28 October 2010

Warm... cool... and another geek-out

A little bit of everything today....

Be sure to check out my class schedule as there a bunch of classes coming up in November (including some fabulous calendar classes!).

First off is a card for this week's Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger. The inspiration piece is a sweater (warm) from Anthropologie. I was inspired by the colours and textures on the sweater. A little story about this card - I used my sewing machine (which now has a spot on my craft table, which I a big deal because space is a premium on my table and in my craft room) to make the holes for the sewing. Then hand stitched the yellow thread. Why did I do that? Because I didn't have a spool of yellow thread - just several small bits of it from hotel/travel sewing kits (they do come in handy!). I didn't have an embossing folder that was the same as the sweater texture so I used the closest one I had. This is also for Jeanne's Button Challenge for SCS Hope You Can Cling To. Thanks Cath and Jeanne for the inspiration!

I also wanted share with you some fall colour (cool) from my garden. This is a Japanese maple and it is normally a beautiful rich burgundy (which is why I bought it). Right now it is this brilliant red colour (this is not enhanced in Photoshop!). Quite amazing...love my garden.

Also wanted to tell you about something I got to do this week (geek out time). A local radio station (the Zone 91.3 FM) is doing a promotion this month (called 'My Turn') where listeners come in and play music of their choice for an hour and be a co-DJ! I got picked and it was so much fun. I love music and being a DJ was once one of my potential career choices so it was a huge thrill for me. A huge shout out to the staff there for putting this on and being so nice! So yes, I'm a music geek too...

Some people who didn't get to hear it wanted to find out my play list... here it is:

Dancefloor - Hannah Georgas (C)
Costa Rica - Vince Vaccaro (V)
Red Shag Carpet - Current Swell (V)
The Con - Tegan and Sara (C)
Felicia - The Constellations
Them Kids - Sam Roberts (C)
Poster of a Girl - Metric (C)
Closer - Kings of Leon
So Hard Done By - Tragically Hip (C)
Ghost Inside - Broken Bells
Weighty Ghost - Wintersleep (C)
Letters from the Sky - Civil Twilight
Crystalized - the XX
Loser - Beck

Some of my latest favourites as well as a few classics. The ones marked with a C are Canadian and the ones marked with a V are from right here in Victoria! I realized I should have talked more about the music but rambled on about other things instead. However, I think it went pretty well and I had a blast.

Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate it! If you are looking for challenges to play along with, check out my challenge from Monday and the Color Dare from yesterday.

Card details:
hello - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: A Muse hello
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper: A Muse white and SU! Kraft
Accessories: A Muse French Roast grosgrain stitched ribbon, Basic Grey buttons, paper piercer, SU! vintage trinkets, Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls Embossing folder, Cuttlebug, EK Success green corner rounder punch, sewing machine, yellow thread, needle


  1. Love the sewing on the card! So worth the space.

    And the mini DJ gig is fab. I spy some great tunes in there and a few that I have to check out.

  2. This is "sew" simple but "sew" lovely! (I know hardy har, bad joke!)

  3. I approve of Beck and The XX and the card ;)
    THe stitching looks great!
    Geek out!

  4. Your card is wonderful. LOVE the stitching detail and the pop of color.
    Congrats on the DJ spot---that sounds like a blast!

  5. Hey Glenda! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

  6. Hi Glenda!
    Love your card!
    And so cool about the radio station and getting to do that. Lucky, lucky! :)



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