Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Stamp Camp Share

Hi everyone. Sorry I didn't get around to posting anything yesterday. Saturday was Stamp Camp and just a lot of errands to do, and then Sunday was spent doing a bit of house cleaning, cooking some meals, and getting ready for the work week.

Friday I had taken Riley to the groomers for a bath and nail trim, etc. Well on Sunday I noticed she had worms! I know they get those from having fleas and eating flea eggs, so I checked her for fleas and she was crawling with them! She gets treated once a month with Frontline, and I have not seen fleas on her like this before. I'm wondering if she could have gotten them at the groomer's, but I'm not sure that the eggs would hatch that quickly or not. So, I spent a lot of time de-fleaing her and we took her to the vet yesterday to get her on some pills for the worms. It's always something with this dog!

None of the cards we made at Stamp Camp blew me away, but it was still fun to get together and stamp. Here are a couple that we made.

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The image and sentiment are from Stampin' Up! sets Watercolor Trio and Friends Never Fade. The inks we used are Basic Black and Daffodil Yellow. I think it's pretty easy to see how the card was made, so I won't go into details.

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This card uses images from the Friends Never Fade stamp set and the inks are Crumb Cake and Real Red.

I'll share more Stamp Camp cards with you tomorrow. Enjoy your day, and thanks for lookin'!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bring On The Snow!

Okay, maybe I'm pushing it with the snow remark. As much as I love snow, I wouldn't want to miss Fall, but this adorable little Penguin by Jackie Mathews is more than ready for the snow to come!

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He's colored with Copic markers except for the black on his body. I used a Copic pen for that. I traced the snowflakes on the image with a glue pen and then dusted it with some ultra fine glitter. The ribbon is some wide satin ribbon that is very luscious feeling and I topped it with a punched out snowflake that I glittered with some stickles.

A very fast, but very cute card! I plan on making several of these in an assembly line fashion for my Christmas card stash!

You are in for a treat because my card share for today is a real beauty! Patricia St. Martin made the neatest looking card using the new Spook Owl image by Laura Campbell. It's full of dimension and color, and she even shares a cute little story to go with it! See Patricia's card on her blog HERE

I'm off to a stamp camp this afternoon, and those are always fun and inspiring. I'll definitely share what we make and any special cards I see there with you all! Other than that I'm going to do a little house cleaning and of course lots of play time with Riley! With the cooler weather she is friskier than ever!

This evening we are going to be joining Chesney and her fiance at my brother in law's house for a game night. We like to get together and play dominoes and other games. It's always a fun time. I hope you have a fantastic Saturday, and thanks so much for spending some of your time with me!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Card Share

Good morning everyone! Are you all ready for the weekend? I am! The weather is still beautiful and I have a stamp camp to attend tomorrow! Yay!

Most of you in blogland are familiar with Freida. She visits so many of you and leaves such sweet and encouraging comments on all the blogs she visits. I've had the pleasure of meeting her and can attest that she is just as sweet in real life, in fact she's quite possibly the sweetest lady I've ever had the pleasure of knowing!

Yesterday when I got home from work I found a package in the mail for me from Freida. She sent me some little flowers and ribbon and some wonderful die cuts she cut for me with some of her new dies. I can't wait to play with these goodies! However, the BEST thing in the package was this gorgeous card she made

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Isn't it just stunning? She used the Soul Sister image from Squigglefly and colored it magnificently! The shading is just perfect, and I love those itty bitty flowers! I'm guessing she used liquid pearls around the scallops and in the center of the flowers, but I'm not sure because I know that I cannot get my liquid pearls to look so perfect and be so tiny!

The card stock that she printed the image on has such a lovely shimmer to it. Here's a close up that I took at an angle so you can see the shimmer better

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I'll let you all in on a little secret too - Freida is thinking of starting her own blog! I know it's something that so many of us have wanted her to do for a while now! I'll keep you posted when I hear from her so you can all go and visit!
Freida, I really can't thank you enough for sharing your art with me and for the other fun goodies too! I hope you don't mind me letting the cat out of the bag about your blog!

Enjoy your Friday everyone!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Good morning everyone! I'm certainly loving this cooler weather! Gets my hopes up that an early Fall is a possibility although there is no sign of the leaves changing.
I have a cute card to share with you today. It uses an image by Joni Walker called BFFs.

