Saturday, July 30, 2011

So glad it's the weekend.

This has been a crazy busy week. It seems like every day this week I have had to go some where. Weeks like this keep me so messed up, I don't even know what day of the week it is most of the time (of course since retirement I usually don't know what day of the week it is).  It has been a good week though.

We went to the rally in Lorenzo, TX over the weekend. It was a small rally to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Cowboy Trikes and More. It was very good to see Larry and Judy but they were so busy we didn't get to visit much.

I have another card to enter in a challenge:
DP2 Challenge -Something sweet/cooking
Cute Card Thursday - Sketch

This is a Mo Manning image What's Cooking she is colored on Cryogen cardstock with Copic markers.

The card base and light blue are cardstock from my stash.  The dark blue is SU Not Quite Navy cardstock, the patterned paper is from TCP Studio So Delish-What"s Baking and Utensils (I used the reverse side the red with yellow polka dots). The ribbon is SU apricot.

I colored her with Copics:
Skin E000, E00, E11, R20; hair E31, E35, Y23; dress Y21, Y23, BG0000, BG01, BG02; apron R20, R22, R24, R27, R29; socks Y21, Y23, colorless blender; shoes C00, C1 with Glossy Accents; pan C00, C1, C3, C5; spoon E30, E42.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Birthday card!!


It's Tuesday and I have another card to post. This week finds me waiting on the Fed Ex truck several days in a row. I ordered the Sizzix Big Shot Pro and am waiting on all of the adapter plates to come in so I can use it.  I tried one of the dies I received last week, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals, in it and I love the way the Grunge paper cut. However, I did not know I needed all of the adapters to use it for embossing and using thinner dies so I am waiting on these to come in so I can play. Hopefully all of them will be here by Friday.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - Pocket card
Wild Orchid Crafts - Birthday card
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Red, aqua, white/cream

This is a Kenny K digital image "Bathing Beauty", she is on Cryogen cardstock and colored with Copics. I can't find my list of colors but I know I used on the skin E000, E00, E21; hair E25, Y23, YR23; can't remember on the clothes. The papers are all from my stash and several years old. The large rose and the rose leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used my Nestabilites but don't know which one.

This is a picture showing the pocket with the gift card in it. I cut the gift card holder to fit behind the pop-dotted Nestability.

I hope everyone has a great week. Mine is looking pretty good right now and will be better if all of my adapter plates come in.


p.s. I just looked at the preview and my colors don't look very much like aqua and red but they really are.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Another weekend is already here!

Well, I did not complete another card this week, it seems my migraines are back.  I have had one a week, every week for the last 3 weeks and I always have a day after when I feel like I have a hangover from the medication I take for them.  So usually I have 2 days I can't do anything or really just don't feel like doing anything.

I received my Sizzix Big Shot Pro on Wed. but haven't played much.  I did try to make one of the Tim Holtz grunge paper roses yesterday but it really doesn't look anything like his.  Maybe next week I will feel like playing with it some more.  I did not realize all of the adapters I would need to go from the Cuttlebug to the Pro, so I am waiting on several orders (every time I thought I had ordered all I needed I found out I needed another adapter for something to work) to come in so I will have all of the adapters and of course, I ordered some of the Pro dies to try out.

We are going to Lubbock for the weekend, no cooking, no cleaning (yeahhh) just relaxing, shopping and enjoying the weekend.  We are going on the trike since we are going to a rally for Cowboy Trikes and More, it is their 5th anniversary of being in business and we haven't seen Larry and Judy in a while.

Well, I guess that's about all for this morning since I need to get up and pack.  I hope everyone has a great and safe weekend.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I'm finally back!

Well, it seems so long since I have posted with a card, I hope I remember how. I have been coloring on this for a while, I just could not seem to get it right.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Magnolia-licious Highlights -July sketch
Magnolia-licious Highlights -Blog hop Summer
Magnolia-licious Challenge -Red, white and blue
Magnolia Stamp Lovers -Summer colors
CMC Copic Challenge Group -Favorite Copic Technique Coloring embellishments with Copics to match

This is a Magnolia stamp "Cool Edwin" he is colored with Copics on X-Press-it cardstock and the car "Tilda's Summer Car" is colored on Cryogen cardstock.

Skin E000, E00, E21, R20; hair E31, Y23, YR23; shirt C00, C1, C3; pants B91, B93, B95, B97; shoes C3, C5, C7, C9, R27; the car is colored with R22, R24, R27, R29, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E31, E33, E35. I used Crystal Accents on the windshield, mirror and tail lights. The card base is SU Brilliant Blue cardstock, the red is SU Real Red, the striped is The Paper Studio "All Seasons" 6x12 paper and the jean is just some older paper from my stash. I used a Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle and Classic Rectangle, and the gems are from my stash and colored with Copics to match. Both images are pop-dotted on the card.

Well, I hope everyone's week is going well. I will have another card sometime this week.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Happy Monday!

Well, I don't have a card to post but thought I would let everyone know that I am healed up from the bug bites and am able to color again. I have started on some images but haven't finished anything or made a card yet.

I will be going to the funeral of a friend's Father tomorrow, Wed. I have a four hour meeting at the DWS so I can learn how to look for a job (that should be fun). I wanted to go to Hobbs one day and Roswell another day this week to talk to someone at Hobby Lobby about teaching a Copic card class but I guess that I will only go to one or the other this week.  I am going to try to go to Pecos, TX this Sunday with a friend (Kiki) to see another friend (Sally, who has a birthday soon), now this will be fun. So what started out as a slow day has turned into a busy week.

I hope everyone has  a great week and I will see you soon!