Monday, December 31, 2012
Lucy is enjoying her new cat condo stand. We sprinkled bird seed in the bushes outside the window to attract some birds to entertain the cats. It took 2 days for them to find it but now the cats have birds to watch. Lucy was a hoot the 1st day. She kept trying to climb the window to try to get out and to the birds. Now she sits and twitches her whiskers and flicks her tail. These will be fun pages to scrap. Someday. I still haven't even got to do my tigers pages yet.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
My grandma gave me a large candy bar every year for xmas. And I have to say I had gotten choked up several times going through the grocery store and seeing them since she passed away. This year I decided to carry on the tradition in memory of her. I just used regular sized bars and I plan to decorate them each year now for family. She'll like that.
I used a circle punch and white gel pen for the nose, spellbinders twig and googly eyes. I saw the idea somewhere and flipped it to tools I had available to me.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The top tag is using a Our Daily Bread stamp and matching tag die. Copics were used to color. The bottom tag is just holiday papers, piece of ribbon and a tree brad. So you could use your scraps and make your own Christmas tags or any type of tag so keep that in mind for future gift giving.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
The bottom tag is using the Lifestyle crafts candy cane die. We just had Alan here from Utah last Thrusday doing a make-n-take with their letterpress system and he gave away $240 in a shopping spree along with a lot of prizes. It was a lot of fun and I feel honored to have him come to my store.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
The bottom is also using Spellbinders dies (circles and scalloped circles) and I used the banner die for the red part and folded it back. I have seen it done on cards so I shrunk the idea to a tag and added a Candi Dot for the top of hat. I also dug out my eyelets for the tags too.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
How many of you created gifts this holiday season? Be sure to check out our Facebook page and upload a project you made and then get your friends to like our page and vote for your project. The post with the most likes by Dec. 31st will win a $25 goodie basket and a gift certificate from me for $13 for 2013.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Now notice the little section where the red went outside the line? Use your chisel end of your Copic and 'push' the color back into the section it belongs. When working with darker colors like red...push a little and then let it dry. Then do it again and let it dry. If you just keep trying and it is all saturated with the alcohol...it will start to just bleed everywhere. So the trick is to let it dry between each time.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
I offered a Copic 101 class the other night and now more people know how awsome these markers truely are. This was a easy one they got to start off with. Seeing how they can lay the blush on cheeks and then go over it with the browns to blend it all together with no brushstroke lines. I usually use R20 for blush when doing browns. The browns used are E31, 33,35. The bear is a Judith stamp.
Monday, December 10, 2012
You can see the snow we were getting yesterday as well in one of the photos.