Thursday, October 30, 2008

Digital Photos of A Card

You know, I just now realized that I have some actual photos of some of my cards. They are in my file. I'm gonna upload them now and see if any look better than my scanned ones. If they do, then I really must master uploadingn from my camera.

I'm having a great 'bout you?

I babysat my 2 grands practically 24/7 last week and was out of sorts because I didn't get to stamp. I have so many projects going on right now. I can't show them to you....not because some fab company is publishing me, or because I've been asked to be a guest designer, Ha Ha. Nope, cause I still can't upload from my digital camera w/o taking 4ever to figure it all out. So what you see is scanned and that eliminates some items that I'm rather proud of. But, if you keep pestering me and throwing compliments at me on what you do see, why I might just be spurred on to master it.

So, what am I making? Monthly calendar pages from for cd jewel cases. They have them too, very reasonably priced. I am making 14 for the ladies who I attend Bible Study class with. And Lauren Meader has joined Papertrey Ink and offers the most awesome templates that can be printed out on 8 1/2 x 11 ds or cardstock and then made into boxes which can then hold just anything you can think of. She gives you pages & pages of project sheets to get your mojo working. She also has created a cover that you can put your cd jewel case into. They are $5.00 each. But you can download them and then print them for the rest of your life. How's that for not having to worry about where your put that paper with template on it. So I am going to make them for my calendars and 12 of the boxes for my daughter to put "stocking stuffer" type stuff into for her office buds. Everything is coming out so beautiful. If you are thinking of any 3D projects for the holidays, I urge to get both. BTW, she will be giving us more of thes. I also made a cute little crossover box from Nichole Heady's blog.

I am not going to put links here, since so few bloggers are falling all over themselves trying to post comments and I struggle with links anyway. But if anyone needs me to, I will. However, I suspect that Lauren is well-known via SCS. She is unbelieveably talented and so young and pretty.
Well without further ado, here are two cards that I made when I need a break from my boxes, etc. I hope you like them. Mild criticism is appreciated. That cute little gal is an image I got in a swap. Used my cb folder, Nestibilities (luv them so) and new SU paper, some cute Michaels $ ribbon & Copics to color.
The second one used SU retired ds paper, SU stamp setNestibilities, a CB border, tiny pearls for the centers of the flowers and satin I got in a ribbon share.
Now remember, for those of you clamoring (sp?) to CASE my cards, just leave me a comment if you need more deets.

Hugs, Erica

Monday, October 20, 2008

MJ's Monday Lunchtime Sketch #40

MJ always puts her post up on Sunday so we can get a head start. Thanks MJ. But don't go tiring yourself out. Her sketch can be found here
Well, I said there would be fewer words and more cards, so I got right to work and created this. My scanner doesn't do justice to my coloring which was done with copics. I can't wait for Marianne to come to Phoenix with ceritification classes.

I love this stamp by Inkadinkadoo. Clear stamps were used for the sentiment and the leaves on the circle, which is popped up.The paper is American Crafts. They make lovely designer papers, but I don't find them often. And I finally broke down and bought the Martha S. fern punch after staring at it every single time I walked into Walmart...and believe me that's a lot 'cause I go there everyday to check my blood pressure. I know what I said about less chatter, but I'm tickled that it seems the doc & I have finally hit on the right meds and I'm sailing along with no adverse effects. WHOOPIE! Just had to mention that.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the week.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm still playing around and double-checking myself & notes to be 100% certain that I understand this link thing. I will still have to practice linking MJ's sketches into my blog. I did it once, but that was kinda' a fluck. I need so much practice in order to retain things (hence my blog banner, huh?). I am pulling an old card (the one I got the most views on) in my gallery and trying to put it into my blog.

Here's the sketch, but this didn't work the way I expected to be able to do it.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Whoopie...posting 2 days in a row

OK, I know it's late, but it's still the 13th here in AZ. Our weather has really cooled down and I'm reminded why we moved here. It will be lovely until January.

Here is my card for today. This is my attempt at a Michelle Zindorf design. She does the most amazing work with brayering and sponging and is kind enough to post tutes with every card. She has over 130 of them. Check it her blog out at . I'm not a big fan of brayering, but she makes it seem so simple. I hope to try some others in the future.

So, I used SU's "Upsy Daisy," for my image and a clear stamp from an un-remembered set. Lots of blues and my gel pen. I followed the tute and I do like the results. The sanner as usual probably doesn't do it justice.

Well, thanks for peeping my way.


It Looks Like Once a Month now

Well, I still struggle with posting, especially when it comes to pictures. I'm old and I have so much on my plate. There are only so many hours in the day. Frankly, I don't know how all the great bloggers/stampers do it with husbands, kids, and some with challenging aspects to their lives.

So, I'm on yet a 3rd med for my blood pressure in a very low dosage and this one doesn't seem to have any adverse affects on my body. I'm still coughing...supposedly from the lisinopril and I'm told it may take a while to dissapate. My little Westie is still hanging in there. Her kidneys are failing and I have to mop accidents up almost every day. That's a real bummer. The stuff gets into the grout between the tiles and I have to scrub and then because I'm paranoid, I spray Febreeze room spray all over.

Well, life goes on, huh? Here's my card which is for MJ's (Techno Stamper's) Sketch #39. I put this together in less than an hour. That's most unusual for me. I am not a fast stamper...even after 6 years. Creating doesn't coming easy, but with a sketch, half the battle is won.

So a big thank you to all (ha ha) who venture here today and Happy Columbus Day...I'm told this is not the politically correct greeting anylonger. How 'bout Happy Shopping Day instead.