Sunday, January 27, 2013

something old something new Whew!

Hi Everyone,

I did it! I made another card and it's still January lol 2 in one month is a new achievement!

I did have some difficulties making this one. (so please be kind ).

It is my cousins 16th birthday which of course is her sweet 16 we will be heading out for dinner at the Spaghetti Factory (only place that fits 19 of this (soon to be 20!) I am sure they see our name and go oh no it's them again! we go that often.

My cousin isn't a girly girl when asked what she is into these days I got this for an answer: Rugby, Basketball and school... Hmmm how do you make a card out of that. Although I wish there were teen girl sport stamps out there  because that is her passion and a few of the people I make cards for also have this passion.

Going through my stamps I just decided to do the next stamp that inspired me..... so Bambi Bubblegum it was I thought she seems teen like, isn't too girly and would be a fun image.

Kraftin kimmies is doing a challenge right now called something old something new and I decided to partake...  (something old is the card stock and embossing folder used, the thickers, the pink ink from close to my heart and I decided to use my oldest copic marker to decide what colors combo to do (I bought R11 and RV55 first b/c I love pink). The new: is the pattern papers, the stamp, and the itty bitty stickers.

Supplies used:
Copics skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E02  Hair: E21, E25, E27, E79 Bubblegum: Rv 55, R11, R35, R29 the bubble gum stand R29, R35, R89 and the glass in the stand C01, C03 Bubblegum Bubble R11 and Rv 06 (I think sorry didn't keep good track today), eyes old olive (shouldn't have done that)
Papers: Reflections cardstock Neuteral pack, light grey cardstock (misc), Sasafrass by october afternoon (pants), Blush by MME, Love Story by EP, Copic Express it
Letters: Thickers ruby red glitter cardstock (I think they were roller rink), Pink Paislee Indigo bleu itty bitty blocks.
Other stuff: Spell Binders circle dies, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dot cuttlebug embossing folder, Bubblegum close to my heart ink pad  

Inspired By: Deconstructing Jen, Kraftin kimmies stamps,
 Papercuts blog (Michele Boyer I could not figure out her hair for the life of me so I went to find somebody elses image to learn where to put the high lights. Just not my coloring day today)

Challenges I want to enter this card in:
1. Deconstructed Sketch 86
2. Kraftin Kimmies Stamps Something old something new

Hope you enjoy this Beautiful Sunday!


Random Tid Bit about me: I am going to be an auntie any day now. My sis in law due date was yesterday and we couldn't be anymore excited to meet little Magnus (if it's a boy) or Sophia if it is a girl!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Dont call 1-800 missing quite yet...

Hi Everyone,

Wow it has been a long time since I have posted. I think I got a little overwhelmed this year working two jobs, taking care of my dogs medical issues (he is ok but does have chronic health issues) and also having some medical issues in our family I just didn't feel like creating much.

But I am back and it is a new year so I am setting mini goals for myself..... (and no I am not posting on here cause I don't know if I will be able to keep them) but the first goal is now complete which was to create a card pretty simple.

I had my Best friends birthday in November and although we celebrated her birthday I didn't give her a card or presents til after christmas... Well I did take her to the fab four (you would think it was the real beatles the way she was acting haha).

Michelle loves vintage and is into steampunk right now so I stumbled across a website called simply betty stamps (totally her style! yay!) and I really wanted to make her a card with one of their images but which one to choose? well Simply Betty has a challenge going on right now in their facebook group which was just the inspiration I was looking for! I signed up to use this steampunk Betty image and got creating. Gotta say not my usual style but did have fun breaking out of my mold.

I really wanted to play up the steampunk with this and decided to go vintage. Here are the products I used
-Copics (skin: e0000, e000, e00, e02, e11; Hair: e21, 23,25 and 79; clothing silver the C00- C9 depending on darker or lighter tones, the blues E24, E26, E06; lips r29 )
-Papers: Reflections brown cardstock, Bazil antique age papers, american crafts neutral paper pad, DCWV street lace)
- Doily from dollar store sprayed with Tattered Angels Juniper mist
- Karen fosters designs big time brass atique brad with rub on clock (sorry lost packaging don't know where from)
- Tim Holtz metal gears, Netting Vintage inspired by websterpages, cosmo cricket tini text, typewriter alpha I want to say also from cosmo cricket but not 100 % sure, lace (given to me so unknown)

Inspired By: Corinne (shout out to her for setting up this challenge), Simply Betty stamps, Simply Betty stamps fab facebook group girls! Thanks everyone!

Random Fact: my Best friend and I have been friends since Grade 7 ( We are going on almost 13 years now wow! ) I call her Mesh for her nickname and I still do not recall why I started calling her this. I think it is because her name Being Michelle you instantly want to call her shelly or Mich but she doesn't like people calling her that so I combined both... )