Apology !! and updates

First of.. sorry, I got so caught up with personal stuff I totally forgot to post the winner for the last Crafty Awesomeness Challenge… DOH! So that will be posted on the 15th along with the latest Crafty Bugaboo Challenge winner.

We had visitors from out of state and we ran off to play hookey in the woods.. my sons first vacation. He had an absolute blast… so many first were crammed into those 4 days lol.

He got his first horse and carriage ride around the city, petted his first Guinea Pig, first vacation, first time camping, first time fishing, first worm.. lol that was hilarious haha. He got to play on a beach for the first time… admittedly it was sand on the side of a big lake… which to me…. isn’t a beach…. but he loved it. He got his first baseball glove and his first boxing gloves and punch bag.

When we got home we were so tired we went to bed and then when we woke up… lil man was sick :/  …but he is all good now and mommy has some major catch up to do.  I pretty much turned off all technology  for a few days, and now I am paying for it haha.   But so worth it to see how much fun the lil man had.

But now we are back to the real world….and momma got some work to do!

We picked up some cool  items along the lake shore to use in craft projects, there are new shaker card windows coming.. and a bunch more  blog posts to get caught up..as well as the new Bugaboo challenge on the 15th… so lots to do.  I am also still jobhunting and  getting ready to move, so craziness abounds!  But Halloween is coming .. Muhahahaha

While I am waiting…. Making it Crafty

While I am waiting for my Sizzix Big Shot to get sorted, I thought I’d practice my coloring some more.  I picked up some fun images from Make it Crafty a few nights ago. I got a fab princess carriage, which you may have seen in my latest Scrappers Delights Challenge image and a humorous old couple.. and these.

Love these little houses and I will be back for some more of these soon.  I colored these up mostly in Ranger Distress Pen, but there is a touch of Chamelon and  Zig Kurecolor in them too.  I did these fairly small to use on a notecard set, but they also make fab backgrounds for your characters on a larger scale too.

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Concept Layout – combining digis to build a scene

The minute I saw this Scrappers Delights Challenge Freebie Image it just reminded me of Cinderella.. and this is what sprung to mind. The background is another Scrappers Delight Image and the Carriage came from Make it Crafty …. Full details on the finished piece later, but I wanted to share this and show how easy it is to build a scene. 3 images, a speech/thought bubble and a little imagination is all it took to get here. Admittedly I have years of experience playing with graphics programs, but it’s all simple stuff.. layers and area selections.

I started coloring her last night..so far so good.. it’s a fun image to play with.

This was done in an old version of Jasc Paint Shop Pro, Version 7. That is my goto program for quick Graphics, but the tools and features used are pretty much universal on most programs.. If anyone is interested I can throw together a quickie video at some point showing how it’s done in PSP7 so you can compare the features and learn how to do it in whatever software you own… leave a comment 🙂