Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
My card is for the Ismaki Challenge Blog. I don't really know where this card went. I think I was just tired and am going to leave it at that. But this is one of my new Tilda's and don't ask me what she is sitting on... I just loved her dress and matching boots and totally forgot to sit her on something! We are just saying it is a little tiny stool, that you can't see. I used Bazzil card stock, both for the pink and the green. The DP is Basic Grey Lillie Kate. I just found this package of Basic Grey this week, forgot I had it and so you will probably see it in a lot of my cards this week =). I place a green ribbon down, and as the sketch called for I hung the flowers off of the ribbon. Tilda is color with Copics and of course wings are stickled. I used Sakura Glaze pens around the edges. The "Happy Birthday" is from Hero Arts Stamps. I think I may have to try this one over. It just wasn't my night. For the first time I am adding the sketch so you can see what I worked from.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
I also thought I should give an update of Rosita or "Rosie" as we call her. Doc came out yesterday afternoon and gave her some meds, she was still really not feeling well. On top of the belly ache and all that comes with that, she has a huge lump on the top of her neck....we assume that Mom was to rough with her and bit to hard. Lacey her Mom is just not the best most devoted Momma, she is a first time Mom and a bit of an attention hog herself, and is well just down right pushy and spoiled. Rosie is doing much better today, not 100% yet but up and tail wagging for the first time since Sunday. I am going to get some more meds from the Doc this morning and she should be back to her bouncing self by the end of the weekend. Thanks so much for all of your well wishes. I hope to get some better photos over the weekend of both Rosie and Angelina. And Cheyenne is still pregnant... we still wait....
Have a GREAT Thursday!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Ok I know your here to see the cards - The first one is for Ismaki #16. Great sketch this week, it was the "suggestion" to use 4 different pattern papers! That one was tough. I still don't know if it worked or not, but I was stressing so much about it that just had to finish it and let go. My 4 pattern papers are all from the Basic Grey Pheobe line. I layered them onto a pink piece of Bazzil. Yes there are 4 the birds, the flowers, the stripes and Tilda is sitting on a piece of "linen" looking green. I colored her with my Copics in the same green and pink as the paper. She is glued down at her feet and the pop dotted at her head. Scrap piece of pink ribbon, Adorn It glitter flowers and the sentiments are Deja View Wonderful Word Stickers. I stickled her wings and highlighted with white gel pen. I just don't know, it may all just be too much. What do you think?
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
I completed two challenges last night, then found that one of them is perfect for a third!
Tilda & Co. Challenge this week is "Girly but Blue!". To make a femine card in shades of blue. Here is my attempt. I like the way it came out, I used Bazzil card stock, then layered a piece of my new DCWV Nana's Kids embossed papers, love that this card stock already is embossed! And a lot of it is glittery! I then ran a piece of plain white cardstock thru my Cuttlebug and embossed it, and inked very lightly. The flowers are my shimmering white Bridal confetti that I am just in love with, I inked them and then added some adorable Making Memories mini button brads. I also added a piece of lattice Ribbon. The sentiment is from Hanna Stamps. And Tilda is all decked out in shades of blue, and carrying a basket of mini prima blue flowers. Her wings are stickled, and she is highlighted with a white gel pen. That of course is used to stitch the edges of everything.
My second card today is for last weeks Ismaki Challenge. I know I am behind a little bit, but I didn't want to miss a week, so I hustled up and got it done over the weekend! I struggled some with this sketch, and I hope you can recognize it. I pulled out a set of stamps that I have had for months and never inked! Sad I know. I purchased these Clear Art Stamps because I fell in love with the images, I had to have them! Then I got them and was stumped with them and they just sat there. I inked the images with Brilliance Cocoa Bean ink, then clear embossed them (this is hard to see in the photo but in real life it looks pretty cool)I then aged them with a cream color Color box ink. Place on black card stock and found this 7 gypsies pattern paper in my stash, I think it has an old word french look. The sentiment is from Rubbernecker Stamps. I used a scrap piece of ribbon and high lighted with my Spica gold glitter pen. After completing this card I remembered a brand new challenge site that started on Saturday. I went over to see the challenge hoping maybe I could fit one more card in before I collapsed for the night. It has been a really long emotional couple of weeks. Anyway visited the new blog Saturday's Workout, which is a brand new challenge on Saturdays. I think it will have a lot of really cool things to try and different! Well the first "theme" is to distress. I don't do this often, then looked down at the card I had just completed and couldn't believe it! TaDah! Done! Hope they don't mind sharing =)
Package Update!!!! I came home yesterday from the grocery store, which I hate to do on weekends. And on my gate was a white box, dented and smashed on one end. With a note saying "this was delivered to the wrong house". Whoever received it was nice enough to drive down my long dirt bumpy road and leave it on my gate! I was so thrilled I almost cried! So my prize box is here and lots of new Cloud 9 and two fiskars tear rulers to play with! There are still some really nice honest people in this world!
Stamps: Magnolia, Hanna Stamps
Paper: Bazzil, DCWV Nana's Kids
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Colorbox Catseyes
Accessories: Copic markers, Stickles, Ribbon, Bridal confetti, Making Memories Brads, Prima Flowers, Ranger white Gel Pen.
"How about Lunch?"
