Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
So a million thank yous Carrie and you made my week! I can't wait for the weekend to roll around so that I can get busy will all my new things.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Christmas sets I made. I only got one done in time to give with my
gifts. I really wanted one to give to my mom so I told her that it
would be a little late. Here is her finished calendar. The stamp set
is Cake Occassions and is from Clear Dollar Stamps. I stamped with
CTMB ink and then went over the with a pink Spica pen and the cake
stand with the clear one. I used fine irridescent glitter on the cake.
I decorated each month with it's own little art work. I will show
those to you over the next couple of days, I am not sure how to add
more than one picture since I am still posting with my phone. The
inside calendar is also from Clear Dollar Stamps. It is called Coaster
Calendar and is designed for these cardboard coasters. I hope everyone
is having a great weekend!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I did figure out how to post the photos from my phone onto my blog. The pictures aren't as great as with a camera but it will have to do for now. The angel seems a little strange too! It really is straight, I promise. I started with the sketch challenge for today from Splitcoast. I left off one of the stars though. The image is from The Angel Company set, Playful Kitties. I color the cat with Prisma markers. I tried to make him look like one of our cats, Hobbes. I don't know if you can see it or not, but the pink circle has the word "cuddly" stamped all around. That sentiment is from the CTMH set, Solo C and the orange star is also from CTMH, from a booking set I believe. I sponged blue ink around tge image to look like the sky. All three of our cats are indoor cats and they occasionally like to come to the door and check out "the big blue room". All paper is DCWV and inks are CTMH. Thanks for dropping by!For some reason I have a post with the picture and one with the text. The card below goes with this entry.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I wanted to let you know about a new product that I recently
purchased. I have been seeing mention of Memento ink on several blogs
especially when using Copics. Clear Dollar Stamps has just started
carrying their inks, so on my last order I ordered the Tuxedo Black
and the brown one. Wow, I love it! Nice, clean stamped images and
absolutely no smearing with either of my alcohol based markers. No
heat setting either. I had been using the Palette black ink and was
pretty happy with it, but with some pale colors (especially skin
colors) I would sometimes have a very slight bleeding of the ink.
This is a test to see if I can post pictures that I have taken with my
phone. I have learned how to post to my blog on my phone and if I can
get the pictures posted, I will try to get some cards posted in the
next day or so, at least until I get a new computer and get everything
set up and loaded.
This is how I feel about my computer situation:
Monday, January 12, 2009
hoping to get a new one today or tomorrow and then get Kip to install
it and get me up and running in a day or two so I can start posting on
my blog again. This post was done on my phone, but it's not so easy to
type a blog post using only my thumb! Just a word of advice: make sure
all your important stuff is backed up, especially your pictures. We
haven't been able to retrieve anything as of yet, but am holding out
hope that it is still possible. Thanks for being patient with me and
for your encouragement!
I thought I would share few of my crafting related goals for the year.
(1) I want to work on my sewing skills. I have a good sewing machine
and some basic knowledge but I want to learn more so that I can
actually start to make some useable items. (2) Start a system for
organizing my supplies. I have the stuff I use all the time fairly
organized, it's the things that I don't use everytime I craft that I
tend to lose. We are going to be redoing some of our living space in
the house over the next few weeks and I am hoping to better organize
as I get set up in the new space. (3) Participate in more challenges,
not just the ones that are easy! (4) I make a lot of cards. Even
though I send quite a few, I want to try to look for more
opportunities to brighten someone's day.
Friday, January 9, 2009
hard drive is dead. I tried to do some research on my own of how to
fix the problem so I could impress my computer guru husband. Most
every article I found referred to my problem as " the black screen of
death". Doesn't sound too encouraging, does it? Hopefully we will have
something for me to use at some point this weekend. Kip is a computer
geek, so I have full faith he will have me up and running as soon as
possible. I have new stamps and I can't show you what I've done!
Thanks for checking back and I'll get something creative posted as
soon as I can.