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!