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I colored it with Copic markers and did a little bit of highlighting with a white gel pen. The border punch on the side is from Martha Stewart and has a little blue gemstone in each of the circles. The inside isn't decorated or anything, but it says "You make life more fun!"

I love the designer paper that's on here, and it's from Pink Armadillo. I like that parts of it are embossed and looked distressed too.

I'm excited to share a FABULOUS card with you today from Pam Brown! She used the Floral Window image and it turned out so beautiful you have got to go see it! You can see Pam's creation on her blog HERE.

Enjoy your day and as always I thank you so much for coming by to visit me!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chirping For Fall

Hi everyone! With this little touch of cooler weather we're having I find myself looking for other signs that we might get an early Fall this year. It was the thought of cheering on Fall that I made today's card.

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I printed the Chipper Bird image from Squigglefly twice and after coloring the leaves they were glued on at the ends so that the tips could be flipped up a little for dimension.

The second printing was printed onto some brown card stock and then I ran the card stock through the cuttlebug with the distressed stripes embossing folder to make it look a little more trunk like. Everything was colored with Copic markers except - come one you can say it with me by now - the sky and the grass and they were chalked. Then I stamped some grass sprigs over the grass area.

I glued two pieces of designer paper together and cut an X in the middle to fold back an opening to frame my image. The folds are held in place with some tiny eyelets. Instead of a sentiment, I let a brad speak for me! I had a cute round brad that says "Autumn Days" and a little fall leaf that are from Recollections and stuck them in the lower right corner. This card looks so much better in person than it does in the photo.

Today I want to point out a great card that Jennifer Scull made with Lynne Stansbery's Iguanaimage. She made two of these, one for each of her sons who just left for school. When I saw it I knew it was the one to share with you! You can see Jenn's card HERE.

I hope your day goes smoothly, and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Slow Celebration

Hi everyone! Wow, what a weather change from last night to this morning! So, it didn't quite get into the 60's, but it's a cool 71 degrees and Riley and I are headed out the door for a walk in a bit.

Did you get over to the Squigglefly blog yesterday and see the cards the design team made? They all did such a great job with their cards!

I wanted to share a card I made for the sketch challenge on Papercraft Planet Saturday. It's a great simple sketch to work with and I got to use the adorable new Party Like An Animal by Jackie Mathews!

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I used Copic markers to color with and put a little yellow stickles on the candle flame. I love how he's got that balloon tied to his tail and is blowing that horn!
The sentiment is from a clear Hero Arts set, and I have three little green rain dots under that as per the sketch!

Well, I hope you have wonderful weather where you are too, and thanks for looking!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Featured Stamper Cards

Hi everyone! I really hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was slow and lazy, but sometimes those are the best kind! I got the important stuff accomplished and just enjoyed the rest of it. It was another really hot weekend, but according to the weather channel there is relief ahead! I even saw that the lows will be around 60 degrees on Wednesday night! Yahoo!

You know I love to play in the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast Stampers every Sunday, and this week they had a fantastic gallery to CASE! I was able to play along with TWO CARDS!

My first card uses the brand new Squigglefly image by Lynne Stansbery called The Beauty of Pine. I colored it with Copic markers and did a little chalking in the background with yellow chalk. The sentiment is also from Squigglefly, and is in Nina Brackett's Merry Christmas Flourish only I erased the "flourish" before printing it out!

I wanted to make it look like snow was dusting the pine cones, but my glitter really wasn't chunky enough to make it look like I envisioned. The gold border is from a candy box left over from last Christmas - how appropriate is that? If you are interested in seeing the card I CASED, it can be viewed here.

I found so many cards in Heather's gallery that I liked, so I decided to CASE another one! This time I used the cute Hang In There Monkey by Revi Devi Paat to make a fun Spring Card! You can find directions for a Spring Card HERE. It was pretty easy to make and came together quickly.

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I colored the image with Copic markers and used chalk on the sky. I cut a square frame die cut (Cuttlebug) and then cut it in half diagonally for the lower corners. The sentiment was printed out on my computer and the edges distressed a bit with a Chocolate Chip stamp pad.

Today is a brand new challenge on the Squigglefly blog. I intend to go and check it out and hope you will too!

