Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Good afternoon everyone.  Well we are having another wild weekend of weather here in Middle TN.  I have never seen so much water! We had record rainfall yesterday with flooding everywhere.  And it's not over.  Jordan & Greg left Friday afternoon for a weekend camping trip with Cub Scouts and were home by noon on Saturday.  I'm glad they are home safe and sound but it really blew my quiet weekend home alone, lol.
So since today we under house arrest (no unnecessary travel today) I am having a blast. I'm spending the day in my room.

Today I have 2 cards for ya.  For my 1st card I have colored my little image with my prismacolors.  I purchased a set of 72 a few weeks back when Michaels had them on sale at 50% off.  Copics for the time being just aren't in my budget.  They are definitely going to take some time getting used to so be kind- this is my 1st attempt, lol.  This card is for this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.

My image is from Whiff of Joy and has been cut out and my sentiment is from Creative Stamping kit of the month.  All my dp is from Basic Grey and is from the line Boxer.  Cardstock is from Stampin Up and my scalloped punch is also from Stampin Up.

My 2nd card is a very simple little creation but I am very happy with the outcome.  This is a 1st for me on 2 fronts- 1 no dp, and 2 is using ink on my cuttlebug folder.

Cardstock is Stampin Up in Night of Navy and my image is a rubber stamp from Hero Arts.  I used an inked cuttlebug folder inked in Night of Navy, ribbon and pearls.
Challenges covered with this card are:
Papertake Weekly- do something different- no dp, inked folder.
Well time for a little break- Greg has had the news on all day- things are getting pretty grim here, although we are safe and sound in our home. There are many that are not so fortunate- evacuations are occurring everywhere in Nashville. Pretty scary stuff.  Keep the people in TN in your prayers.


Melissa Craig said...

Janice both your cards are lovely! Prismacolor markers just take some practice, but your first attempt is really good!

Also, you won the card giveaway from last week's challenge.

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Sonia said...

looks good! I was looking at those prisma pencils when they were half off. Girl, when are you going to get back on facebook??? you know you can connect your blog to facebook right?

andrea said...

gorgeous cards,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

my5bratz said...

love the monochromatic card, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

Jean said...

I like both your cards Janice and from the looks of your coloring, won't be long before you are a pro. If you enjoy challenges, would love to have you play along at Drop by and check us out.