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Saturday, October 20, 2012

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!!!!!!

I will apologize in advance for this being a pic heavy post. Not like the last one wasn't either..lol I should have warned you then too. I just figure if it is a Show Me challenge that I am posting about... I should show you! lol
  Fist off I am WAY beyond stoked that I won last weeks SMT challenge!!!!! WOOOO HOOOO. I had been eyeballing Noah is all ears for a bit so i pounced on him with my store credit. He just makes me smile. How can you not smile at an adorable little boy dressed up as Mickey, I mean really???

I was itching to color him up right away, and we are heading out tomorrow  to drive up and see my Father in law for his 70th birthday. His wife is throwing a huge celebration party and everyone is making the trip from all over. I am excited and so is hubby... My Father in law has survived lung cancer ...not once but twice. So every year we have him here to celebrate is awesome and cherished. Anyway, I wanted to make a fun and young feeling card for him. I though little Noah fit the bill perfectly. Hubby and I think he will get a kick out of it.

I first paired him with a digi sentiment from TLC in Photo Shop elements. Is it not totally fitting with this image? I thought so. I did not get a pick of me doing that in Photo Shop but i did get a pic of it part way through coloring:


I had to stop and refill my E00 Copic before I could get the skin done... Notice the super inky fingers? I always get all inked up when I am coloring.. The funny thing is... I am right handed and my left hand is the one that gets so messy usually..lol I think that is a good indication that it is time to clean my Copics up. 


I kept the card itself pretty simple since he is a male. I really try and refrain from ribbons, flowers and bling on masculine cards.. call me crazy. lol 

Here is the front of the card: 


I actually got a pic of the inside of the card this time because I did something more than just put a white piece of paper to write on in it, which is not normal for me. I struggle with ornate designs inside of the cards. I think it is because I write so big that I am always worried about having enough space to write what I need to say. I LOVE seeing people making the insides of cards as decorated as the outside though. I would love to get better at that for sure. 


The Mickey was made with Mickey Font Cricut Cartridge.  Isn't he fun? I also love these kid saying sentiment stamps. I have had a set of them that I got on clearance awhile back at Hobby Lobby and this is the first time the pack has been opened. I need to find ways to use them more. 

If you made it all the way through my post I thank you for stopping by to visit. I hope you will join us this week over at The Sassy Cheryl  Show Me Thursday Challenge. You have until The 24th to enter.. so hop over and show us what you are up to. 

I will leave you with one more thing, because it was stuck in my head and I wanna share..lol ..... 

     


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Card Deets: 

Image:
 Noah is all ears- by Sassy Cheryl
sentiment by TLC 

Copics:
Skin -E00, E000, E11, R20
shorts- R27, R29, R39
ears-N8,N6,N5,N3,N1
shoes- N5, N3, N1, R29
t-shirt and gloves- C1 and colorless blender
hair- E55, E53, E51



Friday, October 12, 2012

Kids are just so darn cute!

I wanted to play along this week again in the SMT over at Sassy Cheryl. I did not get any cards or scrap pages done... but I would say I  still got to be creative.  Hubby is a photographer..trying to make it his career. For now he does it on the side and I help with props and poses. Although with 1 year old kiddos there is no posing, really..lol You just put them in a scenario and let them do their thing.

I work at a local Pregnancy Center as the Client Service Manager. Every service we offer to the client is free of charge to them.  My hubby, along with a few other photographers, volunteer their time and talent to do free photo shoots for the clients. I got to help plan this one and execute. I did not take any of the pics but I helped with posing ideas and keeping the babies looking a certain direction by making goofy faces and noises..lol It was so much fun!
I wanted to share a few of my favorite pics of the session. I really wanted to take some behind the scenes pics to show you the set up and stuff... but I was too occupied by VERY active 1 year olds.

This first one is my little friend, Linda. She is one of my favs... Her and I have a blast when she comes to visit. I adore this kid.


Doesn't she look like a little Supah Star!


Here she is about to lick the balloon..lol She was looking up at me while I was talking to her actually, but in the pic she just look fascinated.

How cute is she??? I do not have anymore to post of her by herself. I had a few of her and her mom but Linda is a walker already and boy was she putting it into practice..lol She did not like the sitting still thing at all.

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Next is baby Mia.. she was a rock star on this photo shoot. We got lots of super cute shots of her. She is a doll and was cracking us up with her antics.




Mia decided her glasses were not for wearing...but for snacking on..lol

Guess who is turning 1 :) 



Okay one more , I promise... It is just so hard to pic a fave!


Photo shoots with kiddos are hard work, but so much fun. You always get unexpected shots because you can not get them to pose.. You just have to let them go and keep snapping. 

I hope you will join us over at Sassy Cheryl's Blog and show us what you have been up to. 


Sunday, October 07, 2012

Happy World Card Making Day...kinda! lol

Okay.. I have not gone crazy....yet..LOL

 I know that it was yesterday that was World Card making day and not today. I was so happy to not be sick this weekend that I kept rabbit trailing and running around all over the place with DH, yesterday. We did end up with a cute pic of him at the Farmer's Market with some pumpkins and hay and some stuff to start our Fall garden, but......it took until almost 11pm to get my card done and photographed. So, I was way too tired to try and mess with getting it posted on the blog last night. I did make this card to celebrate the day though... so I had to give a nod to it, at least.


Without further ado, here is my card using adorable Jeni's perfect costume by Sassy Cheryl.

Does she not put a smile on your face? She sure does mine. She for some reason reminds me of  little kid dressed up for a school play. I was my share of things as a kid for school plays. The one that stands out to me the most is when I had to dress up as a huge flower,...lol

So, did you get a chance to create a card for World Card Making Day? If so I would love to come see it... be sure to leave a comment below so I can hop over and have a look see.

For now.. I am off to enjoy this gorgeous day of amazing weather ( it got down in the 50's over night..woot!) with my hubby. We are thinking about a trip to the zoo.

Ciao,
Tracy S


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Card Deets:

Image:
Jeni's perfect costume by Sassy Cheryl


Copics:
Hair - YR20, E34, E35, E37
Skin- E000,E00,E11,R20
Barrettes and Hair Bow-YG06,Yg03,YG01,BG05,BG01
Kitty Ears- N6,N5, N3, N1,R22,R21, R20
Shirt- BG134, BG05,BG01
Skirt & tail- N6,N5,N3,N1
Socks- BG05,BG01
Shoes- N6,N5,N3 and Sharpie poster paint pen in white

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Playing along ...

I have been hearing about the SMT over at Sassy Cheryl's on PCP and never knew what everyone was talking about. Now I know that it means Show Me Thursday. From my understanding you show what you have been doing during the week. Well since I have been sick... You do not want pics of any of what I have been doing all week... until today. LOL I actually feel tons better and decided since I had taken the day off.. I might as well get something done, but nothing too major. I have a bad habit of going gung ho after feeling badly and always end up regretting it. So... I piddled around and cleaned my craft desk off.

 I apologize for the pic quality.. I took them with my Droid.

BEFORE



DURING
The sad part is that a lot got moved and put away from the first to the second and you can barely tell..lol

AFTER

It still looks like a lot of stuff crammed in the corner.. Believe it or not everything has a place in a container in the corner. I really need to go through it all at some point though and get rid of what I really do not need/ use. I am just glad I cleared a space to be able to create something, and I will be able to participate in this week's SMT :)  Soo...What are you working on? Come on over to the Sassy Cheryl Blog and show us what you are up to.


Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
-Tracy