Friday, July 31, 2015

Do we ever have enough Birthday Cards?*

Good morning! My doctor visits went well yesterday. I'm down to 232 lbs. I'm taking it 10 pounds at a time. So when I hit 229 I'll celebrate LOL And then again at 219 ;)  And when I get 199!! That is going to be great! I'm so excited! This morning I have to fast and go get blood drawn.. a ton of blood. I think last time they drew 16 vials! Crazy! And I hate needles! But they open at 7 am and I'll be there to get it over with. Then I think it will be a hang out day. My son works and Bailey is going to an overnight roller skating thing.  So, hopefully it will be a relaxing day of crafting for me.

Yes.. it is another birthday card! This one is just for a girl. Here is my little Ballerina Birthday:

This image was colored with Copic Markers. It has been sitting in a drawer all colored up for some time now. I have no idea what colors I used. I added some pearly swirls and some gems. There are a few flowers and ribbon to finish it off. The sentiment is stamped. I added a stamp to the inside and some gems as well. I'm trying to use up all of the images that were colored or printed before I print out new.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Scooby Doo Birthday.

Good morning! It is Thursday!!  No work for me today.. Yay!!! But I have a lot to do. This morning my youngest gets to go to her High School, walk around, get her schedule, etc. She will be a freshman this year! I can't believe it!  Shocking! After that I have two Dr. Appointments.. One with the Doctor and the other with the Physiotherapist - She is my favorite person in that office! I love her! After that I'm not sure what we will be doing. I'm just happy to not go into work for the next couple of days! LOL

On to my next project. This was a birthday card for my oldest daughter's boyfriend. She always gives me a theme and this year it was Scooby Doo. Next year she is asking for an Alice in Wonderland Unbirthday Card. That sounds like fun to me!!  Here is what I came up with for his Scooby Doo creation:

For this one I used two different images and they were colored with Copic Markers. I love these cards! I created the sentiment for the front. I used some neutral colored dew drops and then a button to hold the fold down. When you open that you have the first image of them in their van. Then when you open it further you have the gang. And I added the Happy Birthday to the inside. I used all scrap paper to create this card. I'm really trying to use some scraps up! I have way too many LOL!!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Van: YG03, YG05, YG07; BG11, BG13, BG15
  • Van Flower: YR12, YR16
  • Thelma Shirt: YR12, YR16, YR18
  • Scooby: E34, E35, E37
  • Thelma's Hair: E29, E27, E25
  • Shaggy's Hair: E31, E35
  • Fred's Hair: Y21, Y26, Y28
  • Scooby's Collar and Fred's Shirt and Pants: B93, B95
  • Fred's Scarf, Thelma's Skirt and Shoes: R24, R35
  • Daphne's Skirt and Shirt: V12, V15, V17
  • Daphne's Scarf: YG05, YG09
  • Shaggy's Shirt: C5, C7, C9
  • Fred's Shoes and Shaggy's Pants: E35, /E37, E39
  • Tires: W4, W6, W8

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Just Another Birthday Card!.

Good morning! It is Wednesday! I just need to get through today and I'll be off until next Monday LOL! I just need to get through today! I'm not sure what we will be doing this weekend, maybe just some day trips. It doesn't really matter what we do... I will not be at work and that is good enough!

My cut foot is pretty much healed. Two of the stitches fell out the other day. I have one stitch left and I'm thinking I'll take that out tomorrow. It is pretty much healed up.

I am sharing another birthday card with you today. I don't think you can ever have enough LOL Here it is:

On this awesome Meljen's image I used Copic Markers to color. I did a bit of layering on this image. I've added some glitter for sparkle. I've also added some paint dots, gems, pearls and sequins for fun. This is another colorful, fun card. Well... That was what I was aiming for! I die cut around the image and then added a doily underneath. All of the additional circles are die cut as well. The sentiment is stamped using a Paper Smooches sentiment.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Cupcake Holder: YG11, YG13, YG17
  • Bunny: RV10, RV13, RV21
  • Cheeks and Ears: R00, R20, R22
  • Frosting: Y11, Y15, YR23
  • Cherry: R14, R24, R35, R46
  • Cherry Stem: E23, E25, E29


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Birthday Fishes*

Good morning! I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far! Me... I'm just trying to get through a few days LOL I don't work on Thursday and Friday; I just need to get through these first three days! My kids actually start back to school on Monday next week and Bailey gets to go get her schedule and see where her classes are on Thursday. So, that is what we will be doing. Then I have a couple of Dr. Appointments on Thursday as well. Bailey is SO EXCITED about starting school! She will be a Freshman in High School this year! I can't believe it!

