Wednesday, November 21, 2012

This week is a sad one for me...

On Saturday and Monday, two people who I am friends with passed away. Mr. Poet and Marge, Marge has been battling cancer for 2 years now, she made it to her 85th birthday, and surpased all expectations of the doctors and hospic. Marge you are loved no matter where you are. I have been working on a Sympathy card for Marge's daughter Linda and her family. I will post the image of the final card when it's completed, but for now I'll leave you with a little information of what image it is and the colors I chose to use.

Whimsy's Sympathy Bugs


     Copic Colors:
BV000, BV20, BV23
B0000, B00, B12
G000, G20, G21, G24
E000, E31, E33, E50
W00, W0

I hope that all of my readers and occasional browsers have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday, and may the rest of your year be filled with family and loved ones. Hold them tight, keep them safe, and tell them that you love them.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Copic Intermediate Certification

And now I am certified in the Intermediate level :) Yeah me! Now I just need to find time that I can devote to teaching people how to use their Copic markers. I did however hear that they are going to be coming out with 4 more classes, built into 2 back to back days, 4 hour sessions. Rumors are you will learn about using Copics to make unique backgrounds, one class is all about people, and there are 2 other classes which she did not talk about. I cant wait to see those classes pop up in Michigan :D Well now I have to get packed and head home so I can finish a report and go back to work on Monday :( such is life :D

Friday, November 9, 2012

Copic Standard Certification

Today I completed the standard training for Copic Markers.. Tomorrow is Intermediate :D Yeah to me. I have learned a few new techniques to use with my markers and tomorrow  I can only expect to learn more. Post more random thoughts later.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Compostion Notebook 1 of many...

So Ive been creating Composition Note books for my class work, and below is my 2nd one so far. More to come:
Here's to Intro to Composition, how luck I am, because I'm not a fan of this class but I love this layout.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

World Card Making Day.. well yesterday was.

So I decided to do something nice for a coworker yesterday. It was her birthday and I decided to help her celebrate with a card, so I have/will be adding it.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Life as I know it now....

     Okay so you all know that I got a job recently. Well I actually enjoy my job; I like my managers, and most of the staff… I did say most. Well that was until tonight, tonight I was “cornered” by a fellow coworker who asked me what I was doing. My response “my job” “what I was told to do.” Her response was well were you made into a manager? No, but I was told if you work in the box (Customer Service Desk) you manage the front of the store. Thus deciding breaks, making sure people go on them when they are decided and that people are working in their assigned areas. I was also told by the on duty manager to keep the 4some from gathering and chit chatting their way through the evening. To make sure that each of them were working in their assigned area, again I was informed basically that it wasn’t my place to do this, because I was not a manager. Well obviously the way I manage was offending her, because she informed me that I need to be nicer, and ask when people would like to take their breaks, or if they would like to take one. If I remember correctly its law that someone needs to take a 30min lunch break unpaid if you are working 6 or more hours. Oh and I’m also to bossy, I informed her that I have been a manager before and this was my managerial style from before, and I’m learning on “softening it,” she responded with a snide remark of some people have actually moved out of their parents’ house.

     Can I ask, what does where I live have anything to do with how I manage a store? And may I ask, why would I move out of a RENT FREE residence?

     So after she had her little snit, I continued to do my TASKS given to me by the MANAGER. She rejoined her little posy and had a gay old time talking loud enough for me to hear them but not enough to hear what they were saying. Yeah Me! My thoughts right now is, Can I actually find a different job and would it be worth my wild to actually look.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Short Story #2:A Legacy of Meotod

A Legacy of Meotod

       It was a still and silent night, the inn wasn't busy just full. The inn smelled of smokey wood, over cooked food and a spring rain. It seemed weird to have a room smell of rain, but I could feel the damp air all around me. It took a while for my eyes to adjust to seeing in the dimly light inn. There in the corner was a thin bony man, hunched over his drink. As I watched him, I felt compelled to approach him, to talk to him, to tell him all of my secrets, my history and my sisters history.

Short Story In Works #1: Legend of Mariel

Before you, you see a small green dragon drawing in the dirt with a wicked looking dagger that is glistening with a small amount of venom. Slowly she looks up with a sparkle in her eyes. As she turns to you, she beckons you to stay and listen to her story, her history.

As you take a seat on the ground next to her, two other dragons run up to you. One is red, one green, and their features are very much similar. They look at you then their gaze shifts to the dragon with the dagger.

"Mariel," they shout, "are you telling your story?"

The first dragon, Mariel smiled, "Marque, Mora calm yourselves. We have a guest in the midst. I apologize for my brother Marque and my sister Mora."

The first green dragon smiled. She looked at the drawing on the ground and roared with disgust as she planted her dagger into the design. Then she picked up her dagger and applied a new coat of venom.

Smiling once again, she looks your way and says, "My name is Mariel, this is my story." She hugged her siblings and proclaims "this is our history!"

Okay... New!

I got a JOB!!!
Been there now for a month. working on trying to get a promotion.

Still going to School ~ South University for my BBA in Business Management and Leadership. 2 Classes down... Many to go.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

So Here's Life in a Lemon Bowl Update....

It's been over a year since I was laid off at Borders... and Ive done some crazy things...

1: I applied for a degree in business management, my focus is management & leadership. I'll be attending South University, (online) but when I graduate I could walk in Savannah, Georgia with the rest of the class.
2: I applied for a job at the local Office Depot..

So here's me needing a lot of luck! I currently have no idea how I'm going to pay for school since the government seems to think I can contribute $4,000 this year and over $6,100 next year. So from now on, any little amount of money I have will be put into a school savings account.. and hopefully this job idea pans out.

Seriously WISH ME LUCK... Cause I'm going to need it!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

My friends wedding weekend...

If your following my blog, you would have seen my previous post.. Well it took almost 2 months.. But I got the card done and the envelop made.
I used Mo's Digital Pencil Image of the "plus size couple" I felt that this couple was more fitting then the previous couple.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Birthday & A Wedding

Two wonderful events.. Birthday today wedding next month.. I'm trying to get more cards done.. And use less of other peoples designs... And more of my own sketches. Is it working.. Not really :( but here are the two cards, both using Mo's Digital Pencil images.

The image below is from Mo's Digital Pencil:  Bubbles Girl

Monday, April 2, 2012

Just Playing With My Copic Markers

So I keep seeing images of this little boy on some beautiful cards.. so I decided to play with my copic's and see what color combinations I could come up with.. and boy there are some that I think turned out nice.. now I just have to remember to take photos with something other than my phone.

Below is another one of Mo's Digital Pencil images:
              Winter Fairy Halla

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sweetness of Life

So my mother bought me some Copic Markers a while back.. and has been trying to get me to put down my colored pencils.. Well I finally did, and below are a few of the cards I have made since Ive been playing with Copics.

Cotton Candy Girl digi stamp by: Mo's Digital Pencil

Toadly digi stamp from: Whimsie Doodles

I'll post some other Copic Creations soon.. Signing off for now :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011)

So wall I was checking my Facebook page I came across a post by one of my old managers from Borders Express. She had posted the youtube video of  The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011) (see link:

I must say that if you ever loved reading books or know someone who loves to read this is an AWSOME SHORT VIDEO!! A Must See!