Thursday, September 30, 2010

Nosy Neighbor

This is my second submission for Art Impression's monthly contest. My original line of thinking was something along the lines that Hollis' buddies were telling him to "look out!" because Eunice was behind him. That just didn't seem perfect enough. Someone at work suggested that they were the nosy neighbors and asked what would nosy neighbors say?
Eunice. I struggled with Eunice only for the fact that I can't find her! I searched my closet high and low and she has gone MIA. I managed to find a colored image I did of her when I first got my first set of copics (hence, she is mostly hidden behind the fence!). Unfortunately, I wasn't paying attention when I adhered the trees to the paper. DH pointed out that my DP is upside down! Oh well! I hope you enjoy these two lovely characters. Oh, and by the way, do you know where I put my Eunice??

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A day at the beach

My last card to show you using the September card kit. If you haven't tried one of these it is well worth the money. It is nice to have all of the coordinating paper and embellishments all together. It's hard to see here but there are stickles all over the image and it looks really neat in person!
Paper: September papercard kit from Paperworks Co.
Copics: B 21, 23, 24; C00, 5, 8; 100; E 000, 00, 11, 13; V12; YRo4,07; R24, 27

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Second Vest is done!

Here is the vest I made for my oldest son. Again, this isn't the turtleneck I will have them wear with the vests. I just put something on him for the picture. I noticed this one turned out just a bit nicer than the first. I guess practice makes perfect! The only other change I would like to make would be to make the shoulders a bit narrower. Other than that this is a great pattern. I will take some time off from this pattern and switch to something else for a bit before starting the last (and smallest) vest.

Happy Owl-o-ween, MMSC#73

How could I resist? I had to play along with Midnight Madness this week as it is featuring PWCO stamps!! Isn't this the cutest stamp? I was thinking it would be a great stamp to use long after fall is over. Just cut out the tree and the owl without the moon and bats and viola! you have a multi-purpose stamp!

I know that Peggy just LOVES orange so she just must love halloween themed cards! HA! Peggy, I couldn't resist. I do love this card and love how it came together.

stamps: Happy Owl-o-ween from Paperworks Co.

Paper: Reminisce

copics: y38, Y17, E43, E44,, C8, E11, E13

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hollis, MMSC #73

My brother is a Physician Assistant at Children's Hospital of Milwaukee. My SIL is having a party for him this coming weekend as he won the Physician Assistant of the Year Award!! This is my card for him (although, he's not a hunter) which also is entered into Art Impression's monthly contest (the theme is "the great outdoors") and Midnight Madness's Sketch Challenge #73. The inside of the card reads, "Children's Health Systems found the BEST Physician Assistant!"
Congrats Mike! You have earned your title!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Claptois Shawl

Here Hubby and I are showing off the Claptois shawl I made. I bought 100% silk yarn and paired it with a shimmery yarn, Lincate gold rush. I had a garage sale 2 years ago and the proceeds from that sale went towards this shawl. I had almost finished the project with a small corner left to do when, gasp, I needed to buy another skein. I contemplated about that because the yarn is super expensive. I bite the bullet and did buy the second skein. I am glad I did! Ah, the shawl is gorgeous!
We are on our way to a wedding. By the way, I bought the dress and the shoes at a second hand store!

What a model!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Leaves are falling!

For today’s post I decided to use PWCO’s sunday sketch. What a nice and easy sketch to use for today and paired with September’s paper card kit you get one WOW card! I used the Faux Silk technique for the oval panel, embossed the brown paper, colored the image and budda-bing-budda-boom! here you go!
Autumn Leaves
Paper: September paper card kit
Copics: B23, B24, R27, Y38, Y15, YG95, YR04, YR07, YR09, E77, BV17, E49, YR21
Accessories: oval nestabilities, embossing folder, tissue paper

Saturday, September 18, 2010

RAM FAll Collection Release!

