Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My first Hanglar!

Wow, it feels like it should be Friday, but it's only Tuesday!! LOL!! Not a sign of a week going well. I've been crazy busy with work, helping at school (which is doing pretty much the same thing I do when I'm working, only I don't get paid, lol) & wrapping up Lego League. The competition is Sunday, so we have meetings tomorrow, Thursday & Saturday. The competition is Sunday ~ all day!! We have to be in Milwaukee (contrary to my SCS id, I actually live outside of Milwaukee) by 7:45 AM & the awards ceremony isn't until 5:00. That will be a looooong day, but the kids have worked hard & I'm really looking forward to it.

Anyhoo ~~ on to the reason you visit this blog ~~ cards! Well, A card. This sums up what I have done since Friday, stamping-wise. I love love love the Hanglars & as you probably know, they are not available in the US. So...my wonderful friend & fellow High Hopes Diva Nikki stamped some off for me ~ I couldn't be more thrilled!! The hard part was deciding which image to use first!! I settled on this cutie with her hat & scarf, since we have already seen snow here in Wisconsin.


She's colored with Prismas & gamsol, of course. I really need to work more on coloring in other ways! The rose & green papers are Bazzill Bling, & the designer paper is K&Co Margo. I love this pad ~ the colors are so rosy & beautiful. I think I'll be going to this stack a lot for my Christmas cards. I kept the card rather simple, adding a bit of Stickles to the snow, some ribbon & some beautiful Primas that were a gift from Tina Russell, the owner of High Hopes. The tag came from a big ole box of tags I bought at Michael's about a year ago, this is the first that I've used. Only about 999 left in the box, lol. A bit of faux stitching around the outside of the card & it was done.


Clearly I've slowed up a bit lately in the cardmaking. I'm done on Ebay except for a few I will list during a charity auction to which I donated a card (I will link the auction when it's running). As I've mentioned, I must get going on making some Christmas cards for personal use. It's very hard for me to make cards when I know I HAVE to make them. I get very stressed & un-creative. I feel like throwing all my stamping stuff away. Luckily, the feeling will pass eventually. It better, because Christmas is not going to wait!!

14 comments:

Drama queens mum said...

That came out really cute. I want to get into making cards.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh.. I am just thrilled to see you have coloured one of these cuties Michelle, She looks gorgeous and I just love her little cheeks.. I am so with you on feeling uncreative and stressed.. I still need to make another 19 Christmas cards.. Yikes! I am such a slow crafter too.. Big Hugs, Nikki x

Tracey said...

Such a pretty card!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome coloring, awesome embellishing. You have serious talent, girl. :) Love your stuff.

Anonymous said...

Great job Michelle. Love these images.
Dawn B.

Dianne said...

Look at cute this is Michelle!!!! Why would you want to do some other method of coloring when your prisma coloring is PERFECT!!!! You did such a wonderful job. Don't get too stressed :) Easy for me to say.... I'm ready to scream!! Too much to do, to little time, too little money... Good luck with the Lego League!!!
Dianne

Tammi said...

Oh she's adorable, you did a fantastic job coloring her...love your card! I didn't know you liked Hanglars!

Tori Wild said...

OMG--- THIS IS SO CUTTTTEEEE!! With fantastic coloring like that, you definitely shouldn't even say scary things like THROW YOUR STAMPING STUFF AWAY!! (GASP!!- let's not get crazy now!) lol... Have fun at Lego league-- I've never heard of that, but my boys would LOVE it!!

Ila said...

This is Gorgeous Michelle. I love the way you colored this cute Hanglar...I have some of these images too...but haven't had a chance to play with them yet. So many stamps and images...and so little time...lol..Hugs, Ila

Marian Berggren said...

WOW! Love the card! I hope someday I can color like that - even close would be great!!
Have fun with Lego League. The kids love it at school and have so much fun at the competition! Last year our students were able to go to the Twin Cities to compete with students from around the world. They loved it!!

ink'n'rubba said...

don't you just love the cute Hanglar images! and I love how you coloured her in and the background papers you used. hugs, annie x

6 wacky women said...

What a beautiful card, Michelle. I love the way you colored her and what an adorable image.
Take care
Karen

Cammy said...

Adorable stamp! You are causing me to want too many new stamps.

Hope Rob is recovering :)

ribenaruby said...

What brilliant colouring on this card. Love the layout and colours too!

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