Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Will you (bee) my Valentine?

Studio 490: Art For You LCS093

Ranger:  archival ink (Jet Black, Saffron, Red Geranium); TH grit paste: TH distress crayons; distress oxide ink (Wild Honey)

661190 Wildflowers
657846 Honeycomb texture fade
659577 Layered Bee die/texture fade
660056 Alphanumeric 3/4"

White, black cardstock; vellum, mixed media cardstock; MPR Associates, Inc. - paper ribbon

coordinating envelope - honeycomb stamped in Saffron. Overstamp bee in Jet Black. Overstamp '14' in Red Geranium.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Happy birthday!

Ok, looks like I'll be using Irfaniew for now to edit my photos.  Still having troubles figuring it out but at least you can see the card I sent out this month.

Purple, white cardstocks

Stampers Anonymous: Studio 490 Birthday Art SCS159 (Wendy Vecchi's latest release!!)

Ranger:  distress ink (Wild Honey, Scattered Straw); archival ink (Sap Green, Leaf Green, Fern Green, Hydrangea, Violet, Deep Purple, Jet Black)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Catching up...December cards

I still haven't found a photo editing program I like (Microsoft Photo Gallery is no longer available - grrrr) so here are the photos in their original form.

Art Impressions stamps, Marvy markers, Strathmore 140# watercolor cardstock, blue decorative paper, white cardstock, unknown corner punches, Marvy snowflake punch, pearlized white paper

Distress oxide inks (Faded Jeans, Broken China)

Distress stains (Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass)

Adirondack metallic acrylic paint dabber-silver

Ranger clear embossing ink & clear superfine embossing powder

White cardstock, Strathmore 140# watercolor cardstock

Stampington & Co. #M4735 Hanukkah image

Impression Obsession #E13495

Jet Black archival ink

Bazzill Maraschino cardstock; Strathmore 140# watercolor cardstock, plaid decorative paper

Monday, February 5, 2018

I've been gone for too long!

Black Friday my computer crashed because of a Microsoft update.  I lost 95% of everything on  my hard drive.  I hadn't backed it up in a very, very long time.  If you think it won't happen to you, learn from my mistake.  It can.  Fortunately I kept my genealogy files and art files on a removable hard drive.  The computer was 3 years old and came with Windows 8 but I had upgraded to Windows 10 when it first came out.  The crash corrupted so much data that neither could be resurrected so Windows 7 had to be purchased and installed.  I find I'm much happier with it once again.

Additional software that I used all the time (camera, GPS, etc.) all were lost and took forever to re-install.  I totally lost my photo editing software (Microsoft Photo Gallery) as it's no longer available or supported.  If you have any suggestions to simple and photo editing software I'd love to have them.

And then life got rather, the holidays, weather, caring for ailing friends and family, attending funerals and memorial services - you know, that general rollercoaster ride that we are all on at some time in our lives.  Seems like mine just goes on and on, never allowing me much time to get off it for a brief respite.

I found it difficult to even find time to make greeting cards, let alone photograph them and document all the products I used.  However, this seems to be changing so I hope that very soon I'll have new cards posted here.

On a positive note, I was offered a chance to go to Creativation 2018 in Phoenix in January.  Wow, what an amazing trip!  I met old friends, made new ones, saw lots of new products, ate scrumptious food and didn't have to brave well below 0 temperatures for a few days.  Took classes from the masters and learned a lot.  And brought home lots of classroom goodies as well as freebies from the convention booths. 

Back soon!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fall wreath

Art Impressions: 4964, 4867, 4703

Marvy markers: 6, 15, 18, 28, 45, 83

Unknown patterned cardstock; kraft cardstock

Strathmore 140# watercolor cardstock

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Prayer of thanksgiving sheet music (internet search)

Bazzill Yam cardstock; white cardstock

Ranger:  Orange Blossom archival ink; Orange Blossom embossing powder

Inkadinkado: 9514P (only used portion of image)

Tombow marker N35

General's pastel chalk pencils (orange, yellow, red, green, brown)

Krylon matte spray

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

An apple a day

Art Impressions: K4088

Ranger distress markers: Hickory Smoke, Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers, Tea Dye, Tattered Rose; Jet Black archival ink

Sizzix:  Stitched Rectangles 661189 

Media:  red/green/yellow/white cardstock; Strathmore 140# cold press watercolor paper

misc.: apple punch, black pen

Used the apple punch to create a stencil for the background.