November 30, 2010

December....snow...what else is there?

Instead of waking up to snow this morning, it was all rainy. I really didn't want to get up and go into work, one of those lazy days! Outta the house at 7:30am though and off to the train.

On Saturday my friend Carol and I attended the Stamp until you cramp at Stamping Bella's. It was great! I got to see Laura and Kelly and we had a FABULOUS time together. I also got a lot of my Christmas cards done. One of the ladies at work had asked for some cards with Penny Black's hedgehog on them and I was very excited to make them for her. I love her stamps!! Finishing touches go on them tonight and will post some pictures of them tomorrow.

One of the other cards I created is this one:

The image is from Stamping Bella, Not Even a Mouse by Mo Manning. I fell in love with this stamp as soon as I saw it. I even had the best paper to go with it. I had taken a class at The Workshop about two weeks ago and I had some left over paper with the plaid on it. It worked out perfectly. I added some brown ribbon and an ringed edge that was punched out using a Martha Stewart punch. I also included three gold baubles to the bottom right hand corner.

Here is a close up of the mouse in her cup. So adorable. I colored the image using copic markers.

Here are the colors I used:
For the mouse: C00, C1, R11
Blanket: B000, C00
Letter: E00
Cheese: Y11
Stocking: E55
Cup and Saucer: G95, G99, R29

For all the shading around the image on on the cup and saucer I used a dark gray and medium gray with Goo Gone.

Just an update on my dad's mom, tumor is back and she goes for surgery tomorrow, all fingers are crossed!!

Hope you enjoy!

November 22, 2010

food for thought

It is interesting how life can take such quick curves when you aren't looking. At the house were I grew up we had a neighbour, Hazel. She saw both my sister and I born, and watched as we grew up. After my grandmother passed now 15 years ago, she became almost a surrogate grandmother for both me and my sister. And a mom for my dad, even to this day he calls her mom. She's sick again and it scares me. It is like watching what happened to my grandma all over again. So this is my therapy...writing and making cards because right now I am hoping she gets better....