An Update

Oh, I have neglected my poor little blog!

A few noteworthy things have happened since my last post, and most of them have been playing out on Instagram and YouTube.  

First of all, one of my cards was "spotted" on the My Favorite Things "You've Been Spotted" feature of the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog!  I was blown away by the recognition, and humbled to be included in the company of such incredibly talented ladies.

I made this card during The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge, using the MFT "Penguins in Paradise" stamp set and Copics and Glossy Accents.   

I have mentioned before, I love Kathy Racoosin's colouring challenge, and the latest one in June was no exception.  Again, I met so many talented, kind, and inspirational people.  And I would also add Kathy herself to this list.  She takes the time to look at and comment on each submission, as well as participating in the challenge herself, and also posting video tutorials.  Clearly it is a labour of love, since she must not sleep at all for those 30 days.  She has hinted there will be another one soon, so I am on the edge of my seat waiting for her to announce when it will be!

The other thing that has happened is that I have posted two more YouTube videos.  What makes them significant is that I am actually speaking in them.  Yikes!  That was tough, but I made it through, and though I won't be receiving multiple offers of voiceover work, I was proud of myself for stepping WAY outside of my comfort zone to try something new.

The first video is the making of a card I made for the winner of my 100 Instagram follower giveaway, depicting a laundry room scene, using Paper Smooches "Squeaky Clean" stamp set.  

The obvious question here is:  Why a laundry room?  Well, when Tracy contacted me with her email address, she said in her message that she had been busy doing laundry all morning, and was rewarding herself with some Instagram time when she found out she was the winner.  So this card idea seemed entirely appropriate and even necessary!  (By the way, Tracy turns out to be a really nice person, and you can see her own wonderful creations on her Instagram feed here, and maybe one day you could even be a lucky recipient of one of her beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand-drawn "Birthday Queen" cards.)  

The second video is the making of a card using an Art Impressions stamp set, "Goldie Golfer".  This is my third go at this image; the first time was my first attempt at no-line colouring, and it turned out alright, but I wasn't happy with my choice of colours for her outfit, since I wanted to put her on a golf course.  So I made another.  And a third for the video. 

I know...multiple videos in a matter of days!  What is going on here?  What is going on is holidays.  I am in the middle of two glorious weeks off work, and have actually had plenty of time to colour and make videos.  Sadly, the dream ends next Tuesday and I go back to work, but until then I am making the most of my time by doing as much creating as I please!

Well, that's it for now, folks.  I have whiled away a good part of the day already, and this post is already becoming quite long.  Thanks for stopping by!