Saturday, December 27, 2008

Getting back into challenges.

Hello all my blogging friends! Sorry I have been absent for the last couple of weeks. I've just been having a hard time with the holidays, you know. We had a good Christmas, but it took every ounce of energy I had to get everything done and I didn't even put up all my decorations or do half of the stuff I usually do. I'm not the only one. My sister didn't even put up a tree this year. I guess it's a pretty normal response to losing someone you love so close to the Holidays. I really miss my mom:(. She spent the last three Christmases with us. I had no idea that last Christmas would be our last one together. I mean, I knew it was possible, but I just didn't believe it would be, you know? Anyway, that's why I've been absent.

The last couple of days, I've been making a point to set aside some stamping time and yesterday I was blessed with some new images to color. I recieved a beautiful Christmas card filled with stamped images from my SCS friend coffeestamper aka Sue. I had the fun opportunity of being her Christmas elf last year and she returned the favor this year. Thanks for the images,Sue! Here is a picture of all of them.

Wow! She really spoiled me. I was so excited to have some Riley images to play with. I wanted to do Jen Del Muro's sketch for you to try, so I chose the image of Riley in the chair and away I went. I colored him using my Copic markers and then, using my light table and a post it note, traced around his image so I could mask him off to stamp the trees from Loads Of Love. I used my Martha Stewart punch for the border top and bottom and added the sentiment. I just love how this turned out.

I have a bunch of RAK's to share with you all and some awards but it's late and I don't want to bombard you with a huge post after not posting in awhile.

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and got to spend time with your friends and family. Hugs to you all. TTFN

13 comments:

Tina said...

What an awesome card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Becky your Riley card is so adorable. Great rich colors, love the holly spriggs too. Awesome Happy Mail isn't Sue wonderful. Hugs...

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Becky, I was thinking about you and how you would feel about Christmas this year!! Big hugs to you. I'm sure it was very difficult!

Your RAK that you received is fantastic! You totally make me WANT Copic markers! You are so awesome with coloring! This Riley card is FANTASTIC! I love it!

Take care!

AnnMarie said...

This is a super duper card! You did a really great job! New images are always so much fun!! I have been thinking about you...I know how tough holidays can be sometimes. hang in there. Big hug!

Shirley said...

She sent a beautiful card and you made a beautiful card! Great masking and such great colors too!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Hi Becky ...prayers to you this holiday season! It will be rough for awhile --those darn "firsts" are toughies. It's never the same but may those wonderful memories you have keep you smiling!!

Catherine said...

OMGosh, Becky! That may just be the cutest Riley card I have ever seen!!!!! And the b&w Xmas tree card is so elegant and beautiful! You have definitely been tapping into some awesome mojo!
I was really thinking about you last week, knowing it would be a difficult holiday for you and your family. You have been in my prayers for sure. It's not the same, I know, but your dear mom is always with you in spirit.
Hugs2U,
Catherine

Corie said...

These are just beautiful

Godchick said...

Adorable Becky! And you were spoiled with some great images...fun!

Sharon Caudle said...

LOVE this card Becky!!! You did such an amazing job with it!!

Big hugs to you. I know how difficult it is, and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself! hugs!!

~Michelle~ said...

Two Gorgeous cards there Becky! Lucky you and lucky someone who receives Riley! Big Hugs to you...

tiggertastic said...

wow so much stamping, i love the first card you have made it is stunning, the black and silver work so well.

Lovely to see your painting on the 2nd card as well

Sarah x

Ila said...

This card is So Fun and Fabulous Becky!! the image is So Cute and the coloring and layout is Wonderful!!!..Hugs, Ila

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