On a completely different note, I noticed that I am almost to 300 followers. That sounds like something i need to start thinking blog candy for! So, while I'm putting together some blog candy, how about you let all of your friends know about my blog. When I reach 300 followers I'll have a give away for some blog candy. I'll show the blog candy as soon as I have it all together. Have a really happy Monday, and thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Love Through The Window

Good morning everyone! I hope you are having a really great weekend. I've been kind of lazy this weekend. It's too hot to go outside and do much, and my mojo wasn't inspiring me to do anything either. Then I got to playing around with some of the new images Squigglefly released yesterday. The Floral Window image by brand new artist Laura Campbell cried out for me to use it, so I tried printing it out on some handmade paper to see what it would look like.

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I really like the way this looks, and it's got a great texture too! I printed my sentiment out on the computer and then punched out and glittered a tiny heart to use between the two words. A very quick and simple card, but it needed something to give it a bit more punch, so I got out a white gel pen and started making dots all over.

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Definitely has more punch now don't you think? It's really amazing to me what a few white dots can do!

I hope you'll go by and take a look at all the new images, and remember that Laura Campbell is donating 100% of the money from the sale of her images to the The Theological Biblical Academy, (TBA). TBA trains pastors and church planters who will establish and lead biblical churches in Croatia and the bordering countries of Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Serbia. What better way to help out such a wonderful organization and still get something for yourself?!

The blogland card I'm sharing with you today is this perfectly wonderful ensemble using Nina Brackett's Sew Fabulous set at Clare Buswell's blog. If you see something spectacular made with Squigglefly images, please share them!

Have a great Sunday, and thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

New images and announcing a new artist!

With their new release this weekend Squigglefly has announced their newest artist, Laura Kirste Campbell!
Laura is donating 100% of her Squigglefly profits directly to The Theological Biblical Academy, (TBA). TBA trains pastors and church planters who will establish and lead biblical churches in Croatia and the bordering countries of Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Serbia. This is the ministry of her dear friend and fellow Squigglefly artist Nina Brackett. This is not only a way for Laura to lend support, but also to give thanks to God for gifting her with talents and her art business, Layers of Color.
Please come by Squigglefly, visit Laura's "about" page, and help support this wonderful ministry by choosing some of her delightful digis!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ooh, Ooh Witchy Woman

good morning to you all! I hope you are having a really great week. Mine is going much better than the last couple of weeks! My new computer at work is all updated and running like a top. I have been manually backing up my files rather than letting the automatic back up run so if we ever have another crash I'll be able to locate my stuff lots easier. I'm really glad we got the new computer instead of waiting for the warranty people to fix the old one because I'd still be waiting and getting further and further behind!

I have another Halloween card to show you today. This one uses a very cute little witch riding on her broom with her pet bat called Up For A Ride, and it was drawn by the ever talented Jackie Matthews. I really love Jackie's images; they are all so cute!

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I'm not completely happy with my coloring on this. It looked much better in my mind than it turned out to look on paper, but I still think it's too cute to toss. I colored with Copic markers and then chalked the moon and the night sky. I really need to practice more coloring things black, and the dark purple on her cape is so dark that it blends in a little too much with the black.

When I printed the image, I printed two copies so I could cut the clouds out and pop them up. I used a little bit of yellow stickles on the star on her hat.

Yesterday I pointed you to Vicki's fabulous card, and I thought it would be fun to post my favorite card by the Squigglefly design team every day, so today I want to direct your attention to Maria Matter's blog to see the beautiful card she created with Lynne Stansbery's new From Tiny Acorns image. You can see it HERE.

I hope something makes you laugh out loud today, and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Sketch and Creepy Crawlies

Hi everyone! Happy hump day! Every Wednesday there is a sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers, and this is the card I did for last week's sketch challenge.

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I used the cute Owl Birthday by Angie Davis. I love this image because it's so fast to color but makes a really cute card. The owls all have such personalities!

It's colored with Copic markers and a little bit of stickles is added to the dots around the leaves. The border punch is from Martha Stewart.

Okay, my next card is the one I made for the Get Your Freak On Challenge I told you about yesterday. Did you take my advice and go look at the entries? There are some wonderful ones! Anyway, here's the card I made

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I used an image by Lynne Stansbery called Eek!. There is a mouse in the image, but I erased him before printing it and then drew in a huge, ugly, creepy, black spider. Spider's definitely freak me out!

the image is colored with Copic markers and chalk. I used some Halloween paper so I can send it out as a Halloween card. I will add some kind of sentiment to make it more appropriate. I have an idea in mind for another card for the challenge and hope I can do it before it's over!

