Thursday, August 25, 2011

I miss Everyone

Hello fellow crafter,
Today is one of the first days that I came home from my new job and didn't shower and fall asleep
I hope that I am finally adjusting to working again.
I have also been working alot of over time so I haven't had time to color or even go to the gym but I am working on getting both back in my routine.
Chanel has recovered perfectly from her little grooming accident and she is running and jumping all over the house again.
I really miss following all the blogs and soaking up the fun and inspiration....I really feel like I'm missing out on all the new stamp releases...I am also working on getting a tablet so I can jump online on my lunch
anyway I will figure it out cause I miss my card making:)

bye for now

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Scrapbook Expo 2011

Hello fellow crafters,
Yesterday I went to my first scrapbook convention and it was FANTASTIC! of course I have nothing to compare it to but I thought it was great...there were so many vendors with different paper crafting things and ideas....of course I spent all my money within the first 40 minutes of being there...I couldn't help it.
There were tons of DP and embellishing flowers and to top it off....there was a booth selling Copic markers for 3.99!!!!!!!
I bought as many as I could
Unfortunately I didn't sign up for the workshops so I think I missed out on the best part but next year...I know what to expect and I plan of signing up early.
So today was going to be my day to play but I didn't get a chance to because Chanel was getting groomed this morning and the groomer accidentally cut a piece of her ear, so we spent a good part of the day at the Vet.
I do have one card to post this week, its an image from MDP for the easel challenge.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back to work for me

Hello fellow crafters....
what a week so far! I got a phone call last Friday from a Mortgage company I really wanted to work for and they wanted to to start Monday...can you believe that! as much as I wanted to get back to work...I thought I would have time to get myself
I have been sleeping in for the past 6 months and playing in my craft room or going to the gym....basically just doing whatever I want....NO
Anyway....I am trying to adjust quickly, today is the first day I didnt come home, shower and stare at the TV.
So I am sorry If I am not able to follow everyone as much as I have been but I promise to to keep following.
I have a card to post that I made this weekend for my husbands boss....his wife is having a baby boy soon.
I also made a little box to put the card in.
The image is from Digital Pencil....I love this  little sleeping angel...
 I found a tutorial on how to make the box on Paper Crafting in Cocoa...Iris is very talented and there are lots of beautiful projects on her blog

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Second gel card attempt

Hello again,
I had to try another gel card, as fun as the first one was...I was not happy submitting it for the Tiddly Inks Challenge....and I learned alot from my first card.
I think I did better this time.
I cut out my snow globe with my cricut (I think it was doodle bug cartridge)...not sure because I used my Gypsy.
I inked my snow globe with Tim Holtz distressed inks.
I used a smaller plastic baggie and much much less hair gel.
I put Martha Stewart fine glitter in the gel and stamped a sea horse under the gel ( on the first layer of my hopefully  he looks like he is swimming happily under the
I used a Sugar Plum stamp image for my mermaid...and this is what I got.

I am enerting this card if the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks Gel Card Challenge
Crafting for all seasons sea challenge
Try it on Tuesday beach challenge Spnsored by Once Stop Card Crafts
Make it Monday Challenge

My firts Gel Card

Hello fellow crafters
Its a very pretty Saturday morning and Ive decided to post the card I made 2 days
I'm going to give you warning.....its a hot mess....but its my first gel card and i spent two days on this card so I'm posting
Anyway there is a challenge at Tiddly Inks for a gel card and I had no clue what a gel card I checked out YouTube and watched a few videos then I was off to the dollar store to buy some hair gel...
This card came out horrible but I did have fun making it and I think I learned how to make it better for the next attempt....
Next time I will cut the window smaller and I will use less gel.teehee
Since I used a regular snack sandwich baggie, when I folded the bag to fit in my card....gel spilled all over the what a mess but here is my finished card.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tickled Pink Feather Challenge

Hello fellow crafters, I have a card I wanted to post for the TP Challenge # 31
The challenge was to use feathers.
I happen to have these  yellow and orange feathers ......and I dont remeber why I bought these colors....I think I just liked the colors and they were cheap....anyway I had to make my card to match the feathers...
I dont think I would have chosen these colors for this image but it ended up working out.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cute Card Thursday

This was my second challenge today because I had to make this card without using designer paper....WHAT???? that was so hard for me....
All I have in my small bit of stash is
so this is what I came up with.
I hope you can see the glossy accents I put on her wet slippery body and

My first Easel Card

Hello fellow crafters...
What a day I have had working on this project....It has been a card I have been putting off because I didn't quite know how to make it......I'm not even sure if I did it right.....but this is MY version right?
I colored one of the images 3 times today before I was kinda happy with
I also used Copic colors that I don't use too often....I don't even wear this color much....guess I'm not really a fan of brown.....that's funny coming from a brown person huh?
Well I used Images from All that scraps and I used Flowers...also this is my first time really using liquid pearls.....if you look can tell.
WAIT....first I have to show you a picture of what Chanel does when I'm in my craft room.....she is soooo cute....she makes me laugh every day....currently she is curled up in my lap while I'm typing.

I entered this card in the following challenges:

Copic Oz , its all about the hair.
All that scraps, anything goes.
Crafts and me challenge # 46 anything goes

Monday, August 1, 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil Umbrella image

Hello fellow crafters...this past week was a very busy one for me, with my family visiting....Its going to take me a couple of days to get my house back in order but it was well worth it!
So I have missed out on a couple of challenges but will try to make up for it this week. I just ordered 24 new Copic markers that I cant wait to get....that is always fun.
I saw that Joann fabrics has a really good sale going on.....anyone living in the Antioch area....our Joann Fabrics has Spellbinders  in store now!!!!! wooo hooo!!!! and a very good selection and 40% off!
Also I found a WONDERFUL crafting store in Brentwood called  Art Inspired Studios and this lady carries everything Micheals dosent....she has a large selection of Teresa Collins line, Tim Holtz and a TON of beautiful cardmaking/scrapbooking items......
So I did a little window shopping today to get out of the house but I did manage to make one card this evening.
This is for the Make it Colorful Challenge # 28
The challenge was to color an image with dark skin...
I used one of my favorites images from MDP...( I know I say that about all the images)