Friday, December 31, 2010

Homemade Diary for my Shinhan Twin Touch Markers

I made a mini diary album for to keep a record for all my "marker mixes" - which colors to use for hair, skin, jeans, boots, trees, etc. I generally use 3 or more colors when blending. It is just easier to keep a record instead of figuring it out every time - although that does create some pretty neat discoveries.

The photos loaded backwards, from open to the front cover! I haven't decorated the cover yet but it is a cute, sturdy little book. I used glossy Collage Pauge and it is a strong seal and hold up very well.

Happy New Year! May 2011 be the best EVER!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Love my Shinhan Twin Touch Markers

I have been doodling a bit with my Twin Touch alcohol markers. They are great, colors are transparent so they can be blended together. Colors are vibrant and they are much more reasonably priced than Copics but on the same quality level, in my opinion.

Black hair seems to be the most difficult so I have been practicing and I am happy with how this girl turned out. I love the vibrant colors so I made a calendar with the verse Eze 34:26.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Couple more cards

This card is much prettier in person. The mountain is hand cut, the trees are cut on the Cricut. I used my Shinhan Twin Touch markers, a Copic marker and an old Design alcohol marker (very smelly - ick) to color the trees, mountain, shadow the snow and also the starry background paper was the wrong color, a middy light blue. Did work well so I colored it with a Touch marker and now it's just right! I love my Shinhan Touch markers, no odor, affordable, beautiful colors, high quality and very blendable. I used pop up adhesives so this card is dimensional and the sparkly snow is white glittered embossing.

This is Pioneer Peak, the mountain behind my house. Love it :)

This easel card is colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. The headband and flowers are glittered with Stickles and the girl is an Anya from The Greeting Farm

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Had a huge windstorm...2 days of banging, crashing, howling winds. Blew all the snow away! I am making cards as my creative outlet.

I got my field project into Cornell University and am waiting for the instructors response, then a week to make any corrections or to prove my position. Then I am officially certified through Cornell University for SSI/SSDI Benefits Analysis and Work Incentive Planning! But..

It's not the end. I will have to go out of state to attend Virginia Commonwealth University's 4 day training with 1 year follow up. This will allow me to get paid directly from SSA for doing the SSI/SSDI benefit analysis. With Cornell, the client will have to pay out of their pocket or find another agency to pay for my services, which aren't cheap.

I will have to go to Phoenix. Please pray that my body strengthens so I can make the trip easily. :)

It's almost Christmas! Yay!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Been Busy!

I've been doing pretty good :0

I started taking online classes from Cornell University (yes, THAT CORNELL). It has been great to be busy again and have a goal to go for. I have just one more webinar class then I have my final and move to the field project part of the course. Once I get done with that, I will have my certification from Cornell :) Then I can get going in my new career (CWIC).
I may have to take a short 4 day training through Virginia Commonweath University but that will just be a formality. VCU has the contract with Soc Sec Admin so if I get a cert from them then SSA will pay my fee to do benefit analysis for SSA recipients.

Weather has been warm here, especially for October. It is getting dark though.

I hope everyone is doing well :) Life is coming back! I expect to be back on the bike fairly soon, but on the trainer since winter is approaching


Thursday, August 05, 2010

Hmm..Where has the Summer Gone To?

I'm still around, better than I was last time I posted but not yet where I want to be. 2 neurologist say they don't think the dizziness is from MS. I've had my eyes checked, every blood test out there, seen eye doctor, physical therapy, ear doctor, had ultrasounds on my heart and carotid arteries and they all show I am super healthy!! Which is great...but I still have dizziness and feel like passing out sometimes.

Right now I'm on a 30 day heart monitor to see if my heart has an abnormal rhythm. I'd be suprised if this is the cause but sometimes the monitor starts doing this beeping thing. I don't know why, I've never felt what I would consider abnormal heartbeats.

If this doesn't turn up anything, then my dr. wants me to go out of state to a university hospital like Mayo clinic or something. I'm wondering if it is my ear, I have artifical stapes bones in my ears and wonder if one has moved out of place or something.

So there it all is.

I have a great opportunity for a new job though, since I'm no longer working for Public Assistance. I would contract with the state and make about $70 per hour. :) And be my own boss! Oh yeah!

Summers are short in Alaska and we haven't had much fun this year because of what is going on with me, my dad was seriously ill and my husband is working 10 hour days, 6 days a week.

We are seriously lacking in the fun department!