Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I made my first card! Not the best, but I had fun putting it together. The image is from Mo Manning called "Two Jill". I instantly fell in love with her. How cute is she?! Having 3 little girls myself, I get this attitude ALOT! I'm not sure who the paper is by...I just yanked some from my stash.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Copic Practicing

So I've been practicing with my copics and I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. I ordered a bunch more colors so I had more choices for shading. My advice to anyone who is thinking of purchasing some markers...don't buy the sets. Do some research as to which colors go together and build from there. My husband bought me a set for Christmas and even though I have 36 markers, I had to buy more individual markers to be able to blend. Anyway, here's a digi stamp I colored today:

I wanted to make this into a card, but I printed the stamp way too big and it won't fit on a card! Guess I should have measured before I spent an hour and a half coloring! Live and learn I suppose.

Here are the markers I used:

On the homefront....we had the Rockstar b-day party for the girls on Saturday and it was a success. The kids (and adults) had a great time. I actually came down with the flu last Wednesday and it turned into strep throat and bronchitis. I was so miserable at the party, but the show must go on! I'm feeling much better, but poor hubby came down with it today! I just pray the girls and the baby doesn't come down with it. Here are a few pics from the party:

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Back Again!

It's been a few months, but I lost my blogging mojo somewhere along the way. I finally have it back so here I am. Ashley and Emily are turning 6 next week and they wanted a Rockstar themed party so I've been busy creating table centerpieces and stuff for the kids. Along with the family and friends, the girls each got to invite two friends from their class. There will be around 30 people there and 13 of them will be kids. I'm stocking up on the Tylenol. Wish me luck.

Here are the centerpieces for the tables. I made 8 of these. The black little buckets are from Oriental Trading; I cut the stars and scallop circles on my Cricut; made the designs in paint shop pro, printed them out, punched out and added some stickles for a little bling.I made each of the kids backstage passes. I really love how they turned out. This is the front and back.

We're also going to have a tattoo booth, face painting and colored spray for their hair. We're also setting up the Wii so the kids can get their groove on with Just Dance. I think the kids will enjoy it.

And after the party, while the kiddies are heading to bed....I've gathered a bunch of the girls to hit the bars! All the guys get the honor of staying home while we have some fun. It's been so long since I've had a girls night out, I cannot wait. I plan on bringing my camera so THAT should be interesting. Every one of these girls hate when I point a camera in their's amazing how a few drinks change all that.

I've also been practicing with my copics. Hubby got me a set for Christmas and I LOVE them!! Here's one I thought came out kinda cute.
I've got alot to learn yet, but I'm having fun practicing. After the party is over, I'm going to start making cards and entering some challenges.

Talk to ya soon! =)