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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Kung Fu Henry

Good morning everyone :)  I hope everyone had a fabulous Monday! It was a Monday! LOL  Ughhh! It was fairly uneventful I guess. It was a beautiful day though and the last place I wanted to be was stuck in an office! Beautiful ride to work in the morning though :)  Even a nice ride home! And now.. I hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday! At least it isn't Monday! LOL!!!

I'm posting a new card I created with a Whiff of Joy image - Kung Fu Henry.







So, here he is! Adorable! I colored him with my Copic Markers. I added the twine and gem and dd a bit of distressing. The black paper is embossed. I was going to add a sentiment "HiYa!" LOL But I talked myself out of it. So, he does not come with a sentiment. I decorated the inside top and bottom. This is a small 3x3 card. There is no decoupage on him either! I know SHOCKING! LOL

Copic Markers Used:
  • Black: C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Gray: C00, C1, C3, C5
  • Henry: E31, E33, E34, E35, E37
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Monday, September 22, 2014

SLS Lines New Release

Good morning everyone and Happy Monday!! Yuck!! LOL  I can't believe it's Monday already!!!  I feel like all I've been doing is running around all weekend and now its just gone! So, Bailey and Michael went to Music Midtown this weekend. Kevin and I took them to my sisters on Friday morning. They spent the day with her and then that afternoon went to Music Midtown; I think it started at 4 pm. They got back to my sisters right around 11:15 pm and Bailey had to get up really early for her first Lacrosse game. Kevin and I headed out early Saturday morning and picked her up. Her first game was about 30 to 45 minutes away from sister and she is about 30 minutes from us. It was a good haul to her first game! They did a good job... they lost, but this was the first time they have played together and they did alright! After her game we had to get her back to my sisters. Music Midtown started at 12:30 pm. They were there until about 11:00 pm again. They seemed to enjoy it! I'm glad they had fun. They still had chores to do though, so Kevin and I headed out Sunday morning and brought them back home. I was definitely Mom Taxi this weekend!! And now.. the weekend is gone and its time to head back to work... *cry*!!

Alright... on to my post for today. Today we are showing you the new release for SLS Lines and it a Halloween Release!!  Be sure to check out the fabulous stamps that are available:








The image that I have used is Witches Brew which you can find at the SLS Lines Shop. I colored this with my Copic Markers. I decoupaged the pumpkins and from bottle. I created a little die cut poison bottle for the inside. I added the twine and charm... that charm is so old!! LOL Glad I had the opportunity to use it!!!  I used different gems as well and a stamp for Fright Night. I inked the edge of the die cut card. There are some great Halloween images. Be sure you check them all out. You can see all of the Design Teams creations at the SLS Lines blog!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Hair: V04, V05, V06; YG25, YG17, YG67; YR04, YR07, YR09
  • Pumpkins: Y19, YR15, YR68, YR27
  • Hats and Robes: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Purple Robe: V12, V15, V17
  • Eye of Newt Jar: YG25, YG17, YG67
  • Lips: R02
  • Poison Jar: W3, W5, W7
  • Dishes and Cups: E40, E41, E42
  • Green Hat Belt: YG93, YG95, YG97
  • Pumpkin Stems: E33, E35, E37, E39
  • Cookies: E31, E33, E35
  • Eyes: T1, T5
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Winners and Rolling Out The Red Midway Post at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!

Good morning!And a very happy Saturday!! The kids are in Atlanta with my sister. They went to stay with her yesterday for Midtown Atlanta. It's a big music festival in Atlanta. They are very excited! It started on Friday and goes through Saturday. This morning I am up at the crack of dawn to head to Atlanta to grab Bailey though. She has her first Lacrosse game today and it is an hour away! That is the furthest game though and the majority of them are at the high school here or close by. So, that will be my day; getting her to her game and then getting her back to my sisters! It is gorgeous in the mornings though so it will be a great ride!! Other than that... Thursday the boys both had eye appointments... and on Friday it was the girl's turn. I did go with Kevin and Michael on Thursday and then Bailey and I headed back Friday morning. Now it is the weekend.. time to relax and create!!  Have a great weekend everyone!!

This morning you will find the Winners and DT Picks at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Then at noon you will find the midway post with additional inspiration from the team!! Our sponsors for Challenge #19: Roll Out The Red are:



We are so blessed with amazing sponsors! And I can't thank them enough!!  Be sure to visit them to show your support!  Where would be without our amazing artists who create amazing images so we can in turn create our crafts!!

