Monday, October 14, 2013

Mickey Monday

Good morning!  I regret to inform you, my faithful readers, that I've not been very crafty lately.  I just joined a gym which may not sound like it would take time, but it does!  I've have been trying to get the gym when I can, and that time at the gym is usually the time I used to spend crafting.  Will working out take over my crafty time- ABSOLUTELY NOT!  I just have to figure a way to craft when I'm not doing my other activities!  

Today is another installment of 

Oh yes!  One of my friends is off to Disney tomorrow, and I'm so jealous!  I know she will have a wonderful time, but, in the mean time, it certainly makes me miss Disney World all the more.  

Today, I decided to feature meeting one of my most favorite characters: STITCH!  My friend Nikki and I decided on our trip to do things we hadn't done before.  One of those things for me was to go to the Best Friends Breakfast at O'hana.  This particular breakfast had Mickey and Pluto and Lilo and Stitch!  Two of my favorites at one meal- COUNT ME IN!  

Nikki and I meeting Stitch!  Don't I look about ready to jump out of my skin?  It was so much fun!  Right before the picture of Stitch and me was taken, I had told Stitch that Lilo had told me his badness level was high!  This is his reaction:
Isn't his reaction adorable!  I'm so glad Nikki captured this moment!  It truly was a magical moment for me!! 

Not only did we meet Stitch (and Lilo), we also met Mickey.
Nikki had said that Mickey wasn't her favorite- that she actually preferred Donald.  Look at the way she is looking at Mickey!  I just love it!

Me and my buddy!  (Yes, the lighting in there wasn't the greatest!  Oh well!)

I've shared far more pictures than I intended, but it was fun to go back and relive a little bit of my last trip!  If you want to read about our whole breakfast experience and see more pictures, see my Trip Report on the Disboards!  (That link will take you to the exact post, but if you want to read more, just go back to the beginning!)

Have a Magical Day!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day

Happy World Card Making Day!

Yep, the first Saturday in October is always World Card Making Day!  I so love that there is a 'holiday' devoted to (and, ahem, celebrated by) crazy people like me!  Don't you?

There are tons of challenges and giveaways today and through the week.  I've made a couple cards today for some of those challenges.

I did an ombre card for the Some Odd Girl October challenge and for Studio Calico's WCMD challenges.  I used my Caran D'Arch Neocolor water-soluble crayons to make a background.  Simple.  Once it was dry, I stamped with Stampin' Up's Day of Gratitude.  I used Some Odd Girl's Happy Gwen.  Isn't she adorable?  Just a fun and simple card- aside from the fussy cut of Gwen!

The second card I made was for another of Studio Calico's challenges.  I used Some Odd Girl's Sweater Pup!  I also made a cut file from the Studio Calico sketch!  

Thanks for looking!  I love making cards!  I hope you will try to make some cards for these fun challenges!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Free Cut Friday

Hello!  As a part of my new features, I want to include Free Cut Fridays because I LOVE making cut files for my Silhouette Cameo!  I love making cards for my Project Life, too!  Here is a special card for your Project Life.  Feel free to use it, but, please, link back to here!

Download here: Love This Arrow

Enjoy this card!  I hope you can use this!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Mickey Monday

Good morning!  I've decided to start some new features here on my blog.  They won't be a weekly thing.  They will just be when I decide I want to do them!  Fair enough?

Lately, I have really been missing Disney World.  About the time I started to realize this, Leslie at Violet Imperfection started her Mickey Monday feature to help her keep from missing Disney World so much!  I decided, I, too, had to follow suit!

For this first Mickey Monday, I want to give you some back story, so this doesn't seem random!  Who didn't love Disney movies as a kid?  Come on!  When my parents took me to Disney World in 1992, I was at the impressionable age of 13. (no laughing. was the 90s!)

I LOVED Disney.  It was such a magical wonderful place.  One of the things that impressed me the most was seeing the animators working at (then) MGM Studios.  I remember taking the animation tour and being intrigued by the idea of getting to draw and color for a job!  From that moment on, I drew and colored Disney characters.  I decided I wanted to work at the Disney Store.  The moment I turned 16, I asked for a job.  Hmm. . .you had to be 18.  Guess what, I was there at 18 filling in paperwork!  I worked at the Disney Store on and off until I graduated college.  I was obsessed!  Disney was my life!

The picture of Mickey and me at the top is actually from Disneyland in California.  I went in 2001 on a mission- meet mickey mouse.  I missed him in '92, and this was something I had to do!  Yep, at 22, I HAD to meet Mickey.  It was a nice trip at Disneyland to be where Walt Disney actually walked!

