Friday, May 25, 2012

Cap'n EJ

I had the awesome opportunity to make a birthday card for my friend E.J. who turned 5 on Thursday.  He's is all about Pirates and Supermen and just being a great Super kid. So Happy Birthday E.J. Hope you were blessed beyond measure this year.

I used Mo's image called "Captain Hugh" and can be found here on her site. The background papers are all digital, the ribbon from my decreasing stack of SU Ribbon. I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz ink and used a little Glossy Accent on his telescope. Of course colored it up with copics and will update with the recipe later on today. (I forgot it at home)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Sara

Hey Today is Sara's Ament's Birthday Everyone. Sara was the co-founder of Paper Creations Ink and we are surprising her today with her very own blog hop, so follow along in the fun and enjoy all the creations just for Sara.

My card for Sara is from Sweetpea stamps called Moonlight Siren by Ching-Chou Kuik. This is one of my first tries with Sweetpea stamps and WOW, they are wonderfully intricate to color.  I used the following copics...
Hair:  C9, 7, 5, 3
Outfit:  B99, 97, 95, 93
Skin:  E0000, 000, 01
Butterflies & Sun:  R35, 32, 30 & Y000, 00
Sky:  Y000, 00 & B24, 21, 000, 00
Mountains:  E 18, 11, 5
 Water:  B24, 21, 000, 00
Stardust Stickles
White highlighter pen

So Sara, enjoy your day today and forever.  May God bless you richly this upcoming year and fill your life with much joy, peace, riches and wisdom.  I love you, my friend.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Final Challenge #24 In The Garden

Well Ladies what better way to end our time with Paper Creations Ink but with images from our own Miranda Van Den Bosch. The winner from this challenge will win the three (3) digi's used in this Challenge.  So go to PCI's blog, check out the details and come join us.

It is with much sadness that we need to say goodbye to PCI as Sara and Michael worked so hard to birth this great adventure for all of us to take. I will be ever grateful to them for the opportunity to grow and learn from not only them but from all the wonderful ladies on our team. You all have gently pushed me to step outside my boundaries of comfort and try new and fantastic things. I have become a better person by knowing each and every one of you and I thank God for bringing all of you into my life. I know it's not goodbye forever, but just a temporary time to regroup, catch our breath's, figure out new strategies and then move on to better and bigger things.  So until then, take care everyone, love ya and I will be watching you to see what new and exciting things that you all are up to.

I have used for my card an earlier digi from Miranda and brought the two together as this fairy needed to be a wood nymph :0)  Everything is digi from the image to the background papers and all from my stash.  The sentiment I believe is an older SU set and the polka dot flowers were given to me by a friend.

Miranda's girl

The following copics were used:
Skin:  E000, 01, 93
Boots: W 5, 3, 1 & E33, 31, 30
Purse:  E39, 35, 34, 31, 30
Dress; BG 10, 11, 13 & Y000, 00, 02, 
Flowers:  Y000, 00, 02, 04, 17 & G12, 20
Log;  #11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19
Squirrel:  W5, 3, 1
Flowers & Leaves;  G21, 20, 24
Stardust Stickles on the wings

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Journey Starts

Well ladies, after following Sparkle Tarts journey in cleaning up her crafting area, I've have gotten some really good ideas! Thanks Paola for your suggestion with the cubbies and that would work, mounting them on the wall, except it would be my luck that they would fall, taking half the wall with them as they are very heavy ;0( So, along the lines of Kate Palmer, I think my first investment is going to be a new, old desk. Right now the little guy I am using now is barely big enough to hold anything, much less deep enough to stack things on. I am going to be keeping my eyes and wallet open for a deep desk, with some drawers that I can use as a base to put those cubbies on and some other fun things that I have seen on the web. Went on Google Images and found these for reference....

I love older things so my goal is to find something that might need just a little work but has lots of character for me to bring home and love on and make it a true craft desk. So my journey starts and I hope yours does as well. Take care everyone and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Challenge #23 April showers Bring May Flowers

Well I don't know about the May flowers thing, but we sure do know that April winds bring allergies, dust, snow, heat, and who knows what else here in the Southwest :0)  We went from almost 70 degrees, beautiful weather, to winds, cold, rain, and now back to the high 70's sometime this week. Don't you just love Springtime :0)

Our latest challenge is being sponsored by the wonderful "Tiffany Doodles" They have the coolest selections ever in their store.  This digi, Strawberry hearts, can be found here and it was so much fun to color up and create. The possibilities are endless with this set. So, pop on over to Paper Creations Ink, read the rules and all that stuff and join us with your paper creation. Remember it can be altered art, tags, boxes, bags, scrapbook layouts, you name it, as long as it has some form of paper on the project.

Strawberries - R 29, 27, 22
Leaves - G94, 21, 20
Blossoms - Y19
Background - B000
Stardust Stickles, Sentiment from TLC, Plaid hearts, Butterfly sticker and Roses from Hobby Lobby, Ribbon from SU, leaves from my stash, Papers from stash as well. 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my site and have a fantastic April.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Craft Room Cleaning

I just saw this really fun idea over at Sparkle Tart. Why not join in the fun, inspiration and encouragement as some of us look for ways to clean up, store up, change up, and find that missing room that is somewhere in our crafting areas.  Here is what my tiny little area looks like and believe me I need more storage ideas.

I can see now that compared to others that have tons of stuff, this area does look a little bare. About a year ago we moved into this wonderful home and I had to sell practically ALL my stamping stuff, this is what's left and it is now starting to grow. So before things get out of hand I need to get things ready. There are so many things that I want to purchase but need to wait until I either have the money or have the room. So far the two have not gotten together very well.

This are is in our Master Bedroom behind the door. The wall with the table is about 6' and the wall with the ribbon is about the same 6'. I had all those little storage cubicle on the wall where the ribbon is but I was starting to feel claustrophobic and no elbow room at all. But now I miss having my stuff within reach. My table, (which is 4' x 2') has a computer monitor, plastic storage for my copics, 2 lamps for light, a roundy round that holds my sizzors, pencils, rulers and other misc small stuff.  I put 2 pieces of sheet metal on the wall, then attached some magnets to them to hold buttons, and brads. I also strung a piece of ribbon and purchased some cute clips to hang some of my cards for decoration.  My ribbon is stored on a small piece of rope and is just hanging from a very strong wall hangar thingie.  I am open to some ideas on how to extend my area, store things better and have things handier to reach, oh yes and look pretty as well :0) so give me some ideas ladies, I would love to hear from you. 

New Mexico Breezes

I've been trying to get some good pictures of our "breezy" days here in New Mexico and well it's tough! It's a little breezy here on the mesa and sand is flying everywhere. We are supposed to possibly get some snow somewhere in the state and the wind must be blowing it in. This really doesn't look to bad, but this stuff gets in your hair, your mouth, any crack in your window and it's in the house everywhere.  It just looks like a real foggy day, and it's been a lot worse. This is in our neighborhood and if I turn totally around there would be Sandia Peak to look at, but not today, it's invisible due to the sand.