Sunday, March 24, 2013

Coloring In My Jammies

Let me start by saying that yesterday (Saturday) was a perfectly dreary day in Houston....cloudy & overcast...threatening to rain all day....OK, after enjoying it so much on my birthday I did say I was going to start calling it "lounge wear" instead of pj's or jammies.....and that I was looking forward to the next time I could stay in them ALL DAY scrapping of course!  Well that day was yesterday and I spent the day COLORING!  I am among the world worst at collecting and never actually using.  Yesterday I decided it was high time I actually USED some of these beauties.
The first image is from the CTMH stamp set "paperdoll" if you would like to purchase it from my CTMH website CLICK HERE.   
***soon to be featured in a "Kits by Carolyn" ***

I had also accumulated a nice sized collection of adorable digi images from the amazingly generous & talented Anna @ Cuddlebug Cuties you can visit her blog HERE.  I choose "Bethany" as my first "cutie" to color. 

So without further delay (I have been informed by the hubster that I can NOT stay in my "lounge wear" again today since a run to SAM'S is on HIS agenda) here are my first attempts at coloring "people" with alcohol markers. When you click on the images below (anywhere except on the floating "P") it will take you to my still under construction gallery for all the details and recipes.
Soon to be featured in a "Kits by Carolyn" - Check back OFTEN!
"Bethany" from Anna @ Cuddlebug Cuties - Isn't she just PERFECT for our "not so little anymore girls"?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Blog Lovin'

I just found an awesome tool to help me keep up with all the blogs that I want to follow.  I am hoping this will make it MUCH easier to know when one of the super talented ladies I am mean following post something.  I will be giving bloglovin a try and let you know how I like it.  If you would like to join me for the test run then won't you please Follow my blog with Bloglovin

I will be putting a "follow me on bloglovin" button on the right sidebar very soon but in order to get my blog verified I needed to put the above link into a published post (so they could find me) lol.

Sneak Peak...

National Scrapbooking Day/Month (May) is just

 around the corner and I for one CAN'T wait to get my

 hands on the special that CTMH has coming our way!

More details will be coming, but NOW is the time to

 start dreaming.  During National Scrapbooking Month

 CTMH will be bringing us this gorgeous "Dream Pop"

 paper packet bursting with sweet summer flavors 

that you are sure to find delectable!

Monday, March 11, 2013

CTMH Cricut Cartridge Challenge

  I just found a new blog challenge site that will challenge all of us to use our CTMH Cricut Cartridges (Art Philosophy & Artiste) more often and more effectively.

  I plan on playing along and hope you will too!  I just added a new link to the left side bar so that you will easily be able to find the link long after this post gets covered up.  If you do play along with this challenge (or any of the others that I have linked to on the left side bar) I would love it if you would post here in the comments section to let me know.  Oh, and don't forget to leave me a link so I can go check out your artwork!

Friday, March 8, 2013

LOOK what I found!

I recently completed my collection of Spectrum Noir Alcohol based pens (a MUCH less expensive version of Copics).  I was browsing around on the internet looking for free images (both digi stamps and coloring book pages) that I could use to practice coloring on.  Then I happened upon this amazingly generous artist, Anna Stillwell.  She designs and shares  

Her drawings are just adorable and I can't wait to get out my new markers and start playing.  I am so smitten I have even posted a link to her March Madness Giveaway

on my sidebar in hopes that I might be the winner of all those goodies!  You can check out her blog Cuddlebug Cuties here, and you can find her on

pinterest here.

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