Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Having one of those day?

I've been having one of THOSE days lately. Although I made this card a few days ago, we began experiencing some problems with our computer, which led having to put everything on "safe" mode. I was unable to upload any pictures. Argh!

With the busyness of the holidays in high geer here, keeping up the these very mobile and nearly walking babies is proving to be quite a challenge. Just when I think I might get some crafting time, they wake up after only a short nap and then they are not happy until I've spent all my time sitting on the floor while they crawl all over me. I'm in hog heaven! I love it all, but it is exhausting.

Well on to my card. Mo Manning over at Digital Pencil Too has come up with 4 of the most delightful "Two's" characters. I have printed up all 4 but have only had time to get one done. With the rush of Christmas shopping, sending out cards, extra baking etc. I'm finding it hard to even sit at my table long enough to color anything. I guess it will just have to take to the back burner for a while.

So here's my card! I didn't follow a challenge or any particular sketch. I just tried my best to make a 'guy' card. I can't tell you how many times I've seen Jordan in this exact position...

The inside is kept very simple also. I have no idea who will end up with this card, but eventually someone will...

I'm leaving on Friday for a weekend of crafting in San Antonio. I will be taking 3 different classes taught by Sallylynn McDonald at Stamp Antonio on Saturday and then on to my Copic Certification class on Sunday. I'm so excited - this is my wonderful husbands Christmas gift to me. And all he wants is some hokey ladder! The only down part is that my daughter is just beginning a new job on Thursday and we won't be able to have dinner together on Friday night as planned. Oh well! I don't mine McDonald's drive thru...

Until next time...be safe and filled with much joy!


  1. Barb, I just love this card! Your coloring is fabulous. It truly is a masculine card.

  2. First- the card is fabulous! I cannot imagine your coloring needing improving in my honest opinion..... I love these cute two images- so sweet- the card is amazing. Have a safe trip and I am so excited for you- will say a prayer you have safe travels and your husband has a great weekend with no little one tantrums.......! How much longer will the kids be with you???

  3. lucky you - Sally Lynn is a wonderful instructor - she is a very talented lady!
    Enjoy Barb!

  4. Adorable little bou's card!!!
    Have fun in your classes. I would love to take the Copic cert class too, but being in a small town, we hardly have this class offers :o(

  5. O.M.G Barb i was scrolling down to leave a comment and in the section that you have you might like this too.I saw a picture of a RAT ON A TRAP!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE A BAD PHOBIA AND GET GROSSED OUT WITH RATS!!! I GOT SO SCARED I SCRREAMED!!! OK IM TAKING A breather i dont dare to click on it lol!! ok back to this comment i love love how you colored this little boy.What did you use on his skin?? I just discovered about her digi images and i saw her girls i was uhh ohhh they are so pretty i need to get some they are adorable! your card is beautiful as is. LOVE IT!!!THANKS BARB for sharing.

  6. Barb, your card is just the cutest and the colouring is truly amazing. I'm sure you will be able to teach the other participants at the copic class. Have a wonderful weekend away and look forward to see your new creations. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays.
    Hugs Jodie from Oz

  7. Amazing coloring Barb! Enjoy your Christmas gift!

  8. Barb CONGRATS!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! You were doing fine without a certificate but i can imagine it has to feel great lol!! I see youhave your snowman candle on. It looks to cute i wanna try that for real!! lol!((HUGS)) congrats!!

  9. Oh my gosh!!!! I HAVE to get over to Mo's!! these images are just toooo stinkin' CUTE! Make those curls a little longer (and the skin a little more "Irish") and that one REALLY could be me lately!!! This is another FANTABULOUS Card!!!!

  10. Barbie, this is just sooo cute. I love that Mo captures such emotion in her images. And you enhanced thoses images with your beautiful coloring!
    Wishing you God's blessings in the coming year.


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