Now, I've been to Disney World 5 times!  I miss it like crazy.  My last trip was 3 years ago with one of my best friends.  The Trip Report with tons of pictures is here.  I didn't finish, but you can see what fun we had!  Be aware, that some of those photos MIGHT show up here soon!

Mickey Mondays will be a way to show my photos and talk about my favorite parts of my trips!  I look forward to many more Mickey Mondays!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday Catch-up

Good Morning!  I had great plans to have all kinds of post ready for this week.  Um, yeah, that didn't happen.  I hope to have some big plans for this blog- not only my crafty things, but also more glimpses into my life.  However, for now, let's just catch up!

This past weekend, one of my husband's co-workers got married.  Since my husband is the manager, we, naturally, were invited and had to attend.  I had some reservations: I'm a good wall flower- especially when I don't know anyone.  I was worried it would be uncomfortable.  I ended up having a good time, so it all turned out well.  It was a beautiful wedding, and the reception was nice.  I'm glad I went looking back on it.  So, naturally, I had to make a wedding card.  I wanted something simple but nice since I didn't really know the couple.  I found a card on Pinterest I thought would be simple.  Ha!  I started working on it, and decided to watch Tangled while I was working.  Um, this was only my second time to see Tangled, so the card took me most of the movie to make because I kept getting caught up in the movie.  True Story!  Anyway, without further ado, here is the card:
I was happy with it.  I couldn't get the bow straight, but otherwise, it was very nice. 

Lately, I've been very inspired by Some Odd Girl.  Kristy Dalman is the artist and designer behind SOG.  She is amazing!  I love her work, and I stalk follow her instagram feed for her sketches and coloring.  They are amazing!  Aaaannnyhooo...I've been very inspired by her images and by the Some Odd World.  Most of these talented ladies on Some Odd World use Copics to color their images.  Er, well, honestly, I can't afford Copics.  I briefly looked into it a few years ago, and decided it wasn't for me.  I can't justify the cost.  However, I do experiment with other media!  Right now, my media of choice is Primsacolor pencils.  I've been in love with them since I was young.  My dad used to be a geophysicist.  He would survey land to see where was the best place to drill for oil.  He did a lot of maps, and I remember he gave me some colored pencils one time.  It was a mix of brands, and I was thrilled.  Mixed in with these colored pencils were some Prismacolors.  I was amazed at what they could do.  I started buying more and more.  Now, I'm obsessed.  They are so versatile.  I've been experimenting with them on the SOG images.  Ok, so they aren't Copics, but I get some nice shading and great coloring with them!

Here is my latest card with the SOG Winter Mae image:
I did this card for two challenges: one on Some Odd World where the challenge was to use our dies or cut files.  I made some snowflakes on my Cameo and used them on this card.  I also did the card for a challenge on the SOG blog.  They have a monthly challenge where they give you a sketch and ask you to use it as a springboard for a card.  This month's challenge was a very simple sketch, and I have seen all kinds of interpretations!  This is mine!

Thanks for catching up with me and my crafts! :)  Hopefully, soon, I will come up with many more ideas on how to liven this blog up!  Any ideas are welcomed!

Have a great day, and if you have any questions about my projects or supplies, just leave a comment!  (I love to read comments, anyway and would love to hear from you!!!)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Cards from the weekend

Good morning!  Please excuse my absence.  I usually blog on Mondays, but last Monday was Labor Day.  With my husband home, I wasn't able to blog.  Here I am; ready to go!

This weekend, I took some time to make some cards for Sublime Chocolate (where I work!)  My boss allows me to sell my cards there which go well with a gift of a box of chocolates!  My supply of cards at work is running very low.  This weekend, I had to make some more.  

I sat down on Saturday with a few cards in mind and went to work.  I decided having a plan and actually sticking to it gets me to make more cards for the time I'm working.  Great stuff.  I didn't get many designs done, but I did a few of each, so I have plenty to sell!  Here they are:

After posting the pictures, it doesn't seem like I got a lot accomplished, but I feel I did.  I guess as long as I felt good about what I accomplished, that is all that matters.

Hopefully, I will be back sooner rather than later with some other crafty things!  Have a good day!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Some Odd Girl Tag

On Some Odd World, there is a challenge called the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  They give you this board as a prompt. 
You have to use the center sqaure, and you make anything that is in a straight line with the center square.  Fun, right?  The different people images represent a different character of the Some Odd Girl clear and digi stamps.  You can you whichever image of the represented character.  (For more information, go here).

I chose the center line with the brads and the SOG character, Tobie.  I chose Puppy Tobie to use on my tag.  What do you think?

Isn't he just too adorable??  Come join the fun at Some Odd World!