1.23.2009

Holy Crap it's Hard to Think of Creative Titles

No, seriously, though, folks! It's a little ridiculous just HOW difficult it seems to be to think of a decent, eye catching, make 'em click on the post kind of title. How do you Almighty Masters of the Art do it? Where do they come from? TELL ME!!!! I WANNA KNOW!!!! Please help this sorry title blogger!!!!

I do have some fun stuff to share with you today.

This first card is done using a classic, but ever forgotten stamping technique called Soot Stamping. When you really think about it, any technique that involves fire and your husband complaining (in good humor, of course) about the ashes you left all over the bathroom sink and the general bathroom area ('cause they do float around a bit) is TOTALLY worth doing now and then! HA!

I really love the stamp I used on this card. I think it is from Inkadinkado if I remember correctly. It is perfect for techniques like this!!!

Soot Stamped Card

Here is another card that I made using the BRAND NEW Maya Road stamps!!! Aren't they STINKING adorable!!! Maya Road was kind enough to send me these in a prize package that I won on their blog and I couldn't be happier! If you haven't used their stamps before, you should really check them out. I'm kind of picky about my acrylic stamps, being a CTMH consultant and all, I expect the VERY BEST in quality. These are nice, sturdy stamps and the stamp a clean, clear, crisp image! I am quite impressed with the quality that I see from Maya Road acrylics. Definitely worth checking them out! Plus...HELLO they have the CUTEST designs!!!!!

The papers are from Cosmo Cricket (the new and wonderful Chemistry line) and the embellies are Chatterbox. Love these! The ribbon is a fun one from Close To My Heart. I really liked how the products from so many companies all came together so well!

Love Card

This is a layout I did with a photo of Sean that I just really liked. I used Rosa Moka papers. If you have had the chance to play with these you already know that they use some incredible detailed designs on their papers. I hate to cover those up, so I used my craft knife to cut them and then "inserted" the photo and mat into the cut designs. I then cut the butterflies from the part of the mat paper that was unused and I was thrilled! They are popped up for dimension. Overall, I really like that this page is made with PAPER! Glorious paper!!! No fancy schmancy embellishment needed!

Standing Arond Looking Good

Finally, a quick and easy page about me! This one was fun. It is very simple, but I am very happy with it, actually. I think it showcases the photos pretty well in its simplicity. What do you think?

pictures of me

What do you think of these projects?
Is this too many for one post? I worry that I overload you when I do posts with lots of artwork. Do you prefer to see just one or two pieces or do you like to see a few at a time?

Maybe this weekend I will try to put together a "What do you want to see on my blog" kind of survey. I'm curious. I like you guys...I'd like you to stick around, so you better tell me what you like! LOL!

Are you doing anything fun this weekend? I'm spending some time with my Mommy tomorrow. I have no idea what we are going to do yet, but we will think of something fun! Have a Happy Friday!!!

16 comments:

  1. You have won the "Your blog is Fabulous" Award! Check it out at The Copper Brick Road

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  2. Great projects, Jingle! I like all of them!

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  3. Honestly...I could keep looking at your pictures....so no not too many...not at all!!
    Jessica

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  4. Love your stuff Jing. And I don't think you could put too much up.. I love seeing your work :D

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  5. I hear you about catchy titles - I suck----

    I like seeing lots of projects - love the one with the 3-d butterflies!! But I have nothing to do but blog hop - so post away!!!

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  6. I LOVE the "Randomness" of your Blog!! The titles will come! Just keep blogging!!!!
    LOVE the cards! AND the layouts. Love it all!!

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  7. Beautiful cards! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Smiles, Jann

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  8. congrats on your new blog award!..the layouts are just as fabulous as the cards...i really think since that 1st card has that big A on it, you should send it to me?
    ;)

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  9. great LOs!! I love them. I hope you have a great weekend.

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  10. you have a cute blog and these are great cards! thanks for stopping by my blog today =)

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  11. Very nice! To answer your first question, about coming up with snappy blog titles: somethings that work for me: alliteration (words begin with same letters, such as One World One Heart, actually); rhymes (Piles, Files and Smiles); puns (Waxing Poetic for a post about candles, for example). I have a blogger friend whose blog post titles were all, like, movie pitches. For example, if he was writing a post about going to the get a haircut and getting into a car accident, he'd title it "It's Like The Crying Game Meets Talledega Nights". Or something.

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  12. These all rock! That soot technique is too cool...although I'm afraid of fire, so don't know that I should attempt it... ;)

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  13. I love your blog! Cute projects!! Thanks fro visiting my OWOH blog candy!
    ***HeatheR***

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  14. Hi Jing:) I love your blog and you work, I too think it is cute and your work is awesome!! I loke the ask technique too, and the "A" is for Addictive which is the name of our tattoo shop and all good things:) lol
    Thanks for popping over to my blog and entering my draw for Poor Abner the Mute:)

    HUGZ
    Jacqui

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  15. Hi there!You didnt overload us with your projects, you overload us with your witty questions! LOL!Just kidding dear..I love your los especially the ME one, simplicity is beauty right.And nice idea cutting the paper, I felt that before, many times that I dnt want to use the PPs coz the pretty parts will not be seen.And would you mind teaching me what is a soot stamping..sorry im a tyro you know.You have a nice blog dear.Keep it coming.Hope youre having a great time with your mom.

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  16. Hey Jingle like Veronica said, I love your randomness -- it's you! Didn't get a chance to comment on your earlier post, but can I say that I love those new Sass Lass felties and paper!!

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