Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Are You Up for a Challenge?
So... I was feeling a bit sorry for myself this morning. The kids had bus issues (substitute missed our house and the boys took off running after it before I could get upstairs to stop them, then the bus didn't come back for my daughter!) I know they didn't realize it's not safe to chase after a bus.... but it scared me to death. Then, had to run the dog to the groomer, hit the grocery store (which I HATE). I'm determined to start dinners in my new crock pot... I have a PILE of work to do..sound familiar?
I get back from the store, unload the groceries, start my dinner, check my email (I'm really not TRYING to put off my work) and I get a notification over at the OCL forums from Barbara. Look what she's up to! I was totally inspired. You KNOW how much I love to make Valentine stuff, so I was thrilled that someone needed some help! Her blog led me to Julie's blog for more information. Now I'm determined to send some cards! I know.. I just said I had a TON of work, but still.... I'm determined to make a card every day or every other day so that I can contribute and send some Cards 4 Kids. You want to play along? :) They can be easy and fun.... I know you can send at least one card!! We can do it... we can make one or more cards right?
I used Lola Love and So In Love stamp sets from Our Craft Lounge. I added some Shazam with my atyou Spica pens and my Sakura Glaze. I used the fabulous Jody foam dots to raise the image a bit. I LOVE those big ole dots! The little heart on her belt is a sticker. It was white, but I colored over the top with my Copic Marker to change it to match her dress. I used the Bright and Pastel Copic set from OCL to do all the coloring.
Stamps: Lola Love, So In Love (Our Craft Lounge)
Paper: Pink Passion, Designer Prints (Stampin Up!), Neenah White, Romance Puppy Love (American Crafts).
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Bright and Pastel Copic Sets.
Other: Oval Nesties, Cuttlebug, Jody's Foam Dots, White Ribbon (American Crafts), Fiskars Heart Sticker, atyou Spica Pens, Sakura Glaze Pens, Scor-pal.
Okay, so NOW I must get to work before the kids are getting off the bus. :) Have a super day! Thanks for stopping by!