Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Not a very good blogger!

Well, I haven't been a very good blogger lately but it seems like life just keeps getting in the way. There has been so much going on and with the holidays here I feel like I am being pulled a million different directions.

My BFF lost her uncle Tues. I spent most of the day with her and today I had a dental appointment that has left me feeling terrible. Tomorrow I will be cooking cornbread so Sat. I can make dressing and bake a turkey for the CARS Club Christmas dinner.

Next week I will be going with my DH to get all of the pre-op and paper work done for his bi-lateral knee replacement on 12/13. He has to have a couple units of blood drawn in case he needs it during the surgery, x-rays, ekgs, etc.  Then he will be in the hospital 3-5 days after the surgery (this is something I am not looking forward to).

I am hoping I will get some images colored while he is in the hospital and I am sitting up there with him.  I have been working on a Fall album that is coming together well but I am still waiting on delivery of some of the products I need to complete it.

For now the only thing I have to post is a Halloween album I made.  This is a paper bag album made using Laura Denison's paper bag Halloween album as the inspiration. I found this on You Tube.

The front cover. I used a Tim Holtz apothecary jar with an SU label from the Halloween collection in the holiday mini. This Halloween collection and SU cardstock are used throughout the album. The cover is canvas from Walmart painted with acrylic paints (black, green and copper), the skeleton, gray netting, mouse, spider and beads on the TH d-ring through the spine are all from the Dollar Tree. The ribbons I used on the d-ring are ribbons from my stash, the Happy Halloween letters on the front are also from my stash. The chain is from Walmart, it was silver colored but I used Ranger alcohol inks to color it a copper and black color. The closure is a TH Hitch Post and jump ring.

This is the inside front cover. I made a grunge rose from SU black cardstock and I used the gray netting to cover where it is attached to the chipboard. The stamp is a digital from SU it goes with the paper collection. I added Stardust Stickles to the flourishes on each end.
This is the first page made with a paperbag, each page has a tag in the bag that can be used as photo mats or for journaling or both using both sides.

This is another digital stamp from the collection. I printed this on naturals cardstock and inked the edges.
This shows how the bottoms of the bags can be used for pockets.

This page shows how I used some of the creatures from the dollar store on the pages. I had to wire these on, the plastic would not stay glued down not even with Glossy Accents.

This is the last picture I am posting for the night. I will have some more of the album posted later.
I really enjoyed making this, so there will probably be more albums similar to this one in the future with some Copic colored images incorporated into the projects.

Have a wonderful rest of the week and a great weekend.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I finally finished one of the projects I have been working on.  I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss -Sketch
Magnolia Stamp Lovers -Christmas Challenge
Magnolia-licious Highlights -Christmas
Papertake Weekly -First Christmas

The card is made using a Magnolia stamp "Tilda Hanging Ornaments", the image is stamped on Neenah Solar Crest White cardstock and colored with Copic Markers.  The card is double sided cardstock from  SEI "Oh, Glitzmas Tree" I have used both sides. The ribbon is SU red grosgrain, the green cardstock and buttons are from my stash, the doily is a Wilton doily.  All edges are inked with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink.  The punch is MS Eyelet Lace. I embossed Merry Christmas with SU Detail Silver embossing powder using Versamark ink, since the paper had silver packages on it.

Tilda is colored with Copics: skin E000, E00, E11, R20; hair E29, E31, E33; clothes R22, R24, R27, R29, C00, C1; socks G40 and colorless blender; ornaments C00, C1, C3, R81, R83. I also used Spica gold, garnet, silver, clear and melon on the ornaments. The lace on Tilda was colored with C0, C1 then I added Stardust Stickles over the top.

I love this image and the way the card came out.
Hope everyone has a great rest of the week and weekend.

I have another class scheduled on Nov. 17 (next Thur.) in Lubbock, TX at Scrappin Hearts if anyone is interested in learning to use Copic markers. The card we will be making is on the top left of the blog. This is the Edwin as Santa's Little Helper.

Mid November Already??

Well it's been a while since I posted and wanted to let everyone know that I am alive and well. Just had out of town visitors and cars in the shop, etc. I guess life has just got in the way. I am working on a couple of cards and hope to get them posted today or tomorrow.

Hope everyone is having a great week.