Saturday, June 20, 2009

Meg's Place is Moving!

It's official, I've finally made a random blog decision! (Took me a few weeks, committment is hard!) Meg's Place is moving from blogger over to wordpress. The new address is:

Hope to see you over there!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy Birthday

To me! This year I decided to make myself a birthday card! I used Taylor’s Sketch #71 and there was no doubt I’d be incorporating a cupcake. A big, happy almost birthday to Taylor too, her's is Friday. A great month to be born! Though perhaps I'm biased.

Taylor's Sketch

Happy Birthday, Meg!

{Supplies: SU! Crazy for Cupcakes, DCVW patterned paper, CB swiss dots and happy birthday folders, Offray and Joann ribbon, Stickles – yellow and waterfall}

I even wrote myself a little note and set it out for me to find this morning. A lovely “surprise!”

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fun with White Balance

Lisa Spangler is starting a contest of her own! This time around she has combined card making with photography – playing with White Balance.

My camera is a basic point-and-shoot model with no bells nor whistles. I don’t have a custom white balance, but I do have a few pre-set options. I took a picture with all 6 of my options and did not touch them in Photoshop (well except to add my watermark). Here are my examples:

Auto, Daylight, and Cloudy all looked basically the same so for the sake of space I’ll only make you look at one.




Incandescent (yikes!):

And now my personal favorite! I took the Auto WB picture and fixed it up in Photoshop.

Tah Dah!

{Supplies: HA Clear Design Cupcakes, Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock, JoAnn and Offray ribbon, Pebbles Inc. Candy Dots, Yellow Stickles}

I think I’m finally at a place where I’m mostly happy with my photographic system (that was nice and non-committal, eh? I like to keep learning!). As you can probably guess from this post I rely more on Photoshop than on my little camera…


Mawidge is what brought us togevah seven years ago when my brother tied the knot with the best sissy-in-law a girl could ask for! I always struggle with anniversary cards and this one proved to be no different. I even went to the store and purchased a Hallmark as a back up in case I totally failed.

Working with the Mojo Monday sketch and some fun loving monkeys I came up with the below card. Shockingly I had zero appropriate sentiments. Not even a “happy together” or “two of a kind.” I wasn’t feeling ambitious enough to spell them out with my one tiny letters set, so I went with the classic “XOXO” instead.

Mojo Sketch:


{Supplies: Autumn Leaves Mindy’s Zoo, HA Number Zero, HA Letter L, HA Sunny Lower Case letters, Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock, DCWV patterned paper and cardstock, Martha Stewart winding leaves ribbon}

Friday, June 5, 2009

Ultimate Card Showdown!

The ladies over at 2 Sketches 4 You are celebrating their one year anniversary with the 1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown! I made this card to join in on the fun. It's going to be Dad's father's day card. (Confidential to Dad: If you're reading this, don't spoil the surprise, look away now!)

The sketch:

I Heart Dad
HA Curly Alpha
HA solid heart
DCWV papers and cardstock
Bazzil dotted swiss cardstock
Martha Stewart winding leaves ribbon
Favorite Findings buttons

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mid Week Post

I'm not lion!
Hero Arts Lion
Stampendous Bee Day (party hat)
Sandylion birthday
DCWV papers
Lasting Impressions Lemon Tart paper
Stickles - diamond

Monday, May 25, 2009

Color Madness

I must admit that I originally wasn't going to try Dawn's most recent color challenge. Only three colors, but they were so hard! One pink and two greens? I didn't think I had paper that would work. It wasn't until I was playing with some inks that I saw I could probably throw something together.

Dawn's Colors:

Thank You

Basic Gray all natural clear stamps
All Night Media wood grain stamp
Making Memories ribbon
K & Co. gems

Shiny, New Organization!

I was getting pretty frustrated with workspace, my actual work area was less than 12" x 12" and shrinking daily. Once again I was running out of space in my little corner. Enter Lysa with some helpful IKEA ideas! Hooray IKEA! And hooray for more space, I can't believe how much room I have now! I've spent more time sitting here staring at how pretty it is than actually working on anything!

I didn't think to take a before shot until it was too late. The previous pictures I have here are even astonishingly out of date, was that really 6 months ago? Man, I accumulate a lot of crepe in a short amount of time. Though you get the gist with the wall, nothing on it previously but a calendar and some misc pictures n' things.

Now for the big debut! Just one picture but you can click on it to enlarge for detail:

It's so shiny and new! Distracting in its beauty! (Just like me!)

Fun Fact: I have approximately one million brown buttons but exactly 5 yellow ones.

Happiness is...

Shiny, new organization! Though no pictures yet... sorry, still cleaning! But happiness is also another card. Slowly working back into a craft routine. Since Taylor lengthened the time you have to enter her Cupcake Challenges I've managed to miss them all! The standard "I have plenty of time" and then suddenly the deadline is gone. So this weekend I made sure to get to it!

Taylor's Sketch:

Happiness is... (Inside: Being with you!)


Penny Black Basket of Chicks
Prima screen print stamp
SU! Warm Words (I masked the "is" from "Cherish" so the fonts would match)
HA green note card
The Paper Studio yellow paper
J.Crew catalog
J.Crew buttons (spares - I did not disassemble any shirts)
JoAnn Craft Essentials ribbon
Stickles - crystal and yellow

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Oopsies, missed a weekend back there... Actually I wasn't sure I'd have anything to post this weekend either. I've been having a bit of craft block which has led to some very sad craft rage. But! Tonight, thanks to some shiny, new organization in my corner, I had a victory! A card for this week's Hero Arts challenge! The theme: going green.

Birthday, Recycled Style

HA Clear Design Birthday Messages
Prima screen print stamp
J.Crew catalog - "striped" paper is a stack of cardigans
DCWV paper from The Green Stack
Trimmings from a photo that had excess grass on the edges
Cardboard that was in my 2009 calendar (yes it's May and I still had it lying around...)
Hemp string

I'll take a picture of my shiny, new organization once I have it more complete. Thinking that should be tomorrow.