Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I am starting to get ink withdrawal!

Oh my I haven't made a card since the middle of last week!!!! Between the work on my utility room, the new puppy and a lingering cough... I just haven't been able to sit and work. If I don't tonight, I just may shut down and go on strike!

Now that means that I have no card today for A Spoon Full of Sugar. I feel so down and sad. I hope to get it done later today and will get it posted tomorrow. Please do visit the other more organized DT members cards at the challenge - A great Theme this week - BABY!

Well I will go ahead and post another one of my Leere Aldrich cards that I made a while back.
This image is called "Sisters" - now if only me and my sister looked that cute! Sorry sis... but true huh?

The image is colored with Copics, and high lighted with white gel pen, and spica glitter pens. The edges are doodled, including the sentiment.. yes I have shown that sentiment quite a bit. Told you I love it! It is part of the Sentiment B collection by Leere Aldrich. I wanted this card to have a luxurious feel, so my ribbon is velour... mmmm velour. And I was really lucky to have found some Prima Flowers in the same color.... I was thinking I may have to spray white ones with my Copic Air system, but these were just too perfect. Now it is hard to tell from the photo, but the mini brads are the exact same color as the green in the pattern paper. To give some depth to the papers I inked the edges of everything with a dark brown ink before putting it all together. I am just loving these images! And there are more to ink and color still!

Thanks so much for visiting and I do hope to get back to normal, or as normal as I get. I really wonder how sane it was to re-do the our utility room at the exact same time as getting a puppy. A puppy no bigger than a small bunny! But we seem to have lived through it, and now I can start cleaning up. The puppy, Libbie, definitely has held up our work.. we just can't stop playing with her! Too cute! My "utility room" is all over the house and is now able to be put into the new home we have built! It is so nice to have a real room - with my washer and dryer in place, shelves for storage (something this house has had no room for!), all clean and with new walls and new floor!

Hope you have a fun Tuesday planned... me MIL errands, home to start cleaning, and then me and my ink and images have a date!

HUGS and-


StampinCathy said...

Cute card. All I can say is reality SUCKS! But you still have that creative and inspiring touch when you get to play.

Rach said...

fabulous card Michelle,
sounds like you have your hands full hun...hope that you get time to play later...
oh and libbie looks an absolute doll....how sweet! i think you can be forgiven for showering her with love and kisses instead of doing your work..

oh oh and HUGE congrats on the publication..wow you go girl...though i am soooooooooooooooooo not surprised with all your talent..
big inky hugs Rachxx

Annie said...

you take care and rest up a bit Michelle! mind you, little puppies are great for passing the time and just think of the fabulous utility you will have when the work is finished. hugs, annie x

Mel said...

Hi i have to say i love looking at your creations they are beautiful I have a little something on my blog for you :)
Mel x

jacque4u2c said...

You hang in there girl! You will get through it, and enjoy that puppy, it is a known fact that playing and loving on puppies helps bring your blood pressure down. SO ENJOY!

Heidi said...

Your card is so cute Michelle and I really love that image-great!
I also love the colors you have used and the details

Hugs and love

Norine said...

very cute Hope you feel better

ribenaruby said...

Love the creation and that sentiment. With your great talent I'm sure it won't be long when you get back to your creations Michelle, love seeing all that inspiration and hope you're feeling a little better :)

retiredheather said...

Your life makes mine sound really calm. Hope life gets back to normal soon or at least time comes for you to play with ink and puppy.

Linda . J said...

Hi Michelle Love this card and the sentiment,hope your feeling a little better.
Hugs Linda

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Gorgeous card Michelle and love the sentiment, The flowers are so pretty and must order some of these, I hope your feeling better and find some time to play, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Sally said...

Great card. I hope you feel better soon

Tina said...

OMG Michelle now wonder you aren't getting any work done, Libbie is just adorable, i wouldn't even leave the house....awwwww she is just the cutest....Congratulations on getting published....i am not surprised, your creations are always so yummy..... Hope to see you back creating soon.... crafty Hugs Tina

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Hope all goes well with the utility room. Who couldn't resist playing with Libbie? Hope you manage to get some more crafting done very soon. Kym