Thursday, April 30, 2009

Copic Creations' Challenge - No. 2 Jeans

Well, it has certainly been crazy at the shop the past little while. Shop Hop was a blast, it was great to see old and new faces, all of whom happy to be shopping and crafting.
Again I would like to express my thanks to everyone who put us in their thoughts and prayers during the past little while. Our family is doing fine and Rob is doing well.

Now, as folks know, I'm a bit of a "Last Minute Minnie" so here is my entry for the above challege. This one was fun but I did have a hard time trying to find some stamps with "jeans" in it.
Hope everyone enjoys the card and I'll be posting again soon. As always I like to have some food for thought so...
do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?...hhhmmmmm!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Love the Bombshell Stamps!

As some of you may know, we received in a new line of stamps, Bombshell Stamps. They are awesome. They are replicated after the 1950's tattoo art, and boy are they ever great. The stamps are unmounted and are created from deep etched rubber. They stamp out fantastic. Here are some samples of a Peek A Boo card I did for one of their contests.

They have open space that lends itself nicely to coloring in with your Copic markers.

Also, just to let folks know, my father in law passed away on Sunday and I am unexpectedly heading to Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the services. I will be back on Sunday, and thank you for all the heart felt prayers and warm wishes.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Copic Creations Challenge #1

Whew, the past few weeks have been crazy. Jeanne underwent surgery last Wednesday and is recovering wonderfully. Plus getting ready for Shop Hop has taken a bit of a tole, but that didn't stop me from using my Copic Markers.

This card is for a challege that the blog Copic Creations has once a month.
Hope you like it and I'll be posting again soon!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Whew, Busy, Busy, Busy

So the Cricut Swarm was a HUGE success. There were 13 of us all together, with Cricut machines buzzing in the background. The mantra of the weekend was, OMG I love my Cricut, I didn't know it could do that! LOL
The projects that the ladies created were amazing, we had folks working on pages, cards, just all sorts of stuff. If you drop by the store and head into the crop room, don't forget to check out the page samples on the wall. All the pages there were created using the Cricut machine. It never fails to amaze me how talented our clients are!
So needless to say that past week was insanely busy. During the crop I actually had a moment to catch my breath and just work on coloring techniques, specifically using my Copic markers. Here is one of the cards I did!

This art deco lady is from a set of stamps I bought about 100 years ago, so I can't even remember what the company is, but she was fun to color in. I also did her up in red,

The shimmer on her is a new product that we will be getting in called, appropriately Shimmerz. They are in a paint format and go over your existing mediums. They add a light layer of glitz to any project.
I have more projects to show you all, but I'm off the play pool tonight. Talk amongst yourselves, I'll give you a topic:
Why do labels on children’s medicine say not to drive or operate heavy machinery? Hmmmm