Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Resolution #7

What is my New Year's Resulotion #7... to craft more, for me.  I am constantly drawing, planning, coloring, and crafting for my SBS stuff... not that I mind!  However, I never get to do my Canvas layouts, or just craft for fun anymore.  It is fun to do my own stamps of course, but sometimes I want to just scrapbook or create without having to meet deadlines.  

It is time to start that baby album... errr for my now 18 year old, the 13 year old and the 3 year old!  My gosh, I bet Shutterfly hates me!  So many thousands of uploaded pictures and not one order!  LOL

This week I finished all my projects for the upcoming release, oh yeah, we have a preview in the New Year, right on the first day of the year!  So stay tuned for the first preview... but for today let me just share what I have been able to work on now that I have the business stuff in order...

I took this picture of Jude holding daddy's hand at the Autopia line waiting to get into their little car and drive off... thank goodness they only drove off for five minutes!  

I have no idea what setting I used, but the picture turned out so nice, even the kids said it looked like a pro had taken it!  I loved it even more when I uploaded it and made it black and white.  I had it printed in 8x10 and again loved it in black and white.  Today, I thought it needed just a little bit of color... so I experimented with my Copic Y02!  To my delight it did just what I wanted it to do... just tint it, bring out his little shirt.  You see, this was one of my absolute favorite little outfits of Jude's.  In this picture Jude is only about a year and a half.  The Overalls outfit was for a 24 month old, but my 1 and a half year old was already outgrowing it.  He's a big kid!  I couldn't bare to do away with the Overalls, but I knew there was no point in keeping something that doesn't fit him!  So, I took a piece of it... the little pocket.  I gave the outfit to my mom for her neighbor that had just had a baby boy, she was a bit upset that I tore out the pocket, but I didn't tear the Overalls at all... and I really don't care!  LOL I wanted my little guys pocket!  He would always put his little hand in there and say, "Where's it Mommy?"  In the sweetest little 1 1/2 year old voice ever!   The layout will be mounted on a canvas and hung on Jude's wall, each kid has wall in our home.  It is simple, and was a fast creation, but I think the sweetest things sometimes are simple.  This little pocket and it's story is one of the most simple pleasures associated with a memory about my little Jude.  I think it was fitting to be made simple but sweet!

I hope you enjoyed it, the paper is from my stash, so I am very happy I finally used it!  It is from Animal Crackers Jack from Making Memories.  I have had that since I first opened my store back in 2006 something like that!  LOL  

Now, don't faint, but I may actually post a new one again tomorrow... I am on a roll!  Listening to Jewel these past few days has gotten me in such a crafty mood... actually just plugging in my iPod and letting it shuffle from Jewel to Metallica, to the Sex Pistols, to the Tangled Soundtrack (I know what a mix eh) has really gotten me in the crafty mood!

Friday, December 2, 2011

BBQ in the middle of winter?

Sure why not!

Our final preview!  Whoot whoot!

Meet Kiss the Cook Miller!  He is wicked fast with that fork and ready to serve ya up some hot dogs, or burgers... whatever it is, he is a grillin' master!  

I really enjoyed myself with these guys, I think it's because they really are quite versatile!  We went from Baking up stress free goodies, to a Halloween theme, to now a Summer inspired card!  Imaging the possibilities with these cuties, you can make any of them any theme really!  

Chipboard Stars, Chipboard Sentiment, Stickers, and Papers: BoBunny Press Block Party
Ribbon: Creative Impressions

I hope you enjoyed all six cards, for the first time I made the cards just for fun, without having a set theme, color combo, or matching.... errr anything really.  I just went with the flow and I loved how all my six cards turned out... that never happens!  LOL  Have a great weekend, get lots of rest as Christmas is approaching faster and faster by the day!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

What's this?

Why it's a Christmas card, with that Betty twist!

Welcome to our 1st day of 12 days of Scary Christmas... well not too scary right, more Betty Scary which is more cute and quirky than anything really!  

I am super excited about this fun new 12 days of Challenges!  It's going to take us straight through till Christmas Eve!  Yay!  That will keep me busy and focused on crafting instead of shopping, shopping, and more shopping!  Well not that I mind it, I just have too many crafty supplies!  Whut?  Did I just type that?  I must be going looney!  

Today I have a super fun card, the challenge is to recreate your favorite Nightmare Before Christmas scene!  I have sooo many from this movie that it was hard to pick, but I wanted to try my hand at drawing scenes, I can draw characters a little, but have never tried actual scenes.  I have on canvas with paints, but not drawing them around my stamps.

So, of course I started with my Skellington Jack Chibi.  I then picked up my trusty pen and just started sketching out my scene around him.  As you can see it is really rough, I did not try to be to perfect in this drawing of the scene, as I think the scenes themselves are meant to be rough and tough :)!  I did it really quickly, and colored it all up even quicker!  So forgive me, it's not my best but I kinda like the outcome!

The paper I used for the base of the card is from Making Memories, one of their Halloween lines from 2008 I think!  It's old for sure.  The ornament is from the Winter Frolic carttridge for the Cricut.  The ribbon I scored at .59 cents on black Friday at Michaels and used it!  OMG I never buy something and use it right away!  Whoot whoot!  Go me!  Well I hope you like my super rushed card!  See you tomorrow for the release of our Kitchen Fun Teen Scene stamps and then back here again on the 3rd for day 2 of the 12 days of Scary Christmas!

Blueberry or Chocolate Chip?

What's your favorite Muffin?  Mine is Little Miss Muffin Rio!
She is just the cutest little Muffin maker this side of blog land!

I tried something different this time around, I couldn't find the right sentiment, so I WROTE one!  I hate my handwritting, but this turned out quite nice, I think.  I may try it again someday!

Papers: BoBunny Crazy Love
Ribbon: JoAnns
Brads & Pearls: Recollections found at Michaels

One more day!  yay!  Just one more preview tomorrow, which also happens to be release day of these cuties!  See you all tomorrow!

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