Vlog…and a sweet summer memory

Feb 9, 2013 by

Hello and happy Saturday! Is anyone else ecstatic that this week is over? It was one crazy thing after another. It had a good ending, but whew. Gettin’ there was a challenge! :)

I’ve got a vlog for you for once…it’s been ages!

My card for today had to be a nice one after that lil rant…lol. So I’ve got one with a little Birdie Brown image called Summer Memories – she’s such a sweet little girl! And she has a little story too.

Sandy Allnock - Birdie Brown Girl1

Copic colors: YG05 G24 YG13 RV06 RV04 RV02 E53 E51 Y17 Y05 Y06 YR24 E17 Patterned paper is by Bazzill, Ribbon by May Arts.

This image is one that I’d taken with me to Anaheim for CHA. Well, I didn’t take it for CHA, but I took a bunch of images to color in between things. Like on the plane. Yes, I color on planes!

However, I had hurriedly filled a few of my markers. So….on the plane I had some giant bloooooops! This was one of them….first the E53 blew up on her chin, and then the Y17 went nuts on the flower and made me color in the background. But you know what? I got so excited. I liked the look of coloring in the background! I also had tons of fun with her little dress, adding my own pokladots with a white pen.

The most fun memory of this image, though, was the reactions of kids on the plane. There were a couple little girls, 3 or 4 years old, running up and down aisles. The yellow caught the eye of one, and she noticed I had my “crayons” with me. She stopped to watch for a little while. The other little girl stopped over as well, and I developed a little audience of kiddos! They started picking through my big stack of stamped images, and I told them they could each pick a picture for me to color for them. Fortunately they let me keep the little girl with the yellow sky….since yellow is my favorite color. I ended up giving away a Greeting Farm image and a MelJen Designs teddybear and a couple others, and it was a fun way to pass the time on the plane.

And I exited the plane with yellow fingers after the marker explosion. LOL!

I’m off to color all day today at our LSS in Tacoma…excited to have some quality time with my peeps, and get some projects underway that I haven’t had time to tackle! Hope you have a blessed day!

PS Doctor/dentist reports were fair to good. Doctor said I did “bust my kneecap” but that it’s going to heal up on its own. Dentist? Not quite as stellar, but not as bad as I expected. A couple not-so-fun appointments coming, but I thought it would be a heck of a lot worse after the length of time since I was in a dentist’s chair. :)

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11 Comments

  1. Claret

    Cute card despiute your mishaps. Thanks for posting your colors, helps me to try new flavors!!!

  2. Penny Laschanzky

    I LOVE the coloring in on the background! You could do a video on that! Because it looks perfect…no lines or stroke marks…just great! And I’m not a “coloring” kind of gal….I don’t own a copic, but still admire those who do. PS: thanks for the ideas on OWHtv this week for those of us who don’t color—I watched & appreciated it! One more thing: with the shipper change, I’ll admit to the fact that I’m a wee-bit intimidated knowing that my cards will now go to you! I hope they pass the iKea effect :-) (And I’ll try not to get my feelings hurt if I get back critical advice)

  3. Trish Reddick

    Glad your knee is healing on its own. I see a lot of Advil in your future. Good luck with the dental adventure.

  4. Sandy, this is so stinkin cute! Love that sweet little image, and particularly like the strong colors – something I need to try more of.

  5. Teresa Kieser "TK"

    Darling image and wonderful coloring job! I don’t think anyone would know there were explosions involved in the coloring of this. And yay for good news on the knee and not worse news about the dentist. Good luck on future appointments.

  6. Great card – the colors are fantastic! Loved the flog and realized how much I missed them. I totally get the “Ikea Effect” and have noticed a lot of it on FB lately so I can only imagine what you see in real life. Maybe some of it stems from New Years resolutions to use up what we already have, etc. Keep addressing the issue in various ways as you have been doing and eventually it will lighten up.

    On a lighter note I am happy to hear the good report about your kneecap!

  7. Kathlene

    ” my own pokladots ” LOL Sandy, only you can be SOOOOO CREATIVE! Love all you do, all you are and thanking God for you! Have a blessed weekend!

  8. Kathlene

    just saw the ikea VLOG… yuppers….. so guilty of that rant…..been there, done that, more times and cards than i can count.

  9. beaumama

    I’m a hideous colorer and can’t seem to cut straight to save my soul no matter which cutter I use. So I try to avoid coloring and I measure so often, I look like an obsessed nut with a ruler. If I think my project is kinda yucky, i come back and look at it next morning. Sometimes I chuck it and sometimes it looks better than I thought. It’s a toss-up.

  10. Sharon

    How delightful of you to comment on my new hairdo! 😉 Hugs and thanks for the teaching and inspiration.

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