My sisters sweet friend, Valerie made this amazing button for me and my blog...how awesome is this. Thank you so much Valerie. I hope all my followers, fans and friends will grab this button and display it on your blog with pride. Please feel free to link it back to my blog for all your friends to share in my artwork and fun. Thanks again Valerie...YOU ROCK!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I did this card for several challenges this week and challenge me it did. The first was for the Motivet Blog Challenge. I'd never attempted fur before with my Copics and I can't say I've mastered it, but once I did a little learning it wasn't half bad the finished result. The other challenge was for the Colour Create Challenge and this was the one that really pushed me. It was to use lemon and lime colors...two colors I never mix together. Granted they go very well, it's just generally not my mix. I'm not one of those artist who can tell you what something is going to look like in my head...I work with it as it progresses so this is one card I hated when I first started it, but once I gave it a little love it truly has become one of my favorites. It's such a fresh look waiting for spring and I really was pleased with the finished results. I hope you enjoy also and remember to really push yourself also.
Posted by Lori at 6:23 PM
I had such fun coloring this image from Sassy Studios. I can't tell you why I saw her with streaks of electric blue hair and fish net hose on, but I did. I think this must be some secret alter ego I would like to have...as I'm really a true "goober" as my friend Tanya likes to say. I did this card for the Sassy Studio Challenge this week. It's suppose to be a representation of what I did on New Year's Eve...so, does this card show that? NO...... Not really, I at least stayed up till midnight to kiss my hubbie and then I think I was asleep by 12:01...I'm really a bore. But in my dreams I was this bombshell that rocked the house...so I figured this was a lot more exciting.
Posted by Lori at 4:52 PM
Monday, January 4, 2010
Ushering in the new year is the new Spring 2010 Close To My Heart Idea Book, and boy is it awesome. Leave it to Close To My Heart to be the leader in what is hot in the scrapbooking/cardmaking world. Edgy pages and stamps in the "You Rock" kit....beautiful birds and flowers in the Veranda collection, birdcages, umbrellas and other cuties...just to wet your appetite. You can always click the idea book on the right had side of the page to view the Idea Book online, but even better...contact me and we'll arrange to get you a hard copy out in the mail. Trust me there is nothing like drooling over the real thing every night before you go to sleep. If I sound as if I just might do this myself...you'd be right! So be sure to shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to get your copy of the Spring 2010 idea book. OH and don't forget this month with all the new items you can also take advantage of the Felicity kit that is still going on ...FREE with any $60 stamp purchase or $120 any order....it's a $35 value so well worth taking advantage of that one.
This months workshop is the "You Rock" kit. This is a great value where you get an exclusive stamp set that coordinates with the You Rock, mini medley metal accent collection in the color denim and also a complete workshop guide that shows cards and layouts. You will have enough in your kit to be able to do it and still keep going. The kit is a discounted price of $29.95 and I'll be doing a live workshop in my area for any of you who are interested, please contact me. Don't live close but wish you could come...don't worry with the complete color guide you'll be able to join in the fun long distance, but you can only get this kit through me, not my website, so contact me via email if you would like to participate. There are some additional add on that go with this kit per your choice: Top Coats "Rockin" (really suggest you add these on...they make the artwork) $4.95, Bitty Sparkles $2.95 which are tiny little sparkles that add just that hint of shine and white hemp...always a staple.$2.25. So take just the basic kit or add it all on for a ton of fun.
Now that the holidays are starting to settle down and basically go away, whew...also stay tuned for new 2010 videos featuring some of our wonderful new products. Look forward to hearing from you all.....Go Create and Inspire, Hugs Lori
Posted by Lori at 3:46 PM