Monday, April 20, 2009

I need a sign to let me know you're here...all of these lines are being crossed over the atmosphere...

Happy Monday, everyone! I'm sorry I didn't post blog candy on Saturday like I promised...what a bad blogger!! (almost typed globber...heehee) Anywho, I didn't get a pic either. My schedule is kind of backwards from what it used to be...my crafting time is now done during the week, and my weekends are family time. So it's hard to have something to post on Mondays!

Anyway, this is your official blog candy post, and comments will stay open until Friday at 12:00 NOON, Central (Texas) Time. I will pick 3 random commenters, who will get a little prezzie from me.

Prezzies may include:
Stamping Bella Sentiments
Stamping Bella Limited Edition Mini Bella Stamps
Fabulous and Random Embellishments, 6x6 Patterned Paper, Chipboard, and/or Ribbon
...anything else that I love that I think you might need! *wink*

Ok, so here's what I want to know...

I have found that my crafting is constantly changing, improving, and all about learning new stuff.
What is on the top of your list to learn right now?
I will tell you mine on Friday. If you don't have anything, you can just say something nice about me, tell me a joke, whatever (just be nice!!) Until then...I'm all ears!

82 comments:

Alexis said...

I would like to learn how to color like the "pros" with my Prismas w/shading and all....thanks for the blog candy!!!

Tami said...

I want to learn a lot of the fancy folds that everyone has! Thanks for the chance.

JenMarie said...

Sounds like some yummy goodies!
Hmmm...I want to learn more about coloring!! (copics, pencils)

Julie said...

Oh my, there is always so much....right now though, I'm trying to concentrate on the coloring! Also trying to learn how to get everything I want without breaking the bank!!

Janet said...

On the top of my list is learing to use copics. I'm going to be certified in June--and so looking forward to it! Love your blog!

Mendi M said...

I would have to say learning to color with my Copics better!

Cammy said...

I need to learn how to use my Copics -- I just color with them now, trying to stay in the lines! :)

Stampin Cats said...

On the top of mu list is learning to use my nesties in my cuddlebug.

Bekka said...

I would like to learn to be able to switch off, relax and get into a creative mood when ever I need / want rather than being over stressed all the time.

Oh and to be better at colouring would be good too!

Darsana said...

I would love to learn to balance my time to allow for more crafting time. Specifically, I have been experimenting with brayering lately and I keep refusing to let myself get hooked on the copic craze because I just can't afford these things right now. But I'm sure eventually I will wear down and dive in head first and it sure would be nice to know what I am doing. Thank you for the interactive blog candy. Here's hoping I will. Wink* wink*

m.vivian said...

oooh - i need to learn to get (and stay) organized in my crafting area. also, need to learn to balance looking at blogs for inspiration, and actually USING those inspirational ideas on my own creations! also, some more watercoloring skills would be great... love your blog, and love your work - thanks for sharing with all of us!

Kim said...

I definitely want to learn to color better (patiently waiting for another Copics 2 that I can make in Plano) and how to change up my cards so they don't always look the same. Love everything you create!

Gena said...

I want to learn how to shadow with my Copics. I took your class at the Craft Scrapper and really enjoyed it. I have been acquiring copics on a regular basis since the class... :)

Denise said...

Good question! What I'm trying to learn now is how to better manage my card making time. Right now it takes me forever to create a card!! But it is getting better as my paper/stamps/coloring options keep growing and improving. Then... sooooo many more things to learn.

THANKS!
Denise

PAS said...

I've only been papercrafting for a short period of time. Been spending a lot of time cruising blogs (including yours). Right now I'm experimenting with the brayer and need much improvement, but am willing to invest the time. Thank you for the chance at the goodies.

Marcie S. said...

I'd love to learn better/more techniques using my Copics. I really wish I could utilize them to their full potential! Great blog candy...crossing my fingers!

mitz said...

Funny you should ask, this morning i just bought my first copic markers.. so I would like to learn how/what to do with them...
thanks for the opportunity at your blog candy! ! !

Jennifer S said...

Thank you for the chance to get some blog candy. I would like to get better at remembering to use my cuttlebug folders for additional accents instead of always trying to use scrapbook paper. P.S. LOVE your blog.

Jen Tapler said...

Ok, I actually have THREE things on my "must learn list" right now. (1) how to sponge better. I pretty much suck at sponging. (2) finish the online photography course I started in August of '08 (and only completed 1 lesson after paying big bucks for it) BEFORE August of '09. (3) sign up for and finish Jessica Sprague's photo editing class. (preferably AFTER I've completed the photography class). That's it.

Kathy H said...

I'd love to learn about coloring and shading! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see what you'd like to learn since everything you make is awesome!!! Kathy Hering...

Sacha said...

I just got a new camera for Christmas so I would like to learn how to edit my pictures.

veronica said...

i would also like to learn some better pic taking skills. most of mine are dark.
altho, i would also like to play with the flower soft, is there a technique to that?

Chandra Hough said...

