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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Around the world in 80.....clicks???

That's about how many blogs I visit in a day.....well maybe not quite that many, but its close....bwahahahahaha. I have my coffee and sit and peruse the Wide World Web for many hours, yes hours. Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.netAfter I get Harlee off the school, its only me and Booboo....and he's just happy to sleep and eat with the occasional pats on the head thrown in. By visiting all the blogs I have ventured around the world and back without leaving my chair. I don't have a nice comfy chair like the mama on the card, but my office chair ain't too bad. Well, I do slide down the stairs to my studio everyday to create another card so I can have something to post, so y'all can come visit me {waving to all my visitors}.Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

Ok, enough of the chit-chat....the real reason you come here....the CARD!!!!!

This image is from the new release at Modern Sugar Blvd. its called blogging mama.....I bet a few of you can relate...bwahahahahahaha. I printed 1 whole image and then I cropped the image to print out just the 'mama' and then I cropped again to print out just the 'mamas' knees. I hope I haven't lost ya; I did it that way so I could make her 3-d without wasting my printer ink and paper. There's really no use in printing the whole image 3 times if I'm only using parts of the image....right??? I then colored the layers with colored pencils, OMS (odorless mineral spirits) and blended with a paper stump. After I finished the background on the main image I used my scissors and cut out the 'mama' and mama's knees and layered it all together. Still with me???? I then applied glue and glitter to her shoes. What self respecting "Mama" would go traveling the world without her ruby red slippers???? {Note to self: buy ruby red slippers}. I layers some dsp that has a travel theme to a black CS base and added ribbon and a buckle. The sentiment is computer generated, I had seen it somewhere a long time ago and thought it fit the image pretty good. Ok, thats about it for me.....I'm off to see the Wizard {maybe he has some ruby red slippers}. Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!

Until later, Mamas...Gotta split......TFL!!! Have a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!!!!!

Edited to add: This is a picture of our softball team; the BANDITS !!!! The little 2nd baseman, Harlee (crosslegged,front and center) is one of the reasons I will be having a great Mother's Day!!! All she has to do is wrap those sweet little arms around my neck and say "Love ya, Mommy", and I know its all worth while. Hey, check out the cute blonde on the far right.....recognize her??? Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!! Just call me "Coach"!!!!! Unitl later Mamas....TFL



Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

I love, love, love the card! That image is great. I'm gonna have to make another trip down THAT Blvd. And I love the sentiment! Totally awesome - as is your fabulous story!

You look great and Harlee is a beauty too. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Mom's Day.

Big Hugs,

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a fantastic card, and appropriate for me...since I usually get e-mailed mother's day greeting from my kids. *sigh*

Have a blessed day, my friend.

coldwaters2 said...

What a great card Crystal love that image must go and have a gander at the shop at these they look fun.

Lorraine x

~*Joni said...

HEY HOTTIE!! I love that pic of you and the softball team! Look at what a fun mama you are. :D Even though you weren't blogging at the time. teehee! I love this card that you made with MSB's image, the layers are awesome, done so well and colored perfectly too. I hope you had a great mom's day! I see the main reason why you would, she is adorable. :D Oh, and you are a mom to Booboo too so tell him Aunty Joni said hi. ;)

Holly said...

I love your card Crystal, and you are a girl after my own heart the way you crop part of your images before you print them! I am so wanting to go out and find you some ruby slippers but I don't know your shoe size!
You look so cute and happy as coach! The team looks great!

Dee said...

I love the card!!! The coloring is fabulous as always!

ADORABLE pic of the 'team'...you sure are a super momma :) Hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day