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Friday, September 20, 2013

Somewhat embarrassed......................

OK, Not my best by all means and normally I would not even share this. So, as I was chatting with a good friend and we were talking about how embarrassed we get when we attempt something and it doesn't go well, an idea came to me...there are many of us out here in the same boat. We get caught up on how perfect it should be rather than the thought, "we tried something new and accomplished it."

I am not a big coloring person nor am I very patient with my results. But, I have always admired those who can color well and wanted to work with alcohol markers. I love the versatility you have with many different venues in the paper crafting world using these. Now that I have some, after playing around with blending a few color combinations and watching a few videos, I attempted my first coloring. I used a drawing downloaded from Annie's Cuttlebug Cuties, proceeded to color (in the same way from watching the You Tube videos), and here's my first attempt.

Thankfully I wasn't planning to use this on anything, just playing with them. Just wanted those of you who don't think they can do something or don't want to share what they have worked on...don't over think it or judge yourself harshly. We are all at a learning point in some aspect. I may never get good at coloring and that's OK. Doesn't mean I won't do it from time to time. 
I really do need some practicing on all facets of the coloring world. I enjoyed it, It was fun watching the colors blend (or not). SO, even though I am embarrassed, I am sharing the outcome of my very first attempt. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Anyone have suggestions, or other videos I can watch and learn from, Please let me know. 

Thanks for stopping by and I know this pic looks funny so you have my permission to giggle...LOL, just not to much..Double LOL!!!  Hugs and Love, Sandra V.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Got my new goodies and ready to learn....

Oh Yes, The wonderful Blog Candy winnings came in today. Had to move my current Scrapbooking activity off to the side so I could dig in and find a temporary home for my goodies. (I think I'll just cover this coffee can-going green again-I'll let this be their home for now.)

Can't wait to play with them. I don't think I need to get any other colors until I learn to color with these beauties. Thanks Anna from Cuddlebug Cuties for such a generous giveaway and I loved the cute cutout note. So sweet... I am impressed. Got my color chart printed, need to dibble into shading with what I have. Then, got to decide what my project will be for the newest addition to my craft tools. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!!!!
Go by and visit Anna and see what inspiration she has in her crafty world. Just Click the highlighted Cuttlebug Cuties link above.

In the mean time, don't forget to check out the While supplies last at my website. a lot of goodies on the cheap. Here's just a few samples. You may click on the link below to view more.
                                Spell Bound Papers =$2.20                  My Creations Canvas Journal =$2.25

                                      Mini Medleys =$1.50                              2" Scallop Punch =$5.00
                                                   This Item Sold out       Scholastic B&T Bulk papers =$3.50
There is so much more...go check it out in the Whiles Supplies last at
I have been working on a few projects in my spare time. Looking to post new creativity over the next few weeks. Hope you all are having a fun crafty week and let me know you have stopped by, Would love to hear from you. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What a fabulous surprise.......

.....just found out I won a set of 
 48 Spectrum Noir markers! 
How COOL is that. 
Last month Cuddlebug Cuties had their monthly Blog Candy.
 I usually do not enter with the thought, I would never win such 
a fantastic prize. Well, I have not been on my blog due to one thing 
or another~Life has kept me busy, to say the least. 
Any who....Could not sleep last 
night so I went exploring through the blogs I follow...
....Found I had won a prize (didn't remember entering).
Can't wait to receive them and begin learning to color
with these alcohol markers.  
Made my night/morning, depending on how you look at it.
I have been on an absolute high all day. What a boost to my 
day even with only 3 hours of sleep.
Thanks for stopping in. 
DO go over to Cuttlebug Cuties, She has 
another Blog Candy giveaway for September.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

It's National Stamping Month

Just a quick post on our wonderful Trio Stamp Set Promotion for 
September's National Stamp Month.  I love these cute little characters  and the 
sentiments. And the alphabet set is so cute. 
Take a minute to view Close To My Hearts Video and then 
hope on over to my site for more information.
You are my Happy is perfect for any project you are tackling. I see many 
cute cards, layouts and other projects in my near future.

Thank you for hopping by, I hope you have a wonderful Weekend.
Sandra V.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Poster Tidings Inspiration& Technique Video

WHAT an Awesome way to use these Poster Tidings 
from the September Stamp of the Month set.
I will surely have fun trying these tips Carly shared 
with us in this video from Close To My Heart. 
I am loving all these great tips and tricks.

 If you would like to craft up some fun cards or layouts using 
this Stamp Set, Get your Stamp of the Month set for
just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more.

Or you may purchase it for $$17.95.

The stamp set is only available from 

Sept. 1st to Sept. 30th

Go by my Website to look at the stamp set after you 
view this inspirational video full of techniques
for you to try in your craft creations.
Have a wonderful Labor Day. Hope you enjoy the moments in life each and every day.
Thanks for stopping in and browsing around my little part of the Blogging world.


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