I have so many things to learn about technology; I'd love to learn how to blog especially. I don't know how to do hyperlinks, so I'd love to learn that, too.

Stacey Y said...

I have several things, but on top is coloring with copics better and learning to use/remembering my embossing folders and brass templates.

Karen said...

oh gosh...to color like the pro's! Use my Prisma and Copics to make em' look amazing!

Maria Gurnsey said...

Copics, Copics, Copics. I'm all self taught and like my work with a few of the color families. I still need a lot of help :)

Bethany Paull said...

Copics seem to have a pretty heavy learning curve for me. Still trying to improve. I think it's time to try yet another ink. Hmmm...and something nice about Shannan...you are just so darned sweet and ready with an encouraging word.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Coloring with Copics & Prisma pencils is number one on my list, followed by sewing. I see such beautiful cards colored in perfectly as well as amazing sewing on paper projects. I would love to master both of these things.

akagreenhouse said...

I would like to color and make it look like a beautiful something instead of a preschooler's picture! I guess it takes more practice than I've given it!

Ann said...

I so want to learn how to use the copics! Thanks for your inspiration!

Ann

SueB said...

I'd like to learn more about updating blogs, like pull-down menus and creating a nice header, LOL!
Craft-related, to get play time w my Silhouette to get more accustomed to playing w it.

Tertia said...

I am starting a photography class tomorrow! Can't wait, I have wanted to do one for ages.

Jennifer said...

Well, I would love to learn more about coloring my stamped images. I want some copics, but I just don't want to spend the money on them until I my technique improves.

Kristin said...

Right now I am trying to figure out how to balance my time better! And I am usually VERY good at it, but not lately!

I'd love the goodies you have. Love your blog!

Susie Sugar said...

Yummy candy Darling I have linked you up to my blog thanks for the chance to win.
I would love to learn more about everything crafty but mostly at the moment I would like to learn more about colouring with Copic markers, prisma pencils and promarkers also with distress inks as well.
Hugs Susie xx

lia said...

I would love to learn to knit something other than scarves! Thanks for the chance to win some BELLAS! Lia

brookie89smile said...

Sounds like some yummy goodies!
Hmmm...I want to learn more about coloring!! (copics, pencils)

brookie89smile said...

on my blog now too!

Tracy's Corner said...

I think learning how to colour with copics is next on my list. Thanks for the chance to win Shannan !

Aimee said...

I'm waiting for a copic class to open up near me so that I can get more out of my copics... I love the markers but I know there are ways to use them that I have not tried.

Chris said...

Love your blog!
I don't have copics ,not in the budget now but I have been using my watercolor paint set. I have been encouraged but I guess I should not be so critical of my results.

dylansmommy said...

Mini Bella's...how fun would that be!
I would love to learn how to sew pj bottoms. I know it's probably easy but just making that first leap is a little scary sometimes.

Robbie ... said...

Not so much to learn as it is to improve on my watercoloring skills. I absolutely love it and want to improve on that technique.

lisa hassmer said...

I want to learn to use my sewing machine so I can add stitching to my cards. I'm sure it can't be too hard-I must have a mental block when it comes to that machine! Thanks for the chance!!

Maggie said...

I absolutely need to learn how to color with the Prismas. I tend not to use the image stamps I have for that reason. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary said...

I recently started submitting cards to be published (a BIG dream), so that's really what I am thinking about these days... That and organizing my STUFF! ;) Thanks for the chance!

Randee E said...

I have Copics on the way. I'm a little nervous but way behind the stamping times I think :) looking forward to playing with those and learning all the different techniques associated with using them. Love your designs!

scrappypug said...

how sweet to offer such yummy candy! I need to learn patience and on a smaller scale... how to stitch on paper using my sewing machine that has only been used once for an emergency repair!

PatsyB said...

Be very afraid--You have loads of stalkers on here!! I am one! I love this blog.
At the present time, I am fairly new to this so I really want to find time to learn to "mask" off stamped images! Sounds simple but it freaks me out!
Keep up the great work! We stalkers need a place to hang out!

Stephanie Smith said...

I would have to say coloring. I just got some bic mark its markers the other day with a great coupon. So, I thought I would try them. Thanks for the chance to win.

Katie Cotton said...

I want to learn how to airbrush paper instead of just faces! :) Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

melissac said...

I want to learn so many things I don't know which to start. I wouldn't mind some advice on how to mask--I keep trying but it's not going so well for me! Blessings and hugs!!

nancy said...

I want to try digital scrapbooking and make a tee shirt quilt for my daughter for a graduation present from high school. But I don't know how to quilt and I not very good with a computer. I promise you that I will learn ---- someday -----soon I hope.
Nancy

terri said...

I would like to learn how to use my Copics markers

Joann said...

I need to learn how to color & shade better.

Deb Neerman said...

Oh, man, Shannan, that's like the easiest. question. evuh. For me. I NEED to learn how to use these dang Copic markers!!

Hope all is well with you and yours, Kiddo!

~Hugs, Deb

Laura said...

