Happy Middle of the Week to you my friends! Are you having a great week? We had a super nasty ice-storm on Monday night and we got almost 1/2 inch of ice so the kids had NO school yesterday. They loved it since it's mid-term week for them but it just delays the inevitable, lol! So back to school today for them and no ice so I can run some errands and get some work done. I swear this is what I heard all day yesterday----can I make a shake? how do I make one? can I make an Icee? how do I make it? can I make brownies? where's the pan? what dish do I use? what's for lunch? what's for dinner? did you wash my jeans? can I go to so-so's house? OH MY GOODNESS--this is why I get nothing done ALL DAY when they are home, LOL and they are TEENS for goodness sakes! I think they are worse now then when they were little, always pestering me with 100 questions, LOL! And of course I answer them but then I get "but I don't see it?--where did you say it was?" so then I end up tromping downstairs and pulling it out right where I said it was and helping them. By the time I tromp back upstairs they're asking me another question, LMBO---it drives me CRAZY! And the poor dogs were slipping & sliding all over the ice and they were scared to death so YES I had to go out there with them to reassure them that it was SAFE for them to pee & poop on the ice! They were not worrying about me slipping and sliding and falling on my bum--probably where they had peed earlier, ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww! That is my life in a nutshell people--full of life and many interruptions, hee hee! I'm surprised I get anything done at all most days! Geez---see why I like to go on my lonnnnnnnng drives because no one NEEDS me, I don't talk on the phone, I can't work and it's QUIET except for the radio---BLISS I tell ya, LOL!
-I am off to Nashville, TN this Friday and won't be back until Monday morning! If you email me, I will only be checking emails in the evenings if I can. I am sight-seeing on Sunday with some friends and then driving straight thru the night to get home by 6 am Monday, LOL! If it's urgent--put 911 in the subject line so I answer it first! BUT if I meet Tim McGraw then I might not come home, hee hee!
-Awards! Thank you to everyone who has given me an award the past few months--I always try to get over to your blog and thank you personally for that. I'm such a forgetful person that I don't always remember to put them on my blog--my mind is usually racing 200 mph and I'm checking email and other things as I type my blog so I usually forget. But my sweet pal Lisa Gobea just sent me a sweet award and I wanted to make sure to thank her here for that--you can visit her blog HERE! And I promise to be better about this--it's a New Year's Resolution!!
I haven't made a shaped card in awhile so I was SUPER-DUPER excited to pull out my NEW Spellbinders Grand Caliber machine and Grand Nesties "Labels 1" (yes this is part of my NEW)!! Do not be mistaken--these larger dies are not just for scrapbookers--they are great for any kind of paper craft. They can mat larger images and you can make shaped cards like I have here! The stamp image is a CC Designs Sugarplum stamp and it was actually a Christmas stamp, but I think she looks cute as a girl cupid/love angel too! I didn't see this at 7 Kids in stock but there are LOTS of other cuties right HERE! See the NEW CC Designs stamps HERE--they are super cute also! The heart cut-outs are by Spellbinders too. The flowers are a mix of Primas and those itty bitty pink pearl on the end were made with the NEW version of Ranger's Liquid Pearls.
The papers are a mix of PTI and Kaisercraft that I had in my scrap bin--love to use up my scraps, lol! The pink heart embossing was done with an embossing folder by UK Crafts Too--I've gotten mine in Canada at Stamplicity and in Michigan at The Paper Hollow. They are hard to find but I LOVE the designs! After I embossed the cs I rubbed white Palette Ink over it with my Inkssentials Blending Tool (a crafter's must have too I swear by them--get the extra foamies too so you can have 1 for each color)!
HERE in singles or in a set (at bottom)! The other NEW thing I've been experimenting with is using more gray copics on top of my coloring to create deeper shadows. I ordered a few T copics to try out and that's what I used here. When you add gray over your coloring make sure to go back over it with whatever color you used underneath to lightly blend it. Her wings got a nice coat of Stardust Stickles--my fave stickles to use as you can use them over any color and not distort it. Colors Used: (R22,R21,R20,R00/E15,E11,E00/E39,E37,YR23,YR20,E31/T2,T4,T6)
Hope you enjoyed this sweet angel post today! Make sure to hop over to the 7 Kids Challenge Blog to join in the fun and see the other sweet projects! See you back here on Friday!