Saturday, August 20, 2011

Keeping Cool

Hello blog friends. I made this card late last night. I was in the mood to dig out old things that I haven’t used in a long time. This house mouse stamp is the very first stamp I bought after placing my first stampin up order. It was perfectly themed, at the time we lived Arizona probably the hottest part of Az too, the Mohave Desert. Needless to say our little mouse friend is doing his best to stay cool. I also dug out some of my oldest prima flowers and a paper pack I bought well over a year ago from stampin up. I have to say I don’t get to craft as much as I’d like so I can’t justify buying new supplies often.  And my crafting time is going to be cut even shorter, because I start school again on Monday. It was a nice little break.  I have a full load of classes this semester. Biology & bio Lab, (2 classes) Chemistry & Chem Lab (2 classes) and a Public Speaking class. Although most who know me, know I don’t have a problem with that. Haa! So hopefully I’ll be back for a few more challenges before the weekend is up. Here’s my card and the challenges I’d like to enter it in:

I used heat and stick with dazzling diamonds and glossy accents over the ice cubes to give a 3D effect. Not coming through that great on the photo.

And this picture is just added in because our dog Roxy wanted to be in the photo. She was jumping all over the table as I was trying to photograph this card. She’s such a ham. I call her our lil muppet.

I also wanted to add I used Copics but I tried a new technique with them. I added prisma colored pencils over it with OMS technique. I think it really made the image pop. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!



Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kicking and pouting is what I did…

When I realized I gave this card away that I made for the DP2 challenge and my brother, before remembering to photograph it. My sis-n-law was kind enough to take a pic of it for me with her camera phone so please excuse the photo quality. I’ve been making cards on a spur of the moment basis lately and very last minute as well. This card was put together rather quickly, which is good for me cause I always have a hard time making masculine cards.  I have 5 of Mo’s digi images so when I saw this challenge over at DP2, on my blog roll, I had to jump on board pronto.  The theme is feeling blue, use the color blue in your card. This is the first time playing along at the DP2 but I am sure it won’t be the last.  0818112234

It reads: Ricky you can kick and pout, but your birthday will surely come without a doubt! –Totally throwing a blog shout out to my bro for his b-day. He’s probably the bro that I fought with least growing up. And he’s about 5 years older then me. Lucky for me I had 2 other brothers who I constantly fought with growing up and they kept me on my toes. LOL

The image is colored with copic markers and all materials used are stampin up. Have a great day.Hope to be back soon. ~ Angela

Monday, August 1, 2011

Vicariously crafting through my 12 year old daughter!

Hi blog friends. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything with real substance in a while. Partly, because I was taking a painfully fast summer class. It was basically cramming an 18 week course into six weeks. It was intense, to say the least. I’ve also been working part-time and taxing the kids around during summer break. One thing I was not able to do was craft at all, so my dearest daughter Tyla who is 12 years old, took up the offer to help me make some cards for various occasions. I am so proud to see that she is liking to my number one hobby and I can see extreme talent here. Then again, That’s no surprise, the girl is a natural at pretty much anything she tries. I guess I am a little bias but what can I say, you’d be too if she was your girl. So without further delay, here’s my gorgeous daughter.

Surfer Tyla & Karate Tyla


Now here is what crafting Tyla made, she even jumped on pile it on challenges to see what she could well, pile on. She’d like to enter her card in these challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday – make it girlie

The play date cafĂ© PDCC92 – Coral, petal pink, antique gold

The paper shelter – Anything goes

If the shoe fits – Summer

Paper cutz – Under the sea

RRR – Cool it

Stamp something – summer fun something

And Here is Tyla’s wonderful card

And a Closer look at all the great detail.

She used Stampin Up papers/ ribbons and copic inks. The stamp set is stampendous I believe it’s called Sushi. Baubles, seed beads, stickles in various shades including gold. pink. and blue. She added crystal effects as well. I hope you enjoyed her card and I am sure she will enjoy reading every comment left for her! Have a fantastic day. ~Angela and Tyla too!