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Sunday, April 1, 2012


Hi All!  So this is really a post for the new School Days Pinkette Release over at Tickled Pink Stamps but I'm thinking you're probably wondering where the heck I've been right?  So I figure I'll tackle that first and then get to the fun stuff :)  I know I've casually mentioned that the hospital where I work is under going a full computer system change over- well, we go live on Monday and the road has been a little bumpy- like 15 hours of overtime a week for the last month or so while we converted some 30,000 appointments for our department into the new system bumpy!  Thankfully that's now complete and we are actually making the change- this next week should be interesting to say the least but I'm so looking forward to being able to have my life back again and to be back coloring and making cards- you can't believe how much I've missed it- and missed all of you!

So without further ado here's the project that's helping me get back into the swing of things!  I feel like I say this every time we have a Pinkette release but I really do love these stamps!  They are an absolute blast to color and are so versatile- whenever I see the new images for the first time I can instantly envision how I want to use them.  This School Days release is so much fun and this little gal Chloe is one of my absolute favorites!  I love the cute little bob haircut and sweet school girl uniform- I mean how can you not just want to color her up right?  I decided to do something a little different this time- I've used one of those large wooden clothes pins and covered it with some plaid paper from We R Memory Keepers to match her skirt; added some ribbon from Pebbles and a safety pin from Tim Holtz that says 'Ideas' on it and finished it off with some flowers to balance it out.  I envisioned using this as a little photo holder with a first day of school picture sticking out the top of it- I actually found an old photo of one of my first days of school, backpack and all, but the photo was so old and dark that I couldn't get it to turn out in any of the pictures that I took.  Oh well, guess I'll just have to put you to work using those amazing creative minds of yours to picture what it could hold :)  Thank you so much for stopping by and seeing me after my absence- I hope to never have to be away for so long ever again, lol!  I also hope that you love little School Days Chloe as much as I do- please stop by over at the Tickled Pink Stamps blog to check out all the other AH-MA-ZING creations done by my fellow teamies and don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win this little cutie!

Skin- E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, W5
Hair- E51, E11, E97, YR27, E59
Clothes- BG72, BG75, BG78, E41, E42, E43, E44, T9, W1
Backpack- V22, V25, V28, V99

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz- Use a Digital Image
Stampin' for the Weekend- Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy- Anything but a Card
Copic Marker Europe- Skin Tones (E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, W5)


Frances said...

What a great idea Katie! love your coloring too. hugs, Frances (DT)

Jill said...

Fantastic work Katie, you really are one of my biggest inspirations :)
Love the image, she looks just adorable!!
Love the hair and her skin
Hope things settle down a bit for you now, have missed your cards! :)
Have a wonderful week
Big hugs

Eulanda said...

Oh how smart is that?!! I have those pins I should do something like that!! Thanks for the idea. Gorgeous gorgeous coloring!! Nice to see you don't lose skills when you're away huh? LOL! Oh and you cut her out so perfectly! Can't wait until your done and back. YAY!! I got my Katie fix so I'm good for a bit. LOL! Hugs!

Debora said...

How clever! Your coloring is fabulous! Love it all!

Vicky said...

Totally adorable. Love it!!!!

Curly said...

Thank you so very much for Joining us Crafty Catz with absolutely adorable creation its just perfect for our challenge,

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x