Tuesday, September 30, 2008
These are the cards I've made for the Rubber Cafe design team. This first one was so much fun to color. The image is "Mermaid Scene" and can be found at rubbercafe.com. I used copics to color it. I used a little embossing on the edge of the circle and glitter pen and white pen to accent the waves. The DP is basic grey and the card stock is chocolate chip and baha breeze (my first time using that color and it matched the dp perfectly).
I love this Siamese cat face. I used it to show all of the different kinds of Siamese kitties you could make with it. The image is Cat Face 2 from Rubber Cafe. I colored it with copics and sponged the background with bashful blue. I made the zigzag circle to mirror the zigzags in the dp with decorative scissors. The ovals and the circle were done with my nesties. The white one was embossed with my cuttlebug in the swiss dots folder, inked with bashful blue, then layered with ballet blue and barely banana. The dp is basic grey, layered with barely banana on a ballet blue base. The ribbon is a sheer yellow that I found at walmart.
Although we have seal point siamese now, when I was in grade school, my sister had a lilac point siamese mix follow her home. We kept him for about a year until one day he went out for his daily constitutional and never came home. So, this kitty is close to my heart. I made this for the DT challenge. It was bedding - browns and burgandy stripes and florals. When I saw it, I didn't know what I was going to do. I knew I didn't have anything like that at home. Well, I dug through my paper file and found this Cherry Arte DP that I bought ages ago. It was perfect for the challenge. The card is on a close to cocoa base. I used several punches for the sentiment and the corners. The cat face is colored with copics and inked with creamy caramel. The face is matted on close to cocoa and cranberry crisp.
Flame point siamese are not my favorites, but I think this card turned out kind of fun and funky. I stamped the cat face in timber brown and colored it with copics. It's not quite as orangey IRL - it's more creamy colored. I went over the eyes with a black marker and then colored them blue. The cat face is matted with chocolate chip and wild wasabi. I punched the corners with the ticket punch and added little gems. The dp is from DCWV pet stack. It is matted with chocolate chip and is on a bazzill coral base. The ribbon with slider and charm are meant to look similar to a cat color with a tag.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I will be back tomorrow with the Friday face-off, hope to have a lot of people participating! See you then!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I no longer have computer access that is, well, readily accessible. So, I may not be posting to my blog quite as often. But, I will be creating and uploading. And, I will definitely be here for the Friday Face-off!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
OK - so every friday I will be posting a picture that you can use as inspiration for a project. Here's the card I made for this week's face off:
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I made this for a cutom order. It's for a lady who likes purple, could you tell? I used almost amethyst for the base, matted with a bazzill purple and almost amethyst print patterned dots, which I embossed using the cuttlebug. I inked the darker purple with elegant eggplant and the almost amethyst with the matching ink. The MFT image is matted with black. The wall, chair and pants are paper pieced with almost amethyst print patterns. The carpet is a velvet purple paper and the rest is colored with copics. The sentiment is inked with almost amethyst and cut out with a nestie, then matted with two pieces of the designer label punch. I wish more places would come out with punches that actually fit the sentiments. All of my sentiments seem too long or too big for my punches.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
A co-worker got flowers and this ribbon was attached to the vase. She was nice enough to offer it to me after the flowers had died. It was sitting on my desk when I got my new cats pajamas birthday sets, so I thought "what the heck". Well, when I pulled the paper out that matched it was looking rather neon, so I added the chocolate chip to tone it down a little. I like the results. The image and the sentiment are from TCP smells like cake.
I started with that yoyo yellow - never used this color before, btw - as my card base. I used a large piece of chocolate chip and added a strip of dcwv kids' glitter cardstock. I colored my image with sakura glaze, souffle' and glitter pens and copics. The image was stamped with chocolate chip ink. I used my nesties to make the circles, ovals and scallops and my su designer label punch to layer with the sentiment I punched it twice so it would fit around the bigger oval, tricky, huh?). I inked the edges of everything with the coordinating inks and embossed the chocolate oval with my cuttlebug swiss dots folder. Oh - and I tied that ribbon on up in the corner.
I didn't mention yesterday, but we spent Sunday evening in the ER with Kai. He woke up Sunday with a fever of 103. At the time, he said nothing hurt or bothered him, but he just layed around all morning. I gave him some tylenol and got his temp down to around 100. My mom (who was in town) and I went to the store and the boys decided to stay home. When we got back, Kai came and snuggled with me, he was hot again so I gave him more tylenol and held him on my lap the rest of the afternoon. It was like holding a little oven. He was so hot. Later, I asked him again what hurt and he said his belly. So, I asked where and he kind of gestured around his lower belly. So, I pressed on it a little on his right side and he just about jumped out of his skin. So, of course, I'm thinking appendicitis. Well, he jumped a little when I touched his left side, too. But, with the fever being so high, I decided to take him to the er. We were there for 5 1/2 hours. They gave him iv fluids, did an xray, a ct scan and blood and urine tests. They ruled out appendix, hernia (he's had it since birth with no issues yet) and a ut infection, so they thought it must be a virus. Well, he's back at school today with no fever and it must have been a virus, because I'm starting to feel sick. My throat is kind of sore and I'm just getting achey and tired feeling. So, if I'm not around for a while, I'm probably at home sick. But, if you know me, you know I'm here at work until I can't take it anymore.