Thursday, November 13, 2008

Festive Owls

I have been having fun playing with my new "Owl Christmas" set from Hero Arts. There are so many fun owl images in this set. I'm sure I will be sharing some more cards using that set. I had a REALLY hard time getting a decent photo. I was able a couple outside today in a little bit of sunlight (sorry for the shadows), but some of the up close pictures were taken indoors so they are not as bright. This was my first version (in red). I colored the owl with my Koh-i-noor pencils & his sweater is colored with "chalk" pencils which I need A LOT more practice with. I think the "chalk" pencils probably work better if you have a more solid space to color in. I also used my Spica glitter pens & A Muse twinkle stickers to add some sparkle. I tried to get a close up of the sparkle below (it REALLY sparkle IRL), but it still doesn't show up very well, but you get the idea. Thanks for visiting today & I hope you have a FABULOUS weekend!!

I covered the snowflake in the Impress Sparkle Glitter & placed an A Muse Twinkle Sticker in the center. If you are looking for a similar glitter, I think the Martha Stewart "Snow" glitter at Michael's is similar.
I thought the red version turned out pretty cute, so I made a blue version below. I did not use Twinkle stickers on this version & I used a combination of Copics & Koh-I-Noor pencils to color this one. I also used my Spica glitter pens as well.

Another close-up of the sparkle below, but again, it still doesn't show very well in the photo.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cute Little Clips

I have been wanting to make some of these binder clips ever since I saw them on Rhonda's blog. Thanks for the idea Rhonda!! Aren't they sweet? I think they would be cute for holding a picture or a recipe card. I used the one on the left as a post-it holder that I gave to a friend, but the "Post-It" pad that I used was a little to big for the chipboard coaster I used. I think it would work great if you used a standard size Post-It pad as long as it's not too thick. The only drawback to these clips is they don't seem like they will hold a lot of weight. Wishing you a happy day!
Info: Binder Clips from Staples; Ribbon by May Arts; Kitchen Notes & Sentiments by A Muse Artstamps; Sticky Note Pad from Michael's $1 spot.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Little Late Posting This....

As you may have figured, I'm taking a little break from blogging. I'm just not very good at keeping up with it. I have a couple of photos to share so I thought I would pop in and say HI!!! Anyone that is reading this, I'm glad you're still with me. :) First photo is for Tracy's sketch from last week. I actually had this card done on Monday, I'm just now getting it posted. I love the new Cupcake Builder set from A Muse!!The glitter that I used on this card is so cool. While I picked it up last week at Impress in Tukwila, Washington while I was on a last minute vacation visiting family. You must get some of this glitter!! Now for my exciting news :) ......take a look at where else I have been in the photo below.....
Opening Day at A Muse Shop - Seattle, WA
Linda is such a sweetheart & it was an absolute joy to be able to meet her!! They new shop is beautiful! They really did a gorgeous job at restoring the building they are in.