Today I am sharing another Birthday card with you:

I have used my Prismacolor Pencils to color this image and have added a bit of layering to it. I've added Diamond Glaze to the bubbles and then added some gems for additional sparkly bubbles. I also added three gems at the bottom. I added some ribbon and then on top of that I added the bit of twine that I added three colorful fish charms to on the side. I also added three different colors of glitter to the flame: red, orange and yellow. My goal was to make a fun and colorful birthday card with this image from Bugaboo -- Make It Snappy - Birthday Fishes.


Monday, July 27, 2015

It's Your Birthday! .

Good morning! And a happy Monday to everyone. What else has been going on this summer? Surgery, kids went away, father in law in town ... Oh! We did do a trip to the coast. Kevin wanted to see the coast, so we headed to Edisto Beach, SC. We rode the bikes and I'll just tell you know that we both had some serious saddle soreness! We have decided that if we are taking a long trip, we would be better off in the car! LOL  It was super hot too! We got to Edisto and then headed back down to Georgia to find a place to stay. Then the next day it was a long hot ride to Macon where we pulled up again to rest our rumps. Then we headed home early the next morning. And Kevin had a stomach bug that night too! That wasn't fun for him! Next, we will head towards the Gulf ... in the car! LOL

Today I am sharing a Birthday Card with you:

I can't for the life of me remember who this image belongs to. I colored her with my pencils. I can't remember which pencils -- Faber Castell or Prismacolor. I did a bit of layering with the image as well. The papers are papers from a pad from Michaels. I added the ribbon and the sequins to finish it off.


Sunday, July 26, 2015

You're Special*

Good morning! And a very happy Sunday to you all.

The kids went to California for three weeks over the summer to see their father. They had not seen him in 4 or 5 years. I'm sure he was shocked at how they looked. They have changed a whole lot since he has seen them last. Bailey just turned 14 and she said her father still treated her like she was 5 LOL!! They seemed to have a lot of fun while they were there. They spent most of their time with their step mother and they did a lot of fun things together. I missed them! I was so glad to have them back home!

Here is my share for you today:

For this card I colored the image with my pencils. I can't remember if I used my Prismacolor or my Faber Castell Pencils. The image is from A & T Digital Designs -- Bindie. I did layer it a bit. I added some glitter to her wings and some Diamond Glaze to the Ladybugs. I distressed the black cardstock on the card and added a bit of stitching across the pennant. I added a few gems towards the top. I used a die cut to cut around the image. You're Special is stamped in white. All of the papers are scraps!



Saturday, July 25, 2015

Retirement Card Number Two*

Today I thought I would share my second Retirement card that I created for Sherman. This one was done for everyone to sign. I added a bunch of pages to the card so that there was plenty of room for everyone to sign... or so I thought! I had to go back and add additional pages LOL  What I added was not enough. Here is the card:

This image is from the All About Dad Digital Stamp Set from Sassy Cheryl. I colored this one with Copic Markers and did a small amount of layering. I die cut the one edge with a My Favorite Things die. I added some gems and ribbon and tied the pages together with the same ribbon. I created the quote on the front and then added the Happy Retirement on the inside. I used as much scrap paper as I could for this one as well.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Trees: E41, E44, E47, E55, E57
  • Hammock: YG93, YG95, YG97
  • Shirt and Socks: B00, B02, B04, B06
  • Shorts: YR01, YR04, YR07
  • Tongue: R20, R22
  • Flowers: E35, E37; Y11, Y15; V12, V15
  • Grass: G12, G14
  • Hair: C3, C5

Friday, July 24, 2015

Retirement Card Number One*

Today, my youngest daughter turns 14 years old! And what does she want for her birthday?  A job! LOL  Yep.. she wants to get a job and start earning money. There are only a few places that will hire a 14 year old -- Chick-fil-a, Kroger and Publix I believe. We will see what happens. Between that and Lacrosse and school... I just don't know!

One of my very favorite people at work just Retired last week. I was asked to help get everything together for a party for him. I created two cards and I'm going to show you the first one I made today. His name is Sherman and he retired from being a security guard here. He was absolutely wonderful! I adored him and I will miss him very much.

I think having to make these two cards is what finally got me out of my funk and back to crafting. This card is the one that I created from my husband and I.

The image is from Just Ink Lined -- Albert. For this card I used Copic Markers to color the image. I used a bit of Diamond Glaze on the windshield and lights. I layered the image a bit as well. I created the sentiment on the front and added some stitching around the squares. Those squares are embossed with gears. Then I added the sentiment to the inside as well.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
  • Pants: YG61, YG63, YG67
  • Black: C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Silver: C00, C1, C3, C5
  • Shirt: Y02, Y06, Y08
  • Hat and Slippers: Y02, Y06, Y08; YG61, YG63, YG67
  • Horn: Y00, Y11, Y15, YR24
  • Floor: E34, E35, E37