Friday, December 17, 2010

PJ Day and SWAK!

Back to work today but with a two hour delay. We were also supposed to have a Christmas lunch yesterday for the kids at school but because of the snow day we will do that today. The principal is also letting everyone (including the staff) wear pajamas!! Oh I do love this day....I can wear my fat...ahem...I mean YOGA pants and a sweatshirt to work!! WAHOO!!!! Anyone else have a local school where the principal will give you a day here and there to wear clothes like that?? I would love to hear and also what city/state/country!

Now for my card. This NEW image will be available at the end of this year or beginning of next over at Glitterbabe's Art. I love this image....I think it will be perfect for Valentine's Day or anyday you just want that special someone to know you love them! :) I tried a new coloring technique on the lips and it didn't turn out the way I wanted. I used a water pen and my distress inks. The color didn't glide very well on the paper so I had harsh streaks and then I tried to go over it several times to blend so of course my paper was getting wetter and then it started to pile up little balls of paper...sigh. Any suggestions? Does everyone just use watercolor paper for this or another technique??

Card Patterns - Sketch

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Snow Day!

This is the pretty scenery I woke up to this morning and the good news is no work because of all the snow! YAY! The bad news is my internet is cutting in and out for some reason lately....I'm guessing the weather OR just a ton more people online because of the holidays!

Snow/snowflakes is also this weeks challenge over at Glitterbabe's! You can go directly to the challenge HERE! One of my bestest pals Annmaree is our GDT this week and she did a fantastic job along with the other Glitterbugs! :)

Our sponsor this week is JLJ Designs and they kindly provided the DT with images to use for this challenge. Thank you! :)

Here is my card using paper from the "Snow Fun Paper Pack" and the "Nutcracker Bear Digi" all from JLJ Designs! For the Glitterbabe challenge you also need to make sure you have some sparkle on your card...mine is hard to see in the picture but I put some Spica Glitter on the bear and I also put glitter dots in the middle of the snowflakes.

This card is also eligible for the following challenges:
Stamp Something - Digi
Digi's With Attitude! Challenge #10 - Anything with a digi
Totally Gorjuss - Snow
Allsorts - Last minute Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Christmas
The Pink Elephant - Winter Wonderland
Cupcake Craft - Non-traditional Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas Inspired
For Fun Challenges - Christmas
Fab N' Funky - Quick and easy does it
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Stamping Vacation Name That Card - Snowy Christmas Wishes

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stamping Vacation No No Challenge

This is one of the easiest challenges you will ever find! All you have to do is NOT do something and this time we are asking you to NOT use punches! Click HERE to go directly to the challenge.

Below is my card and it features an image (Tina's 1st Nativity) from our sponsor this month which is Cardmadfairy! You could win a $15 gift cert. to the cardmadfairy store PLUS a $10 gift cert. to Scrap Attack! There are several different challenges all month long over at Stamping Vacation so go on over to the blog HERE and enter as many challenges as you can to be in the chance to win this great monthly prize!! :)

Stamp Something - Digi
ACLP - Sketch
A Spoonfull Of Sugar - X-mas card
iCopic - Dark blue, light blue, white
Digital Tuesday - Baby it's cold outside
Digi's With Attitude! #10 - Anything goes
Allsorts - Last minute x-mas
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes x-mas
Delightful Challenges - Emboss
Penny's Challenges - X-mas