Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The aurora australis over the Dark Sector at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station on June 3, 2008. The Dark Sector is so-named due to the absence of light and radio wave interfence. The bright spot above the ground shield in the foreground is Jupiter. The white streaks of light going up are the Milky Way. (Keith Vanderlinde/National Science Foundation) From this page: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/11/scenes_from_antarctica.html
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I had signed up for another fall swap. Although I probably should have switched the yorkie card and this card between the two swaps!
Well, I wanted to make a fall card and use orange. And so decided to use the color scheme of candy corn. I wanted to use one of the Monsters/Kids stamps from www.jessicalynnoriginal.com and went with the Mummy because he's adorable! (And he fit into my circle cut!) Well, I had some issues with the execution of my idea. The brads are supposed to be like thought bubbles and the tall pumpkin is thinking about scary mummies coming to see him.
So on the way home today I thought a better way to do it might be masking, so I gave that a shot and changed from the Mummy to something else the tall boy is scared of! Being carried away! For this set, I made sure all the tall boy's eyes were looking in the right direction. Also, none of the background candy corn is over a pumpkin. I did have some trouble getting the bottom part of the masking to turn out as crisp as I'd like, but overall, I think they turned out better than the previous versions.
And the best part is, I can still see ways I could have made them even better. If I had some glitter stuff, I would have made the witch glittery and that would have looked nice.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
You can see more samples and the other new set - I love to Shop! - on www.jessicalynnoriginal.com. There are also two new sets of words to go with each of the bigger sets and some cute new animals.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
I made the cards for the "I'd Die Without this stamp" swap on SCS. I used the Garden Bug set from JessicaLynnOriginal. I wanted to use the dragonfly, because it is my favorite, but the butterfly seemed to fit a little better. I also it made it to go along with this week's Sketch Challenge.
And I made another card! One for my sister's birthday using the Sketch Challenge from last week! Cute little bug holding lilacs!
What were you doing ten years ago?
Going to college and starting Lookout2's Young Hercules Page (which I accidentally let expire this year! GRRR!!!!!) So, I had classes until 1pm and no job and life was good. :)
What were you doing 1 year ago??
Sometime around now I think I was stamping my first cards...?
Name your five favorite snacks...
In no particular order...pretzels, tortilla chips, CHOCOLATE, some Freezie things, and cheese, I guess.
Name five things you would do if you were a millionaire...
Buy a house, pay off debt, give money away to people probably, go to Disney World!, and invest! That million won't last long!
Name five things you like doing...
Reading, writing, I do like makin' cards, but it's frustrating sometimes, playing PC games, watching reality TV apparently!
Name five things you would never wear again...
Name your five favorite toys...
Computer...I am drawing a blank. Maybe I need more toys?
Now, it's my turn to tag five more people. I tag...ninajeanette, lauri and nancyk!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
First, this card took me HOURS. I was going to try for a sketch template on Split Coast, but didn't think it out enough ahead of time. So, this is what I ended up with. It looks pretty good, for my cards, I think. I used the Relaxation Tree for All Seasons from JessicaLynnOriginal and a Card Quote.
Next I made a birthday card using another stamp from JessicaLynnOriginal that I ordered at the same time as the Relaxation Tree. Again, I used a Card Quote. I just bought a hole punch, so this was my first time using that also.
And last but not least, I tried out the burned batik techique from SCS.
With this one, I used a couple stamps that came with the Relaxation tree for the burned batik part of the background and one of the JLO Doodle Bugs stamps for the foreground. I wanted to add a sentiment, but it would have blocked one of the bugs, so I left it as they are supposed to show a progression. I scorched the card and didn't have clear embossing powder, so I think the burning part could have gone better, but I'm looking forward to giving it another shot.
I made a couple cards for last Christmas. The first one is the Christmas Corgi from JessicaLynnOriginal Stamps. We used to have a Corgi, so I sent this card to my sister. After making this, I wondered why it didn't look like other cards and I realized I need to work on my matting! :-o (Or my measuring! LOL!)
The other card I made is actually a Halloween stamp (Penny Black's Brown Bag Monster) but the inside said "Don't let the holiday's stress you out!" I got some suggestions like I could have added Christmas lights to the cat to make it more Christmasy, but I think it's cute. :) He obviously just got back from the mall at Christmas time!