Sunday, January 10, 2010

Who Moved my CHEESE???

OK, I'm cracking myself up right now, but I'm taking full advantage of it because my kids tell me that I'm the only one who thinks I'm funny...

This morning, I decided to finish a card from the images I've been coloring. I did so and got the bright idea to make the hat and cheese and tail pop off the page.  I printed the image again and colored them. I had a lot of my coloring stuff upstairs, but I needed to get downstairs to make the card.  Somewhere, somehow, when I got downstairs to the Card Castle, I didn't have my cheese! I searched everywhere (except for the place where it was, evidently) for about an hour looking for my cheese. --this is where the funny title and laughing at myself come in.  Anyway, I finally gave up, printed another image, and went back upstairs to color it, only to find the original cheese about 2 inches from where it was when I thought I picked it up to bring downstairs...  Am I the only one this crazy stuff happens to???

And in another cheesy incident. I made my Sunshine Casserole for breakfast this morning, well last night actually--  and I realized something.  Get ready-- here is another freebie for you... When you have other cooks in the house, you really should check your inventory before you plan to cook a recipe. That way when you're out you can grab the ingredients from the grocery store! There you have it... for free. I used to know exactly what was in my fridge, but lately, my daughter has been on a Macaroni and Cheese kick.  She uses the "recipe" she learned from me which I learned from my momma. I didn't realize that she'd used  all the cheese I had. There was no way I was going back out in the icy roads last night so I had to improvise for the top layer.  I used Cheddar Cheese soup in place of the Shredded Cheddar...  Yeah, next time I'll go to the store...

OK, enough cheddar, I mean enough chatter... ( I just want to point out that I channeled Monica for a second there... LOL)  Sorry, I'm in a silly mood and I'm still cracking myself up!!!

On to the importante....  the  reason we're here... the inspiration for this whole  cheesy post. ;) Here are some details and close-ups of the card at the top.

The image is a digital Hambo. I've been experimenting with Copics. so I colored several of these babies.  As I mentioned, I printed and colored and printed again, just slightly larger, just for style.   From this second printing, I cut the cap, the cheese, and the tail. The extra chef's hat and cheese wedge were attached with Pop Dots.

 I don't do much coloring with markers, so I didn't buy a whole lot of Copics.  My color selection is very limited. I have a very light lavender color and this dark purple.  I started coloring and realized I wouldn't be able to shade the dark purple.  For depth,  where the jacket overlaps, I need one side lighter or darker. Since I couldn't go darker, I used the colorless blender to pull the color  off the paper and lighten it up just a little.
I think you can see it in the picture below.
The last thing I wanted to mention is the computer generated words.  I probably have several stamps that say something similar, but I wasn't in the mood or frame of mind to look for it. Somebody's craft space needs organizing, but I'm not mentioning names here, ok?

So, for a special person who deserves sparkly cheese on their chocolate iced cupcake... voila! the perfect card!

FYI: this card is note card size (5 1/2 x 4 1/4)

I'm also including a photo of several of the images I colored.  I imagine a marathon card making session in my near future.  All of them were colored with my limited collection of Copics except for the bottom purple-y one-- that was done with colored pencils.  Out of time for now...  Be blessed.  


Monica Hunter said...

LOL Jacki - I loved your post! I followed your thought process completely! :)

Those mice look great, and I love all your coloring variations. Great job!

Barbara said...

Too funny Jacki! I have lost my share of "cheese" as well! Your colouring is wonderful! I'm trying to resist the Copic thing but every time I see great colouring I want to pop right out and get some!

Amy said...

he's so cute! When I read your blog now I feel like I know you so much better, LOL!!! Loved meeting you girlfriend. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!


Trena in Naperville said...

Great story Jacki!! :o) Your coloring is fabulous!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!!

Inkerbelle said...

Loooove all those coloured mice and the idea of printing the image out so big. Adorable!!

Ramona Bonita said...

I've don't believe I've ever posted here, Jackie. But as I've told you before, I check your blog out regularly. You crack me up!! Sounds like life around here! Love your coloring! Stay happy!


seamom said...

I'm not big on mice.... (my Mom would stand on a chair and scream on those few occasions when one made its way into the house during my growing up years.) BUT this is a VERY cute mouse! It may be the hat or the purple jacket. Maybe it's his grin!
Anyway great job with the card!
Your kids don't get it yet, but they will. YOU definitely crack me up!!!