Friday, July 16, 2010

I {heart} Copics Fabulous Friday Challenge

This image is just begging to be paper pieced but my printer is psychotic and it's unpredictable when it will work. I was so happy to get it to print out and still had fun coloring. Used my Copic Air Brush System for the sky. Glad I had the refill for BG72! I'm all out of ribbon though. Time for another trip to I {heart} Papers! I have a full cart I just need to hit send...Can't wait to get to do more shopping once I get teaching more. Eek! I'm excited. Back to work for me. :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New find! Kenny K digi's!

This is totally my style! I personally think this sassy lady looks like my friend Jen but she didn't agree, either way she's fun. I did this one for their first Challenge, Pastels.

I love this Piggy Tales paper and just thought the colors were fun. These girls are so much fun to color.

Notice how her jeans actually have a denim texture? Thats my little secret ;)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Finally Some Progress in my "Studio"


I sat down to make some cards and prep for some classes but I couldn't even find my desk let alone my paper cutter. I made some coffee and got right to work.

I had the pegboard prepped but I haven't been using it because I wanted to paint it. Heck with that, I'm now choosing function over form for the time being. I hauled it out of the closet and now it's just laying on the ledge. I can't believe the difference!
Just about everything else has been IKEA, Thrift store/garage sale or coupon purchases.

The white surface is a table thing from IKEA that is meant to go over a bed. I got it from the scratch/dent for cheap. It works to give me an L shaped area. Basic papers, box of cards I've made and my Carosel...Oh and my Laptop.

Copics (I need MORE!) are stored in a Close To My Heart organizer so that I can take them with me where ever I go. They like to travel.

This stand is from the Goodwill. $5 or so. Holds my Cuttlebug, Decrative Papers, scanner, and boxes for flowers, rhinestones and so on.

This metal bin is meant to hold legal size files. Works perfect with the paper holders. I group my papers by brand/theme. If I'm stuck I just grab a random holder and get to work on what ever I grabbed.
Still sooooo much work to be done but it feels great to have gotten this much done. I have several cards I would like to get done tonight yet so I'm off. I hope to share more on Friday! Thanks for checking in to see what I'm up to.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tinkering All Day...

Made a quick trip my my LSS and was asked to start teaching there in a couple weeks. Came home to put some things together and was just inspired/motivated so I got right to work...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Canada Day and 4th of July!

It's a bitter sweet weekend for me. I miss my family so much and wish I could be home with them in Canada for the Holiday weekend... If I were there I would miss my friends here during 4th of July. Just happy to have people to miss.
I had a moment of self realization the other night... I'm hooked on easel cards. Here is the card I made for the I {heart} Copics Challenge. RED WHITE AND BLUE!

I found this We R Memory Keepers paper and it called to me. I just loved the vintage feel, what better to marry it with Shooter from The Greeting Farm? I finally got to use my Big Scalloped Circles LG that I got from I {heart} Papers. I have a shopping cart full... I'm sure I'll hit "place order" tomorrow. I {stick} Papers, Ribbon.... and tons of clearanced papers. I hope I get some more time to craft tomorrow. I've been busy with other projects lately including some pretty sassy etched shot glasses for a friends birthday.

OOH! I am going to be experimenting with a new technique soon... if it works then I wont hesitate in sharing it! Off to find some bold stamps... Good night/day all!