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Monday, May 28, 2012

Color Me Wonderful!

Hi All!  WOW- I just have to say a gigantic 'Thank you!' to everyone for the amazing comments I've gotten and to all my new followers!  And to Krista from over at Saturated Canary for the shout out since I know many of you have found your way here courtesy of the challenge blog

I've been dying to get this image, Color Me Wonderful (a freebie for subscribing to the Designed To Color magazine), on a card since I colored her up.  I love Krista's images because they are so much freakin' fun to color- I mean how can you go wrong with some rockin' clothes, gorgeous hair and those huge eyes right?  Plus this little sweetie is holding Copics so naturally I was in love with her from the very start, lol.  I picked my color pallete based on these pretty papers from the MME Miss Caroline Dolled Up paper pad...I just love how the pink, teal and splash of yellow compliment each other.  The rest of the card came together quite quickly- I just added some of my favorite things like bling and flowers; and I just picked up some of these wooden tickets from Prima so I had to add one of those for good measure :)  I try not to over do it too much because in the end I want my image to shine through.  I hope you like the finished card and truly, thank you again for stopping by this little blog of mine and for all the wonderful comments- they really do mean the world to me!
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair: YR20, YR21, YR15, YR1/, E99, E59
Clothes: E40, E41, E42, E43, E49, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG49, T7

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss- Something New (wooden ticket)
Bunny Zoe- Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations- Make It Girly
Stamp and Create- For the Ladies
Delightful Challenges- Flowers (5 or more)

Supplies: DP- MME Miss Caroline Dolled Up; Cardstock- Bazzill, American Crafts; Flowers- Prima, Recollections; Bling- Zva Crafts; Wooden Ticket- Prima

Sunday, May 20, 2012

These Are The Days

Hi All!  It may be a little bit late- because like a total dork I forgot to take a picture before I gave it to her- but I've got a Mother's Day card to share!  I love when I find images of two girls together because I always know I can color them up to match me and my sister for a truly unique card for those in my family.  Plus, in this case I used one of the adorable Wryn images from Tiddly Inks named Wryn and Emmy-BFF, which is perfect since I consider my sister one of my very best friends in the whole wide world!  I colored this cute image with my Copics to match some papers from the MME Miss Caroline line called All Dolled Up and kept things fairly simple since I ended up putting it together kinda quickly :)  And to top it all off this card was even more fun to do than any other because it was the first complete card, start to finish, that I've done in my new craft room- let me tell you, it was so nice to have everything I needed at my finger tips!  I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did making it!

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV31
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E41, E44, E47, E49
Clothes: BG11, BG32, BG18, R30, R32, R35, R39, W0, W1, N7

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges-
Tiddly Inks- Mom/Mother's Day Card
The Squirrel and the Fox- Best Friends
Crafty Catz- Girlie Time

Supplies: DP- MME Miss Caroline All Dolled Up; Cardstock- Bazzill, American Crafts; Ink- TH Distress Ink Mustard Yellow, Pumice Stone; Chipboard Sticker- Teresa Collins; Flowers- Prima, Recollections

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Very Special Craft Room

Hi All!  Boy, I feel like lately I always start my posts with an apology for not being a good blogger!  But I've had some great things happening in my personal life lately which has kept me a little busy and a lot temporarily disorganized, lol.  This is probably going to be a pretty picture heavy post (although not any cards just yet) so hopefully you'll make it to the end :)

First amazing thing that happened is that I was able to attend the Standard and Intermediate Copic Certification classes in Seattle taught by Lori Craig and Sherrie Siemens- can I just say 'WOW!'...I learned so much and met some wonderful people...I can't wait to try some more daring techniques and push myself to use all this new knowledge :)

Second thing that happened recently is I moved- yippee!  The moving process itself is not my favorite with all the packing and unpacking of boxes before you feel like you're really home but there was some huge motivation keeping me going- I now have my very own craft room!!!  I'm telling ya, I can hardly believe it...I seriously just stop sometimes in the doorway and smile :)  Which brings me to the pictures part of this post- I'm pretty sure that my craft stuff will never again be this clean and organized so I thought I'd give ya a little tour of my new space- it's not totally complete yet- I've got some more stuff to hang on the walls and might even paint a bit to get some bright colors in there- but I just couldn't wait one more second to share! 

First, for some comparison, this is where I was working- in my bedroom...

And the oasis that I have now :)

I got this awesome dining room table off of Craigslist for a steal- I love all the workspace and it easily holds my 12x12 paper cutter and scoreboard.

Plenty of room at the desk now- although it won't take long to be covered with so much stuff that I barely have room to work, lol :)

I purchased the shelving at Target and got a kitchen cart from a discount store to hold my printers so they can both be out at all times.

To insert some color I picked up these woven baskets at Michaels and some glass colored pails from Craft Warehouse on clearance.  I also grabbed this new die storage case and magnatic sheets by ArtBin- I've been trying to find a really good way to store my metal dies and this fits the bill perfectly.

Then to top it all off I applied a vinyl saying to the wall above the shelving that seems to be fitting for this little room of mine...

 If you made it through the whole post I hope that you enjoyed my little tour!  Now that all the boxes are unpacked and things feel like home I can't wait to get into my new craft room and make a total mess and get back to the crafting and blogging that I love!