Sunday, June 22, 2008

Tutorials

Hi guys; happy Sunday. Cloudy gloomy day here; been that way for weeks now. It's starting to drive me crazy! Today I am putting together a new recipe box for my class tomorrow night. I will post it when I am done. And I am going to do some coloring tutorials, hopefully! I have using several different methods to color lately and just wanted to share them with you. You may already know how to use watercolor pencils or crayons, or prismacolor pencils with baby oil, or markers, but I'm getting bored with just posting a completed project without the pictures of the entire process. LOL. So we'll see how that goes! Will check back in later. Have a great Sunday!

Friday, June 20, 2008

New elements added....

Late post tonight! It's 11:30 pm and I am getting ready to go to bed but wanted to say hey! This week at work went fairly quickly. The guy I hired quit yesterday. He didn't like our boss! LOL. Oh well. He was starting to drive me crazy at work!

Tomorrow I am taking the kids to the fairgrounds. Animal Planet is coming to Vermont! I heard a commercial on the radio about some dog shows and different animals that are going to be there and I thought the kids would enjoy that! Besides that, it's free! LOL Can't beat that!

I have added more pictures to my slide show called Some of my Creations. And I have added a guestbook at the bottom of the page. Seems kinda cool. I saw it on another blog and thought it looked fun. Check it out and sign in if you'd like!

Oh and I added another favorite blog to the list......drum roll please......Cindy Haffner!!! Yay. I love her cards and her gallery at SCS. Check it out.

Sunday, Katie is doing another craft fair; purses, cards, cell phone pouches, jewelry. Wish her luck!

Post again tomorrow. Thanks for checking in.

Monday, June 16, 2008

So grateful...

Hi everyone, I was just going through my email and noticed a ton of email from SCS. I received a ton of notices that people had left comments on cards in my gallery! I just finished reading them all and I just wanted to say thanks for all your compliments!!! It really is sweet when someone takes the time to tell you how funny or cute they think your card is! I really love to read through all the comments in my gallery. Thanks so much!

I have a class tonight that I have to get ready for. I spent a couple of hours this morning cutting paper and gathering the stamps and ink I need. Oh that reminds me, I have to grab the ribbon! Tonight's class is on the star book. I am hoping that it doesn't run over! I have to get up early for work tomorrow!

Expecting thunderstorms again this evening into tonight. Probably down pour on my way to my class or walking through the parking lot with my arms full of stuff! LOL. Thanks for stopping by; I have more cards to post but I don't have pictures of them yet. Will do that soon! Have a great night! :)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

You Make Me Smile...

This cupcake is from Hero Arts and the set is called Clear Design Cupcakes. I am really into cupcakes right now..........actually anything to do with desserts! LOL. I colored it with Prismacolor watercolor pencils and my dove blender. I stamped the cupcake with Stazon black on SU's watercolor paper, colored it and then cut it out and adhered it to the scallop circles from Marvy. I used some decorative scissors and cut out the sentiment (from SU) into individual words. Some of them are adhered with dimensionals. Fast and easy card!

Hi There!

Hi There! I think this is my favorite card among the several I've made recently. I love the bright bold colors! I can't remember where I got that patterned paper, but I've been holding onto it for a long time. Now that I have all these cupcake stamps, I have a use for the paper! The cupcake and the sentiment are both from Hero Arts. The sentiment is from the Spring Catalog. The cupcake is stamped with Stazon black and colored with Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils and Dove Blender. I then cut it out and adhered it to the circle with dimensionals. That piece is then adhered to the red circle with just adhesive and then that piece is attached to the patterned paper with dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped also with Stazon black and punched out with my Marvy oval punch. It's attached to the red piece with dimensionals. I used my horizontal slot punch from SU so that I could tie the ribbon on each end. I added dots with a fine tip marker. I love, love, love this card! :)

Yum!!

Yum is right! Can you imagine eating a huge ice cream cone like this? LOL This stamp is from Denami Design. I think their booth was my favorite at the stamp show. They have such cute stamps. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. The set is called Clear Design Cupcakes. I used Stazon black to stamp the ice cream cone on SU's Watercolor Paper and then colored it with Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils and my Dove Blender. I mounted that piece onto the green piece with dimensionals and the ribbon is running between the two layers. Then the entire piece is mounted to the patterned paper which I can't remember where it's from. Sorry! The circle is punched out using Marvy circle punch. I used SU's ticket corner punch on the ice cream cone corners and then used one of my fine tip markers to add the dots. I like the bright colors of this card!

