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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Blessings Dragon

Good morning everyone! I was so stressed out yesterday with two meetings. I was so afraid that the big boss would try to change my hours, try to make me do way more than I could handle, but it all worked out okay. I was really honest with all of the management that they would have to patient and it all worked out okay. So, it was a pretty good day! I did get a bunch accomplished, but not as much as I would have liked. I'm hoping to make up for that today :)  I hope you all had a great start to your week!

The kids started school yesterday. It was Bailey's first day as a High School Freshman. She seemed to have a great day. One of her teachers seems really boring LOL but the rest seem to be alright. I think she is going to have a great year. And when they start conditioning for Lacrosse she will get to know her teammates and I think it will be really great for her. Michael seemed to like all of his teachers okay too. So, I'm hoping he will have a good year too. We just have to get through math, but that won't be until the second semester. I was going to see if I could get that changed, but then I decided to just let it be. 

Okay.. on to today's card:







For this card I used Wee Stamps adorable . I added a bit of Stickles to the blue on his wings. I added some paint for the centers of the flowers. I added some dew drops and White Glitter Tape Ribbon. I stitched a big circle behind everything so that you could see parts of it around the image. The papers are all scraps. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches. The image was colored with Copic Markers, but it is one of those images that has been just sitting there waiting for ages to be used. I can't remember which markers I've used on this one.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Turkey Thanks

Good morning! I can't believe it's Monday already! It doesn't feel like I've had the extra days off! *cry* And now it's time to head back into the stress. I hope the VP finds a new assistant soon, because I can not do both jobs! Okay.. enough of my whining! It was a good weekend.. a relaxing four days. I was able to get all of the colored images into cards. What more could I ask for? It was a good weekend! We had plans to go out of town, but none of us was really feeling up to it! Now I just need to get all of the posts ready and figure out what to color next :) On the card for today!

Today I'm sharing my Turkey Thanks:








This is all colored with my Prismacolor Pencils. This little turkey is from Digital Delights. I just love this turkey! I have layered him a bit also. I love this Turkey! I used all scraps for this. And I even found this brown paper that the Let's Talk Turkey was cut out of. I decided to use the negative on this card.. .I thought it was very fitting! I added the cut doily to the top and I also added the other half to the inside. I added the twine and button to finish it off. The 'Thanks' was stamped onto the sign.

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

You're Purrr-fect!!

Good morning! And a very happy, blessed Sunday to you all! We didn't really do too much yesterday. My father-in-law has a hip that is acting up and my husband twisted his back a bit and he has been hurting. So, we stayed home today and relaxed. The only time we went out was to get a new graphics card for hubby and to take and pick up my son from work. I did cook today.. which is rare! LOL I really don't enjoy cooking! But I put a roast into the slow cooker, added some celery, onions, potatoes and carrots and a bag of onion soup mix and let it cook all day. That was dinner and it was really nice.

I did sign my youngest up for her Fall Season of Lacrosse. She will be with the girls from Allatoona High School playing for HotLanta. She is excited :)  Then in the Spring she will get to play with the actual Hig School Team. She loves it and she is a pretty good goalie :)  I love watching her play and cheering her on! Okay.. enough of that stuff :)  On to the card for today!

I love cats! And this little guy is a cutie! I have made another card with him, but had this other image just sitting there waiting to be used. This is what I came up with this time:







This is all black and white. I have added several different embossing patterns onto this card. Each strip of black has its own design on it. The little kitty is colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment is stamped with white. The stamp is from Paper Smooches. I love their sentiments! This is another image that has been colored in a box just waiting to be pulled out and made into something. My stamp got all smeary :p  Oh well... you can definitely tell it is hand made LOL! With flaws!  I always have a hard time with the white ink for some reason!

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Same Image; Different Birthday Card

Good morning! It is Saturday morning and we had plans to travel, but we just don't feel up to it. So, we are going to hang around the house. I'm going to cook a pot roast and I'll craft. The boys (hubby and father in law) will read and play and do whatever they do LOL  Bailey will do her stuff.. getting ready for school to start on Monday and Michael will go to work! That is it... Here's to a hopefully relaxing day.

This is the same image you saw a few days ago. I used almost the same papers and created a different birthday card this one:








This one is also colored with pencil and layered. I added some gems to this one and some stitching across the middle. I used almost the same papers and just made it a completely different card. Still a birthday card though!

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Do we ever have enough Birthday Cards?

Good morning! My doctor visits went well yesterday. I'm down to 232 lbs. I'm taking it 10 pounds at a time. So when I hit 229 I'll celebrate LOL And then again at 219 ;)  And when I get 199!! That is going to be great! I'm so excited! This morning I have to fast and go get blood drawn.. a ton of blood. I think last time they drew 16 vials! Crazy! And I hate needles! But they open at 7 am and I'll be there to get it over with. Then I think it will be a hang out day. My son works and Bailey is going to an overnight roller skating thing.  So, hopefully it will be a relaxing day of crafting for me.

Yes.. it is another birthday card! This one is just for a girl. Here is my little Ballerina Birthday:







This image was colored with Copic Markers. It has been sitting in a drawer all colored up for some time now. I have no idea what colors I used. I added some pearly swirls and some gems. There are a few flowers and ribbon to finish it off. The sentiment is stamped. I added a stamp to the inside and some gems as well. I'm trying to use up all of the images that were colored or printed before I print out new.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Scooby Doo Birthday

Good morning! It is Thursday!!  No work for me today.. Yay!!! But I have a lot to do. This morning my youngest gets to go to her High School, walk around, get her schedule, etc. She will be a freshman this year! I can't believe it!  Shocking! After that I have two Dr. Appointments.. One with the Doctor and the other with the Physiotherapist - She is my favorite person in that office! I love her! After that I'm not sure what we will be doing. I'm just happy to not go into work for the next couple of days! LOL

On to my next project. This was a birthday card for my oldest daughter's boyfriend. She always gives me a theme and this year it was Scooby Doo. Next year she is asking for an Alice in Wonderland Unbirthday Card. That sounds like fun to me!!  Here is what I came up with for his Scooby Doo creation:







For this one I used two different images and they were colored with Copic Markers. I love these cards! I created the sentiment for the front. I used some neutral colored dew drops and then a button to hold the fold down. When you open that you have the first image of them in their van. Then when you open it further you have the gang. And I added the Happy Birthday to the inside. I used all scrap paper to create this card. I'm really trying to use some scraps up! I have way too many LOL!!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Van: YG03, YG05, YG07; BG11, BG13, BG15
  • Van Flower: YR12, YR16
  • Thelma Shirt: YR12, YR16, YR18
  • Scooby: E34, E35, E37
  • Thelma's Hair: E29, E27, E25
  • Shaggy's Hair: E31, E35
  • Fred's Hair: Y21, Y26, Y28
  • Scooby's Collar and Fred's Shirt and Pants: B93, B95
  • Fred's Scarf, Thelma's Skirt and Shoes: R24, R35
  • Daphne's Skirt and Shirt: V12, V15, V17
  • Daphne's Scarf: YG05, YG09
  • Shaggy's Shirt: C5, C7, C9
  • Fred's Shoes and Shaggy's Pants: E35, /E37, E39
  • Tires: W4, W6, W8
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