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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Back To School Fairy

Happy Wednesday! Two more days and I'm off for the weekend! Yippee! I decided to take Friday and Monday for the holiday and to spend a nice long last weekend with my Father-In-Law before he heads back to Australia. He heads back on Monday. So, I'm off to work soon. I hope everyone has a great day!

Here is my school card for today:










For this card I used a Sweet Pea Image -- Helen Reis's The Book Fairy. I thought she would be a great image for a school card. Also, I have been trying to figure out what image I was going to use to do the August Create and Learn Monthly Colouring Class Challenge at Kit and Clowder. Me... I had to be a bit different LOL I wanted to do a brick wall.. instead of the stone type bricks. And... I wanted to use my markers instead of pencils. So, I used Copic Markers to color the brick wall and the image. I did a bit of layering as well. I also tried really hard to make her wings look transparent. I also added a bit of clear Wink of Stella to add sparkle to her wings as well. All of the papers are from my scrap box. Next year I will have to find some new school papers. I think I'm about through all my scraps from last year LOL  I doodled the sentiment of 'Back To School' as well as the 'ABC123, the chemistry tube and geometry/algebra formulas. Then I added the charm and the twine and buttons. I tried to do all of that in the three primary colors of blue, red and yellow.  I also added some buttons and to the inside as well.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Bricks: E53, E55, E13, E09, E19; under wings: E13, E55, E08
  • Cement Between Bricks: W3, W5, W7
  • Wings: B0000, B01, B02
  • Red Book Binding & Red On Outfit: R22, R24, R29
  • Blue Book Binding, Glasses & Blue On Outfit: B04, B06, B26
  • Yellow Book Binding & Yellow On Outfit: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E35
  • Hair: Y21, YR23, E33, E35
  • Frame: C3, C5, C7, C9
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Cute Birds Hello

Good evening everyone! And a very happy Tuesday evening! Monday was a good day at work. It was pretty quiet and I was able to get a lot done. Monday evening I picked up Bailey from school.. she started conditioning for her High School Lacrosse team. She will be doing a bit of running, but getting in shape! Today we picked her up as well.  Today I worked from home so I was able to have lunch with the hubby and Father-In Law. And in the morning it is back to work for a couple of days. I took off Friday and Monday for the Labor Day Holiday. And to spend a nice long last weekend with my father-in-law before he heads back to Australia. Alright... on to my card today. I hope you all have a great rest of your week!

Little birds:








For this card I have again used Drawn With Character! :D  This is Bird House Spring Love. I used Copic markers to color the image. I did a bit of layering on the image. I cut around the image with a My Favorite Thing Stamp Stack die. I inked the pink on the inside of the die. The bird house die is from Spellbinders. The feathers I believe are from My Favorite Things. I also inked pink around these. All of the papers are from my scrap boxes. I think that was almost the last of my paisley paper. I really LOVE paisley right now. I added the various flowers and the crystals. The 'hi' is from a Thickers pack. On the inside I did a bit of pink inking around the edge and added a few crystals.

Copic Colors Used:
  • Bird House: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37; W5, W7, W9
  • Roof, Perch and Leaves: YG03, YG17, YG67, G29
  • Flowers and Bird: RV21, RV23, R43, RV14
  • Flower Center: Y11, Y15, Y19, YR09
  • Pole: N3, N5, N7, N9
  • Bird: B00, B01, B04, B06
  • Beaks: YR02, YR04, YR09
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Monday, August 31, 2015

Birthday Love

Good morning... Happy Monday and last day of the month! Yesterday was my lazy Sunday. We spent the morning watching the Moto 2 and then the MotoGP races. My favorite, Marquez, crashed out again. So frustrating - He is a good rider! After that I went to have lunch with my hubby. After that it was time to come back home. I spent the day coloring and have the next image all layered. I just need to create the card. I'm hoping I can work on that tonight. We will see :)  We watched the Indy Car final race yesterday afternoon/evening. Then Michael called and I ran to pick him up from work. When I got home we turned on the Moto 3 race that he hadn't watched yet and started to watch that. I love the Moto Races! I just wish we had some Americans in it.. we have one, but he is never at the top. I do have my favorites though :)  Fun racing! And yesterday was wet racing too!  Alright... time for me to head off to work now. I hope you all have a great week! Next Monday is a US holiday, Labor Day.. AND .. my father-in-law heads back to Australia next Monday too. He has been with us for two months. It has been really good to get to know him :)

I managed to post one card every day this month! That will most probably NEVER happen again!! HAHA! This is the last card I have finished. We will see if I can finish that one tonight. So here is my card for today!









For this one I used a Tiddly Inks image - Close To My Heart. I colored this image with Copic markers. I did a small amount of layering with only layering the heart, arms and wings. The heart easel was cut using my Cameo Silhouette. I added a few swirls that are Sizzix. The tags are Sizzix. The small hearts were  punched and I added gems to them. I also added a few gems to the tags. The tags were put onto the card with a green sparkly brad. I did add a small amount of black ink to the Turquoise swirls. All of the papers are scraps except for the green paper that I cut the card base from. That was bought from Michaels.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
  • Hair: BG000, BG53, BG57
  • Dress and Socks: G40, G43, YG63, G28
  • Wings: Y00, Y11, Y15, YR24
  • Heart and Circle on Shoes: R20, R22, R24
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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Teacher's Rule

Good morning! And a very happy Sunday everyone! I managed to get another card finished! Let's see if I can get just one more done for tomorrow. Then I will have a card each day this month! Something I doubt I will ever accomplish again LOL I'm just too slow :p  Yesterday was a lazy day... I crafted and watched MotoGP practices and qualifying. We rode Bailey to the mall around noon. But it was a perfect day... I love to be at home. And that is exactly what we did .. stayed home and chilled! Perfect weekend!

