squam rules!

It was a hiking day today with D, John, Barley, and Tucker! So much fun. I took some pictures but they are still on my camera as I didn't bring my cord for the computer with me.

And here we go... couple pictures from the hike, enjoy!:)

on Squam.

Here I am on Squam again! The ones who don't know what is Squam it's simply the best place in the whole world:) Me and D are visiting one of our friends here for a poker night. So, D is playing and I am blogging as I am bad on keeping the poker face:)

But, I think I'm better at keeping my creativity face and playing with my type of cards. Like this one for example, the dreamy one with a lot of hand cut butterflies (I think it's time to get a butterfly punch). But, have this really cute butterflies stamps from Micheals and they have the perfect shape. So, I stamped the peachy cardstock and cut them nicely out. I used a square of the paper that I got in San Francisco but I am not sure what company it is. I feels like a leather and it also has this leather structure. The 'dream' sentiment was from a collection of tree for a dollar at Micheals and the orange blank card from the same place.
I can't wait for tomorrow to hike up the Rattle Snake and get to the top to see the wonderful Squam:) See you next and have a great weekend!

hugs, kiss, & love.

I am enjoying making simple cards more than the complicated ones. It is so much easier and I found out that my stack is not disappearing that quickly:) The blank card is from Recollections and the plastic hearts with different sentiments from Curel. I used one of the Martha Stewart's punches to cut out the little stamps using paper from Martha as well. Foam tape is a great tool to make the hearts more dimensional. I also used the foam and hearts to decorate the inside as well.
So, I wish you a lot of hugs, kiss, and love!

Match Calendar



The idea was to create as unique a calendar so that the process of its presenting would become an outstanding event. Alongside with this, it was important to expose theidea of "energy", as it is predetermined by the name and logo of the company. Each page is a month and it looks like a comb made of matches that correspond to the days. The matches are real and the construction of the calendar is absolutely safe

- 9.8 inches wide, 5 inches high.
- Bound on metal spring 1.2 inches diameter.
- Silk printing 2 colors.
- Matches are dipped in a special chemical solution and covered with sulphur, striking surface stripes are applied on both sides of a stand base.

*Info provided via Yurko Gutsulyak's Behance portfolio.


My heart just melted a little. How smart and useful!
Design by Yurko Gutsulyak

in2stamp blogcandy!

Check out the generous candy from the in2stamps blog over here. This is there message...

April has started and Spring is in the air. April is also a special month because In2stamps is now 6 months young. Wow it's going so fast, it's hard to believe 6 months already has gone by since we first started in October 2009. AND next week on Monday April 5th we are presenting our 5th release!!! Really looking forward to this, we have so wonderful new stamps coming up! So we sure have to celebrate all this wonderful news with a great blog candy. The lucky winner will be announced in May.

So, good luck to everybody!!!

the season of change.

I know... it is too early for a fall card but I had the mood to make one. It really feels like the fall is taking over the spring here in Jamestown. It is raining all day and the wind is getting wild. So, I have a good reason to use these great plastic leaves from Retif for my card project. The leaves look just great with the wooden sunflower in pots that I got from the Retif store as well. The yellow blank card is from Recollections, the white name tag is from Martha Stewart, and the gray tag underneath is a brand tag from clothes I saved... recycling again:) I used the corner punch from Fiscars and a dollar stamp 'the season of change' from Michaels. It was definitely fun to make this card and I can't wait for the leaves changing season to come but now we really need a little bit of sun here, pretty please!

Minimalist Pencils


Gorgeous packaging concept by Swann Marchon from Austria.
These would look stunning on any creative's desk. I don't know if I'd ever use these though, I'd feel too guilty sharpening them and getting them dirty. Stunning nonetheless.

in Jamestown

We made it all the way from Denver to Rhode Island in 10 days. Oh what a fun! The start was little bit rough driving 16 hours from Denver to Nashville in 16 hours.

... Stopping in Nashville was definitely relief and a lot of fun. We visited Darren's brother who took us downtown to taste the music scene a little bit...
...and little bit of wrestling in a bar...
...we found the copy of the Greek Partheon in the park ...
...and we watched Darren's brother (red jersey) playing at the final game...

Next stop was Atlanta, Georgia visiting some of Darren's colleagues. We didn't meet all of them but finally, I had the honor to see the author of my frog logo in person, Manda! She brought us to a great sushi place for dinner and before we said goodbye she directed us to a great coffee shop. I was pretty drugged after that coffee, it was just delicious!
...entering Atlanta-definitely not fun...
...We made it to North Carolina the next day and walked through the rooms in the Biltmore estate previously belonging to the American royalty George W Vanderbilt II and it was a treat...
...and seeing the beautiful gardens with thousands of tulips and wine tasting later that day was even bigger treat...
...still in North Carolina... we made it to Great Smoky mountains National Park and they were really smoky:)...
...on the way to DC we tried to make it more interesting than staying on the highway so we hit it through the Shenandoah valley in Virginia. Washington Irving found it 'equal to the promised land in fertility, and far superior to it in beauty,' while Herbert Hoover, riding horseback along the crest of the Blue Ridge, was said 'These mountains are made for a road'... interesting thoughts... but, I will just call the valley beautifully open...
...Little Inn built in 1749 in 'little' Washington, Virginia might be called the most romantic country house in world...there were candles everywhere...

We made it to Washington, DC on Wednesday and we decided to stay longer and not making it to Vermont this weekend having more time for our friends...
...we walked our friend's dog couple blogs and found some great houses. This will be my house one day. Isn't this one just lovely??? I just love the fire red door...
...I definitely enjoyed the Washington DC Zoo... and also, I made a visit to one of my best friends who got a baby girl 2 months ago and finally I had to see her (pic later)...
...flamingos are great models...
...We stayed longer in DC and together with our friends we made a little trip to Charlottesville town were Thomas Jefferson built his dream house and founded 'the academical village' and the top-ranked University of Virginia...
...and we had the opportunity to see the whole university at the Foxfield Races...
... colorful dresses, hats, and rubber boots were everywhere...
...and a chicken... wait.. A chicken?... well, it was a fun party:)...
...I told you...those rubber boots were everywhere:)...
See you tomorrow!

Clayton Cubitt



Clayton Cubitt might be my new favorite photographer. He would be the Alexander McQueen of photography. The images above are from the Zink Magazine 'Raw Flesh' cover feature. Most of his work is definitely outside the box and is very graphic. I urge you to check out his website and look at his work, it's shocking and we all know how much I love the shock factor.

*Warning: when checking out the portfolio, make sure no children are around. A lot of photos are considered offensive and of highly graphic nature.

:: style for April ::

Pretty in pink. Well, in this case just a touch of pink... and yellow. I just love those shoes. It might be little bit chilli in those peep toes but that why I put those hot pink tights in there to keep it warm.city girl.