Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Impression Obsession CHA Peeks Day 2

What do you think of this Sweet new image? It's Hearts Balloons and I am SMITTEN with it~

Coming soon on the New IO Store and to Stamping Stores near you~!
The sentiment is from the Life & Flowers clear set

Here;s your Touch Twin Colour Chart.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Touch Twin Colour Challenge TTC10

TTC10Touch Twin  Colour Challenge!!!

The colours featured are RP137, PB185, PB183 and PB77

This month's challenges are sponsored by Unity Stamp Co!

Unity Stamp Company

One person will be randomly chosen among entries to win 
12 Touch Twin markers!!!

To enter:

Post a link to your project--> HERE
Post a link to our challenge on your blog.
Please do not combine this challenge with more than 5 challenges.
No back linking. Your project must be new.

For extra chances to win:

Follow the Touch Twin & More Challenge blog.
Like us on Facebook.
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Add our Touch Twin & More Challenges button to your blog.

Don't have a blog? That's OK. Just post to any online gallery with the keywords TTC10 and TouchTwin and post a direct link in the comment section of this post.

Here are the markers that I used

I used RP6 for shading on the Pink areas and PB75 for shading on the P77 area, which is the purply blue sock on the right. Shading around the socks is done with BG1 and BG3

Hope you'll play along!

ALSO< I have TWO posts for today! Be sure to check out my Impression Obsession CHA Peek Below!

Impression Obsession CHA Peeks Day 1

I'm so excited that EVERY DAY THIS WEEK, the Impression Obsession Design Team will be sharing some peeks of the wonderful new images that Mitra has for you! Impression Obsession is also debuting a brand new web store very soon, but you can purchase them now by following the links here.
Stay tuned here and to the Impression Obsession Blog for the latest updates!

For my card, I used this Brand spankin' new Sweet Puppy Stamp (G7664) , the sentiment from the Let Them Eat Cake, Clear set, available HERE

I coloured up this image with my Prism Pencils, creating the grass with a high gamsol blend followed by strokes of green.

Be sure to follow the links on my side bar to see all the great Designer creations!

Happy Stamping and I'll see you tomorrow with another peek!

Don't forget to check out my other post for today. The Touch Twin Challenge and please join in~!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Project Twenty-twelve week 4

My photo shares for the week. Loved this Pottery Painting Shop at the resort~

Parasailing-was SO much fun.......not sure if I'd brave it again, but it's off my Bucket list now!

Quick Shot from K-Town-Finishing up the Flat Stanley Project

It's not the quality of this shot that's important, It's the magic of that Moment

Ice melting off the fruit tree-my FAVE  shot of the week!

Last, but not least, my sweet Sydney ("roo roo"). She makes us all smile!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Crazy 4 Challenges 121- Lay on the Layers!

Today's Challenge is to use lot's of layers- so make sure you Lay 'm on THICK........lol

Before we go on with the challenge, I want to say a fond farewell to one of my fellow crazies, Maria Bell. A wonderful person, who continually inspires me with her beautiful artwork, she will be missed by all of us and I hope that she'll rejoin the crazies in time. Love you much Maria and keeping you and your sweet daughter in my thoughts~

Soooo for my card, I had to use this Oh so adorable stamp that I got in my Scrappin' Great Deals Designer package last month. A Cute Bella Stamp by Mo Manning, you can find Big Girl Pants HERE. In addition, I used this fabulous Smoochable paper Bo Bunny. Of course I coloured her with my Touch Twin Markers

I really like the warm tones I achieved in her hair and coming soon, a Hairy Tutorial.........lol.......I thought i'd shoot my first colouring vid on how I go about colouring hair as I get asked quite often. It's really hard to explain, a dab, a mash some blend, some strokes...........hehe....... I'm going to show you soon!!!!

Lastly, before I go, you are not going to believe who's in the house as our newest "Crazy".......


Yep, it's the infamous Ms. KELLI HULL

so excited to have this crazy lady on the team, she'll fit in just like a broken in Cowboy Boot

LOVE her to bits!!!!

Welcome Kelli!

So make sure to go over to the challenge blog to post your card AND to follow the links to my crazie's creations!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Project Twenty-Twelve Part 2

Being on vacation last week in sunny Mexico, I didn't take the time to do my weekly post, as I said I would. Playing Catch up, I'm going to bring you up to date with what I've been doing with my Twenty-twelve project. This first photo is of sweet Sydney roaming through the busy on the 9th of January......yep, big boo boo on my part, for some reason, I added a "4" on the date as opposed to a "9". Lesson learned: Don't flatten an image in Photoshop, until you are sure you've got it right! I was going to redo it, but I figured it's all a part of my learning curve!

