Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Monday!

Good Morning! We had a very busy weekend, busy, but a lot of fun. We had Kip's birthday dinner/party at the bowling alley on Friday night, Saturday was doing all those fun cleaning things that have to be done and then yesterday we went to see Samantha play the piano, got groceries then home for dinner and then to watch The Walking Dead. The grocery store was insane, I didn't think about it being the weekend before Thanksgiving before we went.

My card today uses an image from Sweet Pea Stamps, was colored with Copic Markers and paper, lace and embellishments are from Hobby Lobby. I used Twinkling H2O paints for the background.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

No Coloring Challenge

A no coloring challenge? No Copics or Prismas? Well that is the challenge on the Riley and Company challenge blog this week. I think it actually took me longer to make a no coloring card than it takes me to make one where I have colored the image. Since all white was too much of a challenge for me, I decided to stamp Riley onto kraft card stock and then I stamped it again onto a blue piece of paper and then again onto a brown piece. That gave me a little color to work with. I paper pieced Riley's cookie and the mug he is holding. I used Cookie Riley. papers from making Memories, a Fiskars border punch and a flower and brad from my stash.

I am still hard at work on hubby's birthday gift! Our anniversary is next month, the week before Christmas so I am actually trying to work on things for that too. I can't wait to tell you what I am doing for the anniversary! I am having too much fun, but can't show it yet because I am afraid he might look around my blog looking for hints.

Have a great day!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Riley--Oldies but Goodies Challenge

I almost forgot to post this challenge card! It has been a little hectic here, nothing major going on just lots of fun things to do so I didn't make it to my blog to post last week. It seems like the time between Halloween and the end of the year just zooms by. On the Riley and Company blog this week the challenge was use an oldie but goodie image, using an image that was released at least a year ago. I am getting another box ready to send to my friend's son that is in Afghanistan so I thought this would be the perfect image to use for this challenge and for the card that I will tuck in his box. I used GI Riley, DCWV papers, some leather photo corners and brads from Making Memories.

I have also been busy working on something for Kip. His birthday is Friday and I have a big surprise for him. I can't post it early though, because sometimes he checks out my blog!

Have a great day.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fall Flowers

Good Morning! It is a cold and rainy day for us this morning. I think fall has really settled in for us. The colors here have been absolutely beautiful but a lot of the leaves have already fallen so I am seeing more and more bare trees on my way to and from work. This is a fall inspired color challenge for me. The stamp is from Impression Obsession, papers and ribbons from Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

House Mouse Halloween

Good Morning! I have one last Halloween project to share with you. I am a little sad that Halloween is over. In part just because I love Halloween so much and because after Halloween the rest of the year just seems to zoom by in one giant big flurry of activity. Between Halloween and the end of the year we have Kip's birthday, Thanksgiving and travel involved with that, my grandmother's birthday, our anniversary, and the Christmas. Mixed in with all that is the shopping, massive baking and cooking sessions and different holiday parties.

Now on to my card, this is a House Mouse image and was colored with Copics. The little sentiment panel is a piece of thin wood, painted black and then I wrote Boo with a white gel pen. Pretty simple. I just love this image though! It's so funny though, for the longest time, I would only color House Mouse images with pencils and because I was never really happy with the result when I used Copics on them. I am pretty please with this one and now when I sit down to color them it just depends on whether I am in a pencil mood or a marker mood.

Have a great day!!