Thursday, June 14, 2012

Center Stage...

Hey Y'all... (NO... not everyone in Texas says that!) <~~ LOL
It does sound cute and goes along perfectly with the card I finished earlier.  Every time I read that sentiment, I crack up!!  (Disclaimer: This card is NOT for a male relative!!)

Inside Reads:  You know... Any man can be a Father,
 but it takes an "Extra Special" man to be a Daddy.
Happy Father's Day!
I'm so proud of myself. Every element of this card came from {my stash}.  I'm trying to use stuff I've had for awhile.  Like the card base is from a card pack, the navy card stock (bottom layer) is something I got from Michael's. Believe it or not, it's embossed with ivy leaves or something.  The ribbon and bling is "new" compared to the other stuff.

Okay something I've decided to work on is "staging" my cards and creations.  Most of my pics are the same, white background or whatever I can find that hides the mess on my craft table.  Either the cards is standing/leaning as above or flat like this.
Image by Kenny K.

As you all have noticed I am NOT a photographer!  There are times when I take about 20 pictures of the same card and NONE of them look worth a poop.  I'm really good at detail shots.  (I mean, how hard is it to take a close-up then crop that???)  It's easy-peasy... See... Look at that star!!
Copics Used:
Skin/Hair - E25, E13, E11, E21 & E79, E18, E18, E17
Boots/Hat/Outfit - C9, C7, C5, C3, B99, B97, B95, B91 & N0 (gloves)
Misc Colors: C1, E99, R37, YR23
Maybe I should take a few minutes and read the owner's manual for my camera and learn about all those buttons & features.  {Nah.... I'll pass}  Creative Staging... my mission for the next a future blog post.  Speaking of blog posts... Check out this NEW awesome blog called Brown Sugar Challenge.  They are having a DESIGN TEAM CALL.  You know you want to apply!

Challenges Entered:
Digi Designs - Male Inspired
Fab 'n' Funky - Father's Day
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - For the Boys
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Happy Father's Day (or for a Male)
Papertake Weekly - 3-2-1 (I used 3 bling elements, 2 different colors of paper & 1 piece of ribbon)
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - All that Jazz


  1. Hi Spoiledgirl. I just love how you tell it like it is. You're honest with yourself and others. You let us know when you're having trouble with a technique, which I find to be encouraging. Keep up the good work because you are a very talented lady!

    1. Thank you so much Edie! You're making me {blush}.
      I see you're my latest Follower. Thanks for joining.

  2. Cute card, I really like how that turned out.

  3. I love, love, love this card... you did a wonderful job on it!! nice work!!

  4. Super Father's Day card, great image, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  5. Hi Spoiledgirl, I totally get where you are coming from. Every once in a while I take a good picture but most of the time I do a lousy job showcasing my cards *sigh* I blame it on my "old eyes" lol. Your card is awesome, I LOVE it!

  6. This is a great card. The coloring is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

  7. lol now this is a father's day card lol

    Thanks for Entering the Challenge
    At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    I hope to see you enter next week!!
    Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

  8. Fantastic card! Thank you for joining in with "All That Jazz" at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge, Good luck! xx

  9. I must have said something about this fabulous!! card in one of the online galleries. My staging is usually in my light box which is just a good ol' plain white background. Depending on the light, I might move a card onto a table, but I don't have the time, patience, or props to create a scene around a card. Especially since I'm almost always photographing a card right before the challenge is supposed to go up! :D Anyway, thank you for putting the Outlawz party banner on your blog!! Hope I see you there!

  10. Oh I love this and I LOVE the sentiment OMG!!!!!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Kenny K’s Krafty Girlz *All That Jazz* challenge and good luck!

    Tammy, KKKG DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

  11. LOL love your disclaimer!!!! Great card!!

  12. You did a fabulous job and such a cool image...thanks for letting me know about your two images. Your coloring is much improved and the image looks fabulous...well done & you should be proud of yourself!