Monday, August 31, 2015

Birthday Love*

Good morning... Happy Monday and last day of the month! Yesterday was my lazy Sunday. We spent the morning watching the Moto 2 and then the MotoGP races. My favorite, Marquez, crashed out again. So frustrating - He is a good rider! After that I went to have lunch with my hubby. After that it was time to come back home. I spent the day coloring and have the next image all layered. I just need to create the card. I'm hoping I can work on that tonight. We will see :)  We watched the Indy Car final race yesterday afternoon/evening. Then Michael called and I ran to pick him up from work. When I got home we turned on the Moto 3 race that he hadn't watched yet and started to watch that. I love the Moto Races! I just wish we had some Americans in it.. we have one, but he is never at the top. I do have my favorites though :)  Fun racing! And yesterday was wet racing too!  Alright... time for me to head off to work now. I hope you all have a great week! Next Monday is a US holiday, Labor Day.. AND .. my father-in-law heads back to Australia next Monday too. He has been with us for two months. It has been really good to get to know him :)

I managed to post one card every day this month! That will most probably NEVER happen again!! HAHA! This is the last card I have finished. We will see if I can finish that one tonight. So here is my card for today!

For this one I used a Tiddly Inks image - Close To My Heart. I colored this image with Copic markers. I did a small amount of layering with only layering the heart, arms and wings. The heart easel was cut using my Cameo Silhouette. I added a few swirls that are Sizzix. The tags are Sizzix. The small hearts were  punched and I added gems to them. I also added a few gems to the tags. The tags were put onto the card with a green sparkly brad. I did add a small amount of black ink to the Turquoise swirls. All of the papers are scraps except for the green paper that I cut the card base from. That was bought from Michaels.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
  • Hair: BG000, BG53, BG57
  • Dress and Socks: G40, G43, YG63, G28
  • Wings: Y00, Y11, Y15, YR24
  • Heart and Circle on Shoes: R20, R22, R24

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Teacher's Rule*

Good morning! And a very happy Sunday everyone! I managed to get another card finished! Let's see if I can get just one more done for tomorrow. Then I will have a card each day this month! Something I doubt I will ever accomplish again LOL I'm just too slow :p  Yesterday was a lazy day... I crafted and watched MotoGP practices and qualifying. We rode Bailey to the mall around noon. But it was a perfect day... I love to be at home. And that is exactly what we did .. stayed home and chilled! Perfect weekend!

Here is my school time card today:

Here is my School themed card I've been working on.  I went with an Easel card. The images are Drawn With Character - School Items For Teacher. The images were colored with Copic Markers. I added a little bit of Copic Opaque White. The paper in the background I used some glitter to do the lines. The line on the side was done in red glitter.. you can't really see that one that well. Then the other lines were done in a blue. I cut the Teacher's Rule out with the Cameo.. as well as the card itself. "Teacher's" was cut using gray paper and I outlined the letters in black and added a bit of opaque white. The Rule was cut using scrap patterned papers. All of the papers used were scrap papers. I can't believe the paper I have that is scrap. The only other thing that I added are the small buttons. The pencil paper piecing is used to help the easel stay open. I inked the background lined paper and the rule and the pencil with sepia ink to give it some depth. I also used some yellow, brown and pink chalk to add more detailing to the pencil. I embossed a couple of lines on the metal part of the pencil and added a bit of opaque white for highlights. I also added the No. 2. That was it.. I didn't really add too much to it. I wanted most of the emphasis on the images.. I just love these images!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Pencil Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19
  • Pencil Wood: E00, E01, E11
  • Pencil Lead: C5, C7, C9
  • Pencil Metal: C00, C1, C3, C5
  • Pencil Cheeks and Eraser: RV21, RV23, RV43, RV14
  • Backpack, Glue, Globe Cheeks and Backpack Tongue: RV23, RV43, RV14
  • Backpack and Glue Blue and Globe Water: B04, B06, B26
  • Backpack Pencil: Y13, Y15, Y19; E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Backpack Pen: R22, R24, R29
  • Backpack Ruler: E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Backpack and Glue Orange: YR02, YR04, YR07
  • Ruler: C00, C1, C3
  • Glue White: W00, W1
  • Globe Land: YG01, YG03, YG05, YG09
  • Globe Black: C5, C7, C9
  • Globe Silver: C1, C3, C5
  • Globe Bronze: E21, E97, E08, E37

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Christmas Basket.

Good morning and a very happy Saturday!! Yesterday was a good day. I worked, worked, worked and then I left at lunchtime and headed to the high school. When I got there I went into the counselors office and told them I wanted my son tested for Autism and learning disabilities. They took my name and number... It's going to be something I have to push I think. And if that is what it takes, then they will all get to know me well. Then I came home and watched some MotoGP practices with the hubby and went to bed LOL  Michael had work, so he called at about 1:15 am. I got up and went and got him and then when my head hit the pillow it didn't take too long to fall back asleep. Well.. at least after I quit thinking about the card I was working on .. hahaha!!  Ridiculous!! :D  Have a great weekend everyone!!

No more cards to post!!  I'm hoping I finish the one I'm working on this morning. I've almost had 1 card a day all month! Two days to go. I have to get busy today hahaha! That will NEVER happen again!!

