Happy Fall Y'all! I know, I bet you are wondering why a California girl would be saying y'all? Well, my Mom is from Texas and my niece is living there now (Hi Kelly) so my y'all is for them. I have been hecka busy as I have made a little change in my job. I have decided to take a break from the salon and have started working at our one and only department store through the holidays. The only bummer is the hours. Right now, I am working the 3-8 shift and have to miss being at home for dinner. With our busy schedules, dinner was one time when we sat down together. I am hoping to fill my daytime hours with stamping, a little housework, more stamping and maybe learning to use my crockpot a little more. My youngest son (Jon) likes to cook, so that will help some. If you have any good crock pot or make ahead casserole recipes I would love to have them. Now, for details on my card. The bird tree stamp and the swirly stamp are from Hero Arts. I stamped the tree several times on glossy cardstock with Versamark ink and then brayered my Kaleidacolor pad over the top. The card layers are Bazzill and the inks used were Versacolor. Tied the card with a little ribbon and added a mini safety pin to the knot. (Any hints on ways to use the mini pins would be greatly appreciated). Well, I am off to watch a little t.v. before I turn in for the night. Hugs to all.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Is this your fence? I don't know whose fence it is. I received this picture in an e-mail and couldn't believe how much it looked like my Prismacolor pencils. Now, if someone was creative enough to paint the fence this way, I wonder what kind of artist they are. I'm thinking this fence could easily belong to someone like Dave Brethauer or Karen Lockhart. Both are genius's in my book when it comes to coloring with pencils. Speaking of Karen Lockhart, she has agreed to come and teach next May (yes, not until 2008) at The Great Yosemite Stamp Escape. I am so excited about this because maybe (fingers crossed here) I will learn to properly color with my beloved pencils. I am almost embarrassed to say I have every color they make and don't really use them much. From time to time, I will use my pencils with Gamsol to achieve a blended/shaded look, but not that often. Come on May, I can't wait! If you are interested in coming to the retreat, click the link above for more info. Sharon should be finalizing the details soon and uploading the 2008 registration form. Aside from Karen Lockhart, the other instructors are: Michael Strong from Michael Strong Rubber Stamps, Lynell Harlow from Dreamweaver Stencils and Gail Ellison from ArtLenz.
On another front, I am looking for a new digital camera. I am looking for: simple, point and shoot with decent zoom. I want a camera that will allow me to photograph my cards/artwork and the beautiful nature/scenery around where I live. Any suggestions?
Friday, October 12, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Well, over at Art Impressions they have a contest 6 times a year. First prize is a $50.00 gift cert, 2nd gets a $30.00 gift cert and 3rd place gets $20.00. I had recently looked and saw that the theme for September was Black/White. I remembered that I had made a "victorian" card a while back that was done with Art Impression stamps. So I took the plunge and uploaded it. The only thing is most of the cards look square and a bit stretched out. Bummer. If you get a chance, take a look at the entries and vote for your favorite.