Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday Sketch Time - Aahhh I feel so refreshed!!!

Twinkling Teals with
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some Gorjuss Accents
Happy Tuesday Everyone,
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Well did you have a good Memorial Day weekend??? What did your family do??
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I feel much more rejuvenated and relaxed then I have in a while and here is my story why with some background info to let you know more about us!!!
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Our weekend started out slow as on Saturday the whole family was at the Clinic and DH and Willow and Tucker all got the required antibiotics for Sinus infections and Tonsillitis.
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The plan for my weekend was supposed to be a 2 day "break" for me to get much needed cleaning and organizing and even some crafting done. DH was going up to his parents farm to visit all the cousins and his two brothers (Between the 3 brothers there are 8 cousins 9th on the way 7 of who are 4 years and younger). The girls were then going to stay for the rest of the week to go to Vacation Bible School at Grandma Schlatters Church there, and Tucker would be coming back home with Hubby. Also the trip was to take Skittles one of the two puppies we have had for the last 6 weeks or so up to his Brother and my two nephews and my Sister in law so she could go to her new home with them.
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Harvest will soon be upon us here in Kansas which means Hubby is basically gone for a month or more. Hubby works as a Grain Marketing Specialist for ADM Grain here in Hutchinson. For those of you that do not know Hutchinson Kansas has more Grain Elevators and Storage then any other town in America. We host the largest Elevator under 1 Head House in America it is 1 /2 mile long. The only other Elevator larger then it is in Russia.
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For many years DH was the manager of 6 grain elevators here, but a few years ago he moved into a different job where he is basically a grain merchandiser and buys and sells grain and works with over 500 farmers in surrounding towns and such around Hutchinson.
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During Harvest they work insane hours he basically is home from 12am to 6:30 am to sleep and then back to work. We try to go visit him, but they are so busy that we might wait 45 minutes just to talk to him for a few minutes and then he is off the the next phone call or order of business.
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So anyhoo I needed to get some pre-harvest stuff done to help me be more prepared for my Single Mom status during the month of June and part of July.
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Hubby was gone 4 out of 5 nights last week and 3 out of 5 nights the week before that, and right before those weeks he had just gotten back from his 10 day trip to Arizona for a Work and Witness trip with our church to the Sun Valley Indian School in Winslow Arizona. So I am hopelessly behind and needed the time to catch up.
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Anyway my plan was to use 1 whole day of the break to clean and organize and on the 2nd day use half the day for that again and half the day to do something fun and relaxing for me like stamping. However as they were sick and left a day late I only had a little over 28 hours so I used 1 /2 of it for stamping and 1 /2 of it for cleaning and organizing.
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I was able to get my Twinkling Tuesday, Flutter By Wednesday, Etsy Saturday DT cards done and a card to post on Friday as well!!! Woo Hooo I have never been that far ahead ever!!! I wish I would have time to keep going, but I have my monthly SU! Stampers Club on Sunday so I now need to switch gears and design some fun projects for them to do on Sunday at Club.
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I am hoping as the girls will be gone all week I can continue to organize and such, but since Tucker is my most active and mischievous of my 3 young kiddo's right now that may not be quite as easy as I hope it to be.
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So enough about my life I am sure you just want to see my Twinkling Card for the week right???
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The "Twinkle Team"
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Don't forget to go visit my so so talented team mates to see what they came up with for this weeks sketch as well. I know I can not wait to go visit them all tomorrow!!!!
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Here is Madelynn's sketch the last couple of weeks we have had temporary twinkies to fill in for Madelynn but this week she was back with a fun one to design a project for!!!

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Now the picture above and Below are the photo version and then below the scanned version. It seems whenever I am working on a project with teals or turquoises then I just do not get a good representation with those colors into pictures. I took it in natural light and everything but neither the scanned version or the photo version show quite the vibrancy of these colors.
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I ordered my Ott Light from JoAnn's over 2 weeks ago but I have not seen it yet I am hoping the order went through O.K.!!!! I wonder if that will help when trying to photo these colors???
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I first colored up my image and then went looking for papers. I ended up picking out for the 4 layers SU! card stocks in the following shades Layer 1 Soft Sky, Layer 2 Taken with Teal, Layer 3 Baja Breeze, and Layer 4 Blue Bayou.
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My gorjuss girl who I do not own any of by the way but my good friend and SU downline Emily pre-ordered both sets and stamps them up for me once in a while stamped this one for me.
I colored the Gorjuss girl up with my copics.
Skin: R00, E00, E95, RV21
Clothes: BG00, BG02, BG72, BG75, BG78, and BG49

The ribbon behind the Teal layer is yummy yummy thick double layered satin with a mint and teal pattern on one side and silver on the other side so so so pretty in person!!!!

