A diary of both my life and my art work, a reflection of time and growth.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Brown Tie Affair

Finally!! It was so nice to be able to be in my studio again, although a little rusty, it felt good!

I made this for today's color challenge the colors in the challenge were sage shadow, chocolate chip, and very vanilla, such pretty colors together!!

I did have some trouble with inspiration today but hopefully it will return as the week goes on.

Thank you so much for all your birthday wishes, you have all made me feel so special! I will be posting all the birthday cards that I received from my stamping friends in the next day or two, they are all so gorgeous!!

Here is a picture of my new nose piercing, I will take a better picture once it has healed a bit. Actually it didn't hurt as much as i thought is way going to, it just stung while it was being pierced once the jewelery was in it was fine and today it is fine too!

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me!!!!

Sorry I have been so MIA lately, I took some much needed days to catch up on some big projects around the house, yard work, reorganizing etc. I am so looking forward to getting back in the studio tomorrow I am going through withdrawal.

I hope everyone is having a super day and Happy Memorial day to my American friends!!!

Well I am off soon for lunch with my friend Erica, and to get a nose piercing, a tiny diamond stud!!! I am so excited!!!

Here is a picture of what lies under my computer desk.....LOL!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Isn't he just the cutest monkey?? I love monkeys! I made this for today's sketch challenge. perfect birthday card for a kid of any age 1-100......LOL!

Did you see American Idol lat night?? David Cook was awesome I soooooooo hope he wins!! He's just totally the WHOLE package!! He's HOT, young but not too young, hip, sounds great, seems sensitive, very humble. I can't wait for the result I am going crazy!! I'm so sad I don't get to vote!

Anyhoo back to the card, I used stickles for the balloon and the cherry on the cupcake, I also used crystal effects on the hat and cupcake icing just to give them a little more dimention.

Supplies: CC designs, Real red, yoyo yellow, white and black cs, real red, designer prints dp, black and real red ink, copics, stickles, cuttlebug, crystal effects, and brads.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I carried you.........

Sorry I have been so MIA lately, Jason had a 4 day weekend so we just hung out as a family together, no stamping no blogging just family it was actually quite nice!

I made this card for today's color challenge, the challenge was to use certainly celery, soft sky and bayou blue, I just love these colors together. I sponged on the background and stamped it with my Our Daily Bread stamps set On eagle's wings. The trees are from a unknown company, sorry.

I hope everyone had a fabulous long weekend I know we did! But now my house is a disaster zone so off to work I go!

PS don't forget to vote for David Cook tonight on American Idol!!

Supplies: Our Daily Bread designs, On eagle's wings, unknown tree stamp, certainly celery, soft sky, bayou blue and white cs, certainly celery, soft sky, bayou blue, and black ink, copics, wjite gel pen.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

We Have A Winner And A Card

Judy Rozema come on down!! Judy please email me your addy at kellyshadow@yahoo.com!!!

Sorry for the delay by the time I finished watching Criminal minds and CSI NY last night i was so tired I just went to bed!

Thank you everyone for playing along!! And to those who asked my birthday is on the 26th. I am compiling all the questions and will have a question answer post ready very shortly.

I made this card using Flourishes newly released lilac set, it is such a gorgeous set!! I don't know why but some of the lilacs look a little blurry they aren't in real life, i wonder if it was the glitter pen that caused it?

The instructions for this card can be found here Lilac Blossom.

Supplies: Lilac, flourishes fllc, always artichoke, VV cs, lovely lilac, always artichoke, ink, copics, glitter pen, oval punch, ribbon, plastic bag,

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It's All About The Presents

At least to a child it is......LOL! I made this card for today's sketch challenge. I just love this layout perfect for some smaller images!

Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments yesterday about my mojo you are too sweet! And thank you for suggestion of the possibility of my tiredness being my thyroid, I do have a low thyroid but the blood work came back perfect for it.

The problem is a high white blood cell count, this is the second test it has come back high at first we thought i may have just been fighting off the flu. But with this second test high it looks like with all my other problems that we maybe looking for Cushings Syndrome. I have read a great deal of info on cushings and seem to have almost every symptom including a growth on a my lung!!

But I guess I will have to wait until June 2 until I am able to find out more from my Dr. If anyone has any information I would be very greatful if you would like to pass it along.

If you haven't enetered yet don't forget to enter for my blog candy (two posts down) I will be drawing later tonight.

Supplies: It's my birthday, cc designs, real red, bayou blue, barely banana and white cs, cupcake dp, black and real red ink, copics, ribbon, brads, stickles.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Beautiful Memories

I made this card for today's color challenge, the challenge was to use ruby red, soft sky, and pumpkin pie together.

Not too sure how I feel about this card yet, I seemed to have miss placed my mojo once again. I have just been so tired lately, my Dr. called about my blood work but can't see me until June 2, hopefully the blood work will have a clue as to why I am so tired.

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win my blog chocolate in the post below I will be drawing a name tomorrow night.

Well I am off to try to muster up some energy to clean up the house.

Supplies: Butterfly kisses, brighter tomorrow, ruby red, soft sky, and pumpkin pie cs, ginger blossom dp, ruby red, pumpkin pie ink, marker, nestabilities, stickles, ribbon, brads, bling, and ticket corner punch.