Today I have a 4x4 Christmas Card:

This image is Seasonal Baskets from DeeDee's Digis. I colored this image with Copic Markers. I did a small amount of layering. The rolled flowers were cut using the Silhouette Cameo. And this is a small 4 x 4 card. I stamped on the inside with a Paper Smooches stamp. I also used some silver and gold Wink Of Stella on ribbons and the star.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Basket: E53, E31, W3; E53, E57, E59
  • Gingerbread Man: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, 0
  • Ribbon, Cloth, Heart, Candy Cane and Cheeks: R22, R24, R29, R46
  • Tree: G20, G21, G24, G28
  • Gift: B00, B02, B04
  • Candle: E41, E42, 0
  • Candle Ribbon and Tree Star: Silver and Gold Wink of Stella
  • Tree Trunk: E33, E35, E37

Friday, August 28, 2015

Puppy and Mouse Priceless Friendship*

Good morning! We have finally made it to Friday! Woot!! I will be on my way to work in a few minutes. Yesterday... I worked... and I worked some more. I did go up and walk, but then I worked some more LOL It felt so good to head home! Kevin rode to work with me yesterday morning too.. and it was so cool outside! We had to pull out the sweatshirts to ride! I had a bit of leftover chinese for dinner. The boys had eaten already without me! Kevin always sits with me though.. he is the best :)  Then I took a trip to Michael's. I'm trying to work out what to give everyone for Christmas. And it's always the same old thing... what do you get for people that can get whatever they want. So... I think I have decided on both my sister and my mother finally. I did some shopping at Michael's and some shopping at the Goodwill store. I think I've found a few items that I can repurpose and make them into some nice gifts. We will see! I will post them as I finish them :) Okay.. time to go :)  Have a great day everyone! And Happy Friday!!

Here is a friendship card for today:

Yep.. I tried another CAS! LOL  The image is Snoozing Puppy from Gerda Steiner Design. The adorable little pup and mouse were colored with Copic Markers. I used some brown and bronze spritz for the background. I added a lined stamp over the top of those... you can barely see it under the pup and mouse. I also added a couple of paw prints stamped. I carried that over to the inside and did some paws there as well. The two papers are from my scrap stash. I stamped the True Friends Are Priceless from Unity Stamps. And that is it. My CAS attempt once again.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Puppy Fur: W1, W3, W5, W7, W9
  • Puppy Nose: C3, C7, C9
  • Mouse Fur: E51, E55, E57, E59

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sunshine Fairy.

Good morning! Thursday! One more day for us to get to the weekend!!  Woot!! HAHA! I'm counting down! Yesterday was just a busy day at work. Then for dinner we had chinese and I'm thinking I may have eaten a couple of fork fulls too many, because it wasn't sitting very well with me for a bit. After that, Kevin and I watched Home. It was cute. I love cartoon movies HAHA! I'm just a kid at heart I guess :p  Vicky's package was picked up yesterday. Bailey went to church in the evening. That was pretty much it. Not a very busy day.. except for work. I hope you all have a great day!

Today, my card is full of sunshine:

This image is Fairy Summer from The Greeting Farm. I colored it with Copic Markers, layered it a bit and then added some glitter to the wings and her flower. The card, the sunshine and the word sunshine was cut using my Silhouette Cameo. I added the gem swirls, the ribbon and the spray of flowers at the bottom. On the inside I added the same ribbon and some gems to tie it to the front of the card.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000,, E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Hair and Flower: R81, R83, R85; E31, Y21, Y32
  • Dress: B00, B02, B04, B06
  • Wings: BG18, BG75, BG78; R81, R83, R85; B00, B02, B04, B06; YG91, YG95, YG97; E31, Y21, Y32
  • Lips: R81, R85

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Snowman Ice Christmas*

Oh Happy Wednesday everyone! Yesterday we had a strep test for Bailey.. it was negative. And get this!  The doctor says to me... I'm calling in some antibiotics for her. We will send this off to be tested and if it is negative in a couple of days I will call and let you know to stop the antibiotics. And all I can think is... WHAT??  That doesn't even make any sense! We are all becoming immune to these antibiotics, but you want her to take them for a couple of days just in case? How about we just wait and I'll start them if she has a positive test! I was so shocked!

Then it was Michael's turn to get his 2nd booster. So, we finished with that and I took him to school. Him and I had a discussion about his school work. His drama teacher has gone to the counselor to complain about him not getting his work done in that class... he is not getting his lines memorized. They have suggested that the counselor, his drama teacher, myself and HIS BOSS come in to meet. Michael has told her that he isn't getting the work for her class done because of his job.  What?!?  Bring his boss in!! You have GOT to be kidding me! Then they will just stop giving him hours. No.. I don't think that is going to work. And my first response to all of this was just that.. and that I believe he is getting more life experience out of holding a job then he is in acting class. He doesn't like his drama teacher at all.

After I spoke to Kevin though, he made a valid point. Michael doesn't work every day.. he was working about every other day. So honestly, there is no excuse for him not getting his work done other than he doesn't like his teacher and he is lazy. That is how it goes for him though. He hates school and he puts no effort in at all. It is frustrating. Michael called me and told me I needed to come pick him up from the bus right around the corner because it had broken down. When I got him, I tole him that I had been thinking about our discussion this morning and that I thought he needed to get his priorities straightened out and work on his homework on his days off. So he says to me.. so you are taking her side? LOL! I said no.. I'm not taking anyone's side. I just think that you need to be able to do both; School is important too! It has ALWAYS been a struggle with Michael in school. He has yet to pass the first math in High School. I get so frustrated with him! Alright.. enough of all of that!

Here is my Christmas creation for today:

This image is Candy Cane for Snowman which is from From The Heart Stamps. I colored this image with my Prismacolor pencils and used a Spellbinders die to cut around it. I did a bit of layering on the image. I added some snow around the image. I used White Wink of Stella for the snow and the white around the edge of the die. I added some dew drops around the image and a gem and white sequins in the bottom corner. All of the papers were distressed. The blue papers are all scraps and the patterned papers are from Bo Bunny - Altitude pad. I used two different stamps to create the sentiment. I added some green and white twine on the side with a snowflake charm. I also added a bit of glitter to the hat and the balls of the scarf.