Saturday, March 14, 2015

You Make me Smile

I had so much fun coloring this awesome image and making this card. This is out of the comfort zone of my normal style. I really do not feel like I have a particular style, per say. But if I did this would be outside of Does that make sense? It has distressing, inking and glitter. What is not to love though, right? I like playing with different techniques and not always doing the same. I guess that is what art and creativity is all about.

This cute girl is a digi from Saturated Canary named Ellie Awesomesauce. And boy isn't she?

The image was colored with Copics. Please see below for a full detail of which ones:

 Skin: E04, E11,E21,E00,E000,R20
 Eyes: G94,TG03,YG01                   
 Lips: R89, R37, R24             
 Hair: B45,B41,C9,C6,C5,C3,C1
 Dress: R59,YR09,YR04,YR02
 Vest: V95,V93,V91               
 Socks and Shoes: N5,N3,N1,N0,YG95,YG93,YG91

Each Day of Life is a precious gift from God.

Here is a card I did recently with the digi image- Heart Strings by Saturated Canary. TFL!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

A Cheerful Heart is Like Good Medicine~Proverbs 17:22

    Is anyone even still out here in blogland?.....

I have not colored or created a card since my last blog post. That seems so weird to me. I used to create almost daily. A sweet friend sent me a handmade card for my birthday and it inspired me to get at it again. I started off slow with this small House Mouse image. I am definitely rusty. I do not think I should have started off my first image in a year with trying to create a shiny black compact. I got frustrated with that. It was a total fail but I was determined to press in and complete it come what may. I am glad that I forced myself to do so. My hubby was a big help with encouraging me to do so as well. I had the creative itch- I scratched it.. and now I want to do more. That is how these things work I suppose. Just needed to get the ol' juices flowing.
 I am trying to set a goal to make a card for each coworker. I am hoping that will keep me moving forward. It sure was good to have inky fingers again and play with pretty paper!

I think I am going to color up another image now. Pray all goes

Card details
House Mouse 
Old Hobby Lobby brand paper pack
skin-E00, E01,E02, R20
mirror and image shadow- BG10

Saturday, April 19, 2014

My Perfect Day

I think being by the ocean always turns out to be my perfect day. Something about it just always makes me feel good, even if the sun isn't shining. Yesterday was a gorgeous and I mean GORGEOUS day out. Hubby and I decided to drive to Galveston Island to have a dinner date. The island was all a buzz with surfers, swimmers, and couples walking down the beach hand in hand. We both love to people watch and it just made me smile to see so many people carefree and having fun. 

Lately my hubby has been obsessed with Hawaiian shirts and all that he can find- the crazier the better. We found an amazingly cheap thrift store and he goes nuts each time we go and he can find the shirts. This thrift store is never more than $1.75 and goes down a quarter each day until Wednesday when it hits a quarter. Then it closes early and restocks for the $1.75 Thursday. You can't beat those prices. 

Anyhow... I tell you all this to get to the point: Both of those things inspired this card. lol It is so funny to me where my inspiration comes from. 

From where did your latest inspiration come?

Card details

Image- Surf Tilda from Magnolia
Paper- Pebbles Seen & Noted
Stickles- Crystal

Copics used: 

skin-E21, E11, E51, E50, R20

hair- E18,E17, E15, E13
bathing suit- YR18, YR09, YR04, YR02, YG05, YG03, YG01
sand- E35, E34, E31, E30
surfboard- YG03, YG01, BG75, BG09, BG13, BG05, BG01, BG10, BG000, B02, B00, B0000

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The Absolute Blessing of today

Hey Crafters!

What is everyone up to today? I am sitting here trying to figure out what I want for lunch, browsing the net, and listening to the Big Brother Live Feeds that are playing on hubby's computer next to me. Does anyone else watch Big Brother? It is one of my all time favorite shows!
Anyway, I picked up this little cutie yesterday from Mo's Digital Pencil and had to color her up. She is adorable and different, and that is a combo I
I had fun with her. I am not super stoked about how her black hair came out but it was one of the last things I colored and I was not going  to scrap the whole thing and start over. Hair really is my kryptonite. I just can not seem to get it down like some people seem to do so effortlessly. I guess the only thing to remedy that is lots of practice. I grabbed a few more Mo images yesterday so I think I may do a bit more coloring today in between eating lunch and laundry loads. I would love to see what you are up to. Leave a comment below and let me know... I will come over and check it out.