Here is my school time card today:











Here is my School themed card I've been working on.  I went with an Easel card. The images are Drawn With Character - School Items For Teacher. The images were colored with Copic Markers. I added a little bit of Copic Opaque White. The paper in the background I used some glitter to do the lines. The line on the side was done in red glitter.. you can't really see that one that well. Then the other lines were done in a blue. I cut the Teacher's Rule out with the Cameo.. as well as the card itself. "Teacher's" was cut using gray paper and I outlined the letters in black and added a bit of opaque white. The Rule was cut using scrap patterned papers. All of the papers used were scrap papers. I can't believe the paper I have that is scrap. The only other thing that I added are the small buttons. The pencil paper piecing is used to help the easel stay open. I inked the background lined paper and the rule and the pencil with sepia ink to give it some depth. I also used some yellow, brown and pink chalk to add more detailing to the pencil. I embossed a couple of lines on the metal part of the pencil and added a bit of opaque white for highlights. I also added the No. 2. That was it.. I didn't really add too much to it. I wanted most of the emphasis on the images.. I just love these images!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Pencil Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19
  • Pencil Wood: E00, E01, E11
  • Pencil Lead: C5, C7, C9
  • Pencil Metal: C00, C1, C3, C5
  • Pencil Cheeks and Eraser: RV21, RV23, RV43, RV14
  • Backpack, Glue, Globe Cheeks and Backpack Tongue: RV23, RV43, RV14
  • Backpack and Glue Blue and Globe Water: B04, B06, B26
  • Backpack Pencil: Y13, Y15, Y19; E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Backpack Pen: R22, R24, R29
  • Backpack Ruler: E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Backpack and Glue Orange: YR02, YR04, YR07
  • Ruler: C00, C1, C3
  • Glue White: W00, W1
  • Globe Land: YG01, YG03, YG05, YG09
  • Globe Black: C5, C7, C9
  • Globe Silver: C1, C3, C5
  • Globe Bronze: E21, E97, E08, E37
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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Christmas Basket

Good morning and a very happy Saturday!! Yesterday was a good day. I worked, worked, worked and then I left at lunchtime and headed to the high school. When I got there I went into the counselors office and told them I wanted my son tested for Autism and learning disabilities. They took my name and number... It's going to be something I have to push I think. And if that is what it takes, then they will all get to know me well. Then I came home and watched some MotoGP practices with the hubby and went to bed LOL  Michael had work, so he called at about 1:15 am. I got up and went and got him and then when my head hit the pillow it didn't take too long to fall back asleep. Well.. at least after I quit thinking about the card I was working on .. hahaha!!  Ridiculous!! :D  Have a great weekend everyone!!

No more cards to post!!  I'm hoping I finish the one I'm working on this morning. I've almost had 1 card a day all month! Two days to go. I have to get busy today hahaha! That will NEVER happen again!!

Today I have a 4x4 Christmas Card:







This image is Seasonal Baskets from DeeDee's Digis. I colored this image with Copic Markers. I did a small amount of layering. The rolled flowers were cut using the Silhouette Cameo. And this is a small 4 x 4 card. I stamped on the inside with a Paper Smooches stamp. I also used some silver and gold Wink Of Stella on ribbons and the star.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Basket: E53, E31, W3; E53, E57, E59
  • Gingerbread Man: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, 0
  • Ribbon, Cloth, Heart, Candy Cane and Cheeks: R22, R24, R29, R46
  • Tree: G20, G21, G24, G28
  • Gift: B00, B02, B04
  • Candle: E41, E42, 0
  • Candle Ribbon and Tree Star: Silver and Gold Wink of Stella
  • Tree Trunk: E33, E35, E37
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Puppy and Mouse Priceless Friendship

Good morning! We have finally made it to Friday! Woot!! I will be on my way to work in a few minutes. Yesterday... I worked... and I worked some more. I did go up and walk, but then I worked some more LOL It felt so good to head home! Kevin rode to work with me yesterday morning too.. and it was so cool outside! We had to pull out the sweatshirts to ride! I had a bit of leftover chinese for dinner. The boys had eaten already without me! Kevin always sits with me though.. he is the best :)  Then I took a trip to Michael's. I'm trying to work out what to give everyone for Christmas. And it's always the same old thing... what do you get for people that can get whatever they want. So... I think I have decided on both my sister and my mother finally. I did some shopping at Michael's and some shopping at the Goodwill store. I think I've found a few items that I can repurpose and make them into some nice gifts. We will see! I will post them as I finish them :) Okay.. time to go :)  Have a great day everyone! And Happy Friday!!

Here is a friendship card for today:







Yep.. I tried another CAS! LOL  The image is Snoozing Puppy from Gerda Steiner Design. The adorable little pup and mouse were colored with Copic Markers. I used some brown and bronze spritz for the background. I added a lined stamp over the top of those... you can barely see it under the pup and mouse. I also added a couple of paw prints stamped. I carried that over to the inside and did some paws there as well. The two papers are from my scrap stash. I stamped the True Friends Are Priceless from Unity Stamps. And that is it. My CAS attempt once again.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Puppy Fur: W1, W3, W5, W7, W9
  • Puppy Nose: C3, C7, C9
  • Mouse Fur: E51, E55, E57, E59
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