Saturday, February 25, 2012

Flower Power

We had temperatures over 70 degrees for the last 3 days in a row - in February - and it was so wonderful! Even though it's back down into the 40s and 50s for the next week or so, I enjoyed it while it was here. The winter has been so mild here in southeastern Virginia where I live, that there are already some daffodils blooming in front of my house, and I've even seen a few of the flowering trees in bloom. So in honor of all this lovely out-of-season weather and the flowers that are trying so hard to show themselves, this week's theme is Flower Power. Over at The Outlawz, our Saturday Paper a la Mode challenge is to create a project that uses flowers, so this is my design for the challenge.

I made this card using a digi from A Day for Daisies and colored it with Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers. I colored and cut out a duplicate of the larger flower to make it have a 3D effect.

I hope wherever you are that you have beautiful weather soon too! Thanks for stopping by, and big hugs to you!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dreaming of Spring

Old Man Winter hasn't been too unkind to me here in Virginia this year, but that still doesn't stop me from dreaming of Spring. I love when the birds start returning home and the flowers show their faces, and everything starts to warm up a bit. And of course, I love bunnies! So this week I made a card with a new bunny digi from A Day for Daisies and added in the quote myself before I printed it out. Isn't he the sweetest little thing?

Our challenge this week at The Outlawz for the Saturday Paper a la Mode is "Dreaming of Spring", so this is what I created. It's a simple little card, but sometimes simple is most effective. I colored the design with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.

And speaking of Prismacolors, I am taking a class in May with Marti Wills so I can learn some real coloring skills. I am also taking two Copics classes with Suzanne Dean. Now where am I going to be getting all this crafty goodness at you ask??? At our first ever Outlawz Rodeo Retreat!

If you have never visited us over at The Outlawz, please stop on by and say hello. We are going to have a great time in May, and the more the merrier! We hope you can join us!

Thanks for stopping by, and big hugs to you!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

I Heart You

Hi everybody! Well, here it is February, and of course I have been procrastinating as usual! My son is at the end of wrestling season - this is his senior year and I am the Team Mom, so that takes up almost all of my "free" time, but I love him and all of his teammates, and I don't know what I'll do with myself next year when he's off at Virginia Tech doing his college thing. But for now I just try to enjoy it. The newspaper had an article about Chris and two of his teammates last week - I am so proud of him - this is the photo they had in the paper - Chris is in the middle:

My love abounds for him and his entire team. And in honor of all that love, we are doing an I Heart You challenge over at The Outlawz this week. The challenge is to create a project that uses at least two hearts, so I made two cards, because I just love hearts and can't get enough of them (and I didn't have time to create something more elaborate).

Thanks for stopping by! I am off to the district wrestling tournament - Chris is wrestling in the finals today, along with 7 of his teammates - that's 8 of 14 guys in the finals - a huge accomplishment! Wish them luck!