!

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