Card Details: 

Baby Fairy Bee by Mo Manning

Sentiment stamp: 
This is the day- Technique Tuesday

Bobby and Betty-Hop by Adornit it, Wildflower - Wordplay by Adorn it, Morning Rain- Cloudy by The Paper Loft

Yellow Pearls by Kaisercraft, Twine by Maya Road

skin- E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13, R20
bee body- Y26, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11 & N8, N6, N5, N3,N1, N0
flower and stem- B18, B21, B14,  YG67, G17, G14, R46
wings- G0000, G00, BG01, BG000
dirt ground- E43, E40, E31, E27, E25, E21 & colorless blender

Challenges that this card is entered in:
Created with Love Challenges- For the Girls
Loves Rubberstamps- Anything Goes

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Over The Top!

It has been soooo long since I picked up a Copic, patterned paper, my ATG gun... you get the idea. I started my vacation, errr.....staycation yesterday and wanted to create!

I went looking through a few galleries online and then through my digi stamp collection to get inspiration. I landed on this super fun girl named Starla from Saturated Canary. 

I was a bit rusty after not coloring or anything for 6 months... I started this image 3 times before I went with it and got a result I was semi pleased with. I need to never go that long without creating again...seriously. lol 

She was totally screaming out to me to have cool funky and fun colors. Do you own her? If so I would love to see what you created with her. Please leave me a link to your creation in the comment section if you have played with her. 

I used the following on the card: 
Image & Sentiment- Starla by Saturated Canary
Paper- Seen & Noted by Pebbles
Die- Wonky Squares
Copics: Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08, BG000, BG10, BG07, BG13, BG15, N1, N3, N5, N6, R20, R21, R22, R24, E00, E02, E11

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Domo Arigato!! Mr. Roboto :)

I love to jot down ideas or thoughts on note pads or Post-it notes. I leave a trail of them all over the Well, I had one sitting on my desk forever telling me to make a Robot card with the sentiment" Domo Arigato"  which is Thank you very much in Japanese. I am sure that most of you are familiar with the 80's song by the band Styx.

I finally got around to wanting to create it. I went searching high and low ( or at least scouring digi for the perfect robot for my card. I found one that I thought was perfect, but the site was closed until after the new year fro Christmas break. :( ... Heart broken, I moved on until I found this one from Pink Cat Studio. He is quite a cutie,yes?

I used the following on the card: 

Image- Boy Robot by Pink Cat Studio ( digi) + a sentiment I created in PS Elements
Stampin up Very Vanilla for card base
Stampin up Classic Stampin' Pad - Taken with Teal for graphic paper piece
Stampin up Jumbo wheel- *not sure of the name*  for the bigger background piece
Pixie Stix Glitter Tube - Lemonade
Spellbinders Nestabilities- Wonky squares
Sizzix embossing folder - RETRO CIRCLES BY TIM HOLTZ
Paper - MME breeze, Adornit Carolee's creations- Seasons ( August cut apart),& Adornit Bobby and Betty- run
gear stickers I had in my stash and I do not remember what brand they are. 
Twine- Maya Road - saffron yellow
Copics used were C0, C1, C3, BG10, R20

I hope you enjoyed the card, and you can now enjoy this song to get it out of your head like I had


Sunday, January 06, 2013

Just because I can...

Here is a super quick post about a card I made the other day while I was still on my Christmas vacation.
I found this woman that does You tube video's of cards she makes and I have been obsessed with her style since. I can watch her videos all day... I did one day and drove my hubby crazy! lol
This card was actually a case of one of hers. Her name is Kristina Werner, and you can find her at her blog Kwernerdesign blog. You should totally check her out..really.

Here is the card that I made from inspiration I got from watching her....

Card Deets:
 Amuse studio woodgrain background & Studio G Kolette Hall sentiment
 Christmas Red 
Pebbles- seen & noted & Cardstock by Stampin Up
Maya Road in Saffron Yellow 

Have a great rest of your weekend, 
Tracy S