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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Special Day! - No Kids!!

I don't get many days like this, so I cherish them when I do! My sister took Michael and Bailey last night and they are spending the day with her today. It was so nice to come home and not have to worry about anything. I finished up a tag last night and then started work on another card. Quiet and peaceful.. it was great. Said goodnight to Kevin and went to bed without having to fight with them about bed LOL Ahhhh.. so nice :)

This morning Kevin woke me up and I talked to him for a bit, but I didn't feel all that great. My throat was a little sore.. so he sent me back off to bed. I slept for a couple of more hours and I felt so much better when I woke up again. I have been finishing up my card so I will post that this morning along with the tag. I'm going to just enjoy the rest of the day. It is too hot outside, which is the perfect excuse to continue crafting! Have a great day everyone!


This is a tag that I made for the following challenge:

I used all scraps.. Boy do I have enough of them LOL I used chalk on the torn papers for the water and sand.. all of that is torn. I also punched a circle and chalked around the edge of it with red.. then in with orange and then yellow. I also wet that punch and rolled it up in a ball so it was wrinkled. I also did that with the leaves of the tree... I hand drew the leaves, fussy cut them and then wet them and rolled them in a ball so they wrinkled as well. I added detailing with Copic for the leaves, the coconuts and the tree trunk. The palm tree was completely hand drawn. It came out okay considering LOL  The "Summer" block was from an old color block I had .. I thought it was perfect. I used several different ribbons, ricrac, etc. for the fibers on it.

And this is my card I've been working on. The image is from Tiddly Inks Digitals and she is Wryn and I just love her! I love all of her graphics! And yes.. Super Fussy Cut LOL! Again I'm going for all scraps.. even had enough of the pink to make the card. The patterned papers are from an old Basic Grey pack. I stitched and inked. For the image I colored with the following Copic: Skin: E01 and E21 for shading; Hair: E31, E35 and E37; Dress and Shoes: YG03, YG13, BV00 and BV02; Crown and Stars: Y35; Frog: YG03, YG13 and the spots with G05. I used some sparkle fiber that I had to her wand. I was going to add glitter, but I thought she was good enough.

I'm going to put this in the following Challenges:
Thanks so much for looking!


24 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

This is full of gorgeousness.  Just love it.  Wishing you a wonderful creative weekend. Hugs Desíre Digistamps4Joy DT Member Doing Life

ParkNSlide said...

Delightful! Thanks for posting to the Stamp N Plus Challenge.

happyscrapper said...

I see you are new to blogland. So happy that you have joined us at CCCC, and what a lovely card you made. The coloring is wonderful. Thanks again for joining us at CCCC, and, and hope to see you back.
Hugz,
Christine
I became a follower

Sharla said...

Great tag and card! Love them both..thanks for joining us at Card Cupids!
~Sharla :)

Joann Burton said...

Hi Susan. Wonderful card. I love it.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Whimsy's. We would love to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

Karon said...

Jumping over here to say Hi from Jaihart Sundays are Lovely, the little tag is awesome and I love the image on your birthday card. TFS
I'm you newest follower too:-)

http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

Kathy Watkins said...

This is such a cute card! Wryn is just adorable and I love the patterned papers you put together!

Laurel said...

Such cute projects!

gRiSeL™ said...

Susan, what a fun little scene on that tag! LOVE that coconut tree!! Makes me want to take a trip to the caribbean right now! (: Thanks for joining us at V's Sweet Ideas challenge!!! (:

Ellen said...

Awesome scene you created! Love the Layers of sand! Wish I were there! Thanks for playing in the Stampin' Sisterhood Challenge! Good Luck!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Both cards are very cool. I especially love the whimsy of the second one. The placement of that little frog is so fun. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Stamp N Plus.

V's Sweet Ideas said...

Susan, what a great summer fun card! I love the palm tree! Thanks for joining us at V's Sweet Ideas!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

ooohhh love the tag with the blue woodgrain look! Thanks for joining us at V's Sweet Ideas Blog Challenge!
Lisa

Tammy said...

No, it didn't have to be a card--Great BEACH tag!!
Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Your beachy tag is so perfectly summer! Thanks for playing along with the Stampin' Sisterhood!

Julia Aston said...

Great colors and textures on your beach tag! thanks for playing with the Stampin Sisterhood challenge this month! Love your little girl image card as well!

~Tammy~ said...

I love your colorful projects and the card is is so sweet! Aren't "me" days wonderful! Thank you for joining us this month for the layers challenge at The Cupcake Craftroom!

Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful card. thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck
xx

Juliana said...

I love your tag!!!
Those crumpled leaves are BRILLIANT! You really caught the feel of the inspiration piece!

Thanks for playing along with the Stampin' Sisterhood!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Visiting from Jaihart. Sweet image. Wonderful coloring.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Mary J said...

I love your makes usan! Great use of space and colours! Thanks for joining us at the Cupcake Craftroom honey!

Mary J x

cebelica said...

So pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Cindy Groh said...

Cute card. Love the colorful patterned papers you picked for it. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.

Crafty and Green said...

Stunning Creation! Thank you for playing with us this time at Stamp N Plus! We Hope you Come Back and Play with us again soon!

Many Blessings,
Tina