Tuesday, January 29, 2013

DT Day at Meljen's Designs

Good morning everyone and Happy Tuesday :)  I get to share something with you today and it has to be Any thing But A Card for my DT Day at Meljen's Designs!! I decided to try my hand at a candle. I have been seeing candles done and have read about them, but I needed the extra push to actually try it I think! So, I dug out my Copic and colored this awesome little guy, "Sweet Little Foxy". I put the image on tissue paper and colored it with my Copic with a piece of paper underneath... major bleed through with tissue paper no doubt! I cut around the image and put it on the candle. Then I covered that with wax/parchment paper and heated with my heat gun. Dont' stay in one spot though, because your candle WILL melt!  Here is my first try at a candle...

Not too bad for a first try :)  I think I will definitely try again. I also think a white candle would have been better and I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for some good priced candles! I hope you enjoy and I hope you will try it out for yourself!  One thing though... if you try it, I want to see it!!! LOL :)  Have a great day everyone!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #47

Good morning everyone!! And a Happy Monday to you all! Today is a new challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. We are on Challenge #47 with a theme of Buttons. So, pull out all your buttons! I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

I was able to use the awesome Deacon XO from Bugaboo!! I love Deacon and Ava!! I used various Flower Dies (Spellbinders, My Favorite Things), Spellbinders dies for oval, scalloped oval and die on the top, Two Embossing Folders (small dots and hearts) Sewing, buttons (hearts) - I've had these for years and never found a use for them. The paper is all scrap paper I'm trying to use up!

Hair: E30, E34, E35, E37, E59
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Pot: YR21, YR24, YR27
Leaves: YG01, YG06, YG07
Blue Jeans: B93, B95, B97
Shoes/Shirt: B34, B37, B39
XO and Hearts: R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R39


Sunday, January 27, 2013

One Stitch At A Time Challenge #148

Happy Sunday everyone! We are coming up on the end of January... can you believe that? We move soon.. February 8th. I can't wait to be out of this apartment. It will be so nice to be in a house. And I can't wait to set up my craft room! I'm more excited about that than anything! I'll have to take pictures when I get all settled in!!

This week is Challenge #148 at One Stitch At A Time and for this challenge the theme is "Use A Digi". For this challenge I was able to use an image from the awesome Lil Diva - The Easter Bunny.

This was my first try at a Twisted Easel card. It was really fun. I love this little rabbit and the awesome eggs in the basket too. I didn't really get that great of photos to show the dimension. I popped the front ear, the arm, the nose and the basket as well. I used various flowers that I had in my stash and various buttons as well. I used two different Spellbinders dies.. the edge and the circle. There is a doily as well as some bling. The rubon "Easter" is from my stash as well. The lace a bit new.. I think I picked that up on a run to Joanns. The paper is random scrap paper except for the pink cardstock for the base of the card. And I colored the image with my Copic.

Nose and Egg: R20, R22, R24
Greens on Egg: G20, G24, G28, G29 and YG06, YG07, YG09
Blue on Egg: B12, B14, B16, B18
Purple on Egg: BV00, BV02, BV04
Orange on Egg: YR02, YR04, YR07
Aqua on Egg: BG13, BG15, BG18
Yellow on Egg: Y04, Y06, Y08
Browns on Rabbit: E31, E33, E35, E37, E39 and E50, E51, E53
Brown on Basket: E70, E74, E77, E79


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Meljen's Designs Challenge #144

Good morning everyone!! Today we have the start of Challenge #144 at Meljen's Designs!! The theme for this challenge is "Be Square" (Use Square Elements).

I used the awesome image Cozy Little Chickadees at Meljen's Designs. I colored the image with Copic. I popped the beaks and scarves. I used a Marvy Snow Marker for the snow and the little square tiles I have had in my stash since I can remember. That would be no less than 10 years LOL! I used Bo Bunny papers. I cut out two squares that are behind with Spellbinder dies. The sentiment was made by me. I also inked the edges of the image and sentiment with ColorBox Cranberry ink.

Chickadees: C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E000 on the belly edges
Cheeks: R20, R22
Blue Scarf: B34, B37, B39
Purple Scarf: V12, V15, V17
Green: YG01, YG06, YG07
Red: R2r, R27, R29

 One more day and then I can work from home and stay in my pajamas! LOL! I hope you all have a great rest of your week!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #46

Good morning everyone! Or evening for those who have just about finished their day :)  This week our challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner is Challenge #46 with a theme of Red and / or Hearts! I had the great pleasure of working with an image from KennyK - Spaced. I had SO MUCH FUN! coloring this image!!

