Thursday, October 7, 2010

Turning Over a New Leaf!

Helloooooooooo!  Did ya miss me?  I've been absent... again.  I'm positive that I'm not the only one who's been super busy.  Why do things seem to pile up and then everything is an 'emergency'? lol.  I really don't like to operate that way.  I like things to be smooth and stress free, but I don't think that's a reality while I'm here on this earth!  Have I gotten glimpses of that?  Sure... but I think it's been during the 'pile up stages' hahaha!

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!

Our Try It Out *T* this week is to use an animal image with some fun products from 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!

 I've colored her up with 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!

The stamp does not have all the leaves you see here.  There are two leaves above her head in the actual stamp (see 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...

So happy that you've stopped by!!!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~


Creativek(Shraddha) said...

I love your beautiful card with such beautiful colors!!I love the crochet trim ...the flower soft looks great!

Anne said...

Oh, this is so lovely!
Beautiful image. :)


Becky said...

Congratulations on the one lb :) you are right, you have to start some where.. This card is beautiful, soft Fall colors.


Hi Lori
A gorgeous card and ilove your stitching
Hugs Dianne xx :)

msfreida said...

Lori~ I have been a follower of yours for quite a while now, even though I have rarely taken the time to comment. I truly regret this because your work is ALWAYS sooo inspiring! I will try to manage my time better so I can give you the cheers you sooo deserve! :)
Your coloring/blending always catches my eye and your attention to detail is amazing! This card is truly no exception! Such GORGEOUS work! :)



Beautiful creation. the little one is so adorable.
Congrats on the weight loss. I know it's hard. I finally lost 36 lbs. but that's because I started wit diabetes. Got that way down in 4 months and diabetes is under control now. but the weight is at a slowdown right now. After 6 months of keeping it off I've finally lost 2 more. So I'm with you. A little at a time is fine and makes you happy.
Keep up the good work and keep inspiring us with the crafting and getting slimmer.

thanks and hug to you

Danni said...

What a beautiful card!! Great idea to ink up more leaves!
Congrats on the 1lb. loss...I think I found it and then some!
hope your puppy improves! Hugs!

Cheryl said...

oh hun well done on the weight loss good for you hun,as for your card its just stunning the image colrs papers wow hugs cheyrl xxxxx

Joynana said...

Hi Lori, it has been a while since my last visit. But, I see you are still doing some amazing projects. Love the way that you have colored your image and your choices of papers.

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