We are having a problem with the ice-maker in our refrigerator and we had someone over here looking at it. It's not fixed but I think they figured out the problem. Never think about ice until I don't have any.
Had to run to Sam's club and pick up snacks for our church Sunday School. It's for the kids I should add.
My laptop battery had a red x on it tonight. HP says there is a problem and it needs replaced. Oh really-this laptop is only a little over a year old. Nothing is built to last for any length of time it seems. But a year is a little ridiculous. Don't you agree??
We are watching the NCAA basketball games on tv right now. Well my hubby is watching and I am visiting blogs and now writing up this post for my own blog.
My card for today took me longer than I wanted it to. I am practicing using my prismacolor pencils and I thought this lighthouse image was a good one to practice on.
I made this card for the inspiration challenge on splitcoaststampers. This week our hostess, Anne, took us to the OuterBanks Trading Group website to find our card inspiration.
First let me say that the Outer Banks (obx) is my favorite vacation spot. We were in Kitty Hawk last year and Corolla the year before. I have such wonderful family memories from both vacations.
So when I went to the site it stirred up a lot of beach memories. I knew I would have no problem finding inspiration to create a card on this site. I finally decided on the Bloody Point lighthouse as my inspiration. Interesting enough I discovered this lighthouse is in South Carolina.
I have had this lighthouse image from ODBD stamps for awhile and it has not seen ink. Maybe because it required coloring. But one of my goals this year is to get better with my coloring skills. I used prismacolor pencils and gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) as the medium.
I decided to go with a nautical theme so I wanted to use a striped patterned paper and score my white paper to resemble bead board. That's what I have seen in the beach houses we have rented.
I may give this card to a male friend of ours who also loves the OuterBanks and goes there every year for vacation. His birthday is in May and they are going to Nags Head for vacation right about that time.
Some details about my card: The patterned paper is from creative imaginations. I made the score lines with my score=pal. I used my spellbinders "Fleur de lis" dies to create my nautical looking image on the corner of the lighthouse. At least I thought it was nautical looking. What do you think??
A few other challenges that I am entering my card:
1. The catch the bug challenge blog has an anything goes challenge.
2. Crafty Ann's challenge blog wanted us to make a card inspired by an Elvis song. He recorded a song titled the "lighthouse".
3. Totally papercrafts challenge blog has a "one for the boys" challenge. I made my card with a definite masculine theme.
well that's it for tonight my blogger friends. Church in the morning and then a baby shower in the afternoon and maybe another card tomorrow. So until next time......
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