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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Whiff of Joy August

Can you believe we are over half way through August already! My gosh this year is just flying by! Bailey started Lacrosse practice yesterday and she LOVED it! Everyone told her she did really well for just starting and she seems really excited. She is going to have a busy year this year. She is in 8th grade, which means they are the top dogs at the Middle School LOL  I keep telling her.. Not for long! So, they will have some fun things to do this year. One of them is going to Disney with the orchestra/band/chorus. I'm not sure which one she is going to go with, but I keep pushing her to do orchestra... it will take her further. So, I have to start pulling out money to save for that trip! My oldest went with the chorus when she was in Middle School... she had a blast.  So, between, orchestra, chorus, Lacrosse and clubs... and homework LOL  It's going to be a busy year for my little social bug!

Alright.. enough of that LOL  On to my 2nd post for August with Whiff of Joy.








Isn't he adorable? This is Retired Bee which you can find at the Whiff of Joy Shop. I did a little bit of decoupage on him... I popped his hat, his tie, his front arm, his front leg and his front wing. I colored him up with my Copic Markers. I did a little bit of distressing on the edges of some of the papers. The papers are from a 6x6 stack - . The bottom strip of honey comb is from a My Favorite Thing die cut ad the honeycomb at the top are from a Spellbinders die. I then added the yellow gems from my stash.  The "You're Retiring?" stamp is from Club Scrap. I used the same paper stack to coordinate the inside and a few honeycomb in there as well.

COPIC MARKERS:
  • Black on Bee: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Yellow On Bee: Y04, Y13, Y15, Y18
  • Blue on Tie and Hat: BG53, BG57
  • Black on Tie: C1, C3, C4
  • Cane: E30, E31, E35
  • Hat: E31, E35, E37, E39
  • Wings: C00, C1, C3, C4
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August DT Day at Meljen's Designs

Good morning everyone! I hope the start of your week is going well.

Today it is my August Design Team Day at Meljen's Designs. My inspiration for today is this little cutie:








I am so happy that I chose to use these colors on this adorable little Cuddle Dragon. You can find him at the Meljen's Designs Shop. I colored him up with my Copic Markers. I decoupaged his little closest leg, his head and the front wing. The Relax and the little flower is an old Rubon from the age of dinosaurs LOL!!  Then I also added some dew drops, flowers and leaves and the ribbon. I used a little of the same ribbon on the inside. I'm all about matching on the inside ;)  And that is about it.. pretty simple card. I love these little dragons! I have the other ones printed just waiting for me to color too! But then.. I love fantasy and all things dragon LOL!!

COPIC MARKERS:
  • Dragon Blue: B00, B02, B04, B06, 0
  • Dragon Pink: RV00, RV10, RV11, RV13
  • Purple Dots Around Dragon: BV02, BV11, BV13, BV17
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Friday, August 15, 2014

The East Wind - For The Kiddies

Good morning everyone and a very Happy Friday!!! Woohoo!! I love the weekend! Now that work is not as happy of a place, I look forward to the weekends that much more! What are the plans for the weekend? Hmmmm... Not sure. Maybe a ride with the husband? Definitely some crafting! I have some coloring that needs to get done so I can get some more cards made. I'm trying to get all of my images picked for the month for the Design Teams, printed out and colored and then once they are all done put them on something! It seemed to work last weekend.. so we will try it again! Not sure I can get eight (8) done again LOL! That was crafting all the time! That is a HUGE amount for me to get done in a weekend LOL! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend no matter what the plans are!

Alright... On to our Challenge #13 at The East Wind. This is our August 15th challenge and the theme is "For The Kiddies.








The image is Baby Aurora Angel which you can find at The East Wind Shop. I colored her up with my Copic markers. I did a little bit of decoupage.. her front arm and bear and then a little bit of her hair. The papers are from a REALLY old pack of Basic Grey papers. I embossed around the edge of the image, added the dew drops and buttons and different fibers on the tag. There is nothing on the tag. I used a My Favorite Things die cut to cut the mini scalloped edge on the green and white paper. I used my Cameo to cut the tag pocket. The stamps are from Paper Smooches. On the inside I used the same papers layered and I used the negative cut from that die on the green and white paper. She looks so peaceful snuggled up with her Teddy Bear :)

COPIC MARKERS:
  • Pink on Outfit and Pillow Ruffle: RV00, RV10, RV11, RV13
  • Red Hearts and Big Heart and Bears Paws: R14, R36, R46, R59
  • Bear: E23, E25, E27, E29
  • Pink  Bear Cheeks: R20
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, YR20
  • Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y18
  • Black Nose: C5, C7
  • Hair: Y21, Y23, YR21, Y38, E97, E99
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Splat! @ Meljen's Designs

