Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tutorial tried and loved...

 So many times I see some wonderful inspiration and tutorials while blog hopping and I always want to try so many of them that I save them in a "tutorial folder".  Do I ever get back to them and actually try the technique?  Well...honestly...very seldom.  All good intentions and time or laziness or busy or whatever and I just never seem to get back to that folder to really try such wonderful ideas and techniques.  Well...this one was so simple and doable that I actually dropped everything and did it.  Let me link you to Lori of elvie studio whom most of you already follow.
This is my completed piece and I am so thrilled with it.  This really is a "hand drawn look".  Thank you Lori.  You are quite an inspiration to me!
I will definitely be doing this technique again.  Maybe now I will go take a look into my elusive "tutorial folder" and see what else I can accomplish.  It is such a great feeling to actually make and finish something. 
I am busy making my lists.  The holiday season is upon us and I want to at least keep up this year.  I was hoping to be ahead of the game this year but somehow November is here all too fast and I wasn't prepared like I thought I would be.  November is also a busy birthday month in our family.   Not to worry...I will get it all done and what I don't get done I suppose was not really necessary.  This is my coping story and I am sticking with it.  ;o)
Now lets go make something and maybe try a new technique from the amazing array of tutorials available to us here in Blogland.  There are such generous sharing souls here.  Thank you each and every one of you.
May you have a week of serenity and checking off your lists...


  1. Wonderful post..lovely tutorial! yes it is magical how many creatives out there share...fabulous! I love blogland too!
    Hugs and wishing you a happy sparkling day!

  2. This really does look hand drawn. Thank you for sharing!

  3. your finished piece is so cute i can hardly stand it!! i'm glad you had fun creating you can make something special for your friends, and they'll never know the "secret", right (i'll never tell!)! thanks so much for the linky love.....sending you a big hug! xoxo

  4. OMG! You have to make some of those so I can buy them!

  5. Your card is great! I did visit Lori's site and she's wonderful. thanks for posting!

  6. Yes. I have one of those folders too!! This looks really good and just seen the tutorial. Thanks for the link. This is one to try for sure. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Very cute card! I love it! Thanks for the link--I'm off to check it out.
    I have one of those tute files, too.

  8. Cutest tut and so easy I think I have to try this too! Thanks for passing along!

  9. Lovely! It does feel great to to finish something! I have so many half finished projects and things to just begin.... other things often get in the way of creating.

    Enjoy your week!
    ~ Violet

  10. lol - I do the same thing! The best of intentions get lost in the busyness of days.
    I've not encountered Lori's blog yet so I am off to check it out - keep having fun Sherry, your card is adorable!

  11. Love your post and my sentiments exactly this year. Your card is precious!

  12. Your card is gorgeous Sherry! I love it when inspiration takes hold and there is so much of it. I am exactly the same, I have a folder full of tutorials saved on my computer - maybe one day I'll get to do at least a few of them!

    Have a lovely week x

  13. The trouble is that there are soooooo many good ideas and so few hours to accomplish everything you want to try!

  14. COOL! I need to follow this elf!

  15. Great! And how organized of you to have a folder for inspirational tutorials...i lose them and wish I could find them...

  16. Oh this is just gorgeous!!! WOW!!!

  17. Wow, I like that a lot!!!

  18. soo beautiful!!

    and thanks for the link,

  19. Very well done! It really has that handmade look!
    List? I am a huge list maker, and I don't have my list for the holidays started!!! I don't know what to do! I am falling behind!! EEK!!
    It is good to know you are preparing early!

  20. Speaking of certainly are one, my friend. I love my newest ATC. You're wonderfully talented, my friend.


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