>> Saturday, November 28, 2009
>> Thursday, November 26, 2009
>> Tuesday, November 24, 2009
My subject title is multi purposeful! I really am going home for the holidays! Well, the thanksgiving holidays anyway! :) We're packing up the kiddos into the truck and making a very long 9 hour drive to Indiana. Please pray for me with no potty accidents and boys who dont try to poke each other!
The other reason for my post is Verve's Project Parade for the month! Now if it no small secret that I'm in love with verve's stamps along with the sketches, challenges, and delicious inspiration from the design team. It truly is the best place for me to go to work up the crafty mojo! And each month they have a project parade showing off the releases from that month fit with a prize at the end!
This month's project parade was to make a holiday gift. The samples from the design team were all less than $10! Well i followed suit making a gift for less than $5. Go me!!!!
I simply altered a candle jar. I love giving candles, and AC Moore has these fabulously smelling candles for only $4! All the paper and ribbon used on my candle were scraps! (the paper is actually baby boy paper! shh, dont tell the candle it's not christmas paper!)
Here is my gift...
Now of course since it's around the jar of the candle it was hard for me to photograph the scene. So here's a couple other shots...
This was super easy and quick to make! I always have these jar candles around (because we always have them lit in the house, and at 4 bucks a piece and them going on sale for 2 for $5 often, i buy them a lot!) So all i needed was a 3.5 strip of patterened paper, whatever other scraps and bit you want to embellish with and then maybe some ribbon. You could easily add other 3D embellishments. I stuck to paper piecing to make the images stand out. And since they were pieced onto the main patterned paper, i didnt want to distract from them so i kept the entire thing pretty flat.
To paper piece the trees and snowflakes i just stamped them onto paper and cut them out. I also stamped onto the main paper and glued the cutouts inside the stamped images. Also stamping on the background helps to give the paper pieced image a little more oompf.
>> Sunday, November 22, 2009
Hey there everyone! This is just a quick little video tutorial. I've been asked by many how i refill my copic markers. I dont do it any special way, but for those that have never seen a marker refilled before, this might be helpful to watch.
>> Saturday, November 21, 2009
Hey everyone! I posted my card i made last night at midnight last night so this is techncially my 2nd post for the day. :)
I just wanted to give a little shout that the countdown to christmas sale is up on the PMS blog and this week is a fun one because there are free fairies involved.
Ok ok, so it's a shameless plug! But i didnt think i'd be a very good store owner if i did post about it here as well. :)
Ok, scroll down to see my vervie verve card. :)
>> Friday, November 20, 2009
Welcome the PMS Fan blog hop. Ok, so yeah i'm the company owner, but i can still be a fan of my own stamps right? Hahahah! I'm definitely a fan of all of my illustrators so it isnt like i'm saying i'm just a fan of myself! If you are just a reader of my blog, and dont follow the PMS company blog... today we are having a blog hop for the fans! My hopes are to do this every month. There is also a new "makeup for the weekend" challenge posted on the PMS company blog so you really should go over there RIGHT NOW! :)
I actually didnt even follow the challenge. Shame on me! I kinda forgot when i was making my card for this hop that it would be posted the same day as the challenge. Woopsie. :)
Here is my card using Moody for Fall from the Moody Girls line...
I just love the moody girls! They are so much fun to color! This image i actually used in my copics class last month. So ladies who are in my class, yes this is the exact image i colored in class. Notice the pretty flowers at the top of the image. Thats from where my copic peed on my paper and left the ugly brown blob! hahahha!
Moody for Fall
both from Paper Makeup Stamps
SKIN E00, E21, R20(cheeks), B91 (eyeball) E71(eyelids)
HAIR E33, E35, E37
LEAVES YR12, YR14, YR18
Patterned Cardstock from Martha Stewart Crafts (it's from a stack you can get at walmart for 8 bucks! and it's thick!)
Cardstock is from SU, forgive me but i think the colors were brocade blue and ruby red??? they were just in my assorted stash!)
>> Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Ok everyone, i'm so sorry it's been a minute since i've posted a video! We've been redoing and remodleing and painting and i've even tried taping some videos but just havent had the time to edit them!
>> Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Curly Surpriseabella from Stamping Bella
Sentiment also from Stamping Bella
Coloring With Copics
Colors used... E33, E35 (pants) G82, G85, R37, R81, R83, Y35, Y38
>> Thursday, November 12, 2009
Have you heard of the JUGS challenges? JUGS stands for Just Us Girls and they have a fabulous challenge blog HERE. My dear friend, Lisa Kind is one of the JUGS and when Paper Makeup Stamps released the Henry image for the Sarah Anderson family. If you dont remember, Sarah Anderson is a an online stamping friend of mine. She suffered a tragid loss when her little boy, Henry, suddenly became ill last week and passed away. They are still unsure of the cause. $2.50 from every sale of the Henry image or stamp, goes directly to the Anderson family. This is to help build Henry's memorial.
We would love it if you would support the cause and join in this challenge with us!
>> Monday, November 9, 2009
yeah... makeup monday isnt happening today! I had a big fashion shoot yesterday, and then a model's luncheon t do today and then a fashion show to do makeup for tonight. PHEW! AND there was just a release from paper makeup stamps! YIPPIE.
>> Saturday, November 7, 2009
>> Friday, November 6, 2009
It's another sneak peek day from Paper Makeup Stamps. But before i get started with my sneak peek for the day, I wanted to let you know that the digi version on Henry is now available on the Paper Makeup Stamps website. You can buy this download HERE and proceeds will go to the Anderson family. To read more about this digi stamp, please go to the Paper Makeup Stamps Blog.
