Saturday, October 10, 2009

I love boys who *SPARKLE*!

This card makes my heart swoon as much as Edward, himself does! This little locket card was a serious labor of love; you know, the ones that you work on just a little bit more each day, 15 minutes at a time. It all started with a few twilight stamps finding thier way to my home, them some Dazzling Diamonds from SU!, and a set or two of the scalloped nestabilities; once joined by a healthy serving of prismacolor markers and Copics, I was doomed!

The front of the card features Stampin' Up! and KI Memories papers, Prima flowers, stamps by Artful Inkables (colored with Copics), a lace heart cut from my Cricut and the Storybook cartrif=dge, a Heidi Swapp photo corner, KI Memories Ribbon, and an SU! Build-A-Brad. I created the locket in the center using the scalloped and oval nesties.

I have been building a Twilight-themed stapin arsenal, and teh real trouble began with this little buy from The Greeting Farm, named Edward. I colored him using a combination of Copics and prismacolor markers and added his dazzle with Dazzling Diamonds and 2-way glue from Stampin' Up! How adorable is he?!

This card was totally meant for my sister, as a JUST BECAUSE card, but I may have to keep it for myself....perhaps it will adorn a scrapbook page of the Midnight Release of New Moon next month instead? I also decorated teh inside of teh card, it says "Look after my heart-I've left with you," whihc is a quote from the book, turned into a stamp again, from Artful Inkables.

I hope you've enjoyed this bit of eye-candy as much as I have! I may have to do a tutorial on the locket design sometime soon, but it is fairly straight-forward!

Sweet Dreams!
<3 Alicia

Friday, October 9, 2009

New and Improved!

I am SUPER excited to share my latest videos with you, but am laughing at myself over my "operator error". You have to watch Part 1 to see what I am talking about, but I know you will laugh as soon as you hear! My finace and I are still smacking our foreheads over it! Perhaps a V-8 would have done me some good!

We have another busy weekend planned!It seems the school weeks are flying by, but in turn, my weekends soar past me without much time for vegitating. I am thinking like a carrot tonight, that is for sure! I am hoping to get in some time designing, grading this week's tests and writing from my second graders, and maybe an episode or two of Supernatural(I LOVE Paranormal entertainment!<3) with Christopher before he's off to work.

I will say, I am looking forward to more fun with the mouse tomorrow at Disneyland, but I hope I am not too tired! My BFF says the Halloween Fireworks are amazing, so i will have to get back to you on that!

In the mean time, here are this week's videos! Part 1 features welding, first with letters, second with images inside a frame. Part 2 follows the assembly of a 12 x 12 scrapbook page with the items created from part 1.

Have a fabulously crafty weekend, all!