These are the two card I made for the Rachel Ann Miller Fall Collection release that happened last night. Did you go? Did you participate in the chat release? I tried, but I had computer issues that wouldn't let me go there.
Here are the details for the cards:

Card #1
Stamp: A thankful Day
Paper: Green, Ivory, Bo-Bunny's 12" love Bandit Tweetheart
Copics: YR 04, 07, 09; Y08, 11;V09,17;YG63, 67; E43, 44, 77; B23, 24
Accessories: leaft brads, vine ribbon, edge punch
Card #2
paper: brown, orange, basic grey dp
stamp: the perfect pumpkin
copics:E000, 00, 11, 33, 43, 37; C5, 8; YR04, 07, 09, 21; R24, 27; YG 93, 95; Y13; v15, 17; G99
Peggy Says:
So here’s the DEALS! Now you probably want to know the details:
  • The stamps (including matching sentiments) are $7.75. All are on our signature PWCO rubber, and precut for you.
  • Of course for those who want them ALL, we have a special bundle deal for you! The bundle Price for these stamps are: $41.75 – thats 10% off!
  • To get these stamps, click here: a special offer for this weekend – ADDITIONAL 10% on ALL PWCO Stamps – Just enter the code “PWCOFALL” in the discount section when you check out! offer ends Monday night, Sept 20th – this offer cannot be combined with any other offers, local pickup discount is diasabled.THANKS FOR COMING!!!
  • Next month, we are going to kick into a high CHRISTMAS gear…. watch for more info next month…

    Friday, September 17, 2010

    Sneak Peek!

    By now you are well aware that the new Rachel Ann Miller Stamps are being released tonight! Here's my sneak peek for my card. Come on over to PWCO for our chat release tonight at 7:00 PM CST. At that time all of the stamps will be released, one by one, and you can see the awsome work the deign team did with the new goodies!!

    Here's Silvia's sneak peek at:

    Hope to see you there!

    Thursday, September 16, 2010

    Vest for DS2

    Here's a picture of my middle son showing off the sweater vest I finished for him. I will be making one for each of the boys (what was I thinking??) to wear for the holidays. The shirt is not part of the look, I just grabbed one from his closet that was a button down.
    I chose to make DS2's first so if it was too big it would then become DS1's and if too small then it would have been DS3's. As it turned out, my gauge was right on and the vest fits him perfectly.
    I have cast on DS1's vest (the back) and I am on row 1. UGH! what did I get myself into??
    Thanks for looking!

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010

    Hippo Baby Card

    I am really loving the paper card kit for this month. I love the ribbon with the little balls hanging off the end. How fun is that?!? I decided with all of the pink that this would be a really good baby card. I don’t have anyone in mind yet, but there is always someone at work who is pregnant so it will be used soon enough.
    Harriet the Hippo
    Paper: September card kit
    copics: RV 11, 13; Y13, 15

    Sunday, September 12, 2010

    Birch trees

    I made this card for Peggysue. We meet recently in Janesville, WI which is half way between our houses. We were at the stamp store together and she spied this stamp. We both wanted it, but I knew she wanted it more. I also doubted that I would use it much because of all of the detail. With much coaxing she took the stamp and in return sent me a few images. It took me awile to get around to stamping, but I finally did and made this for her. Unfortunately, you can't see the pretty, pretty stickles (glitter) on it in this picture like you can IRL.

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    September card kit, Monkey on a swing

    Ohhh, the new card kit is wonderful!! I love having coordinating papers and embellishments all together so I don’t have to wonder if the papers in my hand match. What a great idea! I modified the stamp a bit by only having the monkey on the swing. I stamped the image, cut the image in two and slid the two halves together to make it look like only the monkey is there. I love the paper that I picked in that it looks as if the monkey is swinging at the park. Again, what fun and how cool to have it come all together!

    Stamp: Side by Side

    Paper: Echo park paper (September paper card kit)

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010

    Silhouette card

    I thought I would share with you this very easy technique that I love. This is a silhouette card. I started by using my brayer and coloring in the sky then I did the blue of the water and the mountains. I stamped, “standing beneath a tree” drew in the ground and colored in the image and ground with black marker. I like how it looks like the kids are looking at the sun rise or sun set! My brother in law’s girlfriend, Amber, sketched in the mountains just by shading in with a grey marker. She also drew in the birds. I hope you liked this technique and will give it a try!