Saturday, October 20, 2012

I won blog candy

This is just a quick post to show and tell you about some blog candy I recently won.  It was from Sweet November Stamps.  What an awesome win.  It includes everything to make four cards just like the one Amy Young made using the stamp she designed called "Harmony".  She's a sweet angel with a french horn.  There are two other Sweet November Stamps in the "Angel" group all designed by Amy Young.  The other two are titled "Felicity" she is carrying a spray of flowers, and "Noelle" who is sitting down with a lamb in her arms.  As soon as she arrived I went out to All That Scraps and ordered the other two so I now have all three to do some Christmas cards with.



I had to show you the note from Amy.  You can visit her blog here.  She has other stamps all available at All That Scraps store.  I own a number of her "Sweet Novermber Stamps" in digi form and now these three in rubber.  Can't say enough about them, love, love, love them, and I want them all.  Thanks Amy.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Wee Stamps Silver Fairy

Well everybody, I'm back.  My dad is home from the hospital and slowly improving.  My mom ended up having a procedure done his last day in the hospital and then she got to come home with him.  Yahoo.  I stayed the night with them the first couple of nights home because my dad was in so much pain.  Thank you to all who wished him well.

We've had three beautiful days in a row here.  We live in the middle of the desert and it gets quite hot here.  A typical summer day gets around 114 degrees or higher.  Which of course means our house is closed up tight and air conditioner running 24/7.  The last three days our house has been open, getting nice fresh air.  The temp has been in the low 80's.  We love it when fall finally arrives. 

My cats are so happy with the cooler temps that our male cat even came up on the bed to lay across my ankles last night.  Unfortunately my girl cat got jealous and chased him off the bed.  Mind you he is twice her size, but she let's him know who's boss.  Our two fur babies are Siamese litter mates.  She is a Blue Point named Buffy (The Vampire Slayer).  He is a Seal Point named Angel (The Vampire).  They are 9 years old and talk up a storm.

The card I have to share with you today is done with a digital image by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps.  The stamp is titled "Silver Fairy" and you can purchase this image here.  I just love her.  I first saw this image on Suzanne J. Deans YouTube video and fell in love with her.

I printed her a little on the large side so I had to make her into a 6 x 6 card.  As I've said, I'm using card stock and paper I've had on hand for a few years, trying to use things up. I used my corner rounder on her only, and left the mats all squared.


I used an EKSuccess flower punch, and a Fiskars small flower punch for the center of the flowers.  I then added Stickles to the center of the flowers, including the flowers on her head.

I colored her up in my Copics and submitted her as homework on my CMC Copic class 2.  The colors I used are, Skin - E000, E00, E21, R20 (cheeks).  Hair - E25, E31, E50.  Dress and wings - R81, R83, R85.  Flowers and bell - BG72, BG75.  Wrist and shin bands - E51, E57, E59.

Thank you for taking the time to stop in.  In my next post I'll "show & tell" you about some blog candy I just won.  Would appreciate comments.  Have a nice day.


Thursday, October 4, 2012


It's Thursday and my dad is not home from the hospital.  They ran into some difficulties yesterday so the surgery was longer than they thought it would be.  He was going to come home yesterday but they ended up keeping him over night to give him antibiotics by I.V.  Today they had problems with one of the leads in his heart so he had to be taken back into surgery.  So, they have decided to keep him an additional night to continue with the antibiotics.  I sure hope nothing else goes wrong because my mother is an absolute wreck.  I spent the night with her last night and will do the same tonight.

Well, now on to my project for today.  This is another La-La Land Crafts image.  This is Marci w/watering can.  I made her into a 6 x 6 card.  The base card is DCWV solid card stock.  I used patterned paper and pink cardstock, tag, saying, and flower are items from a CardMaker Mag. card kit.  Gems, buttons and ribbon from my stock.


I colored Marci up with my Copics.  Skin - E00, E000, E11, R20 (cheeks).  Hair - E13, E15, E19.  Dress and hat - Y00, Y11, Y13, Y17.  Boots and flower - R81, R83, R85.  Watering can - G12.

Thanks for stopping in.  Hope you all have a nice day.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Luka W/Flowers

Hi everyone.  I can't believe it's already been over a week since my last post.  It's amazing how fast a week goes by now that I have a blog.  I've been a little under the weather, but am much better now.  I've also had concerns for my father.  He is 82 years young and having to slow down for the first time in his life.  On wednesday he will have a ICD and pace maker implanted in his chest.  Hopefully that will allow us to feel a little more comfortable knowing he's got emergency care built in.

I'm still learning my Copics so here is another image by La-La Land Crafts I used for one of the homework assignments.  I made him into a 6 x 6 card using my DCWV cardstock and patterned paper I've had for a few years.  The embelishments are by Sandylions, again stuff I've had for a long time.  I have so much stuff I need to use up before I can let myself get anything new.  So bear with me and my blog for a while as I don't even know if any of my stuff is still available for purchase.

The Copics I used with him are, Skin - E00, E11, E21, R20, Pants - B00, B02, B06, Hair - YR23, Y23, E35, Shirt - BG72, BG75, and BG78.

I WILL have another post up on thursday and I'll give you an update on my father's condition.  Hope you had a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping in.  Would appreciate any comments and "follow" me if you don't already. 

Thanks again,