Stamps: Clear Art Stamps, Rubbernecker
Paper: Bazzil, 7 gypsies
Ink: Brilliance Cocoa Bean, Colorbox Catseyes
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Spica Glitter Pen
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Then a Glittery "Welcome Home!". This card is for the Papertake Weekly challenge, with this weeks theme "All that Glitters". Check got lots of that! I started this one out with some bling Bazzill Card stock. The image is Magnolia City Houses I just love these, so fun to color in with my Copic Markers. I cut them out loosely and placed them on a light blue Bazzill Bling card stock. The green flower is something I have had in my stash forever I don't even know who made it. The heart is a Heidi Swap chipboard piece, I added some fine glitter to the top. The Key is from Maya Road, I colored it black then added fine detail Black Glitter to it. The letters were a last minute "OH yea!!" addition. I was going to stamp the letters and then remembered I had these red glitter Making Memories letters somewhere in my stuff. I dug and dug and found them. Man were they hard to use, they were really stuck to the packaging. But perfect for this card so they were worth the struggle! Again added some Sakura Glaze pen doodles and stitching. Really a sparkling card.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Hope they like my windy Tilda!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
And the Winner is:
with the joke:
A young ventriloquist is touring the clubs and one night he's doing a show in a small town in Arkansas.
With his dummy on his knee, he starts going through his usual dumb blond jokes when a blond woman in the 4th row stands on her chair and starts shouting:
"I've heard enough of your stupid blond jokes. What makes you think you can stereotype women that way?
What does the color of a person's hair have to do with her worth as a human being?It's guys like you who keep women like me from being respected at work and in the community and from reaching our full potential as a person.
Because you and your kind continue to perpetuate discrimination against not only blondes, but women in general...and all in the name of humor!"
The embarrassed ventriloquist begins to apologize,
and the blonde yells,"You stay out of this mister! I'm talking to that little sh$* on your lap."
He really loved this one and it is probably because he loves blonde jokes to harass my little sister.... a blonde. So Scrappingalz... send me your address at my email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send out your goodies!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
My second card today is for the Tilda & Co Challenge Blog, anything Magnolia and I am happy. This weeks challenge was Ribbon Gallore. Now if you can't tell from the photo - the ribbon is the back ground. I found this ribbon at Micheal's a while back and just love the bold color of the corral and black. Then it has sat there, so bold it was really hard to use. Then I made the comment that it was so bold it could be a really cool pattern paper. Light Bulb went on! I used it to make a striped background. I stamped my new Chic Tilda and colored her with my Copic Markers in the same colors. She is just so stylish! I used a Hanna Stamps sentiment "Hey Girlfriend on the side of Tilda and doodled around the edges with a Sakura Glaze Pen. A simple card I know, but that ribbon just is so much I didn't want to add much more.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
I was so excited to catch "Daddy" Raffie Hee Hawing to his daughter Rosita, he can see his baby from his pen, and I guess he was just saying hello. He is no where near the loudest talker of my donkeys, and he is NOOO where near the funniest (I am still working on getting that one on tape!) But he is a good strong voice, and I was thrilled to get it caught on my camera phone! I am thinking I might see about making it my ring tone... he he he. I hope he brings a smile to you and you enjoy a little HEE HAW sunday!
Also don't forget about my blog candy from the other day... all you have to do is go to that day's comments and leave me a joke! Hubby will pick the one that makes him laugh the most and that person will win the loot! I will name the winner Tuesday night so there is still plenty of time to get a funny in!
Speaking of Blog Candy... one of my favorite bloggers Katharina has some great candy on her blog... oh how I would love one of those Hänglar & Stänglar stamps. They are so hard to get here! Just make sure and check out her blog (BTW it is a great blog for some fantastic inspiration, she rocks!) so visit her at Creative Ideas by Katharina! This candy is for her upcoming birthday.. so Katharia... have an extra HEE HAW for your special day!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I had to say goodbye to two of my babies last night, these were the first to ever leave me. It was hard, but to hubby's surprise I didn't cry. Julio and Cortez have new owners and I know they will be happy... after all they will live in a 6 acre pen, with trees and lots of grass. And more importantly they will have each other! These brothers are gonna be great friends and play mates for a long time. I am gonna miss them terribly, but they will be happy and I keep telling myself it is all part of the business... right?
Stamps: House Mouse
Paper: Bazzil, Daisy D's
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens, Ribbon, Pop Dots, Twill printed Ribbon, brads
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Please don't judge the quality of this video. It is bad. But all I had was my phone, and lots of light and shadows, but I wanted to try and capture Rosita's running. Here she is only about 36 hours old. And she is one quick little thing. I couldn't even keep up with her! You should see her now! I am trying to learn how to use this video thing, I want to capture some of the joys of my donkeys... I am working on getting you all some hee's and some haw's. I hope you enjoy them -
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
"Cat's Motto: No Matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it."
I used a dark blue piece of Bazzill card stock for the base, I then used a light country blue piece ran thru my cuttlebug to emboss and inked with a cream color to high light. The "wood fence" is stamped with a background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. This kitty can be positioned in so many ways but I think he just looks so perfect pulling his claws, so I sanded and then high lighted the "scratched" area. Kitty is colored in with my copics, I tried to layer the ink to make it look like hair. The motto is stamped onto the same light blue card stock then inked the edges. Ok, now are those flowers awesome or what! I found them in the bridal section of Micheals in the cutest little see thru pail... that I plan to alter real soon! They have a shimmer to them, then I stickled with a light blue, for the centers.
I hope they like my card, and don't think I blew the color challenge part to much! I have a new Rubbernecker order coming and have one that would have been easier for this challenge, but then I guess sometimes that is part of the idea... a challenge to make things work with what we have.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
There are 5 rules attached to this and they are:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone. Click on her name to visit her blog.
3)Each award winner has to show the award that she has been given, by the one aforementioned.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.The 5 blogs that I choose are:
Claudia at Pretty Pressings
Katharina at Creative ideas by Katharina
Ila at Artfully Ila
Sopia at Moonlight Inker
Nina at Nina's Magnolia Designs
Although most of these ladies have already received this award... I went ahead and awarded them again as they are in my daily visits each day and their work amazes me. Thanks for the inspiration ladies!