Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!

Well, I made it back from San Angelo, TX with lots and lots of bug bites. I went to see the doctor today to try to get some relief from the itching. She prescribed some antibiotics, histamines and cortisone cream. I am pretty much covered with bites on my fingers, hands, arms, face and neck, so I am very uncomfortable and we are leaving on Friday for a trip to Estes Park, CO. I have so many bites on my hands (even the palms) and fingers I can't hold a marker now to color. I am glad I finished my card below before I went to San Angelo last weekend.

The patterned paper and cardstock are from my stash and are several years old. The stars at the bottom are a garland from the dollar store. The stars on the oval are an old EK Success punch and the star shaped bling is from my stash and were colored with B26 and R27; the starburst is a Bo Bunny Winter Joy embellishment colored with B26 and R27 to match.

I colored this on Cryogen cardstock with Copic markers. I used: skin E000, E00, E11, R20; bathing suit B21, B24, B26, R24, R27; eyes B21; hair YR23, Y23; cap C00, R24 ,R27, Y02;  sea BG10; seaweeds G94, G40; fish YR65, Y02; sand and rocks E42, E25.

I hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July. Please remember what we are celebrating and thank someone who has given a part of their lives to keep us free.

I will be home and ready to color as soon as my hands heal (it could be 10-14 days for the hands to heal).


Friday, June 24, 2011

It's Friday!!!

I will be heading to San Angelo, TX this evening with my BFF Crystial to go to one of her grandson's (Hi Jack!) birthday party. The party will be on Sat. then we will be going shopping!! I love going to San Angelo, the old downtown area has a lot of little boutiques and some great places to eat. Fun, fun, fun!!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Christmas Challenge {with sketches}
DP2 Challenge -Flowers, flutters, fairies, fancy folds

This is a Mo Manning digital stamp "I Even Love the Box" from Mo's Digital Pencil. She is colored on Cryogen cs.

I used this same image before but colored it as a little boy.  This is one of my favorite Christmas images and it will probably find its way on to some of my Christmas cards this year.

The card base is SU Pink Passion that I stamped all over using Versamark ink and an old SU Merry Christmas greeting from A Greeting for All Reasons. Then I used Perfect Pearls in Perfect Gold over the stamped areas. I also did the holly on the Gable Green cs the same way, the holly is from the same stamp set.  The little girl was hand cut and pop dotted onto the gold paper (from my stash) then adhered to the Gable Green cs. This was then pop dotted with thinner pop dots to the card base.

The large rose and rose leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the smaller cream roses are Prima. I added Gold Lame Smooch ink to the edges of all of the roses.
All of the cut outs are Spellbinder Nestabilities in the Big Scalloped Ovals. The ribbon is from my stash, some I picked up at Walmart several years ago.
She was colored with Copics. Skin E00, E11, R20, mouth R83; pajamas R81, R83, G20, G21; box E31, E34, E35; hat R35, R37, R39, C00, C1; bow Y00, Y11, Y15, Y23, YR23, YR24; paper C00, C1, R27; tag G28, E41; baby is written over with Spica Pink.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. I know mine will be wonderful a weekend with a pool, a hot tub, plenty of shopping and no husbands. Yeahhhhhh!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sunshine is yellow!

I hope the weather today is like yesterday. It was cool (never thought I would say 96 is cool) for this time of year. The wind was just a breeze most of the day and not 30 mph like it's been. I  hope the weather for the next few days is as nice to give the firefighters a little break.

I am enter this card in the following challenges:
The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge -Summer
Magnolia Stamp Lovers -Buttons
Magnolia-licious Highlites -Blog Hop Black and white with a pop of color
A Spoon Full of Sugar -Ribbons and bows
Papertake Weekly - Here comes the sun

This is Hello Little Butterfly, Tilda is colored on Cryogen cardstock.

All of these printed papers and cardstocks are from my stash, most are several years old so I do not know the brands or lines. I used the Magnolia Doohickey Die for the yellow swirls and Stardust Stickles on the bow. Tilda is pop dotted on.

I colored Tilda with Copics. Skin E0000, E000, R20 tip to tip on the E000; hair C9, C7, C5, C3; dress and apron C00, C1,C3, colorless blender used to feather out to white; shoes C9, C7, C5, C3, C1; butterfly C3, C1, Y18, Y15, Y13.

Have a great day!



Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hi Honey! (Honey Sparks that is)

Well, today the weather has finally cooled off in my part of NM and it's the first day of summer. It is only supposed to be 98 today not 105-108 like has been the last few weeks. Now tomorrow and the rest of the week it is supposed to be 101-109.

I am posting another card I just finished. This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - Check it out
Sketch and Stash -Sketch

Honey is colored on Cryogen cardstock. The other cardstock is all SU, basic black, whisper white and real red. I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder on the whisper white and then inked with TH distress ink black soot. The gems are iRock in black.

