Monday, July 27, 2009

At least this one is not blonde.

Ok, it is another mermaid girl BUT a different stamp company AND she is not blonde. Actually this little cutie comes from All That Scraps and she is a digi image. They send them through e-mail and you can print as many as you want. Easy Storage and no smoodges. BUT I thought I could layer and the images are in this block that does not let you layer and then print. Someone told my to try photoshop but I have not yet. For now I did the old fashioned scissors for each of these. Also, I used a laser printer and not ink jet. I'll have to try the ink jet to see how it react with the copics. Yup, used those to color everything. Old SU ric rac, SU brads and paper too and a little crytstal effects for the pearls though I wish I had liquid pearls. Hmm.

I hope to post my workshop cards after the girls come to play tomorrow night. But no promises since I have to go see my brand new niece who will be born tomorrow and oh yea, that vacation thing. Life is crazy!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

She's always blonde!

Seems like I have a hard time finding time. Three kids home for the summer means lots of cleaning and lots of hungry tummies, all the time, for both! BUT, I do stamp on occassion with some dear friends who lend me their stamps. These are from

Pink Cat Studio. I stamped several images to bring home and color. I grab my copics and images and color for about 10 minutes at a time when I am procrastinating on either feeding children or cleaning house. Are you seeing a trend here? This time I also used my Spica pens that have glass flecks to create the shimmer. Can you see it in the first photo?

Then of course, the girls I color always end up being blonde. Can't imagine why. *giggle** We just have more fun. I will have more of these pictures to share as Kylah was kind enough to share her stamps with me. (She entered some cool contest and won free stuff with her beautiful artwork! You can see the deets on her blog.) And I promise to not make them ALL blonde.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Try something new

I have to admit that I have slowly slipped in the Copic world. I tried to resist but now I am having so much fun. I get a couple at a time and slowly build a collection. If you are not sure what copic markers are check out this blog.
Basically a REALLY cool marker that I love to color with. The card above was one of my first attempts. I have ben playing and practicing since and love them even more. You might see some more samples to come. My only problem is, most of the people I color are blonde! Imagine that. I forget they can be other colors. :)
The second picture are scissor charms I made for a stamping group. I took the SU designer brads and drilled tiny holes in them with my hand drill then put them on those cool jewelry strings I got from Michael's. Cute way to mark your scissors when everyone else has the same ones!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Still a secret

Remember, this is still not a blog post. I am not updating my pathetic blog. BUT... I will show you some pics of things I made. :) These were thank you gifts for teachers. Some were the kids teachers and some were teachers in the schools that had VERY kindly helped me with some of my teacher recertification hours. I made the bread holders usuing the cute BS basket die and making it longer. I really can't wait to show my club girls how to make it. STINKIN' CUTE! Then I decorated them of course!!! Wish I had taken pics of the cards but who had time to think with all the baking I did to fill the stinkin' cute baskets. I hope they liked them. Even if they did not like the bread, the baskets were way fun!

Remember, don't tell anyone I am sharing pics. :)


This is not really a post. Nope, it's your imagination since it has been so long. :) Here is a two page layout for the scrap class I was teaching. The letters are Cuttlebug dies and the buttons are from Walmart. The Orange dots that are drawn are soufle pens I found and are just a little puffy when you use them. Really fun!

If you promise not to tell anyone I posted I might have another one tomorrow. Shhhh!