Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Thoughts on Cade's 17th Birthday

Where did the time go? I sound like an old woman. Well, I'm feeling more and more like an old woman. My youngest turns 17 - yes, SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD.

He was the cutest little guy evah. I ain't lying. Our whole family was so in love with him. And sweet. Really sweet. Tenderhearted, energetic, compliant, deep thinker, loving, big heart, sensitive, and our son. I remember tucking his angel wings under him when he was a baby.

Now he's a 6 foot tall man - with hairy legs and face - who never wants to shave. He knows he can't have facial hair at school in the 11th grade. In the 12th grade, he can. He'll earn that privilege next year.

But he still has the same big heart and loving attitude. Most of the time. The other "times" I blame on hormones. He still has such a soft heart. But he is so tough. He is a really thick, muscular dude.

And we love him. I'm so glad the Lord gave him to us. Our family just wasn't complete until Cade became a part of it.

Heather, aka mama xoxoxxo

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Coloring Digital Stamps

As I promised yesterday, I have a few digistamps that I have colored.

Isn't she the cutest little girl? Created by Krista Smith on her website, Saturated Canary. This was one of the very first images I colored. Thus, as is obvious, I have a lot to learn. But with images like this, I will have SO much fun learning and coloring.
Same little girl colored a little differently. Maybe a little better? I'm thinking it's the brown hair. I am thinking of purchasing Copic markers JUST to color in the skin. The Spectrum Noir markers just aren't giving me the "shade" I want.  Many of these images are colored on Pinterest. (Don't compare my coloring to those women who are just amazing!)

Another adorable image! This typewriter image I purchased from a small shop called Pink Petticoat. I was drawn to her images - vintage-y and cute. I've always loved typewriter images. Why? I don't know but the vintage-looking typewriters are the cutest!

From Pink Petticoat is this adorable cake stand. Not my best coloring job. And too many colors were used. I will be re-doing this image ASAP!
Awwww. Isn't she sooooo precious! And a cat hat and cat balloon? I HAD to have this image. Tiddly Inks is credited with this image and this little girl is named Wren. I need to color her again and try to use different colors. But, oh what fun to color!

Have fun searching for your own fun images! I would love to hear of any cute digital stamp websites or Etsy shops that you like also.

Have a great day!
Heather xo

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

I'm in LOVE with Digi Stamps

I am going crazy looking for really cute, whimsical, different, lovely and fun digital stamps. I print them on Spectrum Noir white cardstock and color them in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I am coloring all evening at home. Really. I've watched many Youtube videos and HOW to color and use alcohol markers. I've learned a lot. I believe if I had the more expensive Copic markers, I would color even better. The alcohol markers I have were 75% off at AC Moore. I thought I might as well try coloring with them. And searching for the digistamps to purchase has been a blast. Some of my favorite sites to purchase digital stamps are the following:

  • Saturated Canary - My hands down favorite images! 
  • Tiddly Inks - close second to the site above. Precious digistamps.
  • Whimsy Doodles - lots of great digital images.
  • Bugaboo - love the thick-er lines on the images. And the chickens are so cute!
  • Pink Petticoat -  not a ton of images but I loved the typewriter and cupcake stand
I began searching Etsy for digital stamps and found so many images for sale - it is overwhelming. 

That's my new obsession! I am going to post some of my "artwork" very soon!

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous by visiting me today. It's 73* outside and gorgeous. Last week I spent one night in a motel so I could get into work by 7:30 a.m. because of the snow. AND ice. The week before, snow came, also, and I spend TWO nights at a motel overnight. It's been crazy weather here - but at least we are having a gorgeous day today!