Sunday, September 23, 2012

Painting with the kids

Today I decided to take out some canvases (cause I have a lot) and get the kids to paint with me. Charlie is my more creative child but Brady willingly participated. Charlie painted a minecraft pumpkin that was shot and Brady also painted a scene out of minecraft with a creeper.

I also started a canvas, I think I have a good base going not too sure what I'm gonna do to finish it all up. If you're wondering what the red all over is well I had a candle burning and I thought there was too much wax, so I took a spoon and pour all over -it smells wonderful! It was an apple candle from Bath & Body Works.

This is my first post using the blogger app for iPhone so if things look wonky I apologize.
Until next time

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

mojo motivator!

talk about a good way to get back into things; i'm one of this week's spotlight designers on 365 cards AND i won the prize from Crimson Cloud,  this is the card i had submitted for their sketch challenge.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lucky 7 Factory crop


i have layouts to share!!!!  yay!
yesterday i spent the day cropping with my buddies Claude, Erin, JJ and Eliane at the all-day crop organized by Lucky 7 Factory.  For those who don't know who they are well they are a Quebec scrapbook papers and embellishments company.  We all received lots of goodies, they do a lot of embellies by hand which is nice.  The crop was extreamly well organized and the food was good too!

unfortunately i arrived late due to a family emergency but i still managed to make 4 layouts and 1 card.  I think it helped that there was a 30 min challenge and a "musical page" challenge.  That last one was interesting enough, we each started a page and after 5 min we'd pass it to the person to our left, we were 5 at our table so all 5 did something on all 5 layouts - not 1 came out looking similar.  Mine ended up very eccletic, i had just arrived and hadn't unpacked yet so i just grabbed a stencil and some ink, i did some ink drop on the too but used a paper towel to absorb it and it smeared, looks a bit like a nose bleed but other that that i like it.

 this is the "musical page" layout. see what i mean by nose bleed...

here's what i know was used...
washi tape, dylusionals, Balzer design stencil, Ranger distress ink, AC thickers

the 30 min challenge - i'm finding this one a little too plain so i think i'm gonna be adding something; maybe some clouds using a texture medium - i'll repost it when i'm done with it
One fine day
cs: Bazzill
pp: Authentique
letters: AC thickers
mushroom: L7F 
other: Dylusional inks (blue, teal and yellow), Fiskars border punch(upper crest)

ok now onto my better stuff:
back 2 school 
pp: Authentique, BoBunny
letters: AC Thickers
other: washi tape, MR robot, L7F embellishments, Jillibean Soup ribbon, Dylusional (red), number stencil, real library card and pocket from my mom (she works in a library), EK success border punch (notebook page)

Here's my card, i just love the Taylored Expression cuppie images

Bonjour card
cs: bazzill
pp: L7F
ink: memento, copics (E13,E31,E35,E50,C1,C3,C5,C7,YG0000,YG95,G0000,G20,G85,G99,BG0000,BG11,BG13,BG45,BG49,B0000,B00,R20,R32,R35,RV32,W00,W3,W5,W7)
image: Taylored Expression
other: twinery (licorice twine), washi tape, spellbinder die, pop dots

and my FAVORITE layout of the day
1er jour d'ecole
pp: L7F, Authentique
letters: doodlebug
ink: Ranger distress, memento
image: Octopode factory
other: washi tape, L7F embellishements, Studio Calico kraft star stickers (colored in black), Silhouette 

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, September 13, 2012

365 cards sketch challenge

here's my card for the weekly sketch challenge at 365 cards.  This card came together very quickly.  I used a plain craft card base, 3 of the 5 ribbons from a Crate Paper ribbon pack and a coordinating 3d sticker embellishment from the same collection.   I stamped in Memento (tuxedo black) ink the sentiment "wishing you ...tranquili-tea" with a Stamping Bella stamp.  
thanks for stopping by, 

Sunday, September 09, 2012

i'm a color runner...maybe more of a walker

yup it looks like so much fun that i had to sign up even though i'm not a runner, nor a jogger.  It's only 5K and i'm hoping i'll be able to run at least 3 out of 5.  I could walk the whole thing if i wanted to it's really mostly for fun.   and its so COLORFUL, how could i not do it!

wish me luck, it's on october 13th!  I've been walking/jogging at 3-4 times a week (since last week)