Thursday, September 6, 2012

Happy Thursday and MelJens Challenge!

Good morning everyone!!! For a short week, this has been no short week. I am exhausted. Yesterday was a super long day and I'm sure that had to have had something to do with it LOL So, first on today's agenda is to get you excited about the new challenge at MelJen's Challenge Blog!!

Meljen's Designs

Today is my very first post with them as a DT and I couldn't be more excited! I know you have seen the amazing art work she does. I JUST love it and I know you will too!! This week is Challenge #126 and the theme is Back To School! For this one I used the Cheer Girl image. Love this girl! I colored her with Copic.. details below. I used the Die-namics Page Banner Strip. The papers were from Pinecone Press Papers "Composition Book", House of Three "Numbers". I don't know who made the grid paper and Kraft Cardstock. I inked everywhere with Colorbox yellow ink. I also used yellow and frosted ice Stickles, Scribbles sunny yellow paint. I made the pompoms with my sparkle fiber that I have had forever. I think they turned out pretty cute :)  Okay.. here it is:

Copic Markers (detail below)
Yellow: Y04, Y08, Y13

Black: C1, C5, C7, C10

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20

Hair: E97, E99, Y21, Y23, Y38, YR21

Pentel Sunburst Gel Pen - White and ZIG Millennium Black 05

 Yesterday was a long day; I had to stay at work a couple of hours over for a meeting. I usually leave work at 3 pm, but our CIO had a meeting starting at 3:30 pm, which meant I wasn't getting out of there before 5 pm. It was a little after 5 pm when I left for home. The traffic was surprisingly good though. I got home a little after 5:30 pm. I was completely exhausted though and I went to bed early. Now I'm on Thursday, which means tomorrow I get to work from home. This LONG short week is almost over LOL Now I'm off to work. I hope you all have a wonderful day/evening!!

Sept 4th:
  1. I'm thankful for my Prismacolor Pencils and Copic Markers, which allow me to color. I love coloring images; I find it very relaxing.
  2. I am thankful to the patient AT&T Wireless Customer Service Representative who stayed on the phone with me for quite some time, probably over 30 minutes. She helped me get the account straightened out after they messed it up when I upgraded phones. She also gave me an $80+ credit to fix the mistakes, which in turn got my bill down to where it needed to be.
  3. I am thankful for my excellent review at work. I got a 4.53 out of 5.0. I  can't be perfect LOL they do make me feel appreciated during this time of year.
  4. I am thankful that my kids make it to school even when I'm not here in the morning to supervise. And I'm glad they make it safely home every day.
  5. I am thankful for Wisdom Hunters showing up in my email box every day. I find it easy to read and understand. It sends me off to work with something good to think about. There is nothing better than the words from the Holy Bible to send you off on your day.
Sept 5th:
  1. I am thankful for the phone call I get each morning from Kevin waking me up so I can see him before I head off to work. It is always a nice time because everyone is still asleep and its just him and I.
  2. I am thankful for Gilbert Worthy. I have worked with him for a while now. He went and got me a salad today for lunch since I was really busy.
  3. I am thankful that after my long, 13 hour day today and having to stay late for a meeting, that the traffic was not bad at all and it didn't take me too long to get back home to the kids.
  4. I am thankful that the weather is starting to cool a bit. It has been such a hot, hot summer that it is nice to go out and be able to breathe without that hot, humid air smothering you when you step outside.
  5. I am thankful for my sister. I am thankful that she remains cancer free and that she is here near us.


Crafting Vicky said...

Congrats on the new DT position. This card is totally amazing for it! Just love the 3D effect that you have given to it and those pompoms are to die for! I don't know how you have made them but they are truly adorable!

Unknown said...

oh my word!! That card is wonderful! I love the pom poms. I may have a small bit left of that sparkle fiber. I have used it many many times over the years. Back to the card... love the yellow and how you colored and popped her. Great work. No wonder you made the DT!!

Joan V said...

This card is so gorgeous and fantastic. Love all the details. Thanks for sharing.

Karon said...

Congrats on the DT position. Fabulous card - love those pom poms. And another lovely list of thankfulness to share:-) Hugs, Karon

Céline said...

fab card, love the combo and pom pom
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

Karen said...

So cute! Love those pom poms! I like all the papers you used too! Thanks so much for playing along at Krafty Girls! :)


Migdalia said...

Congrast on the DT position!Adorable pom poms!!!
saw it on paper Issues

Lady E said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colours!
Thank you for joining us at Heck of a Challenge and Good Luck!
Lady E

Unknown said...

Awww...This is so sweet! Lovely image and sweet details!Thanks for joining us over at Tuesday Alchemy This week! Good luck!Hugs and sunshine!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Susan this is sooo cute...I love those pompoms...joann sassy raggedy

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your new DT!! Wow, this card is so fabulous!! The pom-poms are gorgeous!! I love the banner and sweet colored her beautifully!! Love, love it!! Thanks so much for playing along at Krafty Girls :)

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Sarah said...

Oh gracious me-- this card is absolutely fabulous-- I am in love with the pom-poms you created--you are so talented-- I love it! Thanks for creating with us at Eureka Stamps :)


Katya- Ангел в кедах said...

your 3 d pom poms are so cool!

Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Alchemy!
Hugs Katya x

Crafty and Green said...

What a Fantastic Creation!!! This is just Adorable!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Eureka Stamps!! Please Come back and play with us again soon!

Many Blessings,

Lisa Jane said...

LOve this bright cheerful card .the decoupaged image is fab and the pom poms are so much fun - a fab idea
Thanks for joining us at Heck of a challenge this month
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Oh this is so fabulous. Love the image and the pom poms are just stunning. Thank you for playing us at Incy Wincy challenge this week!
Kaia, DT

nancyparker55 said...

Love those pompoms.Great card.

craftyb said...

Absolutely brill! LOVE this cheerleader image - awesome pompoms - love your card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

DesignerDiva said...

How fabulous is this!! Great colouring and I too love the pom poms!
Thanks for joining us at Heck of a Challenge for our very first challenge I hope you will join us again soon and good luck
Hugs Laurie
PS I have gorgeous candy if you'd like to join in