Saturday, June 15, 2013

perfecto mo manning...

Story and I just returned from another muggy walk. We walk in the evenings when the sun is low and not as busy in the neighborhood. I discovered a few months ago that walking to close to cars near main roads, gets him excited and he wants to chase them! I think he thinks they are just loud toys, haha 
Daddy brought him home a pool and I can't wait to get him outside to try it out, he LOVES the hose and playing in his water bowl, walking in and out of the tub, shower.
Enough about the pooch! 
Here is my latest card...I love her, love her! She is a Mo Manning image that I downloaded a long time ago. I don't know what her name is but she was a digi. The 'perfecto' was cut out with my Vagabond and a sizzix font.

I am a little torn right now, because I have my coloring stuff out on the table, yet I want to get some more canvases going for mixed media yumminess.
My Etsy store is getting some sales and I want to keep new stuff flowing in there...and it takes me a while to get things completed. 

I think I told you that I put a new floor in Jordan's bathroom and now I am putting the same floor in my bathroom.
Hey, I think I'm gonna color for a while, so I will be back soon!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

maira's fairy...

Dear Summer, welcome to Michigan! Be a sweetie and keep an eye on that humidity level. I'll let today slide.  Thanks!!
Yep, I think the summer has officially been let loose around here and schools are out. It doesn't seem possible, but I keep seeing pics and posts on Facebook that say it's so. I was pretty miserable a year ago, I knew my Niki boy was not doing well and I was going to have to say goodbye, for now. We now have this huge puppy who keeps us entertained and has the most kissable face.
Right there, on top, between his nose and his eyes. 

This poor boy will be getting his walk when I finish writing this post. {remember, I said it was humid out there?}
I finished a card for a friends at word, for her adorable, dark haired granddaughter. I started coloring it a few months ago and I finally pulled it out to finish and get turned into something suitable for mailing. haha   I got my picture loaded onto my laptop, then decided to see about syncing my ipod. Major FAIL, I deleted all of my songs!  It took a while to get them all loaded back onto my ipod so I worked on another card. All was not lost, right...I got another card almost finished! 

Here is a Mo Manning image that I downloaded from her Digital Pencil Too website. It was a group of 4 fairies. 
I think for this photo,  I goofed up and 'enhanced' it, when editing, and it turned the little girls hair more reddish. But really, her hair is darker, to match Maira's hair color. 
I used some new Basic Grey paper, called Kneehigh. I bought two pads at a scrapbook show, and it's been AGES since I purchased a pad of paper. I pulled my Vagabond into the kitchen and cut the name out with a Sizzix alphabet die. 

It's nice to color a little again! I have missed my pencils and my bottle of gamsol. {and on a side note...I sold my copics off. They are still living in Michigan and making someone very happy!}

I want to get another card finished tonight, it's another Mo image that I downloaded a long time ago. She has been colored and filed away with other unfinished images...time to dust her off, because she is gorgeous, if I say so myself!   

Sunday, June 2, 2013

i was in the mood to make a few cards...

The weekend is almost coming to an end and today was one of those quiet days here, doing a little this and that. Today actually had me in a mood to do a little coloring, yikes! it's been a long time. I have a birthday card that I owe someone and I colored it last year, yet to make it into a card to give her. lol. What I colored was a really cute princess digi, that I bought from Mo Manning's Digital Pencil Too. 
I am not finished with my princess project, so I will show you that next time. But, here is a birthday card, colored with a Mo Manning image from Stamping Bella.
This is the 'cupcake thief' and the sentiment that I stamped on her is from a set by The Cats Pajama's. 
If you could see the state of my stamps these days, you would understand why I'm lucky to have found a sentiment to match, at all! I am down to one drawer in my IKEA dresser, that's all the space I allowed myself when I had to downsize because of my craft room situation. {situation being, large dog crate in my living room, large roll top desk in my small craft room}

Ya gotta do what ya gotta do, right?

Here is card number 2...
This is an Uptown Girl image from Stamping Bella, colored last year and also finally made into a card. I went with this blue paper, not my usual color choice, but it's from a newer pad of basic grey, Mint Julep.

This past week has had me finish up another one of those poppy watercolors that I shared last post. This time I finished the 12" x 12" wooden canvas one. This week I need to get some more She Art girls started and I have a floor to install in my daughters bathroom. {it was supposed to be today's project, but I wasn't going to pull the toilet out, myself}

Here is another picture of Story, with my new Nikon camera. see you soon!!