I Wanna Hold Your Hand (x8)

10 06 2017

This card started out kind of rough. I wasn’t really sure how it would turn out. But I’m kind of giddy now. I have no idea what to use the card for, but I’m sure I’ll find something 🙂

I used a stamp set by Hero arts. I drew in the background with my copics and used pencils for details/shadows 🙂

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Xoxo


Stamp set





Flower Power

8 06 2017

You may have noticed a theme. It appears I like flowers 🙂

This was for fun, so I could practice some of the things I learned in the online copic class I took. Even though the class focused on copics, I think the ideas and techniques work well with my prismacolor pencils, too 🙂

The flowers are a combination of copics and pencils. Although I love my copics, pencil worked better for the woman since so many of the spaces were smaller.

I designed it in Craft Artist 2 then imported it into my Silhouette Cameo workspace. I used the print&cut function to cut the pieces out after coloring them.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Xoxo

Digital stamps, Embossing Folder





You Don’t Always Get What You Want

5 06 2017

Now I’ve got that song stuck in my head 😉

I played with some new stamps and I don’t think I quite have the hang of them yet. Again, I think my color selection might be off, and some techniques didn’t work as well as I’d hoped.

This stamp set does have a coordinating die set for help with cutting them out. However, I don’t have it. But it’s fine because I have a pixscan mat to use with my Cameo 🙂

Okay, so that part didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped either. While it now reads the registration marks and cuts, the cuts are a little misaligned. It’s still easier than fussy cutting them, but not as accurate. And I KNOW it can be more accurate, I’m just not sure how to tweak it 😦
This means I NEED to play with the stamps set some more 🙂


Stamps, Background was done in Craft Artist 2





Mermaid in a Bottle

3 06 2017

It was a stressful week. We had court for our foster son and the judge is in the process of deciding whether to change the baby’s case goal from reunification to adoption.

Court was Thursday.

It’s Saturday.

We’re still waiting for an answer.

To help deal with the stress, I colored a mermaid. 

I decided she needed a cozy bottle to hang out it, but it was kind of boring, so I also created a background for her.

But I’m most excited about the cork. Yes, the cork. Below the card in the picture, you can see what the cork looked like compared to the cork on the card.

When I put the card together, I realized the bottle looked kind of funny with the cork on top because the cork should be behind the opening. But when I put it behind the card, it looked funny because there was no cork visible inside the opening.

To fix this, I drew in the bottom part of the cork and colored it with my copics. Then I colored the top of the cork to make it match better.

I like the bottle much better now 🙂

The mermaid is from a place called Coronado Stamps, but I don’t think they’re around anymore. But a quick search online showed their stamps may be found on eBay 🙂 I used my pixscan mat to cut out the stamped image on my Silhouette Cameo.

The background was done in Craft Artist 2 with the kit called Summer Seaside. The bottle and the letter set are from the Silhouette Store.

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo





My Pixscan Works Now!

31 05 2017

Silhouette released V4 of their software and I finally just did it. I always worry that my computer will do something stupid and I’ll lose work, so I backed everything up and pushed the upgrade button. And now my pixscan mat works! (It didn’t work for me on the previous version.)

I used it on this card – I’m not sure how I feel about this card yet, though. But I got to use the pixscan feature and that’s really what I wanted to do 🙂

I used markers and colored directly on the stamp then stamped down. There were repeated passes to get the fish to this point, but I was trying to practice.

Anyway, here’s the card. Thanks for looking 😀

xoxo

Fish Stamp set, Fish Bowl file, embossing folder is by We R Memory Keepers, but I can’t find a link for it :/





I Colored a Gun

29 05 2017

There’s a first time for everything 😉

I’ve spent the weekend thinking about the sacrifices of so many before me. My family history is full of military personnel – from pre-revolution times through today.

Some of those ancestors were prisoners on enemy ships. Others walked in the snow as they walked behind men who had no idea they were making history.

Others marched for a country who hated them, because they still had the integrity and love for the country that wanted them dead. Interestingly, those volunteers never saw battle, but they did see history being made. One walked away from Sutter’s Mill because seeing his family was more precious to him than all the gold in the mines.

Many, many more left examples of courage and honor for which I’m deeply grateful.

Then there are those who didn’t come home. They’re the ones I thought of while I made this card.


The blue background and words were printed then cut out and matted on the white card front. The boot, gun, and helmet was a silhouette of the image. I cut it out on white paper then went in and added the details and color. I think it’s the first time I’ve colored a gun.

Thanks for stopping by. If you’re the family of a fallen soldier, Thank you, from the deepest part of my heart, for the sacrifices you and your family have made.

Blue Background, Words, Memorial





One Last Birthday Card

28 05 2017

A third of our family’s birthdays are in the month of May. We wrapped the birthdays up today with my oldest turning 20.

20!

I’m having a hard time believing that this amazing boy in now 20.

Anyway, here’s his birthday card. It’s from the kit named Sunday With Dad over at http://www.svgcuts.com.

The meat, cheese, tomato, lettuce, and onion were cut out on white paper. I used my copics and prismacolor pencils to color them (obviously, you can cut them out of whatever color you like. I just really like to color).

Thanks for stopping by 🙂