Sunday, January 4, 2009

Kissey Birds

To start off, I'd like to congrats:
Blogger Rebecca Ednie who said...

I have actually been published once! I haven't done it again because of the others that didn't get published! It is a goal of mine this year to try again.

Rebecca please send me your snail mail and I will get your magazine in the mail.

Wow, 101 people responded! Thank you. I loved reading your comments. I plan to have a little segment posted on my blog in the next few days regarding publication. I sense that some of you would like to learn a little more about the process.
When I sit back and think about my purpose on earth I can see that it leads to the same thing over and over--Education. I am an educator and I like to teach. I also like to learn.
As many of you know I stepped down from some of my papercraft duties to focus on my family. It seems like a reoccuring theme for some other bloggers this year too. I mentioned before that I would still be around and still plan to post. That has not changed. But this year I plan to change my posts a little. Not all of them will be projects, instead I'd like to include a tip of the day from time to time to help other crafters with projects. Sometimes what seems obvious to me is not obvious to you and I want to ensure that what I do/what I create is understood. So please don't hesitate to ask me questions if you see a card or project and think "Now how did she do that?". No question is too silly. I promise.

Onto today's card. You'll be happy to know I used the goodies from my thematic collection that is sitting on my desk--you know the one--the Valentine's one I showed you the other day.

Notice I outlined the birds using a pink Copic marker.

Stamp Set(s):
-The Birds and the Bees (Kim Hughes Collection) by CHF

-Smooth White by Prism Paper
-Brown Core-dinations Cardstock

Patterned Paper
-Making Memories

-Espresso by Ranger

-Ribbon by American Crafts
-Clear Heart by Heidi Swapp

-Copic Markers

-Sanding block by Tim Holtz

Stayed tuned..I pulled out my bellas! I know. Don't be too shocked.

Have a super day.



Fiona Y said...

hey Alli, good on ya for taking time out for your family! I'll definitely still be popping by :)
looking fwd to your post on the publishing thingy, some insight will b fantastic!

Sharon F. / Created By You said...

Very cute card! Family is always a priority... glad to see you found time to spend with them!

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

Hello! My name is Nika! I so like your blog! We are from Russia. My husband and I to work with students. We organize many clubs to construct attitudes friendship and to speak them about the Christ. I have ladys club, we to do hand made cards, scrapbook, quilt and crosstitch. It is good opportunity to testify about our God and His love! Every Saturday I have craft club for ladyes. We do cards, quilt, crochet, cross stitch too. It very not usual and new to Russian culture. I to study from different blogs how to make cards, made quilt and to use different technics. We are missionary to the Far East Russia. We are russian. We live in city Birobidzhan, it is the Jewish region in Russia. A lot of Jews live here. They have synagogues and to celebrate religious holidays. But many of them do not know the Christ. We have 2 daughters. Polina is 8 years and Liliya is 2 years.And if you are interesting about us I shall be glad give answer to you. I will glad if you can write me.Sorry my English.

If you have some craft things can I ask you to help our ministry ladies club here in Russia?
You can vizit to my blog
and our family ministry blog

Marcie S. said...

I'm looking forward to a tip/advice from you every once in awhile- you are so helpful with all aspects of the cardmaking 'industry'. Your valentine's card is SO sweet!!! Can't wait to see what you've done with the bellas!

Paula Barin said...

Family comes first...take care of them. I look forward to your tips and tutorials and especially the publication process. I submitted a card last summer to Take Ten but didn't hear anything back. I'd love to know how to get my cards into a magazine. Thanks for your inspiration :)

resmith said...

I am really looking forward to your tips and advice on how certain things are done.
You family is important!
Thank you

Niki Estes said...

This is adorable, Alli!

Carolyn King said...


whoistracy said...

This is so cute Alli! It seems like many people are cutting down on posts this year. More time for family, fun, and crafting. Nothing wrong with that!

Kimberly said...

that is SO SO SO SO cute!!!!!!!!

shel9999 said...

This is adorable, Alli! I've not seen those hearts!

Daniela said...

Alli, I love this! So cute!