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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It's Tuesday's Party Time, It's Tuesday's Party Time

Good morning!! So how many of you remember Buffalo Bob asking "Say Kids, What time is it?" and everyone would scream "It's Howdy Doody Time!" Oh no! Did I just give my age away? LOL. The old TV shows were so different from today and what we remember can be funny!

One day at the gym I said to one of the girls "Ok Kimosabe!" which is an expression I have used since I was a little girl. She quickly looked at me like I just insulted her and said "what did you call me?" I busted out laughing, once again I was showing my age. Kimosabe is what Tonto use to call the Lone Ranger and it means "trusted friend!"  Oh, when she had no clue what I was talking about...I felt ancient!

Ok, so who's been going around stealing the Mojo? Mine's gone, gone, gone and I want it back! First it is stolen from my friends and now mine...geeesh! Oh well, the show must go on!

It's Party Time Tuesday! Do you want the best challenge blog ever? Well, look no more for Party Time Tueday is here! So what's so great you ask? Well, let me tell ya!! There is one requirement, on top of the challenge of the week and it is you must have a birthday greeting on the outside of  your card! Now be honest, wouldn't it be nice to have all your B/D cards done before you actually need them? I think so!! So come on over and join the fun!! This week challenge is an inspirational challenge and the colors are Red,. Black and White!

Several things not to forget!
  • Free Copic Classes over at Simply Scrapping Crafts and the awesome Copic Challenge Where you can win 2 Copic markers or 2 Variance Ink refills just by playing!
  • Teddy-Stampers   one year anniversary blog hop which runs until November 18.  Awesome prizes to be won, including one from me!! You can read all about it in the below  listing
  •  Party Time Tuesday is running a DT call and trust me you will love the DT . Kristie and Di are two of the most wonderful people to work for!  So come on over and put in your application and join the fun!
Challenges: 
My card for the DT Party Time Tuesday is very simple using the photo below this one for inspiration.

I really wasn't happy with the card above so I tore it apart and came up with this...which, not sure what to think!
Maybe a tad better!

Tip of the Day:   Cleaning your Copic Markers.  We have all experience the messy markers after using them a lot. Did you know when the inside of your caps are build up with dried ink,  you can actually cause your marker harm. You will no longer have an airtight seal.  What can happen is your ink dries a tiny bit in the nib and what you will might notice  is your paper will become tacky and sticky. So now what do you do. Carefully remove your nib and place it in a small plastic baggie with either 97 percent alcohol or your colorless blender solution. You leave the nib in the bag and after it turns white return it to the marker.

Cleaning your markers is very important and you want to clean inside the caps and around the area at the end of the marker where the nib slides into. You can clean it with Colorless Blender solution, rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer. Do not put the hand sanitizer on your nibs...to be honest I don't know what it could do and I just would not try it! 

 Visit the rest of the the Party Time Tuesdays design team for lots of great inspirations!  Hugzzzzzz

12 comments:

Kristel said...

These are really stunning!!! Wowww
Hugs Kristel

Sharon Keanly said...

Love them both my friend. If that damn Mojo appears on your doorstep, kick his ass and send him home, I am sick and tired of him running around now...LOL Hope you are well. Always enjoy your posts. hugs Sharon xxx

Katie said...

Love them both! The stamped flower image is so pretty.

Dianna said...

I love both cards, Colleen! Honestly, I don't know how many cards I've ripped up and recreated! {{wink}}

♥ Di

Nancy said...

Awesome tip, Colleen!! I always enjoy your posts!! Two very beautiful cards this week...love your interpretation of the inspiration picture!

Monica said...

Oh, why did you tear up the first card... all that hard work, it was wonderful. And so is the second one. Lovely flowers and black and white with red always looks stunning!

xxx Monica

Sue said...

Hi ya
i luv them both, gorgeous images, fab colour work, lovely papers, sue,x

Anna said...

You're card doesn't seem to be missing your mojo! Beautiful card. Love your sketch!

ThePurplePlace said...

Love the Red, White and Black and I also enjoy ALL of the Fabulous COPIC tips!

Thanks for sharing and thanks for some wonderful new inspiration!!!

Hugs,
Lis

~jan said...

Both cards are so pretty, Colleen! Your coloring abilities are fabulous! Thanks for all the great tips too!

coldwaters2 said...

I adore both these wonderful creations, the image, design and colours work so perfectly, they look so elegant.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Paige said...

Beautiful cards and layout. Love the coloring on the flowers too!

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