Monday, December 22, 2008


Ok, now everyone is going to think all my family listens to nothing but Metallica and Marilyn Manson (in truth it's more likely to be Cole Porter) but here we go.  My sweet 16 year old sister.  Yo.

She pretty much is hardcore, her favorite movies are Domino and Tank Girl... and this is what she wore to Homecoming this past fall.  Whereas you could not have paid me enough to go to homecoming.  Ever.

I cut a slit behind her arm and tucked an ornate white wing into it.  The wing is actually a corner cut from the Storybook cartridge.  I really wanted it on the page and couldn't figure out where to put it, then had one of those AHA! moments.
The pink lotuses are cut from Amy Butler's Lotus Tea Box paper. Background paper is Bobunny (same as yesterday's layout I did of my mom) and strip of skull paper is a sheet from DCWV's Rockstar line.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rock on Mom

This is my wonderful Mother :-) I think seeing this one might be able to see how I became who I am :-)  This picture is a self portrait taken when she won a contest for a copy of the book Scrap City (totally awesome book btw) that I kinda sorta stole until she forced me to give it back, lol.

Find some good punky paper (the paper I used is by Bobunny)
Mat a black and white 5x7 with white cardstock and then black.
To make the title I used Flirt glitter alphabet stickers by Reminisce, but you could just as easily use red cardstock and the new Blackletter cartridge.  I cut a guitar out of red cardstock using the Indie Art Cricut cartridge and tacked it on the end. 
Voila on hardcore mama in 15 minutes or less :-)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I used to be Snow White

...but I drifted- Mae West 

The view from my front door.  Part of that snow drift is the driveway...the black part is my car.  Oh well, at least I have all of my Christmas shopping done, so I don't need to go anywhere.  UPS delivered the last yesterday.  I feel so sorry for those drivers, our poor guy has to go out in weather that would turn my hair and my knuckles white.   Now I've got plenty of time to decorate, wrap, and bake, and no excuse! (like I needed one)  Oh the weather outside is frightful, inside is so delightful....
One thing that I don't have to wrap- Merry Christmas to me!  A new Copic Block Stand for all my Sketches.  Oh, the organizational glory of it!

PLUS! I got new stamps from JustRite!!! and new dies to experiment with from Spellbinders for CHA!!!  Oh heck, I may just have to dig my car out and head down to the shop after all.   Then again, maybe after a cup of hot chocolate.... It just started snowing again.