>> Thursday, November 5, 2009
Yesterday was a tough day. I found out that a stamping friend, Sarah Anderson (you may know her, or have seen her blog in my blogroll) lost her 3 year old on Monday. It was a sudden illness that only came up on Friday. They still are unsure of what happened. Now Sarah is just one of those "online stamping friends" our husbands tease us about. I have never met her, or her children. But the mere thought of what she must be going thru has just really bogged me down. With a 3 year old and a 1 year old myself, it just hits too close to home. She could use all the support and prayers out there right now!
Lorie Ames has organized a way to donate for a memorial for Henry. Henry loved his local zoo and visited it almost every day in the summer. As a memorial, trees will be planted there in his honor. Melissa at Pink Cat Studio has created a digital stamp to help raise funds for a tree for Henry. All proceeds from the sale of the digi stamp, minus Paypal costs, will go towards the tree. If you would like to donate towards the tree, please visit this webpage to purchase the digi stamp:http://www.pinkcatstudio.com/Digital/DigiStamps/Animals/Zoo/GiraffeAndMonkey.htm
Another way to donate to the memorial is to print out this form and mail in your donation directly:http://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/Parks/PDF/MemorialTreePamphlet.pdf
Please write on the form that the donation is for Sarah Anderson’s son Henry. Once all of the money is collected, a tree and location will be selected. If you have questions about the form please contact Lorie Ames. Lorie will be in contact with Sarah along this memorial journey to ensure that her wishes are followed.
To contact Lorie, please visit her blog at http://www.live-love-laugh-create.blogspot.com/
If you don’t know Sarah and would like to learn more about her, please visit her blog: http://scrampinmama.blogspot.com/
Thank you for your help to raise money for a tree for Henry.
>> Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I'm in love with this Everyday thanks set (to be released from Paper Makeup Stamps on November 8th). For one, it has one of my all time favorite fonts used throughout, and it's just perfect for any occasion.
Melody Fairy from Paper Makeup Stamps
Everyday Thanks from Paper Makeup Stamps, to be released on November 7th
Copics and Coloring...
watch the color with me video for more indepth but here's all the colors for a quick reference
E00, E000, E21, R20, R85
E30, E33, E35
YR000, YR00, YR61, YR02
>> Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Moody for Fashion
Lonely for you sentiment
both from Paper Makeup Stamps, release date November 7th
Color - Copics
Purples used are BV20, BV23, and a little BV25, BV0000 used in airbrush for sentiment
Pinks used "R80" custom color, R81, R83, R85, R89, R0000 used in airbrush around image
Skin: E00, E000, E01, E21
Pink Pirouette Cardstock from SU
Spring Lilac from CTMH
Tools and Accessories
Nestabiltiies Labels 4
Cuddlebug embossing folders
pearls by kaisercraft
grosgrain ribbon from AC Moore (sorry, cant think of the company name right now and i have a baby on my lap!)
>> Monday, November 2, 2009
On October 4th, 4 teenagers armed with knives broke into a home were a mother and her 11 year old daughter were sleeping. They stabbed the mom, Kimberly Cates, to death and left her daughter, Jaimie, for dead in their driveway. It was a completely random act, their home was chosen only due to its secluded surroundings.
This blog hop is in support of Jaimie. She needs all the support of the world! If you would like to send her a card, please send me an email at makeupbykatie @ yahoo.com and I will send you the details.
Here is my card for Jaimie! Jaimie likes pink and black!
Donations can be made, here.
Thank you for stopping by today!
Hiya everyone! Well a bit back when i asked for suggestions on what everyone wants to see on my blog... i got a big response to BRING MAKEUP MONDAYS BACK! I know i've posted some other makeup videos randomly, but i'm going to try to have one for you every monday. I'm sure i'll slip up now and then and i'll try to make up for it... get it? Make Up? hehehe. Ok, i'm a cheeseball.
In any case, here is a video tutorial using the new-ish Notoriety Quad by MAC. You dont have to have this quad to do this look. They are great fall colors, but you could substitute any colors you would like. :)
I have some other tutorials in the works and one video that focuses on my favorite brushes. But if there is something you'd like to see, leave me a comment and I'll try to get it worked out for ya!
Here's the video... and a little FYI, it's uploaded quite large so you can see the detail. Click on the video if it's too big for your screen and it will open it up to full view. :)
>> Sunday, November 1, 2009
And apparently he's just got 1 color.... BLUE! haha! It's his favorite color. He asked the other day if he could make a card for his friend. So i said sure. And since The Greeting Farm was hosting a tot challenge, i figured, why not! I told him there were 3 challenges, and explained him. He said he wanted BLUE. So i guess that means he wanted to do the color challenge? He did ALL the work himself.... as i'm sure you can guess by the magnificently blue card. He even stamped the image. He clapped in glee when he lifted the stamp and it was actually in the center of the paper i gave him to stamp on! haha. The rest are punches obviously. I tried to explain he was supposed to use the punched out design, but he said he liked the frame better. haha.
And to my own amazement, when he asked to use my marker (COPICS) i let him. My dad always let me use his art markers when i was a kid. I figured I owed it to my own children.... so long as their was supervision! I was very impressed with how well he stayed in the lines (he's 3). He colored each section on it's own. He just never wanted to change the marker color. hahahaha.
Here is his card... using dress up ian.
The Greeting Farm is having a VSN tonight in their Paper Craft Planet forum... so check it out if you have some stamping time tonight! Party is at 7Pm!