No Really......I'm Fine

No really.......I'm fine! LOL Here's another stamp I couldn't put down at the stamp show! I love this mouse. He is called Woe Is Me. LOLThere are a lot of mouse stamps at Stamps 'N More that are so funny! Mice that are sick to their stomach from eating too much, mice that are hugging, mice that are dancing..........you have to check them out at the above link. The sentiment is also from Stamps 'N More called No Really...........I'm Fine.
I used SU's watercolor paper again and the extra blocks of cheese are stamped on paper and cut out. They are mounted on SU's dimensionals onto the oval cardstock and then there are dimensionals between that layer and the yellow circle. I used my
Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils and my Dove Blender to color everything. The circles and ovals are punched out with Marvy and EK Success punches.

Wine About It!!

Wine about it.......it'll make you feel better! Love this stamp! Got this at the stamp show. I couldn't pass it up with the angry little kitty stamp! LOL I know he's not the cutest kitty but he sure is pretty funny. He is from Stamps 'N More. I colored him with Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils and my Dove Blender. You can also get the pencils at Dick Blick. I stamped on SU's watercolor paper, which is really nice and thick. The cat is stamped on a separate piece of watercolor paper and I cut him out. Pretty simple card but every time I look at it, it cracks me up! LOL

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tornado Warning!

Ok not only does little Jared hate thunderstorms but he is deathly afraid of tornadoes! And we have a warning for those little twisters today! Will let you know later how today goes.....

Copic Marker Blog!!

Hi Everyone!

I haven't been on in awhile. Have lots to post and some things to share. First I want to tell you that I have had added a new link. Check it out! I added it to my "Fun Places" list and it's called I like Markers. I recently found this site while reading the forums about Copic Markers. And this is the blog to visit. You learn everything you need to know about Copic Markers. I don't have any yet but I want to start my collection after seeing them demonstrated at a stamp fair I went to.

I also wanted to share with you something I recently purchased called the Bind It All Round it All. Here is the link; you'll see a close up. http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/yhst-56935576670441_2005_6457906
I haven't tried it yet but I am dying to! Here is the product description taken from the site

"The only corner rounder made to handle thick chipboard, acrylic, tin, and most other materials up to 1/8" thick. It is available in two sizes. The R10 tool will be pink and the R5 will be blue. This Round-it-All is available for PRE-ORDER and will ship end of May 2008. If purchased with other products, everything will ship immediately with the exception of the Round-it-All."

Another new item that I have is from Denami Design. They have really cute stamps! Here is their link....http://www.denamidesign.com/shoponline.html
I need to add them to my shopping list as well. I just acquired the frog stamp shown here....http://www.denamidesign.com/stamps/pages/N/N114.html
and the ice cream cone shown here.....http://www.denamidesign.com/stamps/pages/K/K55.html
Their fruit is so cute too! I have the Small Citrus Splash and the Small Cherries. http://www.denamidesign.com/stamps/tropicaldreams5.html

Another company I recently found is called Class Act. Here is the link to their site. http://www.classact.ca/index.html
I have this stamp of strawberries, http://www.classact.ca/RubberStamps/Fruit/FT08C_C_Strawberries.jpg
this stamp of cherries, http://www.classact.ca/RubberStamps/Fruit/FT10C_C_Cherries.jpg
this fence which I love! http://www.classact.ca/RubberStamps/My%20Garden/CJ08E_E_Fence.jpg
and they have some great ice cream stamps but I can't find them on their site. Might have to contact them to add them to their site!

Other info............
Just this past Friday was my birthday and I was going to go have dinner with a friend because Jared's first officer candidate school weekend was this weekend and he was going to be gone. Well, little Jared had a stomach ache that got progressively worse in a matter of a few hours and ended up in the ER having tons of tests! They told us he had acute appendisitis and within 40 minutes, he was in the OR!! Not a fun evening but he's ok and recovering this week. This is his last week of school and he will miss all of it except Friday. What a crazy year with my family and surgeries! LOL

Anyway, have to get some cards done today and mailed out but wanted to share all that info with you! Thanks for stopping by!