Tuesday, September 27, 2011

And the third...

CDAC project. Information can be read here.

Learned something new

I just found out the hard way that I can link to a post only once. So, here is a post for just the second card. I'm not retyping all the information. I am not that crazy! If you are interested in what I did, read here.

Now to post the third card...

Craft Fix

The last two weeks have been BUSY! Babysitting, canning, doctor appointments for DH and last night we picked the last of the tomatoes before the rain came. Today I'll need to can them after I get home from babysitting.

Yesterday I had to spend time in my craft room. I needed my down time. I got three cards made for the CDAC Progressive Challenge. The photos aren't the best but at 11:30 last night, it's the best I could do.

The first one is an image provided by Lia Stampz.

I printed her on Neenah card stock and colored her with my Copics: skin - E00, E21, E50, R21; hair - E30, E31, E33, E37; scarf and purse - B04, B05, B06, Spica Baby Blue and Clear; coat and shoes - R24, R27, R29; earrings - Spica Lipstick.

The paper is Cosmo Cricket's UPcycle. I found the sentiment at Create with TLC. Paulette is wonderful with free digis. I cut it out with Spellbinders S4-111 and used Barn Door Distress Ink on it. I mixed Barn Door Reinker with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls and water in a Mini Mister to dye my seambinding.

Just Inklined provided the sunflower image.

Again the image is printed on Neenah and colored with Copics: petals - Y13, Y19, Y38, outlined with Spica Clear and highlights with Lemon; seed head - E29, E35, YR14, YR21, YR24, YR31; leaves G21, G24. I used Spellbinders S4-110 to cut the oval.

I colored a second butterfly so I could pop the wings up from the card; R24, R27, YR25, W5. After I cut it out, I covered it with Glossy Accents

The paper is Kraft cardstock and black (cut with Spellbinders S4-111) from my stash. I got the sentiment from Paulette at Create with TLC. The seambinding was dyed with Distress Reinker Mustard Seed mixed with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearl and water.

My third card was done with an image from Glitterbabe.

Again, colored with Copics on Neenah: green apples - YG00, YG01, YG11; red apples - E04, R24, R27, R29; stem - E17; leaf - G07, G28; bowl - B91, B93, B95, B97, E11, E21, E41, E53; tablecloth - Y08, Y13, Y15.

The paper is Olivia from Basic Grey and Kraft cardstock. The sentiment is from Paulette. I told you I like her images and sentiments! And finally, I used Spellbinders S4-110, S4-111 and S4-304.

Now to link at the challenge. I hope I get more time to craft today. I didn't get enough of a fix yesterday.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Crafts not Laundry

I decided to do a second CDAC Progessive Challenge card. Did you really think I would work on laundry? I think DH wishes I would.

I used the Bookworm image provided by Jens Digi Stamps and added the bus from Elizabeth O. Dulemba. Of course, both were colored with Copics. The d, o, g and 1, 2, 3 stickers are from K&Company and the c, a, t stickers are Cosmo Cricket. Basic Grey's Basics White is the background paper. I put Glossy Accents on the bookworm's glasses and bus windows. I can't seem to use it without getting little air bubbles. I guess it just means I need to practice more and keep forgetting the laundry! The 'Reading,' 'Writing' and 'Arithmetic' are different fonts I have in Word which I printed on kraft card stock and cut out.

I tried several different lighting angles and the letters and numbers on the K&Company stickers just don't want to be photographed. Trust me, the set under 'Reading' says 'dog' and the other three are 1, 2 and 3.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I just finished my card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge. The image was provided by Ellephantastic through the challenge. I colored it with my Copics and popped it up with foam squares on Spellbinders Label Four.

The brads are American Crafts Pearl Brads. The sentiment is by Create with TLC printed on kraft paper. My stash provided the ribbon, sorry I don't know where I got it. Finally, the background paper is Oliver by Basic Grey.

Now, do I want to work on more cards or laundry? Like that is a hard question.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Home Again

I got home last night. I was so happy to be able to get in my craft room, I stayed until 3 this morning.  Yes, I am doing a lot of yawning! Here is the card I worked on.

I used My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Blush. I love that paper. I used some of the 12x12 sheets as well as some 6x6. It leant itself to a quilt pattern, so I pieced and 'quilted' it. Okay, so I used my sewing machine instead of doing it by hand. The sentiment is from Hero Arts, CL140 ClearDesign: Thinking of You Messages. I put it on translucent paper because I didn't want a chunk of white over my block.

After finishing the card, I went shopping. (Not at 3 this morning but after I spent a few hours sleeping and finishing the card in the daylight hours.) I bought eksuccess' Layer Punch Butterfly. I think it is going to be fun to use.

Now I need to work on my CDAC Progressive Challenge card.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Babies and small children are meant for young people

I've been in charge of Daphne since Tuesday. I am ready for a nap.

Christian is an easy baby, so far! Daphne loves him and wants to hold him. I love him and like to hold him. Daphne and I are alike.

I can't craft as I'm 80 miles from my supplies. I think I'm in withdrawal. I can't drive to a craft store as I don't have a car. Yes, the keys out of it. D and I went home Thursday, DH brought us back Friday and went home with the car.

We ate lunch outside today. I was sharing a bench with Daphne. When she finished she got down. I wasn't thinking about it, leaned over, tipped the bench and ended up on the ground. What can you do but laugh. And be thankful I didn't land in chicken poop. DD has four free-range chickens. I will not have free-range birds. I don't like stepping or falling in chicken poop.

As I can't work on cards, I think I'll work on a Sudoku.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Eagle has landed

Okay, so he's not an eagle but better. Daphne's baby brother arrived last night at 7:48.

I had put Daphne to bed at 7:30. She was snoring by the time I got the phone call. I went into her room, put my hand on her back and whispered did she want to go to the hospital to see Mommy and Daddy. Her head popped up and yes, she wanted to go. I didn't tell her why.

Daphne is happy with her brother, Christian. She even got to help give him his first bath. She sprinkled some water on his head.

After a couple of hours D and I came back home. As soon as we got in the house I realized I locked the keys in the car. The spare is 80 miles away. Now what?

As yesterday's trip was not rewarded with a new baby, DD2 and DD3 decided to come up, again, and actually see their new nephew, not just sit around and wait. They brought my extra key.  

After a morning spent with Baby Christian, D and I are home, with a car key, so D can take a nap. After her nap, we will head back to the hospital and then on to my house for the night. (D's other grandma picked us up this morning and gave us a ride to the hospital. DDs brought us back.)

D is not happy about a nap. She, however, is very tired and doesn't want to acknowledge it. Such is life with an abusive Gramma.