I used Copics to color Honey. Skin E21, E11, E00; hair E59, E53, E49, E29; clothes N0, N1, R46; boots N0, N1; sunglasses N5, N3, N0, R46. Crystal Accents have been added to her sunglasses and boots.  All reds are R46.

Hope everyone has a great summer.  See ya soon.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wish you were here!

It's Saturday and I'm not sure where the week went. I am still trying to get things done in and around my studio and I think that's where most of the week went. I finally got a ladder to be able to get into the loft area so I can put away a lot of the cases I use when I go to a crop and I am going to put all of my Christmas decorations stored in the house in one side of the loft.

I am going to be putting my Wish you were here! card on the following challenges:
PaperPlay Challenges --At the beach
Cute Card Thursday --Birthstone turquoise

This is colored on Cryogen cardstock. She is a stamp from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design by Victoria Case "By the Sea".

The card base is SU Pink Passion cardstock the other papers and cardstock are from my stash. The punch is an older Fiskars border punch Sunburst. I used some adhesive backed pearls and some mini roses and rose leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts. The tag is punched with an EK Success tag punch.

She is colored with Copics. Skin E000, E00, E21, R20; hair E31, Y23; cap YG0000, YG06, R81, R83, Y18; suit R81, R83, R85, YG0000, YG06; fish Y02, E43, E41; sand E40; sea weeds YG63, YG67; sea BG10, BG11. I added Crystal Effects to the water lines and drops of water.

I hope the rest of the weekend is great for everyone. Stay cool.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Boy is it hot!!!!!!!!!!

Well things have begun to slow down some and I think I just might like this retirement. We went to Roswell on Monday to get several things for my studio but came back mostly empty handed. I did pick up some new cushions for the patio chairs. I am getting really excited to get the fencing up and grass planted, maybe by this weekend we can find everything we need to at least get started. The new air conditioner we put in last weekend has really made a difference since we have been having this 100-110 degree heat. I just hope we get some rain soon, the fires we are having are getting a little scary. The Loop fire by the Carlsbad Caverns National Park came to within a few miles of the house.

I am posting a new card today for the TOMIC challenge--color combo and
                                                                   Magnolia-Licious Challenge -- pink

This is Tilda with a peony. She is colored on Cryogen CS.
The base is kraft cs from my stash, the pink in the back is MME-Bohemia- Pink Textured, the brown with pink dots is from my stash, I used a Nestabilities Peony to cut SU white naturals then cut out and pop dotted Tilda to it. The large flowers are Prima a symphony rose in ambroso pink and a cottage blossom in chocolate, the mini roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the foliage is a Magnolia Doohickey die and the crystal swirl is from Colorbok colored with a Copic R85.

Tilda is colored with Copics. Skin E000, E00, E21, R20; hair E11, E13, E17, E19; dress R00, R11, R12;  slip W00, W1; socks R00, R11; shoes W00, W1, W5, W7 then coated with Crystal Accent; peony R81, R83, R85, Y18,YG63, YG67 then I used Diamond Stickles in the center of the peony.

I hope everyone has a great week.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Tuesday!!!

Good morning everyone!! It's Tuesday and I am wondering where the weekend went. It seems like yesterday was Friday. We have been on the go and busy ever since I retired (???). Maybe things will slow down soon and I will know what retirement is all about.

I am posting another card that will be entered into some challenges.
A Spoon Full of Sugar --Splish Splash

This is a digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil called  "Little Umbrella". I love this image. She is stamped on Cryogen CS then cut out with Nestabilities Label 4 inked with SU Summer Sun yellow, the yellow CS is from my stash, the PP is My Mind's Eye Lapis Sprinkles and SU Perfect Plum CS. I added Prima Lilliput and mini roses, the foliage is a Magnolia Doohickey die and the gems are iRock colored with Copic Y18 to match.

She is colored with Copics. Skin E00, E21; hair E31, E25, YR23; suit BV000, BV01, Y13, Y15; lips and nails R83; sunglasses Y15, C00, C1, umbrella R20, YR000; drink YR000; cherry R27; glass B0000; towel B21, B24, C00, C1; sand E41. I used Spica yellow over her sunglasses and Spica pink on her lips and nails, the glass and sunglasses have Crystal Accents added.

I hope everyone has a great week!


Friday, June 10, 2011

The Weekend!

It's Friday!! I'm not sure that really makes a difference anymore, most of the time I don't even know what day it is LOL. I use a calender more since I haven't been working than I ever did while I was working.

I am entering this card in A Spoon Full of Sugar Here Comes Summer and
                                         Sketch and Stash  challenge.

She is a Victoria Case image "Just Chill'n" from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design.
She is on SU Orchid Opulence cardstock, the patterned papers are some from my stash and Sizzix Little Sizzles. The swirl is a Magnolia Doohickey die, Nestabilities lacey circle and circle, flowers are Petaloo, the gems on the card and her earring are iRock that I colored with a Copic RV09 to match.

