Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sometimes it just needs to be easy...

Well, sometimes I think that I just make things too difficult and too time-consuming. Now don't misunderstand me, I love all things layered, colored and just so. However, there is definitely a time for the simple. Well, that time is NOW. Here is a card I did quite a while ago, but by stamping the birds (which I cut out on my Silhouette SD) and adhering them on top of some stamped images that are layered  and done in different inks, simple was the key.

Hope you have had a good week. I just can't believe that it is about time for another to begin. Life just keeps zooming by! Have a restful completion to your weekend  and check back soon!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Next Generation

Well, this is what I have been doing. I drew this for my daughter's birthday card. Of course, I don't even claim to have it actually ON a card...but the coloring is done. I will try to post a picture of the finished card. (If I ever get it done!! Maybe it will be for NEXT year's birthday, since her birthday is already past for this year.) I wish I had done my job and actually written down what marker numbers I had used...but I was coloring for fun and not making note of those things. Sometimes, it is just nice to not have to think ahead and remember to make notes about things like that!

Also, just so you know...I am passing on my LOVE of Copic markers to my children. Here is a peak at the Copic Lesson (I must say it was much anticipated by my children...they nagged me to sit down and give them a lesson...) with my kids. I guess I will just pass this on to the next generation....

The kids chose their own digital prints and colored the whole image before we were done. They were so excited! And I must say, they did a great job.

Enjoy your week, Friends. I hope you will check back regularly!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Where are thou?

Well, it might seem that I have been lost. However, I have just been busy. Life does get in the way, and so does work. I am the assistant manager for the largest scrapbook store in the Northwest. (8000-square-feet) and it has kept me busy, busy, busy. At first it was getting the store set up and started. Then it was hiring, training and keeping staff. After that, it was making and updating store samples. (OH, and insert time for Copic Certification) Now I teach all the Copic classes for the store. Unfortunately, not a lot of creative time. All my blogging time seems to be spent on keeping up the store blog and Facebook, and after that...nothing left more me.

Besides that, my kids seen to keep growing up. But I think I need to put more emphasis on my creative endeavors. Either that, or just lose my mind. Too much stress and not enough creative time sure do make you feel old very quickly. So I am beginning the slow process of coming back. Check back soon for some photos of some of my Copic coloring and other projects.
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