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday!!  This is the second week of school for the kids. It is so good to have them back in school and having them getting back into a routine other than the teenage sleep routine! Bailey went out this past weekend and got gear for Lacrosse. She will start practicing on the 18th. She seems excited! She REALLY wants to be a part of a team sport and I think its great! I wish she would have made the Volleyball team, but she didn't... so we move on to the next thing. She can always try again next year. Michael seems to be settling in... I just have to watch him and see how it goes this year. And Kevin... I think he is enjoying the peace and quiet again LOL!!  Poor guy... he went all his life without kids until he met me. I know it has to be a hard adjustment! And the poor thing had to come into a household of teenagers!

Okay... enough about us LOL I spent last weekend getting cards done! I finished eight (8) in a weekend! That is a record for me LOL!!! I was so excited! I got a bit ahead again... I'm hoping I can keep it that way and get a little further ahead!  So, here is my creation for Challenge #223 at Meljen's Designs; Splat! (use paint, ink spray or mist).








The image is Little Elf's Cookie, which you can find at the Meljen's Designs Shop. I'm really trying hard to use some of my stash up! The papers are all scraps from last years Christmas papers. From my stash of old stuff LOL  I have used a rubon, the "dear Santa,", the Christmas lights sticker from Jolee's I think... That was one that was already open.  The little gingerbread boy on the inside..  I have no idea where or when I got that. It was in one of my baskets of supplies at the bottom LOL I spritzed this card with white and green paint. I added the red netting around the edge and added white glitter to the white parts of his outfit and the embossed snowflakes. I did decoupage him a bit of course.. I popped his one leg, his foot and his hands and the gingerbread cookie he is eating. And I think that is it! Oh! I did color him with Copic Markers. And one more Christmas card down :)  I think I've done alright this year with Christmas cards.. way better than I normally do LOL

COPIC MARKERS:
  • Dark Green on Stockings:YG05, YG09, G19
  • Light Green on Stockings: YG01, YG05, YG09
  • Red on Hat and Outfit: R14, R35, R46, R59
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Hair: YR20, YR23, YR24
  • Cheeks: R00, R20, R22
  • Gingerbread Man: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E71, E74, E77
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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Winners and Midway Post at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!

Good morning everyone! Today is Saturday, which means something is happening at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Today is our midway mark for Challenge #16 - Summer Food. And that also means that this morning we are posting the winners and DT Favorites for Challenge #15. Be sure to hop over there to see if you are a winner or a DT favorite. And then check back at noon for inspiration from the rest of the Design Team for Challenge #16. Our sponsors for Challenge #16 are:

We have some AMAZING sponsors! Please be sure to give them some love. They really make our challenge great! Along with all of you that play along :)

Here is what I created:








I used the image Lemons from Oak Pond Creations. I thought it was a perfect way to make a summery card.I created the sentiment, When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade. The image is colored with my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I decoupaged the top two lemons. The rectangle stamp die cut is My Favorite Things and the oval is Spellbinders. I added the little flowers and the sequins. I inked the inside edge of the rectangle die cut with the yellow ink by leaving the die cut attached to the paper.  Well.. that's it from me! I can't wait to the rest of the amazing creations you guys enter. There are already some amazing projects!!!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Whiff of Joy August Post 1

Good morning everyone! Today I am sharing a new Whiff of Joy creation. This is my first Whiff of Joy post for August. Can you believe it is August? Wow! Christmas sure is coming up fast .. Yikes! And the kids are back in school! I can't believe how fast the year is flying by. I think it goes by faster the older I get LOL!!

Alright.. here is my creation:







This is Helmsman Henry. Isn't he adorable!! I colored him up with my Copic Markers. I did a bit of decoupage. I added stitching around the edge and then stitching along the edge of the photo where the banners are. I added the banners with the different papers from this wonderful Carta Bella Ahoy There paper pad.  I created the Thanks for guiding me through the rough seas sentiment and I've added some sequin. The inside has the die cut piece which was cut with my Cameo and a few sequin on the inside as well. That's it! I hope you love Henry as much as I do :)

Copic:
  • Henry: E11, E13, E15, E35, E51
  • Pylon Wood: E33, E35, E37
  • Blue: B24, B26, B37
  • White: E40, E41, E42
  • Pylon Top: E50, E51, E53
  • Pylon Bottom: C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Ship Helm: C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Mouth: R59
  • Tongue: R22
  • Tail: R20, R22
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