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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Lip Smackin' Relaxin'

Image:  House Mouse - lip smackin' relaxin'

Colored with copics:
cup-RV95, RV93, RV91, clear glittle spica
Mouse: E45, E44, E43, E41, R20
Marshmallows: E1 (and white opal liquid pearls)

Diamond stickles used on steam and white opal liquid pearls used on the marshmallows for dimension.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Jamarian!

Whew- it has been a minute since I have posted and I have missed it so!  But............I was able to take some time off and go down to Georgia for my nephews 5th birthday.  I did not even have time to finish crafting before the party, so me and my cricut took a road trip to make some batman themed party favors.

I made 20 of these boxes, but I had so much help it went by fast!

T-shirts for everybody, my nephews said "it's my birthday" on the back.  He loved it!

I know it is hard to see, but this is the picture that made the whole trip worth it.  When he opened the DS I got him, his whole face just lit up with the biggest smile!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Merry Christmas!

With the temperatures cooling off, I am feeling a lot more festive!  I played around with my cricut & copics today (what a great way to spend the day right?).  I love this stamp from whiff of joy called:  Betty Mouse with candycane.  The paper is from some of the scraps that I had on hand in my stash (a DCWV glitter stack).  The sentiment is from the $1 bin at Michaels and is stamped is memento rose bud.  I cut the background ornament from joys of the season at 3.5" & then ran it through the cuttlebug with the swirls folder.  The image is cut with a spellbinders circle die (3").  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Thanks a latte...

 I have a friend at work who is nothing short of amazing!  She remembers all the small details in my life and is always sending a quick text to say 'just wanted to check on you'.  On Friday she handed me a gift bag for my birthday which is Sunday and she gave me a gift card for a massage session (which she knows I LOVE).  I wanted to make a card to just say thanks for being a great friend!

The image is a Whiff of Joy image - (Willow with coffee to go), colored with my copics.  The stamped saying is embossed with gold (wish I had brown now - oh well) it is from Verve's circular saying stamp set.  The paper is stampin' up & recollections

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happiness is a butterfly.......

I am in love with butterflies lately.  When I saw the jar of butterlies at Michaels by Recollections I quickly snatched them up and could not wait to make a card with them.  This card is for my chemo buddy who is undergoing 12 weeks of aggressive chemo.  Each week I try to send her a card to let her know I am cheering her on.


6.5" x 10" piece of acetate
6.5" x 3" piece of black cardstock
6" x 2" piece of designer cardstock
6.5" x 4" of teal cardstock
Teal ribbon
Turquoise pearl pen
Teal recollection gemstone butterfly
Colorbok adhesive clear rhinestone swirl
Nestabilities labels two
My pink stamper punnies sentiment

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My new portable copic storage

Okay so all those that know me - remember when I first started going copic crazy!  It has been all downhill from there.  I NEED these things.  They are so addicting and the results are just amazingly beautiful that I cannot resist!  Recently I went to a swarm and found myself awkwardly taking my copics in my desktop storage that I had done here.  Not so easy to maneuver.  So I set off to find something that closed and with a handle to put them in, buying containers that were just a little bit too smll or just too big.  Today while I was at Michaels I found this in the scrapbooking storage conainers for 40% off and loved it! 
It is just the perfect height and definitely gives me room to grow (and it is a good thing because 20 more copics are on their way home to me!)  It has dividers inside that split it up into 8 cubbies, but they were too big and the copics got too comfortable and all laid down!  So I put some chipboard pieces cut at 3.25" wide in the middle of all the cubbies and it divided it up nicely.

I left two of the cubbies in the regular size and they are perfect for my stamped images and my copic refills!

All closed up they are ready for travel!  So now I am definitely ready for the next swarm.  I plan to decorate this case with vinyl soon & will definitely share the results.  I want to put my copic color chart on the inside in a protective sleeve. 

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Every day you make me proud

I made this card for my chemo buddy.  She has been through so much and has served as such an inspiration to myself and others.  I so enjoy talking with her and hearong about her remarkable journey.  She used to be a crafter, so she appreciates the handmade cards & gifts that I send to her.  The sentiment says how I feel clearly.

  I colored this image (house mouse) with my copics and applies purple flower soft to the flowers to make them POP!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Shun!

On Friday, September 3rd we celebrated my husband's birthday.  Armed with his gift, plans for breakfast, dinner & a movie - it was not until early afternoon that I realized I had neglected to make his card.  I normally make his cards weeks in advance, because masculine cards take me such a long time.  So, while he took out a little nap I snuck upstairs and assembled this really simple card.  I took my inspiration for the card from the wrapping paper I used on his gift!  Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Batman Birthday Invites!!

I am really excited for my nephews 5th birthday and even more excited that I wll be able to head home to see my family for this event.  When I called my nephew on the phone and asked him what kind of party he wanted (part of me was hoping he would say Toy Story - so that I could justify the purchase of that cricut cartridge) he thought - for a very long time before he settled on Batman.  Hmmmm, now that is a cartridge that I did not own, so one late night me and Ebay had a battle and I won the cart for $10 - YEAH!!!  I had so much fun thumbing through the booklet for this cartridge and immediately ideas began flowing through my head. 

This is the inside of the invite:
I used the envelope on page 59 of the handbook, cut at fit to page with a 12x12 mat.  The invite is computer printed and layered with yellow cardstock.

This is the front of the invite:
I used the batman sign from page 37.  I just used the layer and cut it out in yellow.  I figured the black backgound was enough to make it pop.  I outlined the symbol with yellow stickles to make it stand out a little more.
This is the back of the invitation.  It just has the batman symbol that comes with the envelope.  I used some envelope gum to give the symbol the ability to close the invite. 

I am mailing these off to my sister on Tuesday and cannot wait to hear my nephews reaction!

Thanks for looking!