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Monday, October 29, 2012

Oh Happy Day

Hi All!  Wow, I just need to say a quick thank you for the fabulous support everyone gave of my coloring video!  To say I was blown away is an understatement :)  Because of the great response I will definitely be putting some more together and I'm completely open to suggestions about what you all might like to see!

Right, moving on to my card now :)  I've been selling my cards for some time now and have some 'regulars' in particular gives me a list of birthdays for each month about a year ahead of time and I keep it on a white board so I know how many are needed when.  October just happens to be a busy month and when I was setting out to start coloring some of the images I realized I hadn't done a Breast Cancer Awareness card yet and, considering the person receiving it works in that field, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to make one before the month was up.  So I printed off this cute image from Some Odd Girl called Pink Ribbon Mae and colored her up with my Copics to match some pretty pink papers from the MME Be Happy line.  I decided to use the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch for my layout and then embellished with the usual suspects- some flowers, bling and a sentiment sticker from Jillibean Soup.  So in the end I got two birds with one stone- a pretty Breast Cancer Awareness themed card and a birthday card all rolled into one :)

Skin- E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV31, BV34
Hair- E50, E51, E53, E57
Clothes- R30, R32, R35

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sunday Sketch- sketch
Brown Sugar Challenge- Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mama's- Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend- Anything Goes

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- MME Be Happy; Flowers- Prima, Recollections; Sentiment- Jillibean Soup; Metal Photo Corner- American Crafts; Pearls- my stash

Friday, October 26, 2012

Just Going For It- A Coloring Video

Hi All!  So, I've been thinking about doing something for quite some time now but have been a little afraid...but I've decided it's time to just go for it.  So I took a leap of faith and got all my ducks in a row and put together a coloring video!  It's nothing too fancy, and I took the easy way out this first time and just did a speed coloring one so I didn't have to try to talk and color at the same time, lol.  Part of my hesitation is that I have a hard time believing that anyone would even want to watch little old me color so this is kind of a trial run.  Since I'd just colored a 'big head' version of Violet Vintage from Saturated Canary I thought she'd be a great place to start and I wasn't sure how long the video would take me so I only showed how I colored her face.  I really just hope that you like it!  Thanks so much for stopping by and paying me a visit :)

                              Image- Violet Vintage from Saturated Canary    Music- Catch My Breath by Kelly Clarkson

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Darling Birthday

 Hi All!  Boy, I don't know if you've missed me but I've missed you :)  Some changes in my world- like a promotion at work!- have kept me from getting too crafty lately but I finally managed to find the time to take a seat in my craft room and get some cards done...

Ever since I saw this image, Violet Vintage, for the first time by Krista over at Saturated Canary I've been absolutely dying to get my hands, and Copics, on her!  I'm so in love with her hair and those huge glasses on that cute little face that I decided to do the 'big head' look and have some real fun coloring.  I paired her up with some pretty soft papers from the MME Be Happy line and think it's the perfect compliment.  Because the card making was a little rusty I set out to find a sketch that could get me started and came across the beautiful one for the week over at Deconstructed Sketch which caught my eye with it's banner taking centerstage...I love me some banners lately, lol!  As usual I threw some of my favorite embellishments on there to balance it out and called it good.  And I was glad to find that the card making skills didn't completely disappear during my absence :)  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R30, R21. BV31, BV34
Hair: E93, E95, E97, E99, E27, E29
Clothes & Headband: V12, V15, V17, BV29, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges-
Deconstructed Sketch- Sketch
Fussy and Fancy- Anything Goes
By The Cute and Girly- Birthday
Totally Gorjuss- Bling It On

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- My Minds Eye Be Happy; Bling Flourish- My Minds Eye; Flowers- Prima, Recollections; Sentiment Sticker- Jillibean Soup

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pumpkin Parade

Hi All!  I bet you're shocked to see another Halloween card huh?  In my defense this one was actually an order- a coworker saw a pic on my phone of the colored image (Trixxie Treat from Kenny K) and said "I want that!".  When I told her that I hadn't made a card with it yet and she said "I know but I want you to make one because I want it!", lol!  So I grabbed the Doodlebug Design Halloween papers that I'd colored her to match and got right down to business :)  I knew that this card was going to be hand delivered so I got to go all out with my embellishments...I of course have some signature bling on there, along with some flowers and some cheesecloth- I think it kind of has that spider-webby (and yes, that's the technical term, lol) look to it no? 

And I thought I'd throw just a quick note in about the coloring- her hair is done in Neutral Grey's but I laid down a base color of BV01 to give the highlights a purplish hue to kind of reflect the color of her dress and hat.  I was worried it might get lost in the 'black' of the hair but I'm fairly pleased with the finished result. 

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R32, BV31, BV34
Hair: BV01, N1, N5, N7, N9, 100
Clothes: BV02, BV13, BV17, BV08, YG03, YG17, N3, N5, N7
Pumpkin: YR21, YR24, YR18, Spica Black

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Diva's by Design: Use Some Texture
Hooked on Craft Challenges: Halloween
Bearly Mine Challenges: Halloween
MarkerPOP: Oldies but Goodies- some of my first Copics were E000, E00 and the BV's

Supplies: Cardstock- American Crafts, Bazzill; DP- Doodlebug Designs Haunted Manor; Flowers- Recollections, Prima, Kaisercraft; Bling- Zva Crafts; Stickers- Bella Blvd; Pins- Heidi Grace; Cheesecloth- Fred Meyer