Saturday, May 30, 2009
Scrapbook News and Review is having open calls for the June and July issues, you can find the details here.
Have a super fantastic weekend!!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thank heavens it's Friday! I must say that although I have a ton of work to do at home, it'll be nice to get it done. My good friend will be here on Friday night, so I have to prepare my wreck of a home. But, the good news is that I have only two days of work next week, then a few vacation days.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Getting ready for the weekend, it should be pretty uneventful, but I hope to get loads done. I'm also getting some images colored, so when the time comes, I can start creating.
SNR is having open calls for the June and July issues, please be sure to take a look.
Oh, and be sure to check the Queen Kat Designs blog, it's my day to post and you don't want to miss it.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Today's Royal Kat Wednesday challenge is to use stitching on your card, real or faux. I opted for faux stitching.
I used one of the lovely trees from the Funky Trees set for my card today. Still having lots of fun with the airbrush machine. The Kaiser Craft rhinestones are the finishing touch.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I completed my first article for Scrapbook News and Review, sent the pictures on Sunday. My hope is that people find it useful and informative, and keep coming back for more because I have tons of material to cover. LOL It'll be in the June issue, I hope you take a look.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Today, Paper Makeup Stamps is sponsoring a challenge for the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's campaign. Duke's Mother passed away a few years ago, she suffered from Alzheimer's for the 9 years that I knew her. In fact, I never knew her before it. It is hard to watch someone you love suffer from this disease. I think it's almost worst than most out there because it robs you of the very thing you live for, memories.
The challenge is to use "Any Winged Thing" on your card; it can be a fairy, butterfly, bird, etc. I used Sprout, one of my favorite fairies. She is just exquisite and so fun to color. I added some Angel Wings Shimmerz to her wings, can't leave them bare.
I sure hope you can play along, remember there is a $25 gift certificate to Paper Makeup Stamps up for grabs. Please use the tag PMSSOA in the gallery so we can easily see all the cards in one place! What are you waiting for? Get busy!!
Members of the Stampin Out Alzheimers event will also get a coupon code to the PMS website for 10% off their order. You'll just have to look for our blinkie in the sidebar to get the code.
Friday, May 22, 2009
You can see I had to try out the airbrush compressor with my copic markers, such a fun effect. I definitely need practice and will be doing that this weekend with any luck. Fun! It's a little noisier than I had hoped.
Cody had to try it out too, thank goodness it's simple enough to do. He had a blast; even made a scene with flowers and leaves. His teacher will be the recipient of that little gem.
I hope to enjoy the long weekend ahead. It'll be great to stay in my jammies for sure. But, there is some cleaning to be done as well since I will be having guests in a little over a week. Gotta get the dust bunnies OUT. So, time to clean the cabinets, windows, and baseboards.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I managed to get quite a bit done creatively yesterday and hope for more of the same over the weekend.
My HS BFF is arriving the first week of June, so I am taking some extra days off from work to spend some time with her and her family. They will be staying in Gatlinburg until Friday, at which time she will be staying a couple days with me. Yippers! I am extremely happy to be seeing her, it's been about 20 years.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The ribbon and card are in an undisclosed location....the boy took off with them before I snapped the photo and I was too lazy to look for it.
The images at the top are from Michelle, a great stamper and friend. She sent Kettos, Gorjuss Girls, Magnolias, and all sorts of other images. I can't wait to get coloring!
Thanks to all of you for thinking about me, I am lucky to have such great blogging friends.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The designer papers are from American Crafts and just have a confection feel to them. Wondermous for these types of images.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
We are going to see the new Temptations Revue show here in Pigeon Forge tonight. They are having their Grand Opening and since the company I work for does their advertising, we get complimentary tickets. Duke and I are big fans and are excited to see the show; it's not often we get out of the house for things like this. Of course, the boy is going with us, so I hope he enjoys it too.
Cody may have to have surgery to remove his adenoids (sp?) and tonsils; he's snoring like a wild animal and has been keeping us all awake for about a month. Plus, he sometimes stops breathing, not a good sign. We see a specialist next week and will know more about this then.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I hope you find the time to sample the sketch. If you do, be sure to link to the Beary Box blog so that we can all see your work. You just might win this week's prize.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
If you came directly to my blog, you are missing the hop fun! If you came here from the Queen Kat Designs blog, you are on the right track.
We all have flowers, right?! So get them out and use them on your card or project.
I used Shroomies, again, I love this stamp! The flowers are some that I found at Target of all places, I just added some bling to the centers.
The next stop on the hop is Beverly.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Cody helped with sponging the edges....notice that the sponging is everywhere. Ah well, I love it when he helps, but then he gets his own artistic vision and phooey with mine. It still came out great!
I'd also like to wish Nancy a very Happy Birthday, she is a huge supporter of PMS. Have a great day girl!
Monday, May 11, 2009
I used A Fairy For Kayleigh for my main image. She is full of sparkle, I used both Shimmerz and Stickles.
Hop on over to the PMS Forum to see all the challenges; if you don't have PMS stamps....no worries, we just want to see what you've got.
When you upload to any public gallery like SCS or PCP, please use the keyword PMSRP04 (sketch) and PMSMC11 (Monday challenge).
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I received this award from my girls Anessa and Lynn, thanks ladies-right back at ya!
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