Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bugaboo Freebie

I got this image free at the bugaboo site --- she is a smart lady, I also bought quite a few images while I was there. I realize my style is starting to be colored copic digi images with print paper or color layers behind, but Mike watches a lot of TV at night and I like to sit and color.

I actually twisted the ribbon intentionally, but looking at the card now I wonder if it should have been flat.

The basic cardstock is white although it doesn't really show in the scan.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Virtual Stamp Night

If you missed the virtual stamp night challenges over at Splitcoast t, here are the links. Can't get to the copier to upload my cards at the moment but thought you might enjoy playing along.


Ch. 2 what shape is your heart
Ch 4 Paper piece

CHALLENGE 2: FEB11VSNMINI2 - What SHAPE is your Heart?  MINE is in much better shape because I have been hitting the treadmill and watching my diet. So far so good, and the cholesterol is down. phew. 

CHALLENGE 3: FEB11VSNMINI3 ~ Fri., Jan. 21st ~ 8:00 pm EST ~ LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE

CHALLENGE 4: FEB11VSNMINI4 ~ Fri. Jan 21st ~ 9:00 p.m. EST ~ Paper-Piece Your Heart Out  This gives my digi image addiction a new look --- and it is FUN!

CHALLENGE 5: FEB11VSNMINI5 ~ Fri., Jan. 21st ~ 10:00 pm EST ~ Two Hearts Beat As One

 FEB11VSNMINI6 ~ Friday, January 21 ~ 11PM EST ~ Slimming Down

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

sketch challenge Wednesday

Not sure if this is really a groundhog!

Now this is a sketch that warms my paper loving soul.I had to go looking for paper by rustling around since my stamp supplies are packed into tubs --- so far the carpet is pulled up and the closet is painted. Today I hope to paint the walls. This weekend we will order new carpet - and I am well on the way to a new guest room / stamp room. Need to make the decision today over the paint I bought and tried out in the closet, or trying a new warmer more yellowish beige. Decisions decisions. At least we chose the carpet yesterday.

Fun part will be putting everything back onto the shelves. I have such great intentions to be organized!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Teapot Tuesday

This dog just reminded me of those oriental cats -- so I drew one and colored it to look like my cat Snickers.
  Then I decided I liked the pose from the photo instead and tried to draw that.

    Still need to make a card but I think this cat would look great holding the Tim Holtz sign post.

Drawings are jpegs and yours to take if you want to use them.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Splitcoast Technique challenge

Splitcoast hosts a technique challenge on Mondays and Joan Ervin suggested using silhouette stamps. Since I just got a package from 7kids with this great silhouette pine tree stamp, I had to join the challenge.  But the bottom really reminded me of waves, so I pulled out a palm tree for the next card.

  The background is direct to paper --- in other words, rubbing my stamp pad edge back and forth across the paper.  The evergreen is a card for a dear friend; the palm tree is a sympathy card.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New York City Cat

My son, David, gave me a set of 3 stamps for Christmas. He actually met the artist on the streets of New York!

The stamps are perfect for creating scenes, or for the backs of cards or address labels. Here is the kitty, you will see the other two later this week.  I had limited supplies because we are pulling up the carpet in the guest room -- which is my stamp room, and everything is in buckets and tubs.

But I had to get a thank you card made and mailed.