Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Im back this morning in a much better state of mind after a good nights rest in MY bed and some REAL food!LOL! Brayden did great last night but b/c of the weather here I decided it was best to keep him home one more day for breathing treatments. The Dr. wants him to have one every 3 hours until his follow up visit.
When I saw the color challenge this morning I had to fight my usual urge when I see green in a challenge: Flowers or Christmas tree of course. I wanted to do a non floral/tree card. Ive had this Baby Jesus is born set for awhile and I thought the colors would work for this image. I was very happy with how my card turned out since I havent stamped in 3 days. Usually the first thing I make after not stamping for a few days takes me 2 hours and I still dont like it!LOL!
The image was colored with my prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol. I applied Tulip white puffy paint to the lambs. I have become a complete Tulip puffy paint junky!LOL! I love stickles but I always have to order it online and that usually ends up with a full shopping cart at electic and a mad hubby!LOL! Tulip puffy paint adds dimension that the stickles doesnt so I like it when I want dimesion and sparkle! The puffy paint is also cheaper and I can get it at Walmart. I got 6 colors of puffy paint for less than $5. Dont get me wrong Im not knocking stickles b/c they have an advantage too especially with smaller images you have better control to not make a mess!LOL! I just like having options and I like using both just depending on what I want for my card.
Okay enough blah blah! Card recipe-
stamps: baby jesus is born, Believe in miracles (last year) Michaels $1 stamp
Paper: so saffron pp, so saffron, wild wasabi, elegant eggplant, PTI white
Ink: black stazon, elegant eggplant, wild wasabi
Other: wasabi ribbon, tulip puffy paint white, prismacolor pencils, gamsol, stumps,
Monday, December 17, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Brayden has been home for the past two days my kids are just taking turns right now being sick. The weather here doesnt help last week it was in the mid 30's @ night. This week we are running the AC @ night. It's 81 today! No snow this Christmas!LOL! N-E-ways Brayden was diagnosed with ashtma Monday after he had a bad ashtma attack Sunday night. He is on round the clock breathing treatments right now so of course he is bouncing off the walls!! He can go back to school tommorrow and hopefully the hair I have pulled out will slowly grow back!LOL!
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I thought I would give you a break from stars today!LOL! This snowman was one of the images I posted about coloring while Madison was home. I knew I wanted to use wintergreen dp so I just pulled colors from the dp to color my snowman. Well Roxie decided to throw me a loop today by giving us a diamond shape for the main image. I decided to go ahead with it and try to make it work.
Its so funny how you can start on a card and the card seems to take on a life of its own!LOL!! I had no particular person in mind while making this card but as I turned the image to make it work for the sketch it looked like the snowman was running off the card for a hug!LOL! I instantly thought of my stepdad and my kids and their "GROUP HUGS!!!" The kids love it! So this card now will be to Papa from the kids with a big snowman hug sentiment inside.
Okay onto the deets...I colored the snowman using my SU markers and sky ink w/aquapainter. I used sky for the snow and to outline the snowman. The snow falling and the outline of the snowman are covered in diamond stickles. I (hmph) doodled around the frame!LOL! The main image is layered w/celery and arthichoke. The dp is layered w/soft sky and celery. I applied silver brads to each corner. The card base is textured soft sky.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Madison was home sick yesterday so I actually got to stamp a little. She ran a high fever all day Sunday so all she wanted to do was lay around so I stamped some images to color while I was on the couch with her so I should have some more cards to share this week. I was positive she had strep(sp) throat b/c she had white pockets on both sides of her throat but they did a swab at the Dr. yesterday and it came back negative and she didnt run any fever yesterday so the Dr. said she could go to school today.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Hey everyone!! I thought I would share a gift set I made for my stepmom for her church Christmas party. I just got the wintergreen dp and I LOVE it and wish I had bought 2 packs!LOL!!!! I used a layout from Jens blog- I heart to stamp. I used the color combo from the paper. Sky blue, certainly celery, always artichoke, and basic grey. I love using bold images to make quick cards and I have very little bold images!LOL! I find myself buying the images that are fun to color instead of images that will make quick cards maybe its time to change that!LOL!
I took my stepmom to the Dr. this past week and she thought they were going to let her drive after that b/c its been 7 weeks since her surgery. NOPE! One more month! At least she will be released before Christmas. So it will be another month before I can get back into my blogging/stamping groove. Maintaining two households is getting tiring(sp)!!!! I miss doing challenges and my morning stamping routine but I feel like if I dont help her she will hurt herself doing things the Dr ask her not to do. She cant bend, lift, etc, ANYTHING! My Dad is on call 24/7 so she never knows when he will be there. I feel like I have to do what Im doing to sleep at night so please just bear with me for another month.