Before I go there is a card that Vicki Diaz made with the sentiment that Roann Mathias did in her beautiful calligraphy and it is just stunning! You need to go and see this lovely piece of art now HERE!

Well, enjoy your day and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bears Can Be Scary!

Good morning! I have a couple of quick but cute Halloween cards to share with you today! They both use new shy bear images!

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these first two use an image called Beary Scary. I colored it with Copic markers and a little yellow chalk around the image. Everything else is pretty self explanatory. I love that this image is cute, but doesn't require a lot of coloring.

This next card uses an image called Guess Who. This image cracks me up! It's so funny to think of a bear dressing up like a person, don't you think?

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It's also colored with Copic markers. I colored a white button with an orange Copic and threaded some black ribbon through it. The black dots on the right side of the card were made with a black gel pen.

Squigglefly's challenge this week is to use hot colors in your project, and I think both of these cards qualify for that with all the orange and yellow on them! The design team really knocked this challenge out of the park, so if you haven't been to the blog to check them out you should make a point to do so!

I told you the other day about the Get Your Freak On challenge on Squigglefly's Papercraft Planet group. Well, you need scoot over there and take a look at the cards that have been submitted because they are all totally wonderful - some very creative minds at work over there!

Our heat has lessened some; only about 95 degrees instead of 103! Not much of a cool down, but I'll take what I can get! Hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks for looking!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fall Four

Good morning everyone! I had so much fun coloring these cards yesterday. I used the From Tiny Acorns image that was just released at Squigglefly this weekend for all of these. I love the way that Lynne Stansbery has drawn these. She gives you such good shading guidelines that coloring is a breeze.

I thought the sketchy look to this image would look good with soft colors, so I shied away from the Copic markers and started out with chalks.

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Next I decided to try coloring these fall beauties with my watercolor crayons. I just squirted some puddles of water and dipped my aqua pen on to the crayon to pick up some color and then swirled it in the water so it would be more diluted. The colors are definitely pale with this technique but I was afraid I'd run it if I tried to add more color so I left it.

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Next I decided to try colored pencils. This is just straight coloring and no blending with odorless mineral spirits or anything. The colors are more vibrant.

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So, liking the vibrant colors after all, I decided to go ahead and see how the Copic would look

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The one thing that messed this card up was when I went to stamp the "Autumn Splendor" sentiment from Unity at the top, it fell off of the acrylic block right on to my image and left little black marks on the right side! Oh well, nothing to do about it!

There's a new challenge on the Squigglefly blog today! Go see what Maria has challenged everyone to do! Have a great Monday, and thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Deck the Halls and the Front Porch!

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend. Did you see all the wonderful new images Squigglefly released yesterday? Oh my, there are some really great ones I can't wait to color! Today though, I have a Christmas card to show you that uses the Ready For The Holidays image that Lynne Stansbery drew.

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I colored this with Copic markers and added a bit of red glitter to the holly berries. It won't be long now before it's time to get out the Christmas decorations!

If you're looking for a fun challenge to join, Jennifer has a great one going on at the Squigglefly group on Papercraft Planet. It's the Get Your Freak On challenge in honor of Friday the 13th.

On the personal front, I ended up having to get a new computer at work. The old one is still going to be fixed, but I have a feeling it's going to be a while. There is still a little more than a year on the warranty, so I am going to make sure they either fix it or replace it. We can use it as a back up if anything ever happens to the new one. I just didn't want to get further behind in work.

So, I spent all day on Friday getting my backed up files on to the new computer, and then the printer wouldn't work with the new computer! It's always something it seems, isn't it?

Well, have a wonderful day, and thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cat For You

Hi everyone! I hope you are doing well this week. Things are the same here for me - still computerless at work and it's still hot.

I have a card today that was so much fun to make. I made it for Sunday's Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.

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I went back to one of my favorite cats Fatty Cat by Jackie Matthews. I love this cat because he's easy to color and he's got such a cute expression on his face. I resisted using the cat eyes this time, but it was hard!

The cat is colored with Copic markers and cut out and then popped up on pop dots. The "For You" sentiment is from a clear Penny Black set. Getting the ribbon through the button was hard! I had to cut my ribbon in half and it ended up shredding, but I still liked the look; kind of like what ribbon looks like after the cat gets to it with those claws! But, in hindsight I would either pick a narrower ribbon or find a button with bigger holes. I think trying to enlarge the holes would only break the button.

