I forgot to mention on my previous post that Gary cleaned all of our windows last weekend in preparation for our Super Bowl party. Nearly knocked me over with a feather, I'll tell ya. Even more exciting is that he got out and cleaned up his yard, too. Notice I say "his yard". Because it is. I spend virtually no time out there. After all, it is not on a beach. I cannot hear the ocean. So what's the point? (Insert your own version of shock here.)
I do love the inside of our house, though. I spend most of my time here, unless I am out eating or shopping. 'Cuz you know how I love to do both of those. Although most of my shopping has been confined to the internet lately. It's so easy, isn't it? Yeah, well that's going to come to a screeching halt once Gary retires. Our retirement income just isn't going to stretch as far. I have to get that through my thick head before it happens!
I have been reading a lot lately. Some good, some bad. I just finished Eyewall, by H.W. Buzz Bernard, and I highly recommend that. It's a page turner, for sure! Before that I read some fairly funny and very entertaining mysteries by Cindy Blackburn. There are four of them in her Cue Ball Mysteries Series. The second and third books had me laughing until I cried. So if you like mysteries and humor, check them out.
My iPad seemed to die on me on Monday. Went black and didn't come back. It was the second time that's happened in the past few months. You have to hit both buttons at the same time to get it to restart. Also, when I am browsing on the web, it just drops the internet. Lovely. It does that frequently. The answer: power it completely off, then restart. Well, I am getting about tired of this. So, before Gary retires, I am going to get a new tablet. Maybe even next week. Who knows? I am checking out all the options right now. I don't think I want another iPad. Gasp! I know. Sacrilege, right? Well, I no longer have an iPhone, so I don't need to stick with Apple anymore. So there.
Have I bored you enough with my meaningless drivel? OK, then I guess I'd best get to my Jellypark Friends card for this fortnight. We have gotten so many entries lately--just fantastic! Keep entering! We love to see what you come up with for our challenges. This one is all about love. That's an easy-peasy one, huh?
I chose Nan and Grandad on Sofa for my image. I wanted to make a Valentine for Gary for this challenge, and "Grandad" looks a lot like him. (Gary shaves his head and wears glasses.) Nan doesn't look so much like me, except she does wear glasses. (Don't we all at my age.) I think this image is really cute, and it was definitely fun to color!
I printed the image on MICBC and then colored it with my Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: W0, W1, W2/Y21, YR23, E33, E35
Sweaters: BG53, B52, BG57/TTR131, TTR139
Dress: Y00, Y11, Y13
Slippers: TTR131, TTR139
Shoes/Slacks: E53, E55, E57
Pillows: TTGY174, TTGY175
I paper-pieced the couch with my DP from the Basic Grey Hopscotch collection. I added a bit of shading to it with my Copic W2. The DP was paired with Stampin' Up CS. I added a bit of Washi tape and Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon, a Poppystamps Dachshund die cut, and a sentiment from the Stampin' Up P.S. I Love You set--punched out with a SU punch. And that's about it.
We have fabulous creations, by my talented teamies, for you to check out at our challenge blog. Please join us this fortnight! And have a great weekend!