Thursday, June 25, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #43

I had so much fun coloring this image. Granted, I colored it almost precisely as the image on the stamp block, but still... I chose this image because of the weight I am losing every day. This is how I feel when I get on the doctor's scale and the number is lower than the last visit. Yippee!! When I decide to color an image, I usually choose the printed paper first and then match my pencils with the colors on the paper. I didn't do that this time since I kinda copied the colors on the stamp block. I got lucky when I started digging through my paper and found this paper called "Tres Jolie" from My Minds Eye. I love this paper and I was probably hoarding it for some reason that I've forgotten now. Here's a little close-up of the colored image. I used my Prismacolor pencils to color this. I've been using my Copics so much lately, that I've missed my pencils. Coloring House Mouse images makes me feel like I'm coloring an image in a coloring book. I used to LOVE to color and I loved my coloring books. My favorite gifts when I was little were coloring books (no duh) and a brand new box of Crayola 64's. Oh man, I loved the smell of those new crayons. So that's it for today. See you soon with another challenge: The Odd Bird Sketch Challenge. Try it yourself! That blog post will tell you where to post your cards for the challenge. Have fun!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Craft tonight? I think not!

And this is why:
I love him to bits, but when Cheeto gets it in his head that he needs to keep me company in the craft room and lay on my project table, there isn't much I can do. I take him off, he jumps right back up there. He just needs his mommy sometimes, I guess. Whatever. There's always tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Monkey Birthday

A little monkeying around. Is this not the cutest stamp? I love it! It's called Birthday Monkeys by Stampavie. So many cute stamps in the Paper Garden Store. The paper used for this card is from Daisy D's and it's called Bambino. Lots of sock monkey printed papers in this 8x8 pad. Lots of polka dots, stripes, solids and lots and lots of sock monkeys. Perfect paper for this stamp, I think.
I colored the image with Copic markers. I didn't keep track of the colors. Sorry. I used my colorless blender to lighten some areas. I outlined the image with C1 cool grey.
I gotta go. I'm craving bananas.

Friday, June 12, 2009


This stamp by Leere' Aldrich is called Sisters. Such a fun image to color. I colored it with many color combos before I came up with one I really liked. Image is colored with Copics. The paper is Basic Grey's Porcelain. I love this paper pad! So many great colors and patterns. The brads, ribbon and twine tie are from the Paper Garden Store, too. The twine is from the I Want it White embellishment collection. I colored it with my Copic marker. Heart embellishment is from Michael's.

Father's Day Card

Next Sunday is Father's Day, and Odd Bird Planet is having a big sale on stamps that make excellent guy cards. You can see the list of stamps here. You can buy the stamps mounted or unmounted. The sale runs through June 22nd. For this card I used YOU ROCK and TOOLBELT PLUMBER BIRD. I colored the images with my Copics.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Check it out!

June Special!
Free US shipping for all orders over $35.00* 20% off Copic Markers 30% off all Clearance Items
*Canadian orders, $7.00 shipping for orders over $35.00
Did you know that the Paper Garden Projects store carries those adorable Anya and Ian stamps?
Also Eat Cake Graphics, Crafty Secrets (my fave), Penny Black and the new Lily and Milo stamps, too!
Take advantage of the free shipping all during June.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Thinking of you

Before I go clean up that horrible crafty mess, I must share a card with you. I made this one yesterday, but never posted it. sigh. Stamps are Thinking of You and Lovely Skull n Bones by Odd Bird Planet.
I stamped the sentiment first and then used my Nestabilities die to cut that out. Then stamped the skull n bones and cut that out. Colored that with my Prismas. Edged that cut-out with my Tuxedo Black ink. Pop dotted that off the front of the sentiment. Cut the black glossy cardstock with the next largest Nestie. Popped that off the front of the card. The ribbon is a gathered ribbon that I got at Michael's awhile back. The sparkly heart brad is from Basic Grey, but it didn't come sparkly. I put Stickles on the front and let it dry.
Besides working with my booty from the Paper Garden Projects store, I'm working on Kathi's red, white and blue challenge for Bombshell stamps over at Paper Craft Planet. She gives all the deets on her blog. Check it out and join the fun!

I can't craft like this!

I have crafted myself into a corner. It's horrible. This is only about 1/4 of the room I craft in. No, you cannot see the rest of it. Actually, the rest of the room is tidy, it's just this section where I sit that's such a mess. I like my supplies handy, but then I use them and then don't put them away. Yikes-a-rooni, I must go clean now or I won't be able to craft tonight.
I got some great stamps and supplies from the Paper Garden Projects store and I can't wait to share them with you, so off I go to clean the mess first. Forget dinner. I have priorities!