The most fun thing making this card was all the white gel pen dots. That's something that adds so much to the look of the card, and it's fun to do too! Well, I hope you have some fun in your life today, and thanks for looking!

Monday, August 9, 2010

dreaming of yummy cupcakes

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a really great weekend. Ours was a lot nicer as the horrid heat broke some and we got a couple of really long rainfalls. With my computer down at work I'm unable to get to as many blogs as I usually do, so for the time being I thought I'd post three days a week and take the other two days to get by the blogs I love to visit and get inspiration from.

The other day I was flipping through some channels and I stopped it on The View. They were showing some absolutely beautiful cupcakes with decadent flavors that looked sooo yummy. They were all mini bite size cupcakes so you could taste more variety. Well, I guess the episode stayed with me because that night I dreamed of cupcakes! The dream inspired this card I made with the Dreamy Cupcake image by Joni Walker.

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Now there's something I need to tell you about this. I printed this image on some paper that is supposed to be really great with Copic markers. It's a paper; not a card stock. The problem I ran into was that one side is coated and the Copic markers do not color well on that side. I can't tell which side is coated, and I printed on the wrong side! Instead I colored this on the reverse side and it showed through enough to look okay. I then added some shading with colored pencils on the right side of the paper. I added some stickles to the icing rosette on the top.

Today's a new challenge on the Squigglefly blog. Why not go check it out and play along? You might win some of those cute new Halloween images they just released! Enjoy your day, and thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I Wanna Wish You A Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Mine has been fast and busy, but I did find some time to play with a couple of the new images from Squigglefly. Did you get by there yesterday and see alll the new ones? There are some really cute Halloween ones out, and I'm lovin' all the different kinds of witches there are!

One of my favorites is the Iguana image that Lynne Stansbery drew. I love it because it's perfect for so many silly puns.

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I went with a Christmas theme and just had a little bit of fun with it by plopping the Santa Hat image that Crissy Armstrong drew on top of his head! I colored everything with Copic markers and used chalk for the sky. The trim and the pom pom on the hat have some puff paint for dimension. The words are computer generated.

Well, Iguana wish you all a very happy day, and thanks for looking!

Friday, August 6, 2010

I think You're Sweet

Hi everyone and happy Friday! Well, my computer was not fixed yesterday. I spent a lot more quality time with tech support and they have determined that the hard drive has failed. So, my next call was to the service warranty people since the pc is a little less than two years old and we do have a three year service contract on it. The good news is they are sending someone to fix it. The bad news is that someone will contact me in 5 to 10 days and then come out and determine for themselves what the problem is and then order any necessary parts which will take anywhere from 5 to 10 days to come in, so I'm looking at a couple of weeks without a computer.

In the meantime I will be doing all the office work the old fashioned way! Can we say fun times? the hardest part is not being able to check my e mail and surf all the wonderful blogs in my slow time!

I have a sneak peek for you today! I used the sketch from this week's challenge on Splitcoast Stampers and made a cute Halloween card with a new image called Not So Wicked Witch from Joni Walker.

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This was a fun sketch! I had fun pulling out my Halloween papers too. I paper pieced her dress and hat, colored everything else with Copic markers, and added yellow stickles to her wand.

I used some thread to hang a confetti spider from the fan of papers. Here's a close up of that detail

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There are some more fun Halloween images in this week's release, so be sure to check 'em out - and check out the design team's blogs for more sneak peeks! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

one more chapter

Hi everyone. Okay, this is going to be a really short post because I've got a really short fuse today. Besides this absolutely horrendous heat wave we have going on, I spent all day on the phone yesterday with tech support for a computer issue at work which led to my having to stay at work two hours later than I usually get off and when I left my computer was still going through a system restore. So this morning, I have to go to work and call tech support again to finish up everything. I am only praying that my backup has really backed up my files! Add the fact that today is my busiest day of the week at work because it's a pay day and everyone looks to me for their pay checks so I'm not really feeling too chipper about the work day today.

One thing I do feel chipper about though is showing you this cute card I made with this new image from Joni Walker called One More Chapter.

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This image takes me back to my childhood. I used to read voraciously when I was a kid and can remember saying "One more chapter?" to my mother when she'd tell me to stop reading and do something. Of course more times than not one chapter would lead to another and so on.

