Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Thank you, Christine!

The other day I got the Spellbinders Imperial Gold Elements One die set in the mail.  It is just so yummy!!!  I can't wait to play with it.  ;-)  I want to send a special thank you to Christine, over at Scraptime.  This was some blog candy that I had won from some of her CHA spoils.  Tickled I am!!  How do you like all the washi tape on the envelope........sweet!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Here is a super happy picture for you.  I watch my two youngest grandchildren on Mondays and Thursdays.  I took this picture today because Braelyn had the cutest Valentine's day sleeper on.  I thought that you would enjoy it as well.  Zander wanted his picture taken too so I got them both to smile at once (amazing feat!)

Then while Braelyn napped, I finished up the cards for the grandkids.........should have had it done earlier but I guess I just thrive on stressful deadlines!

The images are from Sweet N Sassy Stamps....Korin has drawn these adorable bears she calls Rhubarb.  They are colored with Copic.

Then I finished up my card for my hubby, Ray.  This freebie image from Sassy Studio was really fun and I knew he would like it!  I even colored her with grey hair like mine!  Hahaha!  The red halographic paper behind her is pretty cool....it changes the size of the hearts when you move it.  The glitter on her skirt visually messes with the nice coloring underneath.  Copic colored.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Copic Class

I will be teaching a copic class at my home in the near future.  If you are local and are interested, please let me know!  I'd like to try and find two more people for the class.  Cost is $20 and includes a 25 page booklet I created.  Markers are not necessary to take the class.  You will be using the class markers.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

More distressing news!

Well..........news of another card that is!  This card is also for my upcoming class on Distress products.  I used the Technique Junkie Distress Spritzing technique for the background.  I love the way it is two toned.  So incredibly fast to make too!   The image from Hero Arts is colored with the Distress Ink Watercoloring technique from TJ.

It needed a little glitz so I gave it a little glitter on the flower and some gold dots of glitter on the MS punched butterfly.

I took the cards to the store for my samples and remembered that I hadn't photographed them at home.  Phone cameras aren't really that good.  At least on my camera.  The ribbon is really quite yellow gold....not bleached out like shown. 

Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

It has been quite distressing lately!

Distress ink that is!

Here is one of the two cards my class at Tigard Main Street Stamp and Stationery will be making in their Distress Ink class.

This one uses the Distress Ink Watercoloring technique on the image (from Stampendous!) and Distress Stain Dip on the background. 

Quite fun how you can match your background colors to your image colors.  Love it!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Two for Hambo

Last week was a bit hectic and I didn't get to do the Hambo Challenge so this week I did two quick ones as birthday cards.  Our family has a ton of birthdays this time of year.  5 between Jan 29 and Feb 12.  So.......we celebrate as one big day.  This year it was to be on Super Bowl Sunday.  That was until the grandkids started to drop like flies with the recent fever flue going around.  Some of them have been down about a week.  Poor kiddos.  Anyway.......here are two of the five I made.   Both are colored with copics.

The inside of the bird one says, Happy Birthday, you ol' bird you!

The inside of the laughing one says "You HOW old?"  I had to extend the image just a little to reach the bottom of the oval.