She is colored with Copics. Skin-E00, E01, E11, R20; lips-R81; hair-E35, YR23, Y23; bathing suit-BV0000, BV000, BV01, R83; eyes-G07, G14; lemonade-YR20, lemon-Y08, G14. Her earrings are pink Stickles, the glass and her sunglasses have Glossy Accents.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Happy Birthday to my sister Jo!!!

Hope everyone is having a great Thursday, especially Jo.

I have another card I am entering in two challenges:
  Kenny K's Krafty Girlz 
  Sketch N Stash

 I had fun doing this card, the image is Mrs. Claus from Kenny K. I love his images.

I used Bo Bunny Winter Joy patterned paper (both sides) and the large snowflake behind Mrs. Claus is from the Bo Bunny Winter Joy chipboard elements. The cardstock is SU Orchid Opulence and Turquoise, the purple roses are Prima I colored with Copic markers and added Stardust Stickles, the turquoise roses are Zva, rose leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon is from Walmart.

I colored Mrs. Claus with Copics. Skin-E00, E11, R20; hair- E31, E35, E59; dress-B0000, B000, B00, B01; bag-BV0000, BV000, B01; boots-C00, C1, C3, C5; holly-YG03, R39; belt-C00, C1, C3; bells-C00, C1, C3, Spica silver; eye-B21; lips-Spica pink; eyeshadow-Spica lilac; belt buckle-Spica silver; fishnets-Spica lavender. Her fur is done with Marvy liquid applique white then covered with Stardust Stickles.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day. The weekend is just around the corner.



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hump Day

Happy Wednesday to everyone. I got good news while I was in Lubbock at the dermatologist Monday, the spot on my nose is pre-cancer and just had to be frozen no surgery. Yeahhhh! Of course my nose looks like Ronald McDonald's right now.

I am entering the cards below in a some challenges:

This one in Christmas Challenges (with sketches)

This is a Mo's Digital Pencil Shop image "I Even Love the Box".

I used Martha Stewart printed paper from a pad called Frosty Gingerbread (both sides of each paper) and some plain green cardstock I had in my stash. The poinsettias are Jolee's, the greenery is an MS branch punch, the green cs is punched with Fiskar's holly border punch. The image is cut out with Nesties Octagon.

 He is colored with Copics. Skin-E00, E11, R20; PJs-B26, B23, Y08, Y04; box-E31, E34, E35; hat- R29, R27, R24, C00, C1; bow G08, G05, G29; wrapping paper-C00, C1, R27; tag-C00, C1, YG63 and a Garnet Spica pen for Baby.

I am entering this card in the new TOMIC challenge and
                                       Magnolia Stamp Lovers challenge.

This is a Magnolia-Tilda with a peony. She is done on SU Coral Cameo CS. The printed paper, ribbon and yellow CS are from my stash. I used the MS butterfly punch in yellow and coral and covered them with Stardust Stickles, a Doohickey greenery die, Wild Orchid Crafts roses in champagne and pink, Nestabilities Label 4 to cut out Tilda and the sentiment is from SU from several years ago.

Tilda is colored with Copics. Skin-E00, E11, R20; hair-E11, E25, E29; dress and socks-R20, R21, Y000; shoes, lace and sleeves-C00, C1, C3; peony-R81, R83, R85, Y18, YG63, YG67. I put Fruit Punch Stickles on the center of the peony.
Hope everyone has a great day!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday, Monday

Well today is Monday, and I am on my way to Lubbock, TX to see the dermatologist, not the best way to start out the summer.

I have another card to post for PaperPlay Challenges   Summer Citrus Splash

This is a Kenny K. digital stamp "Club Kid". She is colored with Copics-skin E00, E11, R20; hair YR23, Y23, E25, YG01, YG06; shirt YR16, YR16, YR18; pants B93, B95, B97; jacket YG01 YG06; shoes YG01, YG06, YR15, YR16, C00, C1. The cardstock is SU Apricot Appeal and Barely Banana; the patterned paper is from my stash. Flowers are a mix of Wild Orchid Crafts mini roses and rose leaves (I really love these flowers and leaves) and Prima Lilliput and mini roses with MS branch punch. Gems are green iRock.

Hope everyone has a great Monday!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Well, happy June 5. I have been busier than if I were still working since I've retired.

I am entering a challenge:

This card will be entered into Magnolia-licious

I colored this Tilda with Copics but did not know to write down the colors at the time. So all I can say is she is done with violets and yellows. The cardstock and printed paper is from my stash. The punch is MS Lace Hearts, the ribbon is SU Orchid Opulence. I added Stardust Stickles to the hearts and Tildas' hair ribbons.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the day!  See you soon!