Good morning! I'm finally feeling like I'm getting back into the swing of things, but it's been a whirlwind for sure. I've been keeping busy with just getting the house in order, cooking, baking, shoveling (ha!), and trying to get some crafting done. It's funny how your creativity really does suffer when you've got a lot going on in your head. I got a new laptop yesterday and stayed up late setting it up and all that - it's the new HP Envy and it's got the touch screen and apps, it's almost like a big phone. Everything is just different on it, and it was frustrating at first but I'm getting the hang of it. LOL I hope to be back on track with my blog posts now that life is settling down.
Anyway, we have a new month-long challenge for you at:
I love this image, she's called Mistletoe Fairy and I colored her with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits with lots of Diamond Stickles added to her wings. Paper is from October Afternoon, ribbon & button are from SU! and the gemstone stickers & bead letters are from my stash.
Sometimes it's fun to leave an image out and let the sentiment be the focus, especially with such pretty papers. :) This sentiment is a rubber stamp from Prickley Pear called "to be jolly". Ribbon & buttons are from Stampin' Up! Paper is from echo park.
Have a great day, my friends. If you're in an area where it's snowing - be careful! Peace.
OK so hey - I'm back! :) My life has been a crazy whirlwind and I had no computer or Internet service for like 2 weeks and it drove me NUTS! Cass and I are all settled into our new (rented) house and Jeremy went back to California to get Trev off to the Navy and stuff. Tomorrow I'm spending the day crafting and I am so looking forward to it!
So here's some of the stuff I missed posting along the way, some of the challenges close tomorrow or Friday so be sure to check them out if you want to play along.
I used Baby's 1st Christmas - this is a card I made for my cousin's baby, who was born prematurely this past Summer and has been one strong little guy. His name is Liam, and he's just a little cutie pie. I colored him with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and added some white Fun Flock to the Santa hats. Isn't he just darling??? I just want to pick him up and squeeze him. LOL Have a great day, my friends! Peace.
The image I used is called Em - Joy, and I colored her with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits. I kind of struggle with blonde hair, I seem to do best with brown - but I wanted her blonde, with that cute sunshiney background paper. I added some ribbon, ribbon tags, brads, and a die-cut file tab with a sticker from SRM Stickers.
Even though I don't have a project to share, I'd like to direct you also to the reminder post today at:
I totally stepped out of my comfort zone for this one - most of you know I normally gravitate towards the creepy-cute images, but Megan knows about my "thing" for peace, so when she came up with this beautiful image I just knew I'd find a use for it some day! It's called #547: Peace Framed, and I paper-pieced it with digi paper and added a bunch of coordinating colored brads.
I colored him with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits, fussy-cut him out and attached him to my card front. Papers are from Authentique - I added some gold pearl stickers, a sentiment from SRM Stickers, and some hay I borrowed from the barn... hee hee