Monday, May 31, 2010

Military Tribute - Lee Greenwood God Bless The USA

God Bless America!

We take this day to remember the price that others have paid for our freedoms we enjoy in America today. God bless those who continue to fight for our rights. May God keep them safe from any hurt, harm or danger.

God bless the United States of that I love.
Blessings to you & yours on this Memorial Day ~

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Vintage girl at Heart

I want to thank my Sis Nora for leading the way to an amazing Vintage site (new to me anyway). It's Vintiquities Workshop and Thespa is having a wonderfully delish candy giveaway to celebrate 100 postings with these lovely goodies........

Just looking at her site gives me such a good feeling of days gone by. Guess I'm just a Vintage girl at ♥Heart♥.....LOL

She is also offering a chance to win these goodies if you use her free Hymnal titles (available on her blog) in any type of project. Prizes will be awarded after June 14th.

So if you have a little bit of Vintage in your Heart too, stop by her blog & enter.

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pretty little Princess Tilda

I just fell in love with this pretty little stamp called Princess Tilda from Magnolia's Fairytale Collection. She looks like such a pretty, pretty Princess.......dontcha think. Of course she just "had" to be dressed in girly pink. I got her sweetness at Diana's shoppe.....I don't see her in stock right now but you can let Diana know that you're interested in her.

This card was made for a card kit swap at SCS and also to be entered in 2 challenges.........the Simon Says Challenge: to follow this Sketch......

and the #112 Challenge at Cute Card Thursday to make a card for 'Someone Special'. My 'Someone Special' is my 14 yr old granddaughter. She was playing in her soccer semi finals last night & got injured. This sweet little Tilda reminded me of her (she loved her).

I used Copics (E00, E000, E000, R20, E30, E31, E41, W00, W0, W1, RV10, RV11, RV000, Y11 & E30) to color the little darling, Stickles 'Diamond' for the bling & used DP from DCWV's "Once Upon a Time" mat stack. The flowers & embellies were in my stash. Tim Holtz' Distress Ink 'vintage photo' was applied to the white card base. I apologize for the quick coloring job.....I don't think it's as good as it could have been. I've had a lot going on in my life lately & just didn't have the time to do a better job. But I do have to say that it looks much better & prettier IRL (in real life). Plus I'm currently enrolled in Suzanne Dean's Copics class & I know I have a lot to learn from her about coloring with Copics.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share with you.

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Blessings to all Mothers

I pray that your Mother's Day is blessed & filled with love.

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Monday, May 3, 2010

Copic Ciao Number TUT

This is my very first blog TUTorial so please be gentle………………

Let me start off by saying that I ♥love♥love♥love♥ my Copic markers!!! I have a total of 84 of these beauties both Ciao & Sketch but since the Ciao's are the least expensive I have more of them. The only thing I don’t like about the Copic Ciao markers is that they don’t have the color number on the end of the marker barrel as they have on the Copic Sketch markers therefore I decided to create my own. And this is how I did it.
(***scroll down to the bottom of this post to see a picture of the barrel ends of the Sketch & Ciao markers...........the picture is clickable to get a closer view.)

Supplies needed:
Sticker paper or Address Labels
Computer and Printer
1/4" Hole Punch (this is the standard size round hole punch)
Corsage Pin

♥♥♥First you will print the Ciao color numbers you need onto the labels or sticker paper……leaving enough space around each number to fit inside your hole punch. I used the font Calibri font size 8 for most of the color numbers. I used 7.5 for the larger numbers like RV000 so they would fit inside the punched circle.

♥♥♥Then hole punch the number…….centering the number in the hole (turn the punch over so you can see what you’re doing). Then hold the little circle you’ve just punched out in your fingertips (you may need to use the corsage pin to gently push the circle out of the punch) & using the tip of the corsage pin….gently fold back the edge of the sticker & slip the pin tip in between the layers. The backing will come right off. The sticky number circle will stick to the pin & you can ease it onto the end of the marker. Use your finger or fingernail to tap it in place. And voila! There ya go!!! Easy peasy!!!

I suppose you could use a medium to cover the number once it’s attached to the marker………like a protective covering but I didn’t think it was necessary since my markers are guarded very carefully. LOL

I store my Copics in this pretty "luggage" style box from Michael’s......(love these lovely containers for storing my crafts). Inside I have 2 clear storage boxes I purchased at Joann’s crafts. They have built-in dividers to store the Copic color families perfectly. When I tip the box I can see all of my numbers now. No problems in searching for a certain Copic Ciao marker. ( I chose to put the numbers on BOTH ends of my Ciao markers so I could see them on either side of the clear boxes……….but you could just do one marker end.) This box also holds my ink refills.

On a side note: I keep my skin & hair color Copics that I use the most in this separate little plastic photo box (also from Michael’s). (I don't use the blue markers for hair or skin........LOL......that's just to show the difference between the Sketch & Ciao markers.........and to show you the little round circle I made.) I have more of these little boxes so when I'm working on a project (like coloring my cute little Tildas) I have all the markers I'm using at my fingertips. It also helps me to remember which colors I used in my project before I return them to their other little "home".

♥I sure hope this TUT helps you. If you have any questions or don’t understand something, please email me.♥

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~