Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!

An Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
To all who believe in leprechauns and lore and the wearin' o' the green, have a blessed St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Trails

One of my DH's coworkers is leaving at the end of the month and DH asked me to make a going-away card for his department folks to sign. Although I am a confessed AMuse addict, I also love a little central Texas stamp company called Deadbeat Designs. They have so many cute Texas-themed stamps that can't be resisted. They just call your name and say "Buy Me!" when you see 'em on store shelves. I love my Copics, but I have been hard at work practicing with my Koh-I-Noor Woodless Colour Pencils. I have seen Gamsol recommended for blending the colors, but I couldn't find that exact product. Found something similar called Turpenoid at one of the local hobby stores. The salesperson assured me it would work as well as the recommended brand, so I've been using that until I can find the real thing and try it out. This is by far the largest project I've colored using the Koh-I-Noors. I will never profess to be an "artist" but I don't think I did too badly on this card since it was my first "big" project.

Supplies Used: Rider, sentiment, and barbed wire by Deadbeat Designs, basic red CS that I had on hand, white CS for the pix, and a scrap of an
AMuse French Roast notecard for the brown border around the pix, Koh-I-Noor pencils for the color, and Turpenoid to blend them.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Blogging - Day 2

After a long and stressful day at work, I came home and found the nicest compliments waiting for me on my blog! Thanks to each and every one of you. Ladies, you made my day!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring Is In The Air

This is a card that I made for AMuse Challenge #3 - Spring Is In The Air. I used AMuse an notecard, stamp and ribbon plus a flower made with a punch. The punched flower reminds me of a daffodil. It even has the tiny bee inside.

A New Beginning

It’s March 8, 2009... a day that will live in infamy, at least in the blogging world, because I’ve started a blog. I've looked at so many blogs and there’s just so much creativity going on out there. Looking at all that creativity made me green with envy, but it took much courage to begin a blog of my own. I’ve never thought of my day-to-day happenings as being blog-worthy but I hope this can evolve into an entertaining place to visit. Welcome to my little blog.