I used scrap papers to create the card. Most of the card is made up of this awesome image! I popped certain pieces of the image.. the space ship, the satellite, a planet, the space station. I popped the couple to really make them stand out. I created the sentiment.. I knew exactly what I wanted so I created that on my own. What could fit more perfectly than U R Out of this World! :)  I colored the entire image with my Copic. I love how it turned out :)  So... part of the card is red and the other pink LOL a version of red! But I also added hearts to cover myself ;)  Those hearts are rubons from an old KI Memories Wild Things I had -- Really Old! I also used Diamond Glaze on the helmets to give them a glossy/glass look. That is hard to see in the photos.

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Cheeks: R11
Lips: R20, R22 (Boy) & R27 R29 (Girl)
Girl Hair: R22, R24, Y13, Y15, Y17
Girl Suit and Pink Space: R20, R22, R24, C5, C7, C9
Glass: B0000
Green Space: YG01, YG06, YG07, YG09
Boy Suit: G20, G24, G28, C1, C3, C5
Space Pieces: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, R29, R39, B24, B29
Space: B21, B24, B26, B29
Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y17
Planets: YR12, YR16, YR18, R29, R39, E21, E25, E27, E29, E39, V12, V15, V17, RV00, RV11, RV13, RV14, Y13, Y15, Y17, YG01, YG06, YG07, YG09


Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all have a great week!! I'll be working and I trying to set up something online to sell my cards and more. A couple more weeks for us to move, so I'll be working on that as well. I managed to get all caught up at work, so I'm hoping I will have a bit of extra time on my hands to get around to some blogs!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Crafting When We Can Challenge #36

Happy Sunday everyone!! Today is the start of Challenge #36 over at Crafting When We Can. This week we have a color challenge - Strawberries and Cream (Red and White).

I used Piba from The Stamping Chef. He is adorable isn't he?? I used Copic to color the image. I also used Funky Brush Sizzlit, Heart Punch, The Art Glittering System - Crystal Glitter, Spellbinders Die, Embossing Folder, Scrap Paper.
R29, R27, R24, R22, R20
YG07, YG06, YG01

Ughhh... My PC died last night. I'm not sure what is wrong... it seems like the power source or maybe even the board. The kids had a PC that they haven't been using, so I stripped my good video card and sound board and moved it onto their PC and have claimed it as my own. LOL It really throws the day out when something like that happens. I should be thankful that I had another one. AND! I have the best husband EVER! He stayed up last night to get everything up and running for me so I could log in this morning. Kevin is the BEST! :)

I didn't lose anything since I keep everything on my extra hard drive. I do not have my bookmarks though, so I'm thinking of taking the hard drive from the other one and plugging it into this one too. I might as well strip it clean! I had a ton of bookmarks too and I'm not sure of any other way to get them back. I won't remember them all.

We will be off to church soon. This weekend was another weekend of moving things to the house and cleaning up over there. We took a bunch of stuff over yesterday and finished vacuuming out the windows.. they were full of spider webs and such... YUCK! The kitchen is pretty well put together over there too. I need to work on it a little, but we have taken over most of the kitchen supplies except for the bare minimum which we left here to use. We can get by like that for a couple of weeks. The last to go is my crafting supplies. I'll probably take some of it over next weekend... maybe LOL

Alright... I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your weekend!!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Challenge #45 at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner

Good morning everyone and Happy Monday!! I don't believe I have too much going on this week. I think Kevin is going to meet me at the gym after work today. Tuesday we need to meet with a counselor at church to talk about Michael. Tuesday night Kevin will be going in for a sleep study test. Poor guy... I am putting him through the ringer :) I still need to get him in to see the dermatologist and then the dentist LOL So... I will need to see if I can make some appointments.

We brought a bunch of stuff to the house this weekend. We will bring another load over this next weekend. I need to figure out about utilities and stuff like that this week. Okay.. it's going to be a bit busier than I realize LOL I've been trying to get ahead on my cards. That is hard to do when you are trying to get everything organized to move too.

Okay... enough of that :)  Here is my card for Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week. We are on Challenge #45 - Use A Punch.