Flat Stanley is a Geography Project sent to me from a Third Grade Class in New Hampshire. My task was to have Stanley for a week, dress him in attire conducive to my area and show him around. I did better than that! Flat Stanley extended his stay a bit and traveled with me to Mexico!!! I have to get this project finished up and send him back to New Hampshire. I'm going to miss the little guy!

January 11th, my Mother and I were on the road to Toronto to catch an early plane to Mexico on the 12th. At a little loss for photo inspiration, I decided to capture a picture of my pretty toes (thanks Lan!) and my very bony feet!!! Wish the rest of me was just as bony!!!

Ahhhhhhhh Relaxation at it's best. This is the night view from the Balcony of our room in the Grand Sirenis Resort. Doesn't that image make you relaxed just looking at it?

The Beautiful Beach. On this day a calm Ocean in shades ranging from Turquoise to Azure and the most fine textured sand that I've ever had beneath my feet.

Almost every day, we had a new towel creature in our room. This was one of my Favourites!

I LOVE the bright and festive colours of Mexican Pottery. 

This day was one of our most interesting days. We took an all day excursion to Coba, where we spent the morning at a Mayan Village. We hiked a long way up into the jungle through rough terrain, where we zip lined over a lagoon. Our next task was to hike to a sacred site, where we participated in a Mayan purification ceremony. It was very spiritual and was a requirement before we were allowed to swim in the underground cenote. In order to get into the water, we repelled down about 450 feet into the cave. A first time for both my Mother and I. We were blessed to be with a group of young people, who encouraged my almost 72 year old Mother to repel, even though she can't swim. They all said that she was a source of inspiration for them and were quite helpful in giving her a hand to climb up and down the rocky terrain! Following the swim, we enjoyed a lunch at the village prepared by the Mayan Women. Empanadas, Rice, Spaghetti, Chicken, a wonderful squash soup along with fresh juice was a welcoming meal after all the mornings activities. Following lunch we were invited to take a short canoe ride. UH UH NO WAY...........that is where I drew the line. I love my mom, but she is a back seat driver........the source of stress and arguments when I'm behind the wheel. Her nervousness makes me nervous and edgy.......a car I can deal with, but there was NO WAY that I was going to get into a Canoe with her!!!! We'd been having a fabulous time the whole vacation with absolutely no arguments and I was wanting to keep it that way!!!! The afternoon was spent at the COBA Archaelogical Site. This is one of the Mayan Temples that you can still climb on in Mexico.....we had a very good history lesson on the Mayan ways as well as the Mayan Calendar. Apparently we WILL see the end of 2012!!! and then were free to roam on the site. I saw the most vibrant blue butterfly, but wasn't quick enough to capture it on film.

Another pretty view from the Gorgeous Beach!


We had a fresh floral arrangement delivered to our room on the first night we arrived. They stayed beautiful until the day we left. I took a picture each day as the lilies opened wider and wider. I added a Sepia effect to this picture for interest.

My Beautiful Mother, the best travelling companion ever and my HERO!

Lot's of these cute little critters basking in the warm sun~

My Mexico Hat and Hair

The Bicycle Stand-No arguments about getting the best bike!

If you want to see more pictures of my trip, visit my Facebook Album

Hope you've enjoyed looking at my pictures as much as I've enjoyed taking them!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

It's a Fairy Hop!

The Shinhan Artisans and Heather Huggins from Heather’s Hobbie Haven are doing a Fairy hop today to celebrate the addition of Touch Twin markers at Heather’s Hobbie Haven! Heather has a fun variety of paper crafting supplies at her store make sure you head on over and take a peek! For my card, I used Kayla and Twinkie

Touch Twin markers used

As you hop along make sure and comment on every post because one lucky person who comments will be chosen to win a $10.00 Gift certificate from Heather’s Hobbie Haven! Winner will be announced by Heather on January 23rd.

Hop order:
Vicki Garrett  (that's me!!!)
Touch Twin Blog (featuring Lydia Fiedler’s project)

P.S. This is my 2nd post today for C4C scroll down!

C4C 120 Childs Play

Frances is our Hostess this month and she's challenged us to make a Childs Birthday Card. Our Sponsor for this month, My Favourite Things, has the perfect stamps for this challenge!

I knew I needed this Sweet Sweet image when I laid eyes on it!!! He''s Snowboard Boy and he ROCKS!!

He's coloured with my Touch Twin Markers. I had a colour chart completed, but in my frenzy to get my post prescheduled before leaving for Mexico. I didn't get it photographed. If you would like to know the colours of the Touch Twin Makers I used, feel free to email me! And how about that Yummy Bo Bunny Snowfall Paper? Can you say GORJUSS????????

