Friday, November 23, 2007

Snowflake Joy

Snowflake Joy
Originally uploaded by Buckeye
There are really only two times I like snow....

1. Christmas Eve, because who doesn't like a white Christmas?

2. Huge amounts so that school is cancelled.

Other than that, I really could pass on snow, but I couldn't pass on fun today with SCS's Limited Supply Challenge #143. I haven't ever had the change to participate in a Limited Supply Challenge...and it was good for me, because it really stretched me out of my comfort zone. No coloring at all on this one....yikes!

Anyway the rules were that you could only use snowflake stamps, and a sentiment stamp and that neutral papers were only allowed, along with one embellishment and one specialty tool.

My snowflake stamps are from Stampington and Stamps by Judith. The sentiment is by Inkadinkadoo. I used white and gray paper, and used a wine color purple panel (though all photos make this look black). The snowflakes are heat embossed with clear embossing powder and Versacolor Sky Gray on the white paper and heat embossed with Versmamark and white embossing powder on the gray cardstock.

My joy truly came from having today off...without the snow. Gotta love it!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Sunflower Tile

Sunflower Tile
Originally uploaded by Buckeye
I was inspired by Sweet Miss Daisy's (talent, talent, talent!) Inspiration challenge a few weeks ago. I really wanted to make a tile, so I finally got to Lowe's to pick up some.

The PSX image is stamped on a marbled tile with black Stazon. Colored with Prismacolor pencils, edged with a Sharpie and sponged with white Stazon. Tile was then sprayed with Workable Fixative.

All and all, very easy. Looks harder than what it really is.

Thanks Anna for the challenge!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tickle Bear

Tickle Bear
Originally uploaded by Buckeye
I'm tickled to have the day off before Thanksgiving. It was wonderful to just be lazy and stamp.

This is a card I made for SCS Sketch Challenge 151. It is an image from Darcie. You know the drill...stamped with Marvy Dye Black on Sterling Matte paper and colored with Copics. It was great to actually respond to a challenge on the same day the challenge was posted.

Have a great holiday everyone!

Celebrate The Buckeyes

Celebrate The Buckeyes
Originally uploaded by Buckeye
I made this card a couple days ago, right after the victory. What a difference a week makes! As you know, I was very, very down after the loss. But, there's something special about dominating your rival, regardless of your record or theirs. I'm gaining some perspective, and am reminding myself that this was a year we were not favored to win the conference...yet, we did. And, we're going to a BCS game, again. This still is a great era to be a fan....yes, we tripped on November 10, but we certainly remembered what was really important on November 17.

I loved seeing Mouth on scUM's team walking off the field, beaten AGAIN. He may be all "heart", but that heart is broken. HAHAHA!

I thought that maybe this could be a thank you card to their departing coach, but then thought the better of it. It will probably be a birthday card for my dad next week.

Main image is from Art Gone Wild, colored with Copic Markers on Sterling Matte paper. The football player is cut out from an old program. This was for a SCS challenge, Sketch Challenge 150.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Happy *Bear*thday

Happy Bear-thday
Originally uploaded by Buckeye
A now co-worker of mine will be celebrating her birthday on Monday. I'm so amazed I'm ahead of the game, as this card will be for her.

The image is from Darcie. Stamped on Sterling Matte Coat and colored with Copic Markers. The colors are inspired by IC101 on SCS, and this sketch may be familiar, as it is from SC109 on SCS.

Fun, festive card. I know they may seem dated, but I love me some Darcie stamps.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Former Coworker Was a Gift

Former Coworker Was a Gift
Originally uploaded by Buckeye
I'm three months removed from my job at OSU. That, is a great thing. So many emotions though at the time did not allow me to express my sincere gratitute toward one of my colleagues. Now, three months later, I've finally made a card that expresses my appreciation for her. I think what finally got me motivated enough to create this is that she recently left OSU as well. And, she now too is very happy and feels free again. She shared though, that she never felt valued at our organization, and now at her new job she does. I'm happy for her, but wanted her to know that I valued her contribution very much. She was a "gift" to me, when she replaced a not so great former, former colleague.

Image was stamped on Georgia Pacific cardstock and is made by Whipper Snapper. Colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. Fits Sketch Challenge 149 on SCS, as well as Inspiration Challenge 100. Woot! Two for one!


How am I doing? For you readers that want to know,

I am...

and trying so very hard to gain some perspective. But, right now I've got very little of that.

I'm being rather cryptic again, because I don't want to end up on a fan of a foe's blog, but know that those of you that know what I'm passionate about each and every fall know what I'm so emotional about. I've been rather quiet about the unexpected "success" of this season because I didn't want to jinx it, but damn. I guess I was holding onto hope thinking that maybe this young team could possibly erase the heartache that is still there from January 8, 2007. I take nothing away from the other team, I'm just as bewildered as can be about what the hell happened, or didn't happen this past Saturday.

And,'s M!ch*g@n week. Doesn't even feel like it.