Friday, August 18, 2017

Back to School!!

Good morning!  
I have been at school this past week getting my room ready for our open house on Monday of next week.  My students officially start next Thursday.  
It has been a great summer, but I think I am actually ready to get back to the art of teaching.
I miss my students and colleagues.  
The only thing I won't like is the getting up at 5:30 AM each day. 
I am definitely not an early riser! 

I was up on the SRM blog yesterday with a card that celebrates the start of a new school year.
It uses stamps from the Fall Plans Planner set. 
I repeated the apples in a row using my Mini Misti to prevent "wonky" apples! I colored them with Copics and gave them a coating of Crystal lacquer.  Once dry I added a highlight to each apple using the Reminisce White Gel pen. 
I added a few epoxy circles and black jute to finish off the card. 
Hubby and I are making the most of this weekend! We are heading to the golf course on Saturday and on Sunday we are heading downtown to see the air and water show!
What are your plans for the weekend?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rainbow Hearts!


Good morning!  I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog today with a fun rainbow heart card using a cute stamp set from Sizzix. I used my Mini Misti and masking to line up the hearts in a straightish row. I colored each heart in the colors of the rainbow.  Where the hearts overlapped I blended both colors of Copics.  I added a drop shadow to each to give it more depth.  I used my Misti to line up the sentiment and stamped it in black ink. 

I decided to coordinate the background with each heart so I cut 1" pieces of card stock and adhered them to black card stock using Scrapbook Adhesive's  E-Z Squares® Refillable Dispenser.  I adhered the rainbow hearts to the background and tied a white ribbon at the top.  I used  Adhesive Dots Micro  to attach the sequins.  

This card just makes me happy looking at it!  :)
Have a great day my friends!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Polka Dots and Linen!

I am starting to face the reality that summer is slowly winding down, and the impending school year is near.
Crap.
Why does summer have to  go so fast?
Soon I'll be waking up at 5:30. 
Too early people....I really like the 7:00 time a whole lot better!

Honestly, I really do love my job. The kids, my school, the creative side to it....all of it. But if it could start each day an hour later, that would be great! LOL!

I was up on the SRM blog yesterday with a project all ready for winter.  
I used these adorable new linen bags!  Who doesn't love polka dots?
I stamped little tags using the Fall Plans Stamp set.  I embossed in red and white. I had these silk flowers in my stash and thought they were perfect for the top of the bag.
A couple of lime green glittery leaves, gold string and the bags were complete!
Thank you to all of you who contacted me about the R + F special that was going on! The Hydration Serums have all been taken!  Those of you that ordered are going to LOVE them!  Your skin is going to feel softer, more hydrated, and give you more youthful skin! If you didn't take advantage of the deal that is okay!  I have 3 mini eye creams to give away if you order a full regimen! (And you can still purchase the Hydration Serum!) Woohoo!
Contact me at chelemom71@yahoo.com

Have a wonderful day! 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Here Fishy, Fishy!


The minute I see fish, I hear Ernie from Sesame Street say, "Here Fishy, Fishy!"  (I've watched ALOT of Sesame Street in my day! ;) 
When I am in the mood to color I pull out Suzy Plantamura's images! So sweet and fun!
I used Zig Clean Color Markers to bring them to life!
I added glossy accents to each of them because not only do I love the dimension, I love that intensifies the colors as well! 

Thank you for supporting my new venture with Rodan + Fields!  I wanted to let you know that there is a great special going on right now.  If you order a full skin care regimen, you would receive a FREE Hydration Serum! ($98 dollar value!) plus FREE shipping, 10% off, and a 60 day money back guarantee! Are you happy with your current skin care?
I mean really happy?
Or are you using it because it's what you've always used....and now it is just a habit.
Do you want to use something that actually reverses time? Makes you look younger? Brighter?
E-mail me if you are ready to make the change! 

chelemom71@yahoo.com
Have a great weekend!


Thursday, July 27, 2017

No Line Coloring

Good morning! Do you all go on kicks with crafting?  Find a technique and keep doing it over and over?  Please tell me that it isn't just me.
I've decided that I really LOVE the no line coloring look.  To me it looks like I really know what I am doing. HA! Like I am some sort of professional or something! ;)

I used this MFT stamp and stamped it in Tim Holtz Spun Sugar. After I stamped it, I masked it so I could create the background.  
The background was done using the negative space of a die cut circle from card stock.  I placed it down and sponged pink and green inks. Then I peeled my mask off and started the coloring of my mouse. 
After I was done coloring I stamped the sentiment and added some flower sequins. I added clear drops to the centers.  I tied satin ribbon to the top  and added a vintage button to its center.

Thank you all for your prayers regarding my daughter, Cortney.  She had the MRI and 24 hour EEG.  I am so happy to say that she did not have any seizures and is able to be weaned off of the Depakote!
The power of prayer is amazing!
Thank you so much my friends!! 
Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Using Negative Space With SRM Stickers!


Good morning!  I am up on the SRM Blog today with a card that was inspired by Jennifer McGuire.  She had a video HERE that showed how to use negative space from a die cut.  I loved it so much I decided to give it a try!  It took a little bit of time to cut the image 6 times and carefully stack them up to give them the dimension that makes them really stand out. 
I colored the top layer with Copics and gave them a coating of glossy accents.  I die cut a flower, colored it, and gave it the same layer of glossy accents. 
I die cut the circle and added SRM's Life is Good Sticker collection as the focal point.  I adhered the flowers around the sentiment and glued on a few pearls and rhinestones. 
In a bit, Cortney and I leave for the hospital.  Prayers are appreciated that it all goes well!!
Have a wonderful day my friends!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Fun Shaker Card!

Good morning!  I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog with a fun shaker card! 
I borrowed this cute stamp from my Mother in Law.  I believe it is a Stampin' Up! set.  I colored it using Copic markers.  I added a few details with a white gel pen. 
I cut the image with two Spellbinder's rectangle dies.  I adhered my acetate to the back  and built it up using Crafty Foam tape. I added my sequins and adhered the main image behind it. The entire shaker was adhered to Lawn Fawn's plaid paper.  I tied satin string at the top and thought it would be fun to add 3 teeny pom poms to the center.  I used Dodz to adhere them. 
My sweet girl comes home for a week today.  Tomorrow she is having an MRI and a 24 hour EEG to check her seizure activity.  She has been on Depakote most of her life and unfortunately it is hard on the liver and detrimental to her bones.  (she already has osteopenia) So we are hoping that if her seizures have stopped (she hasn't had one in over 5 years) that we may be able to pull her off her medication.  We will be spending the night at the hospital.  Prayers are appreciated!