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Thursday, August 30, 2007
Well I finally had a chance to play with my copic markers last night and I think I have finally had some success. I followed Michelle's instructions that are on her blog for how to use them and this is what I came up with. This is a new stamp from Alluring Impressions What do you all think? I know I went out of the lines a little bit because I was concentrating on blending the colors more than staying in the lines but I am pretty happy with it. I am going do another one and then I hope to make a card with it. I even have a few ideas on what background to use with it too.
I also have been admiring quite a few ladies blogs that are using the spellbinders nestabilities dies but they are not for sale yet. As you all know I hate waiting for anything so today I had a great idea to try my Coluzzles and see if I could come up with the same thing and it worked! This is how I did it. I cut an oval from the Coluzzle template and then went back and cut another one a size smaller. Then I took the bigger oval and placed it under the stencil of the smaller one made. After that I placed them both up against a window and traced the smaller circle with a stylus and it worked. Today was one of those days that all my over buying of supplies finally paid off! I was so excited. I am hoping to get the airbrush attachment for the copic markers on Saturday so I hope to show you what it looks like airbrushed then. Well thats about it from here today. I am going to go do the dishes now and try and play some more before my sister and niece come and get their nails done. By the way BB is not on here tonight. It is on at 12:30 am tomorrow because of football :( so I have to tape it and watch it tomorrow night. I will update you all on what happens Saturday.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I forgot to tell you all that I finally sent in a card that I made for a contest that a major stamping magazine is having. I originally made the card for one of the Technique Junkies COTM contests but when I saw this magazine was having a doodling card contest I thought it would be perfect for that too. Hopefully the judges will think so as well. The technique I used on the card is called Modern Grid. It is another great technique from Patstamps.com. The stamps I used are from The Angel Company.
BB was interesting last night. What did you all think of Eric finally kissing Jessica? It is to bad that Eric did not use the veto but I understand he really needs to do with America wants. Hopefully Amber will go home now. I just can't take anymore of her crying can you?
Well that's about it here for today. I am off to play with my copic markers now. I found a new tutorial showing how to use them on this gals blog this morning http://michellewooderson.blogspot.com/ Check it out if you get a chance.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Well it is Monday again. The weeks just seem to fly bye now. I use to wish that time went bye this quickly not anymore. Anyways I didn't post yesterday because Sunday is my cleaning day and there was really nothing new to report. I tried to get a little stamping done in between cleaning but did not come up with anything new to share yet, I was mostly just experimenting. Unfortunately I did not get any stamping done Saturday like I had hoped to either because my hand was still hurting from the nail party I did on Friday. It is finally feeling better now though. This morning I started off by baking gluten free blueberry muffins. I eat very little wheat/gluten and dairy because I suffer with chronic pain/migraines and stomach problems and I find that it helps. I order a lot of my gluten free products from www.glutensolutions.com and would highly recommend them because it can be hard to find foods like this that taste good. This morning I used the vanilla muffin mix they sell from The Really Great Food company and added blueberries. They are very good. I highly recommend this brand of muffin mixes.
Today was suppose to be the day my homeschooling group meets but we are taking a break until after Labor day so Emilia and I played a game of Scrabble instead and she was able to use all her letters to make a word! She is in the lead now but we are still in the process of playing so no winner yet.
I have also been busy most of the day trying to figure out how to use my new Copic Sketch Markers. I am an avid reader of Debbie Olsons blog http://debbiedesigns.typepad.com/muse_and_amuse/2007/08/index.html. She is the one who has inspired me to start using them. I am having a terrible time figuring out how to blend them so they look like her samples though. If any of you are using them and have any tips for me on how to use them so my work looks like hers please let me know. Rich said he would go buy the art store on his way home from work and pick me up a few more colors so I am hoping they will help me get the effect I am looking for. If they do then hopefully I will have some samples to share with you all soon.