If you want to play along, be sure to head over to the C4C blog "cause this week you could win a prize from MFT!!!!!

And of course, don't forget to check out the Crazies!!~!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

TTC09- Itty Bitty Snowman

Won't you come and play our challenge over at the Touch Twin Challenge blog!!! Head on over to the blog for all the details of the challenge and how you can win some AWESOME markers!!! Our Sponsors this month are Unity Stamps

Unity Stamp Company

And this little guy is an Itty Bitty called You Melt my Heart
Patterned Papers-Bo Bunny
Punches and Cardstock-Stampin' Up!
Markers-Touch Twin by Shinhan Arts

Colour Map-Click on the Link and it will take you to the Shinhan Art Home Page

Saturday, January 14, 2012

C4C114 January Blues!

This week's challenge is an easy one.

Monochromatic card in the blues.

If you decide to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword C4C119. Don't forget to go back to the Crazy 4Challenge Blog  and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too.

For my card, I used some sweet new images from Impression Obsession-Artist, Alesa Baker. The stamps include Rosy Ledger, Thin Strip Rose Heart and Treasured Memories.
 For more Beautiful Blues, check out my Crazy Girls Blogs!

  • Barbara Anders

  • Cindy Haffner

  • Dawn Easton

  • Frances Byrne

  • Jessie Rone

  • Joanne Grzelak

  • Joycelyn Turner

  • Lynda Benden

  • Maria Bell

  • Silke Kittman

  • Silke Ledlow

  • Happy Stamping!

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    SDC#46- Put it in your Pocket or Purse!

    This week Maria gave us the challenge to create a handy pocket calendar or purse calendar. The challenges are now STAMPOTIQUE ONLY . Join us at the Stampotique Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

    I decided to cover a small Calendar for my Project. You're probably looking at this image and saying WOW, that's really out of her box!!!! But I think it's kind of neat!!!! It's Called  Femme Collage I stamped the image onto white cardstock and then stamped the word Femme onto pink, just to highlight it a bit~ I dug through my drawer full of bits and bobs (hehe.......now i'm trying to sound British!!!!. I WAS enjoying a cup of tea incidentally while creating. Does that count???). The Gorgeous Flourish Die is Called Tropical Flourish Die. I received it in my Designer package and BOYYYY is it Pretty!!!! Other than that, there's not much more for me to say about this creation, but I do like the way it turned out!!!!

    Be sure to play along!!!!

    Happy Stamping~

    Monday, January 9, 2012

    Project Twenty-Twelve and a little share!

     I'm excited to share this fun project that i'm embarking on this year! It's called Project Twenty-Twelve in Photos. The objective: To take a photo each day in the year. If you've been reading, you've heard me say that 2012 is going to be MY year......... I don't want to miss a minute of it. So this project is perfect for me in that sense. In addition, I'd really like to improve my photography and photo editing skills and I'll have a record to see how far I've come. Rather than overwhelming my blog with a daily post, I've decided to record the weeks photo's on Mondays. Hope that you find this interesting in learning a little more about me and my daily saunterings!

    Day-2 Thought I'd capture some things about me!

    I was out looking for a Chickadee, but they seemed to be hiding out. Instead I had to settle for some pretty Pinecones!

    I reconnected with a High School friend just before the Holidays. Today we had a Tea Date at Starbucks
    Had a little roam about Chapters and LOVED the colour combination of this display. Also had fun trying to  be nonchalant as I snapped  pictures with my new Droid phone. I was REALLY please with the quality of the photo's on this phone. The camera is 8mp and I think with some practice, I can get some amazing on the go shots!

    This one is also taken with my SamsungS2. A little display to show my excitement of the countdown for my Vacation on the Mayan Riviera. One of my goals is to learn how to correct overexposure. I plan to shoot those sand dollars again before the end of the year and not have the details fade because of the blow out on the exposure. Think I might consider enrolling in a Photography course at our Community College!

    One more for the Droid Phone. Do you see the little deer in the woods? A little blurry, but considering I had Sydney at the end of the Leash and was trying to get a quick shot before Bambi turned her pretty white tail toward us and leaped away, I'll accept it!

    Another "droid" Picture. A reminder of the Angels in my life, both celestial and the wonderful family and friends who are lifting me up with their love and support.

    Last, but NOT least........... I got that Chickadee!!! I would have preferred that his little head was held up high, but the little darlin's were flitting around the sumac bushes like wildfire! Blessed to have captured this shot, which was taken with my DSLR. It was a glorious day....looked and felt like early spring. 

    This is a quick and easy card I made for my DT work for Scrappin' Great Deals
    For all the deets, you can read the post on the SGD blog!

    Love the Emboss & Stamp Folder.......look at the fun dimension that's created with it!

    Happy Stamping!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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