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Blog Chocolate Finally!!!!

I am so sorry I didn't get this up yesterday, I got so side tracked. I hope everyone had a super mother's Day weekend, I know we did. We just hung out here as a family all weekend the kids got me flowers and card Jason cleaned up the kitchen this morning and tended to all my needs!!!

So what's up with the blog candy?? Well May is my birthday month and I want to kick of my celebrations with a giveaway for you! I am giving away this gorgeous Siberian Iris set of 11 from Flourishes there are so many possibilities with set.

So how do you get it? Just leave a comment, question, or request (please be kind) on this post and I will draw a name on Wednesday night.

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Welcome Khyla

Jason's cousin Jo-jo has added a new baby girl named Khyla to the family!!

I knew I wanted to make her one of these onsie's cards and today's limited supply challenge was to use no stamps, so I thought it would be a perfect time to make a shaped card.

All the flowers, butterfly and sentiment are rub ons from Stampin Up's Sale-a-bration rub ons.

I used Lauren's tutorial for instruction on how to make this card.

***Just a note***

If you are waiting for me to respond to an email I will be catching up on all emails this weekend, so sorry for the delay.

Another thing is I will be posting some blog chocolate for you tomorrow!! It's yummy you won't want to miss it!!

Supplies: Pretty in pink, chocolate chips cs, rub ons, circle and scalloped circle punches, gel pen, craft knife.

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Soaring Eagle

I made this for today's sketch challenge such a cool sketch! At first I was thinking what am I going to do with this but it was perfect for a scenery shot. And I knew I had the perfect stamp for creating a beautiful sunset scenery shot, my Daily Bread Designs, On Eagles' Wings stamp set.

I brought my brayer back out and tried a different colored sky this time, I still need a ton more practice but I am really enjoying the learning process!! Thanks so to Michelle Zindorf for her tutorial on SCS!

Not too sure if you can tell in the photo but the images are spritzed with 2 colors of glimmer mist, in real life it kind of gives the sky a coppery glow, so pretty.

This card makes me miss my Dad so much, it would have been perfect for Father's Day and my Dad loved Eagles! Maybe the girls and I will put it inside a balloon and send it up to Heaven on Father's Day as a gesture of our love.

Supplies: Our daily Bread deigns, On Eagles' Wings, Baroque Motifs, black, pumpkin pie, really rust and white cs, black, really rust, more mustard, pumpkin pie, cranberry crisp, and summer sun, inks, copics, white singlo gel pen, cuttlebug, glimmer mist (gold and coffee), brads, sponges, brayer.

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Pretty Lilac Iris

So sorry for my long absence once again I have been super busy with other things.......yuck!! I hate it when life gets in the way of stamping!

I am waiting to hear back from Mom this afternoon to find out if she is going to be coming here tomorrow, it sure would be nice to see her, since she lives so far away visits are far and few in between.

I spent all morning checking out the air lines for tickets, while trying to potty train my daycare kiddie, not to mention our daughter Stephanie wanted a pet so.............guess who gets to baby sit during the day!! We have welcomed a little furry orange tabby kitten named tiger to our family this weekend.

He is so sweet and actually well behaved for kitten!! Stephanie however is exhausted.......LOL!! I don't really know why but she find mothering exhausting............. now she know how I feel some times......LOL!

BUT...... I did manage to steal away a few minutes to put together a super quick card, I used my Siberian Iris stamp set from Flourishes and today's color challenge to create this card. Keep watch for some blog candy I will be posting in the next day or 2!!

Supplies: Siberian iris, flourishes, fllc, pretty in pink, certainly celery, lovely lilac, white cs, pretty in pink designer prints, black ink, copics, stickles, ribbon, cuttlebug, and fiskers border punch.


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Friday, May 02, 2008

Harriet the Hippo

I made this for today's Limited supply challenge the challenge was to use circles were limited to only use circle tools. Quite difficult since this hippo has ovals as well......but...... I punched everything into circles then hand cut the circles to take the shape of an ovals by tracing my other punch shapes and cutting them out .redface

Normally my hippos is a little cuter but this one is a little wonky due to only using circle punches.

I am so happy it is friday actually when we got up this morning I thought it was Saturday......LOL!

Here is a link to my original hippo tutorial using all the right punches....LOL! My Hippo tutorial.

Supplies: Bordering blue, black and white cs, marker, circle brads, googlie eyes, CM circle cutting system, various sizes of circle punches, ribbon, polka dot cuttlebug folder.

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Happiness Is..........

As I have mentioned before I just love this sentiment! I really like seeing the butterfly under the sentiment too.

I made this for today's way to use it challenge the challenge was to use ruffles and pleats, I used both pleated and ruffles ribbon.

I just got this gorgeous paper pack from SEI called Jolie Chocolate , and it is amazing the entire color palette is in pinks and browns.

Well i must be off both kids are home again sick and i am potty training the daycare kiddie, which is seeming to be a full time job......LOL!

Supplies: Butterfly of happiness, regal rose, pretty in pink, chocolate chip, SEI Jolie Chocolate dp, pretty in pink, and chocolate chip ink, ribbon.

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