Thursday, April 29, 2010
Okay, i'm not sure who at this point came up with the saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder", but he was soooooo right. My son Curtiss has been away at Nature's Classroom since Mon. with no contact with home. OMG, good for him, bad for me. He is 12 and really my bestest buddy. He is known as "mini-me" to all who know him. To not hear from him is KILLING me. However, I'm happier today since recieving both a package of maggies and a pack of Sugar Nellie stamps. The Sugarnellie stamps are so......difficult to get. I suggest: www.sugarnelle.com to get them. Otherwise it's a crap shoot. Carlotta
Posted by Carlotta Vachon at 6:51 PM
Monday, April 26, 2010
Happy Monday everyone. Although today I am a little blue. I dropped off my sweetpea at school today only to have him leave for Nature's classroom. Yes, a whole week without Curtiss. I'm going to go nuts. I thought it would be good practice for the dreaded day he leaves for college, wrong. I miss him already and it's only been 2 hours. UUgghhh, I guess I am a softie.
Despite having dirty hands and no fingernails left from cleaning the flowerbeds I did manage to finish Straight through the heart Tilda in time for the challange. I hope you like it. I decided to make it suitable for an engagement or wedding card rather than another Valentine (have about 20 already). Cutting her out was a bit of a challenge but not impossible. This was a fun one to make because I was determined to use red, white and black! So romantic. Sorry I can be a bit corney in that way. I have to add as well a BIG Thank You to all of you who have left comments on this post today. All I can do is think of C and smile. Only 4 more days to go I guess. Oh, I will be redesigning this blog soon. Time for a change.
Have a great week, Carpe Diem!
Card Recipe: Copics :E00,13,25,29,31,33,35,53,59, R20,22,27,29, Y13,32,BG05(eye), C5, CB0, Red atyou spica, 0.35 multiliner and uniball signo white gel pen, Memento ink of course, Bazzil cardstock, Neenah white, Scrap DP's, Ranger Distress crackle paint and stickles. Cuttlebug and embossing folder, Black velvet ribbon, flowers Magnolia and Creative imaginations. Pearls are from Recollections.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Tilda Springtime Scene
Well, since we are a week away from May i'll say it...It's finally spring! As with any part of the country the weather in New England can be quite unpredictable in the spring time. We haven't had too much rain thank goodness. Today it should hit upper 60's. Good for yard work and planting of the flowers. I finished a scene card last night that will be mailed out to a new friend as a thank you. I apolagize for not listing the Copics I used as I was trying to be good and clean up right away. You know, the OCD thing (I obviously did't have enough chocolate while I was working!) I did use 15-20 along with the clear atyou Spica on Tilda's shoes. The DP is Pinecone Press, CS- Bazzill, Flowers- Magnolia & Prima, Embossing powder- Ranger, Distress Ink- Ranger, Pearls- Recollections & The Robin's nest, Sentiment- Close to my Heart. Hope you enjoy.
Besides yardwork today also have to watch Curtiss's 3 on 3 hockey game and go to a birthday party. We already did his packing for Nature's classroom, one chore done. Yahoo! More time for crafting! I will be going to a farewell Crop next Sat. for a local scrapbook store that closed it's doors in March. I'll start packing for that I guess. Have a great weekend all!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Hi all! So can I just say I truely have spring fever now. 60's and sunny, what more could you ask for in New England in April? Went golfing yesterday with Curtiss and a little friend of his, the weather was perfect but I couldn't get into it. I was too busy thinking about my card in process. There are several awesome April challenges out there with lots of talented addicts. Yes, I say addict because these little Maggies are just so darned cute. I love using my Copics anyways so I guess 1 +1= addict. I too love the House-Mouse Designs stamps as well, but wood mounted, so I don't spend $$ as easily. I hope that there aren't any programs out there to help change stamp/marker/color addiction. I bet there is probably crafter's anonymous. No thanks, not interested. Will post my newest scene card featuring Tilda with a Sunflower late tomorrow. You know, these 14hour shifts are for the birds... (Night owls to be exact). Happy stampin.
Posted by Carlotta Vachon at 9:12 PM
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Hi everyone, happy Tuesday. It's nice and sunny here in MA. Took Curtiss golfing yesterday evening, first round of the season. It was nice to just take in the fresh air, and enjoy my son's company. I know it won't be long until it's "Uncool to hang out with mom. It took a little bit but here's my first card using a Magnolia stamp. I'm so excited! I think I will send her out to spread some cheer this weekend as it is supposed to rain.
I figured out how to use the Spellbinders dies in the Revolution machine as I have long been a QuicKutz and Cricuit girl. I just love the Nestabilities though. They are easy to organize and store. (Back to that organization thing again). I really need more hours in a day! "Just to play" of course. My goal with summer coming will be to complete one card and on scrapbook layout per week until school starts again in the fall. I know that without goals and timelines, I get very little done.
Another first about this card is that I actually broke down and used my bowdabra for the first time! I can't believe all the peripherals that have accumulated over the years! I don't think I would ever withstand a move with all this stuff! I guess it could be worse, it could be shoes :)
I lined the inside of the card with DP from Basic Grey from the Sugar rush collection. Everyone will soon see just how crazy I am for Basic Grey paper! The new Tim Holtz line is my runner up. Love it, love it, love it! Hope you have a wonderful start to your spring. With the flowers come the birds, butterflies and barbeques! Bring em' on ski season is over!
The Copic color combination used for the dress: B28, B26, B24, and B21. I also used RV17 for airbrushed edges, Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV21. Waterfall stickles, Prima flowers, The Robin's Nest Dots and Recollections Pearl stickers. Cardstock: Bazzill and DP: Basic Grey
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Happy Wensday all. Hope everyone had a lovely Easter. I broke down and told Curtiss that I was the Easter Bunny! OMG, the kids grow so fast. I know, I know he already knew, but it is still fun to pretend. Maybe that's why I have so many wonderful Springtime memories from my own childhood. Playing softball and neighborhood wide hide and go seek. It seems to me that kids don't have enough play time these days. Much like adults. I continue to make playtime for myself. Went to a Crop Saturday and enjoyed the company of Michele, Anita and Tanya. I completed a few layouts in anticipation of my Easter pictures.
I am working on my first Tilda card which is simply adorable! I have posted Tilda above and hope to post the completed card tonight. Thank you Suzanne Dean for your wonderful online lessons. It was money WELL spent.
Posted by Carlotta Vachon at 10:40 AM