I colored her with Copic markers and I think I was following a sketch challenge for this, but I was too late for it. The crocheted flower at the top was one of my snowflakes that was turning out to be too big for a card, so I stopped it at that point and left it as a flower. The center was wide open so I added a yellow button.

The frame behind her could be anything, but I made it a window and swiped some blue chalk on there for a sky and then stamped some green dots on the edge for bushes outside the window. I haven't added a sentiment yet because I do not know who this card is going to yet.

Heather has started a new challenge on Squigglefly's group at Papercraft Planet that I hope you'll go check out and try to play along. The artist they are featuring this time is Chesney Young. If you use one of her images to play along you get entered twice! Plus, I'm not saying what but there may be another little surprise over there waiting for you!

Well, I wish you a better day than I'm probably going to have and I hope you're having better weather than we're having here too! Thanks so much for spending a little of your time with me today!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Card That Almost Wasn't

Good morning everyone. I am not even going to mention the excessive heat today or complain to you one bit about how unbelievably miserable it is. I won't even use an exclamation point when I tell you yesterday's heat index was 115. I'll just wish you all better weather than we are having, and invite you down if this is the kind of weather you love. I WILL tell you how having this heat really makes you stop and think about the troops fighting for our freedoms in heat that is so much worse than this.

I have a card today that is the card that almost wasn't and maybe shouldn't be. It seemed nothing went right on this. I wanted to try my hand at one of the T-slide cards they showed how to make in a recent Splitcoast Stampers newsletter.

I printed the Daisy Fairy image onto some new paper and colored her with Copic markers. I am not happy with how the Copic markers colored on this paper, and I almost threw it away but then I decided to see if I could make it look a little better by using some colored pencils over the marker. It didn't really help much, but I decided not to pitch it. I should have left well enough alone, but I decided to add some crystal effects to the eyes. I set it aside to dry and instead of it drying in a nice clear bubble over the eyes it kind of sunk in and crackled. Not pretty!

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Then when I went to put the T-slide together I didn't have my paper on right side up, so I had to improvise and make my pull on the other side. The slide mechanism doesn't work that smoothly either. The wings turned out nicely though! Oh well, I'm sure I can send this to some little girl who won't look too closely at my work

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Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Reindeer and Texting

Several of you wanted the directions for the card I made yesterday, and you can find them at Splitcoast stampers here. They are fun to make and very easy!

I have a Christmas card to share today! I love the cute little Reindeer that Chesney Young drew, and I had a couple of these that I had colored last year but never got a chance to make into a card before Christmas came, so I used them this year!

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The reindeer is colored with Copic markers and the background is chalked. It was cut out with a scalloped rectangle nestabilities die. The greeting at the top is from a Stampin' Up! set and the snowflake on the side is another one I crocheted. I popped a little white pearl in the center. The border is punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

Today is Squigglefly's challenge on the blog, and Maria is challenging everyone to use ribbon. I saw a challenge on Cute Card Thursday that they called "Texting Crazy". As soon as I saw the title of their challenge I knew what I wanted to do. So I made this and combined the two challenges!

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I have a friend who loves to text and it drives me crazy! I hate texting and am always telling her to just pick up the phone and call me instead of typing to me, so this card is going to her. The image is another one of Chesney's called Texting. I love that you make the phone screen say whatever you'd like!

Well, it's another hot day week here, so I should have plenty of indoor craft time this week! I hope you have time to play too! Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

PCP Challenge!

Hi everyone! I sure am thankful for air conditioning this weekend! Gosh it's been miserably hot! Yesterday I said to my husband "have you ever been close to a camp fire and breathed in the air?" and he said yes, and I said "that is exactly what it feels like when you step outside - your first breath just feels like the air sears your lungs." I hope you are all staying cool where you are!

Yesterday Heather set a new challenge on the Squigglefly group at Papercraft planet, and it is a really easy one so I hope you will play along! They have been featuring different Squigglefly artists, and this week is none other than Chesney Young! You get a double chance of winning the prize if you use one of her images!

I will probably end up doing another one with one of Chesney's images, but I already had this snowman from Cheryly Alger and decided to make a twist fold card!

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Hopefully you can tell from the photos how this card opens. I colored it with copic markers and used designer paper from My Mind's Eye. The snowflake is a Martha Steward punch that I added stickles and a diamond center to.

Please play along - it's a fun and easy challenge and you have a chance to win! Thanks for looking!