Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

It's almost 2009. Wow. Where did 2008 go? I just wanted to tell you all how much I have enjoyed browsing your blogs, participating in your swaps, chatting with you on the message boards, and making so many new friends. I don't know what I would've done without you this past year. Ok, I would've gotten more housework done, but what's more important? Yeah, I thought so. :) Best wishes to all of you, all my crafting friends, for 2009 and all years to come. This quick card was made using Bombshell stamps and colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Do you voodoo?

My son, Tony, is very crafty. Look what he made for his friends for Christmas. Are they cute or what? This little voodoo thing started a few months ago. The crafty group at Odd Bird Planet headquarters invited him to join the group that month and he decided to make these little guys. Or are they girls? The ones he made that night were different than these, but cute just the same. He hit my fabric and embellishment stashes and came up with these. I can't decide which one I like best. I like the feather top one, but then I like the pompom headed one, too. Tony actually came up with the design and he hand sews them and then stuffs them. I've told him he needs to sell them on Etsy. What do you think? Do you think they would sell there? I just love that they are original and all different. BTW, I don't think these are real voodoo dolls. There isn't anyone's hair sewn into the doll or anything. He calls them something else. Maybe he'll make some and post them on Etsy. If he does, I'll let you know. Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, December 19, 2008

He's not supposed to be there

I walk into the room and this is what I find. He knows he's not supposed to be there, yet when my head is turned, he does it anyways. I know he wants send all his feline friends email, but don't lay on the keyboard. Please! Use your paws! He gets his hairs all over the keyboard and all those bits and pieces of fluff fall between the keys. This is Gizmo. He is my shadow. I can't go anywhere without him at my heels or under my feet. He is a Bengal. Have you ever had a bengal? They are quite different from regular kitties. They are a cross between the Asian leopard cat and the domesticated house cat. He has a very distinct purr and sometimes in the middle of the night, he'll wander the house yowling. For what, you ask? I have no idea. We're used to it now, but when he started it, it was kinda creepy and annoying. How can you be mad at this cute fuzzy face? I can't. I talk to him and tell him to remove his furry body from my laptop and he just winks and meows. He knows I won't throw him off. Problem is, he wiggles around and his wiggling opens window after window and all I hear is dinging, ya know? Oh, and his soft, fuzzy paw. Isn't it too cute? Bengals have the softest, most sparkly fur. When he lays in the sun, you can see the natural glitter to his fur. If I didn't already have 3 cats, I would definitely get another Bengal. They are so playful and fun. Oh, and did you know they love water? I just needed to post something besides cards. Tomorrow I'll be posting cards again. I'm actually going to be posting another tutorial, but I don't know if it will be done by tomorrow, so check back on Sunday for sure. Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Almost Christmas

Yes, it's almost Christmas, can you believe it? It snuck up on ME for sure. I've only got a few days at best to get my gift box to my sister and her family in the mail or it will surely be late this year. I've been working on a bunch of different projects recently. I've been making some Christmas cards using some of the new Odd Bird Planet images. There are so many new cute images this time, but then I say that every time Johanna releases new images. So cute!!! I colored all these images with my Prismacolor pencils. Nope, no Copics this time. I'm not too excited about those funky snowflakes I drew in the background of this first card, but hey, once the ink hits the paper, what are you gonna do, right? I do love the velvet ribbon, though. Let's say that redeems me for the tacky snowflakes, ok? This next card is a gatefold card. I got a bunch of these cards in a pack at Cat's Craft Cupboard ages ago and I'm just now using them. Besides the card base on the second card, all other paper is Paper Salon's "Dazzle" paper. I think it's last year's paper, but I had it in my stash. I'm trying to use up what I have before I buy more. Yeah right. If you believe that, I've got some swampland in Arizona to sell you. This last card is my favorite, I think. I just like him all colored in the unexpected blue. He looks jazzy, huh? Kind of like you're waiting for him to break out in a jig or something. What kind of dances do you suppose gnomes dance? Is it a gdance? Or a gwaltz? Maybe a ghokey-gpokey?? It's late. My jokes are bad and I'm going to bed now. Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Holiday Mail for Heroes

Holiday Mail for Heroes is a partnership between the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes to deliver one million holiday cards to American service members, veterans, and their families in the United States and around the world. So when you're making your holiday cards this year, make a few extras and send them to: Holiday Mail for Heroes P.O. Box 5456 Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456 All cards must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Please feel free to pass along this information to cardmaking friends via your blog and/or email. Together we can make a difference! Here are some cards I made for our heroes.
All stamps are by Odd Bird Planet. Paper is by Crate Paper and all images are colored with Copic sketch markers.
Thanks for stopping by today!