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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Catching Up (part 2): It's Gwen!

I Heart U Gwen from Some Odd Girl colored with Copics

I made this card a couple of weeks ago in the middle of making another card. I was working on this card, and when I got stuck, I ended up making this one! I almost want to add something to the left side for balance but I don't really know what. SO... I've left it alone for the last couple of weeks. And I think I will continue to leave it just the way it is...  Sorry for the super short post, but I have to get some shut eye before work tomorrow. That will be my 4th "official" work day since the end of January. I'm not quite back in the swing of waking up before the sun rises...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Catching Up (pt. 1): A CASE!

One thing I'm always claiming that I'm going to do but have barely ever done is CASE other crafters' cards and such. Now, if you don't know what that means, I can't be of too much help. I went looking and found five different definitions for the acronym. Basically, it means that you look at someone else's work and copy it. You might change the shapes, colors, style, whatever. When you do it, you should be nice and tell the world that you got the idea from whoever you scraplifted it from...

Recently, a very talented crafter named Mary Joyce made an amazing altered composition notebook! Go here to see it, and leave her some love.  (Sidenote: Mary Joyce and I found out about a month and a half ago that we share some relative. We've known each other for a few years but just found out thanks to a genealogy DNA service... Isn't that more proof that the world is small??)  Anyway, I have had notebooks in my room since two school years ago waiting to be altered, and hers was gorgeous! Plus, she used a stamp that I had just bought. Since I'm trying to do better about using my supplies and not just providing them with a place to live, I decided it was a perfect time for a CASE!

Prima Bloom Girl Stamp Summer with the bees and strawberries removed

Now, if you're looking at my cover and wondering why the stamp doesn't quite look the same as Mary Joyce's, I used a wipe to remove the bees and the strawberries. I think this is a lovely face, but whatever story those two elements were supposed to be adding was lost on me... I put her cheeks a little too low, but overall, I like this notebook. The words came off a stamp from Altenew, and I got the red flower in an awesome giveaway from Omega on her YT channel. (Thanks, O!)  I haven't decorated the inside yet. I think I might be keeping this notebook for myself, and I don't know what I want to see inside or if I want tabs or whatever.

Thanks for coming over!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014


I'm in a bit of a funk right now and don't feel like typing this post. Sorry. 

The image is from Aurora Wings, the sponsor for the Sketch Challenges this month at The Outlawz. I colored the image with Copic markers and used two different shades of Liquid Pearls. Those bottles have been sitting unloved for so long...

If you'd like to play in the Sketch Challenge, here is this week's sketch:

Please remember that we always have prizes somewhere on The Outlawz! The winners for August were posted about 10 minutes ago. Last month, Oozak, Paper Temptress, Squigglefly, Rick St. Dennis, Touched by a Butterfly, and 7Kids College Fund all sponsored prizes that anyone who entered any of our challenges was eligible to win. Come join the fun!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Here's the deal: blogging has been on my to do list since last week. I got my Wednesday card up on time last week then didn't put anything else online. I don't know if I want to do one post for the all the missing things or set up a few posts to go up soon.  Well, until I figure it all out, here are two more cards with Millie from Loralie Stamps that I said I would post before the end of the week... a month ago.

Same stamps (the sentiment is from MFT), same doily die, same pearls (colored with Copic markers), same paper pad for background and paper piecing, same colors on the ladies (E13/15/17) with a different base color to get two very different skin tones.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

It's Late...

Hey y'all!!! I'm back from my birthday trip to Mexico, and after a week of being sick, I'm back in the crafting spirit! My sinuses still aren't pleased to be back in Atlanta, but I until I can afford living at a resort full time, they'll have to get over it. Here's the thing, though. I know if I don't write this post now, Wednesday will creep by without me coming back to this basement. (My laptop seems to have died for real this time...) BUT, it's mad late. Like ten to four. As in 3:50 am.  I need to be asleep more than I need to write this post. SO, here's the good stuff...

Just went to Mitzi's Etsy shop a few minutes ago and realized I colored the ears as hair! I couldn't figure out how the earrings were coming from the hair. I told myself that her ears must have been behind that bump of hair... :-D

The Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz is being sponsored by Aurora Wings this month. I happen to be missing a key part of the sketch because this image took me too long to color and left me feeling like I better either leave this card be or find something I really, really wanted to put in that part of the sketch. Go check it out to see what I'm talking about...

And here's a close up because the team decided we wanted to do that for this challenge. I can only see ONE speck of glitter despite the translucent part being pretty darn glittery...

Okay, that took five minutes. I'm going to give one more to adding links... Oh, no! The clock just changed. Four minutes to four. Links and I'm out!! Have an awesome today!!
**It's 4:00, and I'm hitting Publish! :D
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