Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I am Home!

Hello friends!! Did you miss me like I missed you? Two and half weeks with no crafting...yikes and since I have come home, I keep looking for my mojo and can't find it! We had a beautiful vacation with our grandsons until the last two day when I developed food poisoning. Let me tell ya, I was so sick, it was horrible. I never, ever want that again. It is horrible and if you have it you know it. You are so dang sick.

My granddaughter, Abbie had a tonsillectomy after we returned and thank goodness, I was well enough to travel so I could be with her and my daughter, Amy in PA. Tyler and Travis grandmother and grandfather met me there and took the boys to Michigan. They live in Las Vegas and each summer spend time with both of their grandparents!  When I came home from Amy's,  I rolled up into a ball and my body just quit, it said "no more!"  I agreed too!  Good news: Abbie did great and was a real trouper. She is still recovering and each day gets better! Yahoo!

TIP OF THE DAY:  Have you ever used Stickles? Stickles is glitter glue with an easy flow tip made for paper products. There are very few cards I have not used Stickles on. I love it and it really gives your cards a finish, professional, glittery look! I have discovered you can not use Stickles on digital images printed on Cryogen paper. It makes the lines bleed.  So when ever you are using Stickles for the first time on a new paper, ink, etc. test it first to prevent heartache in the end.  Stickles is the last thing I use and ruined two beautiful cards today with it. It was a real bummer! Esp. with my mojo hiding on me!

This cute card "Dogs Day Afternoon"  from Karen Doodles! was fun to color! I was commissioned to make this card by one of my hubby's co-workers. This is the first card I have made for her and she picked this image out of the ones she saw.  I wanted to make a flowery,  oh my gosh, dead drop gorgeous card and yet it's a dog! I love this image, but you can't flower him all up!! Can you? LOL  Anyhow, doesn't he just make you wish you were the one on the beach with a cool drink in your hands! I know I do!! I found the beach umbrella by doing a google search for umbrella's and printed Happy Birthday on it! Easy peasy in Microsoft word! I put diamond glaze on his sunglasses and drink to make them shine. Diamond  Stickles on the sand to make it glittery. After I was done coloring the fur I applied colorless blender with an old wash clothe to give it a more texture look.  I love the end result! LOL in this picture it looks like a cigarette hanging from his lips!! It's a straw!  Maybe I should add some color to it!!!

Challenge: Party Time Tuesdays   This is fun challenge held every Tuesday. Decides the recipe you need to have a birthday sentiment on your card.  Let me tell ya it is super nice when you need a birthday card and you have one right there already made!


  • Digi: Karen Doodles "Dog Day Afternoon"  Don't you just love it!
  • DP: Basic Grey
  • Nestability Scallop Oval
  • Flowers: Prima
  • Sentiment: Computer
  • Ribbon: Ofry
  • Diamond Glaze
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Copic markers:
    • Fur: E49, E47, E44, E35, E25, E31...Yep, I used all of them!
    • Scarf and hat: YG25, YG,23, YG,21
    • Chaise lounge: YG25, YG23, G20, Y06, Y02, Y00
    • Glasses: Prismacolor pencil
Thank you for stopping by and please leave some I can use all I can get! LOL


Kristie said...

Happy to see you posting! Was just wondering where you've been earlier today, glad you are feeling better and that you got to enjoy most of your vacation!

Cute image, love the paper and that neat border! Thanks for playing along with Party Time Tuesdays!

Sharon Keanly said...

Such a cutie Colleen, love that border punch. Hope you've received my emails. hugs to you my friend, Sharon x

Dianna said...

Adorable card, Colleen! Thanks for coming back to the party at PTT this week!

Anna said...

Oh, my! How fun! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

Nancy said...

The dog makes me chuckle!! Love it!! Thanks for partying with us this week at PTT!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute card, Colleen!! What a fun image!! Love how you personalized it!!

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