Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Injured Officers

A couple weeks ago we had a tough night at work. Thankfully I was at home sleeping and didn't have to go through it with my partners. Our K9 Deputies take their squad cars home because it's sort of like the K9's house. On his way to work he swerved to miss a cat and ended up rolling his squad. Both have been checked out and are ok. Sore but only minor injuries. He's got a pretty good sense of humor so everyone has been giving him a hard time about swerving for the cat. (in most cases you are better off hitting the animal than trying to avoid it, break but don't swerve is the advice I've been given). I made this card for him using a Victoria Case digi. I couldn't find a cat digi that worked so I drew my own. I didn't want it to be the main focus of the card so I snuck it on the back.

An hour after that deputy airing that he rolled his squad and he was injured, they sent officers to a Domestic call. I don't wish to comment much on this incident so I will simply link the news story. This is the Card I made for our Sergeant. He his home recovering with his family. His partners and dispatchers are all ok. There is no best case scenerio in these types of calls and everyone is affected. All I can do is thank him for keeping our city, and my officers safe. Here is the card I made for him.

Due to the stress of these incidents I neglected to mention that the first week of April was National Telecommunications week. A week devoted to recognizing Public Safety/911 Dispatchers all over the United States. It is never too late to send a thank you card to your local dispatch center for being there 24/7, 365 days a year and holidays, birthdays and family events to answer your calls for help. Remember, it only takes a second for a life to change.

Friday, April 23, 2010

I {heart} Copics Friday Challenge #11

This week's challenge over at I {heart} Copics is to use 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments colored with Copics. I thought the paper I used was already pretty busy so I didn't want to clutter the card with 3 or more colored flowers. I colored pearls for her buttons, colored the ribbon stripes behind "beautiful" and the Color Me Crazy flowers with my copics to coordinate with the card.

I did some layering for a 3D affect on the umbrella. Of course it's a Miss Anya Stamp. Never used this one before so I couldn't resist.

Tonight I'm working on a basic scrapbook for my brother in Canada. Not sure any of it will be picture worthy when I'm done though. It's WAY basic, black pages and photo corners. Yup, thats it.

Friday, April 16, 2010

I {heart} Copics Friday Challenge

I {heart} Papers just released more Chicken Girl Design Digis! Here's one of my favorites! I played around with a rainbow colored Giraffe but I just wasn't a fan with how it turned out. Fun sketch too. Simple put inspired something new with the ribbon. I'm in love with this ribbon! Faux suede. Feels luxurious! Very user friendly! I might just have to sneak some more of that in my next order too with my refills and schtuff.

BTW I made the look of clouds by using my colorless blender. Just kept coloring in circles until I reached the effect I liked. Let it dry between circles for more demension.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

So Similar But So Different.

I played around with a sketch I had found at the Mojo Monday but I can't remember what week it was. I had 2 cards to get done so I used the same sketch, same papers and similar embellishments. Thats where the similarities end. One is for a coworker that is getting married in 3 days.

The other card is for a friend who's Grandfather is very ill. She sent a message last night that she didn't think he would make it through the night. I haven't heard one way or the other so I'm simply leaving it as a 'thinking of you' card. I hope it will not be a sympathy card.

Either way I'm pretty impressed with the turn out. I'm always eager to use my favorite shade of green.
I was so elated to get my package from I {heart} Papers yesterday, being that I just placed the order on Sunday. I really wish I had done inventory on supplies before I placed the order because I found 3 things that I'm out of 2 adhesives and a Copic refill. Time for another order. Thankfully I have a whole roll of I {stick} Papers red tacky tape. That stuff is up there with super glue!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

TGF Battle- We need votes!

The Greeting Farm Battle week 3! Stop over and show some love to the Crazy Copic Chicks. This gorgeous page was done by Louise Forsyth. It's just so sweet and I love the colors. TGF has been having some technical difficulties with the gallery today. Please be patient if it's not working right away and be sure to keep checking back.

*This is not created by me*

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I {heart} Copics Challenge #9

Finally made it long enough with out my Albuterol to make a card. No more shakes! Ok enough of my whining. When I read the color combo for this week's challenge, B91, Y21 and BG15... It sounded so strange... But it is SO pretty.

I'm glad to have this challenge because I've been struggling with a card for my Brother and my SIL that are expecting. I'm happy to have the inspiration...and a niece or nephew on the way.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dabbling in Photograhy...

I always joke that I only hang out with attractive people. I'm fortunate to have some beautiful friends, both inside and out. It is a lot of fun when we go out though. My friend Heather is persuing a career in acting and modeling. I've been taking her headshots and such thus far. She's recently gotten a comercial gig and wanted to redo her comp card so we spent the day playing. Just thought I would share a few of my favorites.

Ok, I snuck a picture of Duster too. He usually hides the camera.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Another week another Battle...

I'm asking again for votes over at The Greeting Farm Battle. My Blog friend, and Crazy Copic Chicks team mate, Danielle, created this bright and fun card. Stop over and help us stay in the battle for another week :)

As for me, I'm still battling with my asthma this week. 2 or more Nebulizer treatments a day are keeping me shakey. I'm waiting another 30 minutes then trying to escape to my room to see what crafting or cleaning I can get done. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I think I got a little carried away last weekend with my friends and I'm paying for it now. All that partying took it's toll on my immune system and I caught the bug I was trying to avoid. I've had a cold all week. I'm finally starting to feel better but my asthma is slow to catch up with the rest of me. Inhalers just aren't all that affective for me so I use my Nebuilizer. (Machine that vaporizes meds so they can be inhaled). That makes me shake terribly so there has been no crafting/coloring this week. I'm hoping that on my days off I can catch up and maybe get ahead of the game.