Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Air Brush System - Look what we found

My friend Katrina & I went to Princess Auto in Langley and found this air compressor for $68.00. I was a little leary about buying this compressor, well because it wasn't $275.00 like the ones that copic recommends. But we thought what the heck, we could always take it back.

I brought it home with hesitation, because my husband would be dissapointed that I didn't spend $800.00 so we could share. I didn't say I would share. But anyway he thought it was a great deal for what it could do. I think he was a little proud of me entering into an auto store and buying something. Well the joy didn't last that long because I didn't have the proper fittings to fit it to the Copic Air Adaptor, but Terry, my husband said "no problem". We went to our local auto store and my brother who works there set me up. Terry also said that I should get this regulator which would keep constant pressure at 50 psi. So for another $25.00 I was good to go. It's sort of loud but once it builds up the pressure to 50 psi, it stops running and you would never know it's on. Let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Another Christmas Card

I've been trying to get on the computer all night. I don't know who said that my husband could come out of his man cave in the basement and work on my computer. He has his own computer in the man cave. I know that mine is better, but really.. what he can do on this one, he can do on his own... I started this card this morning before work, but I couldn't start up the air compressor at 5:45 a.m. I live in a townhouse and I'm not sure my neighbours would appreciate my artistic endeavor. So, here it is at 10:49 at night and I'm now getting to uploading.

I used the copic ABS and E31 to airbrush the background behind the tree. I also wanted to warm up the SU dp so I airbrushed that as well. Can I just tell you how much I love my new compressor. I bought it at Princess Auto in Langley for $68.00 and also purchased a regulator and a piece to make the ends of the regulator can and the hose to match. Simple as pie.


Stamps: Gina K Designs – Spirit of Christmas, A Muse Sentiment
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Real Red, Old Olive, SEI & SU dp
Ink: Mamento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Nestabilities: Classic Oval & Classic Scalloped Oval, SU Old Olive ribbon, Copics & ABS & Candy Dots by Pebbles Inc., Crystals

Monday, August 17, 2009

Best Fishes

Happy Monday everyone. (to my whole two blog readers lol) I had a busy day at work today which was a typical Monday for me. I swear the computer gremlins come in on the weekend just to give me a challenge on Monday.

I started colouring this guy on Sunday trying to apply the techniques I learned at the copic certification on Saturday. I've found this guy at my new favourite store in Surrey, BC.

Here's the recipe:

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs – Hooked Worm; A Muse – Best Fishes

Paper: Stamper's Select White, SU Garden Green, Basic Grey Color Me Silly - Grow dp

Ink: Mamento Black

Accessories: SU small & large oval punches; ribbon, Copics & We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Rounder, Cuttlebug

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Whipper Snapper Snow is Overrated

Wow, what a great weekend. My friend Katrina & I went to the copic certification yesterday in Langley, BC at Clipper Street. We went down Friday afternoon to get in some craft shopping at our favourite hangouts Clipper Street & Precious Memories. Had an awesome dinner at Montanas and then went and hung out at the hotel and coloured with the copics. The day was filled with information and my head was full when we left. But not too full as we stopped in at a store that I have never had the pleasure to go into. Wow, my head was spinning with the variety of stamps and supplies. The name of the store is Country Lane. Their website is I only had 20 minutes thank god, otherwise I would have spent more money. Here's a card that I made today with one of my new goodies. This stamp is from Whipper Snapper called Snow is Overrated. Just too darn cute.

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs, Cornish Heritage Farms Heart Warmers
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Real Red, Bo-Bunny Tis the Season Snow Flakes dp
Ink: Mamento Black
Accessories: Nestabilities: rectangle & scalloped rectangle, large rectangle & large scalloped rectangle; real red ribbon, Copics & ABS, glitter, corner rounder

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fond Farewell

I did this card up for a staff member at my office who is moving on to bigger and better things. I wish her all the best in her new job and new home.


Stamps: Stampbilities Maxwell's Pet; SU Short & Sweet

Paper: Papertrey Stampers Select White and Berry Sorbet; Forever Family DSP from Dream Street Papers

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Copic Markers, Copic ABS, Oval and Oval Scalloped Nestabilities, Word Window & Modern Label punch from SU, Berry Sorbet Ribbon from Papertrey

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Copic Certification

Only 7 more days to my friend and I are heading off to Langley, BC to be copic certified. I can't wait. We will head down the night before and hopefully do some shopping at Precious Memories. I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas.

Christmas Cards

I've been working hard trying to get my Christmas cards done. I just love this image from Whipper Snapper Designs. I coloured the image with my Copics and glittered it up with Dazzling Diamond glitter. The snowflakes are from last year's Stampin Up Holiday Mini (I think)which are now retired. The sentiment is from Make an Impression.