Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
This image from the Sassy Cheryl's store is called Nature Nap Girl. It's my NEW for the week. I actually went to Tuscaloosa last week and hit both Hobby Lobby and Michael's. I bought a lot of sale stuff, but nothing that I used for this card. The difficulty came in picking THE new image I wanted to use. Cheryl has been in overdrive creative mode in the past few weeks and is adding images faster than my poor checkbook can handle purchasing them. Be sure to go check out all the wonderful images she's added at her http://computerscrapbook.comStore. The papers for this card are from a free digital kit called "Mother May I" by Correen Silke from the ComputerScrapbook Dot Com site. I've really gotten into digital papers in a big way and now that I have them somewhat organized(whole lot better than my real paper) on the computer, I'm much more successful at finding what I need. The wonderful thing with these is that the kits have coordinating paper and I don't have to search for something that matches.I used my Martha Stewart hydrangea punches to make my flowers and added flower soft for the centers. The sentiment is one that was in a cluster of packs of metal sentiments that I purchased from Tuesday Morning, long ago. I decided it was the perfect sentiment. Doesn't it look like she just ran out of steam and had to sit down and take a time out. Just to let you know, Sassy Cheryl has some more challenges going on over on her Sassy Cheryl Blog. On Tuesday she has a Color Me Challenge, on Thursdays there's a Show Me Challenge(this one is the one where you'll seriously get to know your fellow crafters), and on Friday there's the Guessing Game Challenge. The latter two don't even require that you make a card, and you've got a shot at a free image if you win. Check them out at Sassy Cheryl's Blog.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
This week the Sassy Cheryls Challenge Blog theme is "Inspired by Nature". What is more about nature than fishing? This is an image Cheryl drew as one of the contributing artists to the Help For Katie fund. You can read about Katie HERE and purchase this image with several others. Of course you really need to check out the Sassy Cheryl Store for all the wonderful images she has. She's into Easter big time right now.
I've colored this little fisherman with Copics. The papers are from a free digital kit called Seaswept by Rachel Dickson from ComputerScrapbook.Com. I love the ocean scene. A friend gave me the snake brads(there's a story there for another day), but I decided this one looked enough like a worm to work with this card. I created the sentiment in Word.
Two cards and two blogs posts in one day. I am having a good day. Now I'm off to do my coloring homework and then fix dinner(as say in the South). Thanks for stopping by.
Friday, March 18, 2011
This week, I've been furiously working on Get Well and Thinking of You cards for another challenge. Since I never have any of these on hand when I need them, I decided I'd make two instead of one card for each challenge entry.What you're seeing here is my cards with one more image to color. I'll have 6 in my stash when I finish, and I'm smiling here. You will also notice(Linda C in particular) that I use half a box of Copics to color with, so I need them all. You're welcome to come to TM and color with me, but I'm not sending you any.LOL Please also note that I actually cleaned up, filing all my scraps and cleaning off my tall table. If you aren't impressed, let me just tell you, YOU SHOULD BE! I try hard, but it never seems to stay neat.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
My first card is a Get Well card, and I used this adorable image from Phindy's Place called "Hang In There". I colored him with my Copics, and then used my MTC software to create the Word Art and printed it. The balloons were cut using one of the balloons from the Celebrations cartridge.
These wonderful papers are from a digital kit called Simple Pleasures from Sweet Shoppe Designs.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I'm taking a Copics coloring class online over on the Simply Scrapping Crafts ning website, in hopes of improving my coloring skills. It's taught by Lisa Futch, and it is wonderful. This week's lesson is on coloring bodies. They provide an image to color or you can supply your own. Since I need lots of practice, and I knew that I had this adorable image from Phindy's Place Store called Cupid Bubbles would give me plenty of body to color. I actually had to color two images showing the light source from two directions. I opted to color the same image twice, figuring that would be great practice on understanding light and shadow. When I finished the assignment yesterday afternoon, I had not one, but two colored baby images. What's a girl to do, but make a card for a challenge, right?
So last night I went searching through my paper files, and found this paper that I had purchased from Peppermint Creative called appropriately enought "Sweet Cheeks". I printed my papers off and then found this sketch from Mojo Monday for this week. So after I got the camphouse ready for the incoming guests, and instead of working on my Weight Watchers lesson for tonight, I headed out to TazMania and assembled my card.
I'm pretty happy with it. I love the way the bubbles are floating across the card. OK, now I really have to get busy with my real TO DO list.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
This image is called Tea Bird, and isn't she the sweetest thing you've ever seen? I colored her with Copics. I love those barely there pig tails. Both of my girls and my granddaughter took forever to grow hair, so I can really identify with this little beauty.
As most of you know, I love printing digital paper. Some I've bought, and some have been free. For those that so generously freely share their designs I give thanks. I went looking for some tea party paper for this card,and found several new free paper kits. This paper is from Digital Diva Designs and is from the Reminder of Spring Kit.I finished off this card by using the branch edge punch by Martha Stewart and Martha's bird bunch. I colored the birds with my Copics and my Zig pens. My Copics got a work out on this project as I also colored the ribbon. Final touches were the pearls.
Monday, March 7, 2011
The papers from a kit called Yellow is for Spring that I purchased from Create with TLC's store. Paulette's not just about free sentiments. She's got some great papers in her store. This paper just screams SPRING to me, and even though things are blooming like crazy here in Mississippi, winter is still hanging on. I created the sentiment in Photoshop. I added some narrow satin ribbon and some pearls along with some daisies to "spring" it up a bit more(and also to comply with the challenge requirements). I have to say everything about this card makes me happy.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you're seeing some signs of spring.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Image: Phindys Place - Giddy Up