Shabby Miss Jenn

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A New Computer at last!

I finally did it. After months and months of research, pondering, making decisions and changing my mind, I finally purchased a new computer. The winner..... the new MacBook Pro. Yes- not only a new computer but also a new platform. Now I have no excuses for posting, well almost no excuses. I am realizing that there is going to be a learning curve in my transition from PC to Mac but so far I am learning to navigate. I am working my way through iPhotos and for a time will be without my Photoshop program.

I had a Stampin' Up! meeting today and while I was at work I gave my family the assignment to go to the Ft Lauderdale beach and take photos that I can work with in iPhoto and also use in a Fall scrapbook that I am working on.

Here is my first photo upload, edit and post

Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Friday everyone! I started this card three days ago and planned on entering it in a Stamper's challenge but as I worked on the card my original idea changed and before I knew it I no longer was adhering to the rules of the challenge. Oh well... I hope you like how it turned out. The stamp I used is Tilda holding Marguerettes and the paper is from Stampin' Up! I used Copic markers and colored pencils with Gamsol to color the image . The ribbon came from my collection.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I am Copic Marker Certified!

Look at the new banner on my blog. I am a Copic Certified Designer! Two weeks ago I attended the Copic Marker certification class at CHA in Orlando and this means that I can now officially teach Copic Marker classes. This has been a goal of mine ever since I discovered these wonderful markers over one year ago. Look for my Copic 101 class announcement in the next few days.

Sleepy Time Riley

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This is Sleepy Time Riley. I had so much fun making this card! I colored Riley with colored pencils using Gamsol and paper stumps. It is a wonderful technique in which you can really control the amount of color that you apply. I wanted this card to have a very "soft" look. The layers of this card are are adhered with stampin' dimensionals.

Here is the recipe:
Stamp: Sleepy Time Riley
Cardstock: Textured White , Chocolate Chip and Whisper White from Stampin' Up! Riley is stamped on Cougar Opaque Cardstock
Ink: Black
Technique: Color Pencils and Gamsol
Accessories: Dew Drops, Photo Corners punch and ribbon from Stampin' Up!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Laptop vs Desktop ? PC vs Mac

I am sorry that I have not posted in a long time. My computer is so old (9 years) and desperately needs to be replaced. I have been debating laptop vs desktop and PC vs Mac for three months now. In the meantime I have taken Photoshop off my computer and am no longer able to upload. It is so slow even on fast DSL and I know that one of these days it will just stop.

I have given myself until July 15th to make a decision. After that my husband says that he is just buying one and bringing it home. Stay tuned...

Please continue to use my Stampin Up! website for class schedules and updates.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sitting Tilda with Bow

For this card I used the stamp "Sitting Tilda with Bow." The image is colored with my Copic markers.I embossed the background paper as well as the cardstock that I used for the flowers. I mounted the flowers with stampin' dimensionals and then curled each leaf using my Stampin' Up! bone folder. Small pearls from the Pretties Kit were adding for some extra softness. The papers are vintage so I do not have a designer. All of my layers have been stitched by machine. This photo really does not do justice to this card. It is so delicate in person.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Stylish Tilda

I just finished this card for a Sketch Challenge in which the basic layout of a card is given to you and then you design a card based on that layout. I used a stamp called Stylish Tilda. This is from a stamp collection by Magnolia of Sweden. I saw my first Tilda image a couple months ago and just fell in love with her.

I used Copic sketch markers to color Tilda. These markers are so incredible to color with. I have never been able to blend colors so beautifully! The papers are so beautiful and such a color inspiration. I wanted a very muted color effect in keeping with the softness of the papers.

Here's the recipe:
Stamp: Stylish Tilda
Papers: Designer Paper, Stampin' Up! textured Whisper White cardstock
Inks: Black stamp pad, Copic markers
Accessories: Ribbon, buttons, Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds all from Stampin' Up!