Saturday, September 26, 2009

Tilda blowing hearts

My Tildas finally have become a card. The first card is the Tilda that I posted for my last entry. The second is one I colored last night and made into a card today. The card layout for the second on came from Shawne from her Pumpkin Princess card. I changed the arrangement of two of the layers. I just can't seem to do things the way it is presented. I hope that is a sign of creativity!

Well, I better get off here so I can either 1: go stamp and color some more or 2: go knit. I don't know which one will win out tonight.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tilda with a mouth!

My Tildas showed up in the mail!! The first one I colored tonight, okay, well the only one is the Tilda with a mouth. Lori, she can breathe! She can blow hearts!!!
I think my coloring is coming right along.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Precious Moments

Years ago when I was still a graduate student I bought a precious moments coloring book. I bought it for a client activity knowing that I would just copy the pictures and reuse the images over and over. A few years ago I had the idea to shrink down the image to use for stamping. I've come across these coloring pages now and again but never did anything with them. This weekend I came across them again and decided to use my copics with them and it worked! The images didn't bleed and I found the coloring was easier since the paper is so thin. I enjoyed coloring this and I hope to inspire you to use a coloring page for your next image!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Copic Coloring

Today is my DS3's 2nd birthday. I took the day off to spend with him. While he napped I got an hour to stamp, er, color. I am really happy with the way the honey pot came out. I think I did a better job on the honey pot than I did on the bee hive. I borrowed this set from my IRL stamping friend (months ago! I forgot I had it!). It is a fun stamp set to use to color. I doubt bee hives are blue but it works for the card. The card isn't all that spectacular, but my coloring of my honey pot is!!!
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Goofing around in the car

Here my Mom and I are goofing around in the car. I am showing her the iBooth feature on my computer. We were playing with the special effects.

Don't I look great without any makeup?

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Angelo, my cousin

My dad

My cousin's daughter
Angelo, the son of my uncle, and his maternal Grandmother, Mary.

Here's my grandma heating up bbq beef for 10:30 in the AM!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sympathy Card and Tilda/Pansy practice

Shoot, I uploaded these in the wrong order. Anyway, here are my practice Tildas and Pansies. Getting better!!

This is the sympathy card for my uncle's funeral. I went with the same sketch I just used with the Tilda's. I spent most of my hours, yes, I said hours, working on coloring. I had a few pansy's that weren't card worthy. I also practiced coloring Tilda's today.
I am too tired to say more so thanks for looking and hey, don't forget to leave a comment.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Coloring Tilda

Okay Copic fans, tell me what you think of my coloring job. Feel free to brutally honest. If you know of a good place to see some Tilda's colored really well let me know. I tried the Magnolia website, but couldn't find anything but the stamped image. I looked on SCS too.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

50th Anniversary Card

A coworker asked me to make a 50th Anniversary card for her parents and she needs it by Friday. Gulp! I might take Friday off to go to Chicago for the funeral. That leaves me tonight and tomorrow. Thankfully, the stamping mojo was flowing tonight and this beautiful card emerged. I find it difficult to stamp when under the pressure, but I actually made this in a decent amount of time and without TOO much frustration. I bought the gold sparkly paper at Ace Hardware for $2.50. I thought that was pricey but I don't have a Michael's or scrapbooking store anywhere near here. I am glad I did though despite the cost. I think it really makes the card.
Stamps: Pansy by Clear Dollar Stamps
Ink: Versamark Cloud White
CS and papers: Gold sparkly paper, white
markers: none
embellishments: keys, ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder, computer (to type the date), embossing powder
Techniques: embossing

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sympathy Card

Candy Fosta of Clear Dollar Stamps lost her Dad this week. My dear sweet dork sister, Linda B, who also is a part of CDS, let us dork sisters know of Candy's loss. I made this card for Candy even though I don't know her. I watercolored the butterfly and used the faux silk technique for the the second layer. The layout was supposed to be a sketch challenge on SCS, but of course I deviated from the sketch a bit. Not too much though. The triangle was supposed to be in front of my faux silk panel, but it just didn't look right. I put it behind.
As I was working on this card I got a phone call from my mom that her brother passed away tonight. This was not unexpected, but she is devastated all the same. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers this week.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

More Tildas

I had a nice chat with Dork Sister, Peggysue, yesterday. She does a wonderful job of coloring her Tildas. She uses watercoloring for hers so I thought I would give it a try. These two cards were done with watercolor paper, aqua painters and SU ink. The layout was supposed to be the sketch challenge from Papertrey Ink, but I deviated from the layout. I like what I have instead. I didn't have double sided paper so I adhered two pieces of pattern paper together, back to back. The vine is from the middle of a piece of pattern paper. The SU paper is Apricot appeal with apricot appeal ribbon.

I didn't have enough paper to make two cards at 5.25 inches square so this one is only 4.25 inches square. I think I like this one better just because it is smaller. we are having a talent show at work in which people can also display their artwork. I think I am going to keep one of these and use it for the talent show. Hmm...maybe I should ACTUALLY enter the talent show.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

My own Tilda!

Despite not having a mouth or nose to breathe, these Tilda images are cute. I can't understand why the artist made her without all of her facial features. It's kind of disturbing, but yet here I am playing with Tilda. My good friend and Dork Sister, Peggysue, gave me this Tilda stamp!!! I have been waiting to use her until my Guest Designer Spot with Clear Dollar Stamps was over. Then I waited until I got the right paper and ink to use copic markers. This is my first completed image using copic markers. Not too bad.
I find it interesting how my mistakes force me to do something I wouldn't normally do. I was using rub-ons for the first time as an adult. The directions say there is no need to cut the images first as there is plenty of room between images. LIAR! The little flourish on the bottom was meant to be, but not the little bit above it. To cover it I strategically placed the blue flower. I messed up a bit when stamping, "thinking of you" and the last rub-on after the sentiment rubbed off, but whose counting? The purpose of the card was to practice coloring.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Photo Booth

I bought a photo booth (small portable thing) to help me take better pictures of my cards. This is a card I have already displayed here on my blog. I just used it again to practice using the photo booth. The blurriness of the words is from not using the enclosed tripod.

Silly Me

I get the biggest kick out of this picture. I had brought my new Macbook Pro to work and my coworker was showing me how to use iBooth (the camera in the computer). We were playing around with the special effects. This one is stretch. This picture just makes me giggle. I think I should use it as my new avatar!!
In the background you see the game, "sorry" on a bulletin board. I made that for a client who only looks up and to the right. This way the person could see the game board on the wall when we played. I adhered velcro to poker chips for pawns. Pretty inventive, huh?