Monday, April 26, 2010

Heidi among the flowers

1 day down 18 more to go!! Yes I am beginning my countdown for the school year!LOL! I am so ready for summer this year. Dont get me wrong I do *heart* my preK babies but they have spring fever right now and you can tell its near the end of the year!

Okay so onto the card. Sadly this is the only card Ive had a chance to make. My kids had CRCT testing this past week so we were busy, busy!! I colored this CC designs swiss pixie image using copics of course. I tried a new hair color again. This I was going for an ash blonde/brown color. I used e50, e44, and y28. Not exactly thrilled with it but at least something different. I paired Heidi with some MME bloom and grow paper and colored the image to match. Lately Im having to make cards in steps since my time at my stamp table is limited. So it took me about 3 days to make this card!LOL!! I started out coloring her skin and hair the first night then left it alone. The next night I picked out the dp and colored her to match. Then the 3rd night I put the card together. I used last weeks Sunday sketch for my layout and used another of Tori's bows like in my previous card. I love using this for scraps of wider ribbon! I was actually trying a new sponging method on this card too that didnt work out so I think I will go back to my previous way of doing it! Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sweet Messages

Im going to make this quick since I've already tried 3xs to post this! Is anyone else having trouble with Blogger?! Somehow in our busy weekend I found the time to color this TGF Sweet Messages image. I knew I wanted to use some SU dp so I pulled out this afternoon tea dp. I just love the colors in this and even though Im not a SU demo anymore Im glad to see they are changing some of the colors and bringing back alot of the good in colors from the past. For my layout I used Jens sfytt. This layout was a bit different for me so I struggled with it for a bit but Im happy with the end result and look 3 different dp designs!! Im getting better!LOL! Oh and did you check out the ribbon treatment?!! I found this tutorial on Toris blog and had to give it a try. I love ribbon and love using it on my card but seriously I come up blank when trying to think of different bows, etc to use on my cards. Okay thats it for me today! Im super tired today we had a fishing field trip and thankfully no one fell in the pond and no child or adult got "hooked"!LOL! If you seen our class you would know that meant it was a good day!LOL!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Kiki's Diner

Oops! I hit enter too soon so if you seen this post earlier with nothing on it now ya know!LOL!
I have been waiting patiently for warm sunny day to get me in the mood to color this adorable Kiki image! Isnt she a doll!?!? I picked up this Moms Diner Recollections dp on a trip to our LSS. I thought the fun colors would be perfect for Kiki! I colored her using copics and added some sakura clear glaze to her eyes and the cherry on the ice cream. I used Amys Friday sketch for my layout. For a little something different I cut Kiki out and used blush blossom for my oval layer. I had a really hard time matching my cs to the dp so next time I will make sure and pick up some Bazzill cs that matches this dp! I think I've told you before thats why I LOVE the Recollections dp and when I looked at the tabs I thought I had some cs to match it....turns out not so much!LOL! Oh and did you see the glitter candy dots! They are so cute and sparkly! Have a great day!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bang! Bang!

Boo!Hoo!! Today is the last day of my spring break. We have had sooo much fun this week I hate to see it come to an end. Sadly today will be spent getting back to reality and getting ready to go back to school/work tommorrow! I did have some coloring and stamping time this week just lack of time for posting. I made this card earlier in the week for Mercys Tuesday sketch. Since my cheeky shooter was too big for a circle I used an oval instead. I also pulled out some SU dp again and again I cant think of the name of the dp! Gotta find that catty!LOL!! I colored the Cheeky girl using copics to match the dp and added some stickles to her boots and skirt. I also added some pearl earrings and used sakura clear glaze pen over her eyes so they are shiny. I even finally used a courdoury button on this card! I just HAD to have them when they came out and I think I've used one before this card. Why do we do that!?!LOL! Hope you all have had a great week! Im off to catch up on everyones blogs that Im so behind on. Hugs!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Cheeky Glamour

Sweet Sunday sketch is quickly becoming one of my fave sketch challenges. I made this card for this weeks sketch. I knew I wanted to give this Cheeky girl some ink and thought she would look best with a vintage look. I went through my dp and came across this piece of dp in the BG Marrakech collection. She is colored with copics and sponged with PTI aqua mist ink. I actually couldnt see her as anything other than blonde so I went with it. I get stuck on brunettes for some reason. I guess there are just more combos to use and play around with for brunettes or maybe its b/c Im a brunette. I used another new to me border punch and actually pulled out my scallop nesties. I havent used those in awhile. I used 3 primas on this card! Im getting better!LOL! I even gave the Cheeky girl some rhinestone earrings. I didnt have a chance to take a pic of the copics so I thought I'd break them down for you here b/c I did leave them layed out.
Skin- e50. e51, e53
Hair- yr30. e31, e33, e35
dress and shoes- bg11, bg72, bg75 (bg10 for under her dress and eyes)
stockings and boa-e40, e41, e42, e43
mirror-c3, c5, c7
colourless blender

Friday, April 2, 2010

Pajama Party

Can you tell how excited I am?!? 9 whole days off!! Yeah baby (said in my best Mike Meyers aka Austin Powers voice!LOL!) Okay I promise this is the last of the High Hopes cards for a few days but I was enjoying playing with them. Im telling you back in the day I was Sleepover Queen!LOL!! Just about every weekend I was at one of my friends house for a sleepover or vice versa. Since I promised to be good I wont tell yall what my Mom let us do one night at one of my sleepovers!LOL!
Remember when I posted my duck card and told you that you would see the Farmhouse dp again soon..well soon is here!LOL!! I colored up these pajama party cuties using the same colors as my duck card but adding in some skin and hair colors. Now yall know Im a sucker for a good sketch challenge so when I seen Mercys Tuesday sketch this week I knew it was perfect for these girls. The image is a little larger than the sketch calls for so I placed it in the center instead of off to the right but thats all I changed. I even used not just 1 but 2 primas from my stash!! yayy me!! I know the brown is called sprites and I *think* I got them from Electic paperie like 3 years ago. I also used a new to me border punch. Just in case I dont make it back to post over the weekend hope you all have a safe and happy Easter. Oh and btw I do have prek Easter party stories to share but that will have to wait for my next post!LOL!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Another High Hopes Bunny

Im back today with another HH bunny image. Can you tell I've been working on some last minute Easter cards?!LOL!! I think this one is called Bunny with gift. Of course the image is colored with Copics and has all kinds of stickles added to it. I used frosted lace stickles for his tail and tummy. I used waterfall stickles on the blue parts of the egg. Limepeel stickles on the green and lavender stickles on the bow...told you alot of stickles!LOL!! This was another image I colored with no particular dp in mind but I found this piece of American crafts dp I think is called basket and its matches close enough. The yellow is actually the other side of the dp. I paired the dp with PTI spring rain and Coredinations purple. Ribbon was what I had the hardest time trying to match so I ended up using some PTI twill ribbon. The layout is Karens Sunday sketch and if you couldnt tell yesterday's card started off as the sketch but the image was way too large so I just made another card for it!LOL! One day to go!! Woo Hoo!!