Okay.. on to my creation for our Roll Out The Red Midway:








For this one I created a little gift card holder box using my Cameo!  Have I told you how much fun I'm having with it? LOL!!!  For the top I used a Stitchy Bears image - Apple Pie and I colored it my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I did a little bit of decoupage on it. I cute the apple with the Cameo and used all scrap papers from my fall papers from last year. The die cut used to cut the image is a Spellbinders die. I added some red chalk around the edge of that die. I used two different stamps to stamp inside the apple and I stitched around the edge of that top paper. I added the patterned papers around the edge and you can see the inside holds a card.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

First Post for Cuddly Buddly

Good morning everyone!! I hope you all are having a great week! The boss is out this week so it has been so peaceful for the most part! I'm actually working from home today...  I don't get to do that very often. Nothing much going on this week... I've been able to get a bit of coloring done this week which is fantastic!  Some weeks it just seems to flow so much better than others! Now this weekend I can concentrate on getting some cards done. I have two finished that I need to take a photo of for next week too. Although, one of them I can't decide if I'm finished or not LOL I'll have to ask Vicky... she is my go to person LOL  Do you have one of those? She always gives me the best advice when I'm stuck!  And I'm ALWAYS stuck! LOL .. Alright... on to my creation for today!

Today is my very first post for Cuddly Buddly. I'm so excited :) Be sure to hop over to the Cuddly Buddly website! There are tons to see and the images and stamps are just WONDERFUL!!! There are several artists and they each have their own unique style! I just love them!! Here is what I've come up with for my first post:







For this card I am showcasing Christine Grove DS Superdog which you can find in the Cuddly Buddly Shop. Isn't he ADORABLE!!!  I'm not really super happy with this card.. I had the idea in my head, but it just didn't go down like it was in my head LOL!!  Not one of my favorites ... I'll have to use him again and see if I can come up with something better! The skyline was Cameo cut. I also added the different superhero images. I printed the sentiment and colored it to match the super outfit! The circle die is a My Favorite Things die. And he is of course colored with my handy dandy Copic markers which I love so much!!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Yellow Circle: Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38
  • Dog: E40, E42, E43, E44; C00, C1, C3
  • Nose: C1, C3, C5, C7
  • Outfit: YG06, G14, G17, G29
  • Tongue: R20, R22
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September DT Day at Meljen's Designs

Good morning!

Today is my Design Team Day at Meljen's Designs. And I am loving working with the little dragons, so for this inspiration I have used Sleep Little Dragon and created an ATC with it:







I colored this little cutie up with my Copic Markers. I used the Colorless Blender to add some texture to him. I did a bit of decoupage on him.. his belly is rounded and popped and then his hands and feet are popped as well. I stamped the white paper with a couple of different stamps. I added the green and orange gems. I wrapped the twine in the middle and that is it!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Orange: YR02, YR04, YR09
  • Green: YG01, YG05, YG09
  • Mouth: R39, R59, RV69
  • Tongue: R22
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Feeling The Fall at The East Wind

Good morning everyone! Can you believe the weekend is over??  UGghhhh  .. It goes by way too quickly!! Time for work again *cry* I would love a nice long vacation! LOL  What did you guys do this weekend?  Kevin and I rode the bikes down to see my sister in Atlanta Friday evening. She had to have surgery on her shoulder/arm to repair a break that she has had for 11 months and it never healed. She kept telling the doctor something wasn't right; she finally went and got a second opinion and that is how the surgery came about. Other than that.. we watched motorsports. We had the MotoGP motorcycle race yesterday morning and then we watched the 1st Aussie V8 Enduro race this year and then Nascar. Full day of motorsports LOL That was it! Okay.. enough of me :)

We are on our mid month challenge at The East Wind. Our theme for Challenge #15 is Feel The Fall. I can't wait until Fall and Winter! I LOVE the colder weather.. I hate the heat! LOL  So here is what I came up for this challenge:








I used Lucy Loo Morning Coffee which you can find at The East Wind Shop. Okay... I know the eyes are really distracting LOL  They are such a light green. I just LOVE green eyes! And hey.. they match the paper and the stitching LOL!!  When I chose Lucy Loo Morning Coffee I was just thinking what a more perfect way to show fall than to be sipping some coffee or hot chocolate! Not to mention I LOVE Lucy Loo LOL!!  The card cut was done with the Cameo.. I LOVED this card with the fall leaves edge. The papers are all scraps from my Fall papers last year. The sentiment is stamped and the label was also cut from the Cameo. I added the two black pearls on the sides. I used several different stamps for this one. I used the little acorn and the coffee beans along with that sentiment.I inked all around her with brown and I distressed the edges of the paper. I did add the stitching around the edge with a light green thread to match the green in the paper.. and her eyes of course! LOL She is all colored up with my Copic markers and decoupaged a bit. I popped her legs, that front arm and coffee mug and her head. I try to get photos of my decoupage.. sometimes it just doesn't turn out that great. I used the same papers on the inside and inked the top paper like I did around Lucy Loo. I added the bean stamp on the inside as well to get it all matching! And I think that is it!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11, E13
  • Pants, Head Band, Bow: YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, E18
  • Uggs: E95, E97, E99
  • Hair: E41, E43, E33, E25, E27
  • Eyes: YG01, YG05, YG09
  • Coffee/Hot Chocolate: E71, E74, E79, E40, E41, E42
  • Steam: E40, E41, E42
  • Shirt and Sock:C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Lips: R20, R22, R24
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