Wednesday, June 18, 2008

My Ordinary Super Hero

Mom could tell this story better than I can but I have to give the story behind this card. I think it was last year sometime Mom asked Ian what he wants to be when he grows up and he told her that he wants to be an "ordinary super hero". He also loves the Incredibles movie so when I saw these stamps from Pink Cat Studio I knew I had to have them :)

So here is my Ordinary Super Hero (I took this 2 days ago when he was playing soccer with Joe) and here is a card I made that was inspired by him.

The colors for the card were inspired from the movie The Incredibles. I used Only Orange, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow and Basic Black. The super hero's side kick (the dog) was stamped on a scrap piece of white, cut out and pop-dotted. I colored them with my SU markers (I have been using my Copics I just haven't had a chance to make a card with the pieces I have colored.......yet).

I'm not sure if you can tell but I sponged around the orange and yellow pieces with only orange.

Remember you can click on the images to get a bigger picture.

Also, did you see the retiring stamp sets list yet? Click here to view it.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A card, some answers and we have strawberries!

First, this is another one of the cards we did at the last stamp camp. I used a sketch I found for the starting point of this card but I can't remember now where I found the sketch (sorry, if I find it I will add a link).

I had a couple of questions over the last little while that I haven't answered yet. I apologize for that, between being sick with a cold the last month and everything else that has been going on I keep forgetting to answer them.

I am going back and checking the posts from the last while but if I missed something please add a comment to this post and I will edit it at the bottom to answer.

Josee asked where I got my Copic markers from. I have been ordering all my copics from Hanna Stamps (<----- click here to go to the site). When I ordered mine they had them in sets but they are out right now, you can still order them individually (I got a "few" yesterday. LOL). They are excellent to order from. Paulette asked where to get a good deal on Nestibilities. I bought all of my nestabilities from Scrappin' Great Deals and I think I got a good deal on them ;-) It is the best price I have seen and the shipping if free if you spend over $100..........not hard to do. LOL!

Paulette asked "was this just a regular bottle cap or a craft bottle cap? could you use a hammer?" (from this post). It was a regular bottle cap, my friend Pam supplied me with the ones I used but I'm sure you could get them anywhere that sells wine making supplies (that is where she got them). I think you could use a hammer. You would probably want to put something solid over it to make it flatten evenly.

Paulette asked if I used a tri-pod for the pics in this post................nope. I just held the camera as still as I could. I think because it was dark and the sparkler was moving anyway it didn't matter if I moved the camera a bit.

Angie asked what "Ghosting" would be used for (see this post ).............I have no idea. LOL! I think it is just a fun technique.

Look at our strawberries!! Soooo exciting.................

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Birthday........... me :)

Today is my Birthday but if you ask Emma it is her's and she will argue if you say otherwise. LOL! Joe and I are going out for supper tonight (the Diplomat, my first time). We haven't had a babysitter for the 2 of us to do go out in ages. I have her come if he is away when I have stamping but that is about it. It will be a little strange going out without the kids.

This is one of the cards we did at the last stamp camp. The flowers on main circle piece are stamped in white craft ink and embossed in white ep. Then I used a sponge dauber to color the flowers with real red and pumpkin pie and pink passion for the beackground. The colors are really bright and "pop" in real life. The pink piece was stamped in real red and then colored with a pink passion marker and white gel pen. I'm not sure if you can tell but the ribbon is Real Red striped grosgrain and I colored part of it with an Only orange marker.

We started planting our veggies last night. We are a little late but I guess it is better late than never, right? Our strawberries are looking awesome! The blossoms are turning into green strawberries already. I am so excited! This is our first year with strawberries on the plants so it will be interesting to see how they turn out. I am going to try to get out later to take pics.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Supper is almost ready so this is going to be super quick. It has been so long since I have posted because I have been sick for almost 2 weeks with a "viral throat infection" (meaning they don't give any medication) and have been really feeling under the weather. Today seems to be a little better but my throat is still sore. I have an appt. tomorrow but I am hoping in the morning I will feel well enough to cancel (crossing fingers here).

Anyway, I had taken a bunch of pictures of cards from the last while but when I uploaded them to the computer they weren't as good as I had hoped. I am going to re-take them asap but until then here are a couple of pics that I took today.

The first is of our strawberry plants and the second is a bird that was on the swing set for quite a while this afternoon. I thought Mom might like to see the bird one and maybe tell me what it is :)