Saturday, October 2, 2010

I'm Back!!!

I know it has been a long time since I posted but things are crazy in this household. Hubby is going in on Monday for a quadruple by pass and we have been going to doctor's appointments and getting things in order. In addition I did a class at the Memory Keeper on Thursday night and I was designing and preparing for a beginner's copic class at the store and a Christmas card class at my house. Yesterday I finally decided I needed to relax and get my mind off of things so I sat down and played for a few hours. Heavenly!!! I can not believe how colouring with my copics gets me into another world. I made a get well card for our niece who also underwent surgery on Wednesday. Annie is doing fine and will be home today. Annie is an amazing artist so I wanted to make a card for someone who is so card-worthy. I used a new Molly Blooms stamp from Sir Stampalot and then decided to try my hand at adding a lot of flowers. At the card class on Thursday Amanda and I were discussing how I just do not seem to add a lot of flowers to my cards. She gave me some great advice. I'm going to share it with all of you. She said "Just go for it. Do not do a lot of planning. Start with your largest flower and go out from there. Glue them down and play as you go." Thanks Amanda. This was my first attempt at this type of grouping and I am feeling OK about it but will want to play some more to work on the technique. The picture does not seem to show how vibrant the colours are so I think I need to check the settings on the camera.

Well I am off to clean the house. I am having a birthday party for my hubby tomorrow. His birthday is Wednesday but I am sure he will not feel up to celebrating then so all the kids are coming and some family members so I really have to get cleaning and cooking.

Hope to post some new Christmas cards for the October class at my home. Really I don't know how I worked before and I am sure my husband must wonder if I ever do anything around the house when he's a work.