Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Dinner name tags

My sister & her son are hosting Christmas dinner this year - a feat in itself because my family is HUGE!! She asked me to make name tags for our dinner table on Christmas day & of course I said yes. I sat down and made a list so I didn't forget anyone & realized I had to make 21 name tags!! EEK!!!! Thank goodness I had several Magnolia images already coloured that I didn't use on my Christmas cards!!! The base is 5 x 2.5 and I just used scraps of green, red and blue. The alphabet I used was Storybook Alphabet and my Karen Foster snap stamps. Nothing too fancy as I had to make A LOT!!!! LOL

I used Magnolias, Hanglar & Stanglar, Stampendous Changito Cocoa & Changito Santa, Stampendous Gnome & Merry Pursuits (CTMH)

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Star Album

I made this album last night for my friend who just had her 2nd baby boy! It is called a STAR ALBUM and I got it from this website (thanks Donelda for the link on your blog - I totally found it by FLUKE!!!) There are SO many cool mini albums to make, I was amazed!! This one stuck out for me, as it is compact like a little album, but yet it opens up like a star (hence the name!!) LOL) that they can leave open and display like a frame. Anyways, I used SU papers and ink - Green Galore, Brocade Blue, Basic Gray and Garden Green, and the DP is Prestwick. I added a few embellies to finish it up! I am SO PLEASED with this album I can hardly stand it!!! LOL
Here is a closed view of the front cover - tied up. The stamp is from Stampendous (Peek a boo baby) Top view - see why it's called a Star Album???

This is the back page of the album. I had to block out the faces as I don't have permission to display photos of them, but you get the general idea anyways! It says "A star is born"

A couple of the pages inside.

Top-side-ish view - it was really hard taking pictures of this album (especially cuz my table is a DISASTER!!) but I hope you get the general idea of how it looks!! I left a few pages blank so they could add their own favourite photos - these are just the ones they emailed everyone after he was born!!! I hope they like it!!!! AND, it only took me about 4 hours from start to finish!!!! Not bad eh?? I was tickled pink - or blue and green!!!!
Thanks for looking - have a great day & try to stay warm (for those of us in this NASTY winter weather "glitch"!!!)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A couple birthday cards....

This one is for my MIL - I used Winter Mimi again, and the winter bench from Magnolia. I added stickles to the fluff on her coat and boots!
This one is for my friend Darren who is turning 40 in a couple weeks. Inside it says "everything hurts and what doesn't hurt, doesn't work" This set is from Gina K, called "Tickle your funny bone"

Monday, December 15, 2008

Squigglefly digital images - VERY cool!!!!

These 4 cards contain digital images from --> go check them out, they have some really cute images!!! And the nice thing about these images, is you can make them any size you want which is great for practicing shading and colouring with copics. You get 4 images to download for under $4...and you can print out as many as you like.... not bad!!!
I coloured this "hip" chick with copics - I had so much fun colouring her!!! I really worked on the skin colour and shading on this one!! The foil DP is from a DCWV stack called Blossoms and Butterflies - cute eh? The ribbon is some taffeta ribbon I got in a ribbon exchange awhile ago but didn't want to use it (that is the HOARDER in me coming out!!LOL) The inside of the card says "So glad we're friends" (from an SU set called Best Yet)
This one was fun! It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland!!! The sentiment is from Best Yet as well, and thought it fit well with this card!! I coloured this one with copics as well, focusing on my shading!!

I like this image so much - it reminds me of when I was little, sitting in Dad's big chair reading a book!!! The DP is from an Autumn Leaves adhesive mat pack called "foof-a-la" (funny eh??) I coloured her with copics too. The sentiment is from "Ticketed" by Autumn Leaves.
I am particularly pleased with how this one turned out! This image is a free download but I was scared to colour it because hummingbirds are so beautiful and colourful, I wasn't sure I could do it justice!!! I used B05 and YG13 - I'm sure you aren't supposed to mix the colour families like that, but I'm glad I did - it turned out pretty good. I started out with the blue (B05) and put it randomly around the feathers, then went over it with the green (YG13) to blend the colours together. I LOVE it!!! My first intention was to try my Twinkling H2Os on this guy, but I've never used them before and I didn't want to wreck him!!! LOL I added stickles to the purple flowers to give it some bling...does that help?? LOL
Those are all the images I got from squigglefly - but I think I will be back for more...they are great!!!! I still haven't quite mastered making them smaller before I print them, but I'm working on it!!! :)
Have a great week - I only have 4 1/2 days of work until I'm off for Christmas vacation!!! YIPPPEEEEE!! I cannot wait!!!!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tildas of a different colour

I have been tossing the idea around in my head to get away from the typical blonde/fair skinned Tilda & finally sat down to attempt some Tildas with darker skin!!! I hope I've done her justice - I think she is pretty dang cute!!! I have NEVER seen her coloured with dark skin - so I hope I'm not "stepping on any toes" or offending anyone! Anyways, here are 2 of them I did this weekend.
I coloured this one with E11, E13, and E18 Copic markers to get the darker skin & her hair is coloured with N9. I can't get over how dang cute she is with dark skin and dark hair!!!!

I tried this one with even darker skin - I used E25 & E27 and N9 for her hair. I made this one in our school uniform colours so I could give it to our principal as a thank you at the end of the year. This Tilda looks so much like one of our students from Sudan - so beautiful!!!

What do you all think?? Be honest & I hope I didn't offend anyone with these!!

Have you seen anyone else colouring her with darker skin? If so, let me know where, I'd love to check it out!!!

Thanks for looking!!!

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