I've said before I love colouring images with my Copics. It takes me back to hours spent with crayons and colouring books. I think that's why I love the smell of a new stamp set or paper - reminds me of opening up a new box of crayons.
We haven't had great Spring weather here yet, but this image reminds me of fun, lazy summer days, and I'm a sucker for an image with a little guy and his dog. I wanted to practice my yellow lab colouring and I'm getting there.
The paper is retired Footloose and Heavenly Blue with sweat leaf ribbon. I like how the layers turned out. It's the perfect guy birthday card.
While we were at the Stockyards in Ft. Worth, we had lunch at Billy Bob's. It was so much fun. The girls were a bit grossed out when I "held" hands with Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, but hey we had hand sanitizer - I was good. I wished we could have been there at night to watch the entertainment and experience the true Billy Bob's in full swing.
This is the two page spread - sorry for the glare from the page protectors. Yep, I did the tourist thing and posed for my bull riding picture. It was worth the $5.00.
A close up of the pages. I love my hand shake with Johnny & Willie despite everyone else getting the heebie geebies (yes that's a word). There were also pictures of country music stars around the club, and neat memorabilia. I'm not sure why in the hundreds of pics we took that was missed!
This was such a fun day with such wonderful ladies. I miss them so much and am really sad to not be going to Convention to see them this year.
I've almost finished my layouts from Convention 2012 - Dallas, TX. We had such a great time exploring Dallas/Ft. Worth and tried to fit in as much as we could. We had an absolute blast. I'm so sad to be missing convention this year in Orlando, Florida.
I wanted to share with you a couple of layouts using flip flaps. These are the greatest for your layouts, especially if you like taking as many photos as I do.
One of our favourite places was the Stockyards in Ft. Worth. My girlfriends, Nancy, Jackie & Barb wanted to see the "steer" drive. Only problem was we kept asking when the bulls ran. The exasperated cowboy in his Texas accent said, "They're not bulls, they're steers." Well, this struck our funny bone, and we laughed about it for hours. When I was putting this layout together, the only title that came to mind was "They're steers".
This layout is with the flip flaps closed. The next layout shows the flaps open and the extra photos that you can include in your layouts.
All I know those steers were big!! (and looked mean).
I know I have watched the news coverage following the tornado which struck Oklahoma this past week, and wondered what I would do in the same circumstances. Would I be as gracious as these people seem to be? Would I be able to rebuild my life following such a tragic event? Is there anything we could do to help?
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Last year at this time I was anxiously awaiting departure to Dallax, TX. I was going to attend my 3rd Close to My Heart Convention. Not just that, but I was going to meet up with three very special ladies from western Canada. A year passes so quickly, and sadly not only will I not be going to Orlando, Florida for this years convention, but neither will my three amigos.
So, for this month's card class, I decided to bring a little bit of Texas back, and create this card.
This is a great technique to add pop and wow to your stamped images. I used the largest rose from Love Blooms and then coloured in with honey markers. The banner is from Artiste, co-ordinated with the stamped image. A bit of bronze glitz glitter gel in the centre of the roses and some black twine to finish it off.
I've been working on finishing up my convention layouts and will post some this week. I've also been working on some other projects, but won't be able to share them with you for a while. They are (gasp) Christmas presents!!!
Happy Mother's Day - Take 2 ? Whatever does this mean. I was showing my co-workers the Mother's Day card I had made for my mom and was asked if I would do one in pink & purples, Really, seriously, you'd pay me to make a card for you? Wow - my first commissioned card. Of course, I said sure.
It's such a different look with a change up of colours. (like children I couldn't choose which I liked better). I used Petal, Buttercup, Cashmere and Sweet Leaf cardstock, (all CTMH) with flowers and buttons from my stash.
He was thrilled with the final product and knew his mom would appreciate my work of art.
I'm humbled and tickled at the same time with all the lovely complements and truly appreciate all the kind words.
I am a wife, proud mom of 2, mother-in-law, Close to My Heart Consultant, and amateur photographer. I love paper crafting whether it is scrapbooking, cards, or 3-D items, and enjoy enabling - uh I mean teaching, others.