There's so much!! I would like to learn more about coloring w/ Copics, shading techniques, etc. Also, would love to learn to sew on cards. Also, techniques w/ ribbon... like when it is all "smooshed up":)

Anonymous said...

I want to to learn to use alcohol inks. Love how you begin your post with lyrics!
T.Blue
tmblueb@hotmail.com

Cheri said...

Like a lot of the other people, the top item on my list to learn right now is coloring. I'm working on watercolors right now and plan to put my new Prismacolor markers to use soon! Hints on shading, etc. are always good!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I am slowly learning how to use Copics. I would like to get better at it.

apron girls said...

I'm actually trying to learn to use my heat embossing tool a little more often. I find that I leave it in the drawer and look at my powders, but don't use it. There are so many different techniques too.

Katie Skiff said...

Woo Hoo!! Prezzies!! On the super top of my ever long list is to find a pattern and learn to make a pieced quilt bag. I want one so bad, but I don't want to make it crappy, so I want to learn the right way!

Shanna Fudge said...

I would like to learn how to use my Cricut in making cards. I really haven't done this yet!

Anonymous said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG!! I read and learn from it everyday.....you are so talented.I too want to learn to color like the "pros" .... learn to use Copics correctly...I hope to take a class this weekend.Thank you for the chance to win prezzies, you so generous.I have never used chipboard or Bella anything.. so I need to win...LOL!
Marie H.
ReeRee220@aol.com

babyuno said...

I want to learn to use my cricut more and make better use out of all the cartridges I have, also paper bag albums :)

Crystal
mommy2my3lovelys@aol.com

Thank you for a chance to win something, will be a first if I do lol!

The Creative Mind of Melia said...

I want to learn it ALLL MWAH HA HA HA... no i just want to learn to sew!! and i want to learn to make nicer cards!!

Carollee said...

I want to learn more about copics. I love them, have a ton and use them but I want to know more. I am going to the certification tomorrow so hopefully I will learn all the my heart desires.

Susan G said...

I keep practicing my coloring. I don't have copics, but I have some H2Os that I've never tried as well as pearl ex. Thanks for offering some goodies.

Amy Moore said...

I really want to learn about copics and how to shade correctly...i just cant seem to get it right...plus they always bleed on the paper for me...

thanks for the chance for blog candy...your blog rocks! really LOL

Amy
tjajmoore@comcast.net

Jean H. said...

I would like (no, love) to learn how to scrapbook faster. I am so behind and my oldest son will be a Senior next year...yikes!

Steph K (booga3) said...

Two things come to mind - 1)improving at coloring/shading (seems to be a popular one) and 2) I'd really like to learn to have some self-control when it comes to buying patterned paper.. I'm an addict!

Thanks for chance to win your generous blog candy, Shannan - you are too sweet!

Jenifer H. said...

Like a lot of other people, I want to learn how to color with Prisma pencils and gamsol. I also have been really inspired by Tim Holtz new Ideaology hardware creations.

Thanks for a chance to win some yummy blog candy!

Ellie M. said...

I need to get my buns in my scrapbook room and scrap LOL Back to the question....I want to conquer Photoshop Elements! I am taking online classes, but am lazy and haven't finished hee hee! I would also love to learn how to use Copics. I don't own any b/c they are a little pricey side AND there are soooo many colors and sooo many ways to use them. ....maybe one day I will be brave and buy some :) Love your blog!!

Anonymous said...

i'd love to learn how to colour better with chalks. super blog candy -- thanks for the opportunity to win!
diane mcj

Anonymous said...

Well, two things for sure - to use a Cuttlebug or the Big Shot but then I would have to buy one first before I can learn. Hmmmm. The other, I wish I could color like all you great bloggers out there and those who share their creations. I was a "master colorer" in kindergarten so I should be able to handle this. But, I don't have any Copics but I do have SU watercolor crayons, markers of various kinds, and some cheap watercolor pencils. So, I would think I could start instead of putting it off. Then, I have to have a camera or figure out a way to post what I have created on-line to enter some of these challenges and stuff. Anyway, love your creations and thanks for sharing them.

Chris R. from Iowa

Shannon Roberts said...

I would love to learn how to use all the Copics; I just HAD to have; LOL!!
Love your blog & thank you for this opportunity!!!

Kim S. said...

One thing I would like to learn is to better manage my time. I can't seem to finish all that I had planned to do.

jellybean74 said...

I'd love to get better at Watercoloring in general and to use other mediums for coloring (Prismas, lyras, Copics).

Lorraine (Australia) said...

I am still learning and I like cheery light hearted cards but I sometimes I think I would like to make something classical eg urn, pear, etc. Just can't do it, but change is good so I'll keep trying.

Mary said...

I just bought some copics, so I am determined to learn how to use them!!! Thanks for offering the blog candy! Love your blog!

Kerry J. said...

I have copics and was luck enough to take the certification but I really need to learn about shading.

GabrielaD said...

Learning how to use my copics is top on my list. Your blog is amazing and your coloring is great. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.

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