Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Before I show you my card for today, I want to wish our beautiful daughter a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! She is 29 years young today! Guess that makes it hard for ME to be 29!!! Lol... If you get a chance drop by her blog and wish her a Happy Birthday - thanks!
Today's card is using an Inky Impressions stamped image that my dear friend, Crystal sent me some time ago. The challenge at Inky Impressions is to use pink (Kim, you reading???), and hearts on our projects. I thought this lil' cowgirl Lili could meet that criteria!
Colored with Koh-I-Noor Pencils and blended with low odor mineral spirits - Great twines came from O'Dear's, our LSS - added a few Stickles dots here and there!
I am also entering this here:
Belli Challenge #83 - use hearts
Crazy 4 Challenges - Design card/project with a Pink Theme
Lexi's Creations - Valentine
I'm sure there are other challenges out there, but I must get back to my paperwork in the office, so maybe next week!!!
Have a wonderful day - it's closing in on a weekend!
Food for thought: A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Hope you like it!
I just had to give this sweet little mermaid some body jewelry! He has a gorgeous diamond necklace on, AND a pretty purple jewel in his belly button! Lol... He is just darling in real life - didn't photograph too well!
Have a great night!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Silly me, try as I might, I couldn't get the sentiment to photograph well. If I tried to adjust contrast or brightness, it was affecting the entire card, AND... I realized after I posted the photo that my thumb had mashed the ribbon! Lol...
and the inside...!!! (did I mention thanks Cath???)
I hope your day was filled with blessings - I was lucky enough to spend part of mine (the before taxes part...lol) with my BSFF Shirley, and we got in some time in her girl-cave playing with some new TAC images!
Big hugs - see you tomorrow!
Food for thought: Why is the man that invests all of my money called a 'broker'???
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I have a card tonight for Suzanne's Thoughtful Thursday challenge at "Other Lovlies". The challenge was to make a Valentine. Here is my card...
If you have not played in Suzanne's challenge, you should run over and do so! She has a great prize, and when I looked last, there were only two entrants! You can use any stamps, digi or rubber, and any DP - no need to buy anything extra - you can use what you have on hand!
I'm also going to enter this card in the Creative Belli Challenge #82, which is to use glitter or rhinestones (got lots of them going on!). It's hard to tell but the flourish is glittered with a glitter pen, and the lower section is all rhinestones.
The last challenge I'm entering this card in is a color challenge at Papertake Weekly. The challenge is: Pretty Pink Papertake. We are to use predominantly pink on our cards.
I have one more quick card to show. The challenge at 365 Cards today (day 325) is: Imagine This: Chocolate. No explanation needed! I'm also entering this one at Creative Card Crew, where the challenge is: 'Punch it'!
Well, I hope that you like these! I am trying to find a bit more time in my girl-cave. Hopefully, I'll have some fun things to show tomorrow!
Food for thought: Why do they sterilize the needle for a lethal injection?
Monday, January 18, 2010
What a joy this image was to work with! I tried three times to give this darling elephant a real fabric skirt, and three times, I had to re-color and start over, SO.... she has lots of sparkles on her skirt instead! (Pink sparkles, Kim!!!) Having just finished reading Water for Elephants, this pretty elephant made me think of Rosie from the book, and Rosie wore pink sequins!
Today would have been my mother's 77th birthday, and she would have loved the bling on this card! Happy Birthday mom!
Here's a shot with sparkles on her skirt!
Another shot with Red Ribbon, and Buttons!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Lo and behold, when Shirley and I got together to exchange our Christmas loot (we spoil each other terribly!), she had made me another calendar for 2010 (SQUEAL!!!). Have I retired last year's calendar yet? Nope! Too cute to take down!
Here are a couple of the pages of Shirley's 2010 calendar (to die for CA-UTE!). This is an A2 sized calendar made from a 1/2 sheet of 8.5 x 11 CS. When the months change, you just take the ribbon out, flip the calendar to the other side, and put the ribbon back in!
Anyway, I was doing a class this morning, and due to surgeries, etc., the numbers kept dribbling down, until I only had four that could make it. So, last night at about 10 p.m., I decided to make each of my 'students' a calendar for my New Year's gift to them. Below are photo's of my calendar before adding the ribbon. Note that I used very quick stamps that required little or no coloring, as it WAS 10 p.m. and I was making four of these! lol...
I hope you like it! I am so blessed that this wonderful hobby that I love has given me such wonderful friends - you all know who you are!
Have a good night!
Food for thought: 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 (I know you won't believe me - you will run for your calculator! Grin...)
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
However, we have a huge sunporch, and it's not used for much. I am considering holding these workshops at home, rather than in town. It's a lot of work to move all tools and supplies to town and carry them up and down two flights of steps.
Does anyone know the legalities of doing something like this in one's home?
If I do a free workshop, it's probably not an issue - it would just be like having company in, etc., and our homeowner's insurance would kick in if one of the ladies fell and got hurt.
However, we all know we can't afford to do classes several times monthly for free. If we charge for the classes in our home, will homeowner's insurance still cover?
I'm hoping that someone knows the answers! I plan to contact our agent tomorrow, but thought I'd ask the 'smartest audience in the world' first!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Help...I've fallen and I can't get up! (lol)
I had some scraps in my stash - one looked like sand, and the other like ocean waves, and another scrap that had these flip flops. The 'drink' is pink - all coloring is done with my Koh-I-Noor pencils.
I am also entering this card at Pile it On, where challenge #30 is 'Clear'. As you can see, I've put Clear Laquer on the glass, so I think this works!
Also, the challenge at Creative Card Crew is 'Distressing'. I have distressed everything here with my Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan Ink and a sponge.
I had dinner tonight at Los Margurita's with my BF Tami, and OMG, I ate WAY too much, and am so full! I can't believe it's been over four months since we have gotten together. Tami is one of the few things I miss about working! We worked together from 1996-2008. Love ya Tam!
DH got to his jobsite today (4.5 hr. drive) to find a busted water main, so he's wet from the waist down, high temp there today was 20, so believe me when I tell you he is shivering HIS timbers!!!
Well, I'm off to think about what I'm going to do on a project due the 10th!
Hope that you are all staying warm and healthy, and are enjoying this wonderful life!
Food for thought:
A bus station is where a bus stops.
A train station is where a train stops.
On my desk, I have a work station.....
Monday, January 4, 2010
You do not have to use Stampin' Up colors - just come as close as you can!
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I didn't have these colors, so I just used my Tombow Markers and matched up as well as I could. These colors are pretty easy to substitute!
I hope you like this darling image as much as I did! It was SO much fun to color!
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Run over to TMITA, get YOUR free image, and enter it into the Magical Monday contest! You could be the next winner!
I hope you like it! It's going in the mail to one of you - watch your mailboxes!!!
Have a great day! Happy Stamping!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Actual Church Bulletin blooper: This afternoon there will be a meeting in the South and North ends of the church. Children will be baptized at both ends.