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My good friend Cassie and fellow twinking member sent me the Clear dew drops a while back and I actually took them and used glue dots to attach the other colors of the card stocks under the dew drop and then I cut it out and used another glue dot to adhear to this card so that is why all the dew drops look like the colors of the card but they are all actually clear dew drops.

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Well I better get on upstairs and work on more laundry and keep plugging away!!!! No real plans for tomorrow yet, but since I already have my Flutter by Wednesday cards done all I need to do is post it and then maybe I will have some time to do some much needed catching up on my favorite blogs!!!!!

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Have a Stampendous Tuesday Everyone!!!! Isn't it amazing what just a 28 hour break can do for you when you are a SAHM???

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Heather

21 comments:

Tanja said...

This is so beautiful! Great card!

Hugs Tanja

Emily said...

your coloring is wonderful...they are sooooo darn cute...my battery is almost dead so I have to cut it short!!!

Heather said...

Heather, this is fabulous. I love how you colored her. Great job with this sketch!

Kimmie0270 said...

I adore the way you colored her hair and all your punches/diecuts look great on this card!

eggette said...

Very sweet Heather! My husband and I are farmers, so I quite understand all the long hours and never seeing each other except when tractors and wagons pass in the night!! lol! But it is all worth it, because there is no better way to live than in this beautiful fresh countryside!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors and those layers are fabulous.

It's very hard being a single mom most of the time. But sounds like you're doing it well.

Hugs,

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow Heather!! This is so stunning!! Your colors are just gorgeous!! TFS! :)

Sandra MacLean said...

Heather, you are a super star in my book looking after your kiddies practically single handedly! Love this card - especially the colors and that Gorjuss girl is GORGEOUS!! :)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Heather, love the cute image and the colour scheme is so pretty. Hugs Nikki x

Michelle said...

Great card Heather!! I love the gorjuss girls! I have a few but haven't inked them yet. LOVE the colors you used as well! Very nice.

Hope everyone is recovering and glad that you did get a "break". Take care of you!

Cassie said...

oh heather!!! this is awesome! love that punched edge all the way around!!

and how smart to do that for the dew drops! will have to remember that myself!!

so happy you got some stamping time - and all your week all ready to go! sounds like you've had a trial run at "harvest" time the last few weeks. hope the family is better and that tucker is in a frame of mind to let you get some stuff done!

Kim R said...

This is so gorgeous!!! The colors on your card are so pretty. I love the layers. Pefect!

Roberta Laliberte said...

I love the colors Heather! Nice job!

Roberta

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so happy that you had some time for you and some stamping. Too bad it wasn't a little longer. Wish I lived closer so I could help you.

Your creation is gorgeous. I love those images but don't own any yet. The colors are my favorite! the punching and layout make it look so elegant! Fabulous!

hugs,
Chris

Nicola said...

Wow Heather I love this card. The colours are beautiful and that punching is fabulous. Such pretty detail and expert colouring.
Don´t work too hard sweetie.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Darla said...

Heather - your card is beautiful! WOW...that was some work, coloring those dew drops. The coloring job on your little gal is amazing, and I love all the different edges. It adds a lot of texture to the card. You are amazing. Isn't it nice to have some time to stamp? Ahhhh....if only we could have more, huh?

Cathy said...

So cute Heather!! I love the Gorguss girls and they look good in any color!! Great job!!

Hugs, Cathy

Madelynn said...

This is so cute. I love that little girl stamp and your ribbon crossing is pretty. I like the shapes behind the girl, too. Thanks for playing my sketch.

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is awesome girl! Wow those dewdrops were a lot of work huh? Well, totally worth it as this card is just so pretty! Hope you are doing well! Plans this weekend?

Rebecca Ednie said...

cute card, love the colours. never thought about adding colour underneath clear dew drops, great idea

Maria said...

Your Gorjuss card is totally gorgeous! LOL! Beautiful job on your coloring Heather. I love the pretty colors of your card. . .such a beautiful blend.

I'm sorry to hear you DH has such a tough schedule! It must rough on you too!

Hope you are doing well! I'm behind on my commenting and I'm doing a bit of catch up right now. I've been so busy the past weeks!

Maria