As far as TV goes we watched BB last night. I pretty much figured Zach and Amber were going up. It will be interesting to see who Jessica puts up if one of them wins power of veto now. I don't think I can take much more of Amber crying though. There is nothing new on for us to watch tonight so I think we will catch up on Food Network shows. Well that is about it from here. Hope you all have a good night.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Sorry I did not have a chance to post anything yesterday but the nail party I did took a lot out of me. I ended up doing 12 girls nails which took 2 hours to do. By the time I was done I could barely move. I am still in pain today but at least I managed to get through it and the girls seemed happy with their nails. I came up with 4 designs for the girls to choose from and almost all of them picked the same one. (The red one with glitter and a black stripe). I have attached some pictures for you to see the designs I chose to do and a picture of a couple of the girls finished nails I did. If I can get my hand and arm to loosen up I am going to try and do some stamping this afternoon. Hope you have a good Saturday.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Not much new and exciting to report here today.I thought I would give you all a quick update on some shows I watch though. We finally finished watching America's got Talent and Terry Fator won! We were really happy about that. He definitely deserved to win. If you are not familiar with him you should go to www.NBC.com and check him out. The big fight between Dick and Jen was on BB tonight. It was even better than I thought it would be. Jen was voted out like I predicted. We are all glad she is finally gone. Jessica got head of household again. It should be interesting to see who she nominates now. We will have to wait until Sunday to find out unless I catch something about it on BB after dark, I will let you all know. Tomorrow I am doing do a mini manicure and nail art birthday party for a group of 7 year old girls. I have not done birthday parties in years so this should be interesting. I will try to get some pictures to share with you all. Tonight I am going to leave you with a card I entered in the Technique Junkies Technique of the month contest. The winners were announced tonight and the contest is over now so I am able to share it. All the entries were great and the 3 ladies that won definitely deserved it. The technique is called rainbow double and the stamps I used to make the card are Firecracker Designs by Pamela. Have a good night!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Well last nights dinner was a semi success. Unfortunately the chicken was not thawed out all the way and I did not cook it long enough so I had to microwave it to get it done all the way or we never would have eaten. It solved the problem though. I also can't use fettuccine noodles anymore because hubby informed me that he does not like them. I think I will try this one again with Penne though. Emilia and I are still enjoying Brain Age 2. Her favorite game on it so far is the piano one. I would have to agree with that as well. There also is a new version of Dr. Mario on this one. It is a calming version and it works too! Will won On The Lot last night. We were happy about that. Emilia and I still have not finished watching America's got talent but so far it is down to Cass and Terry. BB was okay. Looks like they are a few days behind from the Showtime one so no showdown between Dick and Jen yet. I am assuming they will show that Thursday. Jen got back doored in the veto competition so I think she will go home. Nothing good is on tonight for us all to watch so I think Emilia and I will catch up on food network shows. I will be taping Top Chef and Real World to watch later though. I finished my book last night (Homesick) like I was hoping to. It was pretty good. Well off do some Tai Chi before dinner.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Hello again. I have been waiting for today for 3 weeks now. Today was the release of Brain Age 2 for Gameboy DS. One of my biggest problems is wanting something and not being able to get it when I want it but this time I had no choice. The wait was hard but I made it though. lol..... Anyways my sister took me to get it this morning and so far it has been worth the wait. Hopefully it will be as fun as Brain Age 1 is. I will keep you posted on how it compares to Brain age 1 as I play with it more. I know you may be wondering why I would be so excited about a video game. Well I am not in the majority of women that like jewelery and shoes. My weakness is electronic gadgets and art supplies/stamps too. lol....
Also every other Tuesday I am going to be trying out a new recipe from my new favorite chef Giada De Laurentiis. Her show on the Food Network is called Everyday Italian and I love it. Tonight I am making Roasted Chicken with Broccoli Rabe. I am going to be making a few changes to the recipe though because I have been having a hard time finding Broccoli Rabe and am not sure if I would like it anyways because I don't like broccoli. I also hear it is bitter so I am substituting it with spinach. If any of you have tried it let me know what it tastes like. I will let you all know how it turns out tomorrow. Tonight is also BB night. I was watching it on Showtime after dark last night and Dick is really mad at Jen right now for taking his cigarettes so this should be a good episode. Tonight is also the final shows for The Lot and America's Got Talent. We don't really have a favorite to win The Lot but we are hoping Terry Fator wins America's got talent. He is the impersonating singing ventriloquist and is really talented! The other final 3 are good too so I won't be to disappointed if he does not win. I still hope he does win though because it would be nice to see someone other than just a singer win this time. I also received my new corner punch today that I have seen a lot of you using on your card layouts. I hope I got the right one. Can't wait to use it but probably won't have time to stamp today hopefully tomorrow though. Well I better go get the chicken on so I can walk on the treadmill while it is cooking. Hopefully I can finish my book (Homesick) while I am walking too so I can start The Manny tomorrow. Hope you have a good night and thanks again for stopping by.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Welcome! Well I finally did it. I decided to take the plunge into the world of blogging. I hope you will enjoy reading about what goes on in my life and seeing my card creations. First a little about me. I live in Denver, CO. I was born and raised here and have never lived anywhere else. I live with my husband Rich our daughter Emilia and our 2 dogs Dakota and Lily. I have been homeschooling Emilia since she was 4 years old with Calverts homeschool cirriculm. We started Calvert 4th grade the first part of June but are only doing it part-time for the summer We will start back up with it full time after labor day. I also run a homeschool support group here as well. I have been doing nails out of my home for the last 14 yrs. I only do them part time now because I homeschool Emilia too. Right now I am looking for a few new clients though. I also make handstamped one of a kind greeting cards and have a website where I try to sell them Cards By Terri I got into stamping 2 1/2 years ago because a friend of mine was a consultant for a major scrapbooking company and sent me one of their stamps. Shortly after that I found out about Technique junkies and I was hooked. Unfortuantely I found out I could not sell my cards from the website my husband created for me using that companies stamps so I stopped using them . Because of that I will only use true angel companies stamps in my creations now. I also am a hobby demo for the Angel Company and am on two design teams. Lasting Impressions with Panache and Alluring Impressions. When I am not busy with those things I also like to knit, quilt, scrapbook, read, cook and watch TV too. Right now I am really into the food network. My favorites chefs are Giada and Paula Deen. I also love Regis and Kelly and The View but they are off for 2 weeks now. Things are also getting pretty quiet in night time tv land too but luckily we still have Big Brother. That is our favorite show right now. Well that is probably enough about me for now. I hope to be able to post everyday and keep you updated on what is going on. Today is my sisters birthday. The card I posted above is the card I made for her to help celebrate it. Stamp is from The Angel Company. Well that's it for now. I hope you have a great day and will stop by again soon.