Well, my puppy dog is still not doing well. It's almost time to check in with the vet again. He is in pain (he's been taking pain meds for a couple of weeks now) and doesn't have proper use of his hind legs. Poor Sammy :( I do hope that he improves soon - I don't want to think about the alternative. He'll be just 4 years old in January - sigh...
On a happy note, I've lost... are ya ready? Drum roll please... 1 lb!!! LOL! Well, ya gotta start somewhere. Actually, tomorrow will be my next 'weigh in.' I'm hoping that I've lost at least 2 lbs. That's a good healthy way to lose. If you lose more than 1-2 lbs. per week, you'll be losing muscle instead of fat. At least that's what I've read. So it seems that I'm pretty much on track. That is unless I've gained - HORROR!!! I've got to find me a weight loss widget : )
So... turning over a new leaf. Yes indeedy! I'm on my way to a healthier me. This BRAND NEW image by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD is from the mini Sampler Edition #1 called 1st Leaf of Fall. Lots of leaves to turn over here hee hee!
Susana's store to create texture. Where's the animal you ask? You're looking right at her! We humans are animals lol! I know, I kinda cheated, but I really really wanted to use this super cute image!
copics in the following colors: Skin - E11 E21 E00 R20; Hair - E34 YR24 Y23 Y21; Pants - E35 E34 E33 E31 E30; Leaves - G20 E35 E34 E30 Y04. You know I gotta have some bling... so I added Stardust Stickles to her pant cuff and pocket as well as the leaves. For more texture and color, I used a combination of Citrus Crush and Toffee Ultra Fine Flower Soft amongst the leaves on the ground. I really like the way it looks and it's so quick and easy to create this effect with Flower Soft!
Here) - I inked up just the two leaves and added more... just because lol! The rhinestone swirl is a portion of a larger swirl which was too big for the card so I just cropped it! Then I colored every other rhinestone with E35 or YR24 - simple... I love how I can custom color embellishments with my copics! How did I ever live without em?
Another must have product for me is Viva Decor Paper Pen. I've used my Opal Paper Pen to make the half pearls in the corners. Another oh so easy peasy technique. I LOVE my Paper Pens!!! Yes, I am a broken record. I'll keep saying it cuz it's soooooooooooo true!
I finally remembered not to put the adhesive along the edges of the dp/cs so I could sew - yippppeeee! I really like the look of stitching. The last few cards I've made I kept forgetting - grrrrrr! Sew... here's to many more lol!
Oh, in case you're wondering, the dp is by DCWV, Amber Autumn Fall Stack Collection. All other embellishments are from my every growing stash...
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May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~