I used this great digi from SKDigis - Ice Cube Snowman.
I used two punches, both snowflakes. I also used brads, papers from my scrap boxes and Frosted Lace Stickles. I colored the image with Copic.
Sticks: E35, E37, E39
Snowman Snow: B0000, B000, B00
Sign: B12, B14, B16

Have a great day everyone! And a better week :)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Challenge #146 One Stitch At A Time

Happy Sunday everyone :) It was a busy week at work last week. I have enjoyed the weekend. Kevin is getting better from being sick. I was able to go over to the house and line the cabinets this weekend. I have brought boxes home from work. Hmmmm... what else LOL It's been great having the kids back at school and us getting back to a routine.

And this week we have a new challenge at One Stitch At A Time!! We are on Challenge #146 with a theme of Anything Goes! This is always a favorite! :) I used a Stitchy Design for this challenge... The Snowsuit. I love them! And here is the card:

The paper is all white cardstock - two different white cardstock. On the puff on top of the hat I used Martha Stewart Crystal Tinsel Glitter. I also used some Polar White Flower Soft on the Snow. I chalked on the edge of the snow piles and around the sentiment with light blue. The sentiment I created. And I colored with Copic and added some dimension.

Blue Suit: B91, B93, B95, B97, G20, G24, G28, G29
Hair: E08, E09, E18, E19
Red Suit: R22, R24, R27, R29, R39, B12, B14, B16, B18
Skin: E000, E00, E01
Cheeks/Nose: R20
Tongue: R22, R24

Yesterday we spent the day over at the house we are going to be renting. We were lining cabinets in the kitchen and cleaning up. We also brought a bunch of stuff over. We almost have the garage here at the apartments emptied out. I am sore all over.. my back, my feet LOL Today, we will go to church and then bring another load over. We have four weeks and she is letting us move things over, so we will get as much moved as we can. The Saturday we are moving we should have minimal stuff to move and the movers can move the furniture. 

I hope you all have a fantastic rest of your weekend!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Challenge #142 @ MelJen's Designs

Happy Thursday everyone!!! Today we begin a new challenge at MelJen's Design Team and Challenges Blog. This is a color challenge {Frosted Flora}:

This is a fun wintery color challenge. The image I used was Bundled Little Snowboy which you can pick up over at MelJen's. He is TOO cute!!!

Clothes: V0000, V05, V06, BG10, BG11, BG15, BG18
Coal: C5, C7, C9
Cheek: R00, R20
Sticks: E55, E57, E59
Snow: B0000, B000, B00
Witches Brew Crinkle Ribbon from 3 Girl Jam, Martha Stewart Crystal Tinsel Glitter, Marvy Snow Marker, Snowflake Punch, Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes Stamp ("Let's Chill"). Paper is cardstock and the patterned aqua is from my stash of Club Scrap.


Almost the weekend!! Kevin went to the doctor on Wednesday. Now we get to start a history here. We had a good day yesterday... trouble with insurance, but that is all worked out. I just need to pick up his medications today. Today I am back at work and busy!! I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy Monday!! - Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!! First day of a full week at work after the New Year LOL Today we begin a new challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! We are on Challenge #44 with a theme of Manly Card! Here is my card for this challenge:

I used Racing from QKR Stampede for this challenge. I love this image!! I popped different parts of the image. There are three separate layers. I created the sentiment on my own.. I thought Get Well In A Hurry just fit the image perfectly. I created the cross in the middle and glittered it up with True Red Glitter from Barbara Trombley's Art Glittering System. I used a Spellbinders die for the circle and the scalloped circle as well. I stitched around the rectangle with red thread. The Dog Tag I used Metallic Blue Letraset Metallic Marker. I used a Silver Letraset Metallic Marker for the middle of the wheel and the bolt at the back. I colored the image with Copic. It's a pretty simple design and I think its just perfect for a man. I should be giving it to my husband!! LOL Poor thing is all sick!!

Dog: E31, E34, E35, E37, E39
Tongue: R20, R22, R24
Collar and Chair Back and Handles: B12, B14, B16, B18
Wheels and Tag: BG0000, BG02, BG05
Cast: C1, C3, C5
Tires: 100, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
Smoke: C3, C1


I hope you all have a great week ahead!! I'm glad to get back on a schedule after a hectic end of the year. I am taking Wednesday off to take Kevin to a couple of doctor appointments. We need to get him started with a history here in the USA. :)  Other than that... it will be back to normal. The kids go back to school on Tuesday... Yay!! LOL 

And today is Kevin's Birthday!! Happy Birthday Baby!!!