Micki Switzer's Photography

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mr. Joe Binks, Famous Cat

Hello Friends,

Today is a day for sunshine and cats.  Mr. Binks took advantage of the afternoon sun to pose fora few headshots with his favorite photographer...

Thanks for the photo shoot, Mr. Joe Binks!!  You can have your people call my people to set up our next appointment...

Micki Switzer
Catsoup Photography and Productions

Kate's Blog Candy

My friend Kate is having a blog candy giveaway...She is a friend of mine at YourPaperPantry and also the hostess of the April tag swap...  She's a peach!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Inspire on Film Tag

Hello Friends,

I was up late last night and now I'm up early in the a.m. getting my tags finished for a tag swap at Splicoaststampers.  called Tags, Tags and more Tags.

Here is my Inspire to Film tag. 

Tag Base : A Child's Year Cartridge- Cricut
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot and Dusty Concord, Blue Imprintz Pigment Ink
Zing Black Embossing Powder
Trim, Brads  and Fiber from Stash
Stamps:  Film Strip - Tim Holtz Lost and Found
              Photographer - Unknown
              Inspire - Michael's $ Stamp
Bulk Bling from Michael's

Thanks for stopping by...Go take a photo or two....


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring at Dusk Tag

Hello Friends,

I have been as busy as a beaver today. I was organizing an international swap at Your Paper Pantry where I am the chat room moderator.  I assigned partners today and we have ladies swapping from countries like Norway, Australia, Denmark, the UK, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada.  They are paired with a person from the U.S. and the swap entails filling an envelope with only lightweight scrap materials....  Here is the link to the site..
Your Paper Pantry.

I'm also cutting a tag swap close to the deadline for the end of the month so I got to work on those tonight.  Here is my
Spring at Dusk Tag

The base is a Staples shipping tag, which I scanned and used my SCAL program and Cricut to cut the backing for the tag.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Glimmer Mist, a Martha Stewart Grass Punch and Prima Flowers.

The stamp is an Inkadinkadoo wooden bunny stamp.
I used brown floral wire and Copper Penny Incredible yarn ribbon for the tie.  

Thank you again for visiting my blog...I love your comments.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Don't Judge Me

Hey Y'all,

I definitely had  a crafty day today....after a nice cup of coffee and some you tubing, I headed off to my LSS and joined in on the fun at Copic Play Day!  I colored three images, two in the morning then one in the afternooon.  I couldn't wait to get home and make this one into a card....

I'm naming her Aunt Faye....we all have one in our family....The one that has four children but only talks about the perfect one named Marcia.  (When we all really know that Marcia is not perfect at all.)  Aunt Faye who married Uncle Stanley who never gets a word in edge wise and spends all his time out in the garage building bird houses.  Aunt Faye who thinks all her nieces and nephews need advice...

So here she is Aunt Faye

Card Recipe:

Background: K& Company
Mats: Basic Gray
Don't Judge Me - River City Stamps
Brackets - Fiskars Noteworthy
"Aunt Faye" - I forgot to write it down-Oops
Colored with Copic Markers....
Ink -
Black - Crystal Pigment Ink
Distress Old Linen
Marcasite Embossing Powder

Camera - Canon 5D
Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS

If anyone knows the company that makes this stamp could you let me know....I should have written down the name....

Also, when I was making this card, I put the "Aunt Faye" image down to adhere the background to the card and it took almost 30 minutes of me searching to find it in my green scrap paper folder.  How it got in there I will never know!!!!!!!!!!!!  I tore my room apart looking for her!!!!  That Aunt Faye is nothin' but trouble.

(Just found out from some little birds.. (Thanks Linda and  Dru)....that the stamp is:
Art Impressions : Aunt Louvelle on the couch...
I knew she was somebody's aunt....LOL)


Monday, March 15, 2010

Discover Joy

Hey Friends,

Coming to you tonight with thoughts of the dentist chair this afternoon. Yuck...fillings!! But all is done now for another six months. Our dentist is in Peachtree City, Georgia which is on the other side of Atlanta from here so I always take the chance to visit places like JoAnn's and Archiver's...found some alphabet stamp sets for 97 cents a piece...You know I can't pass up a bargain!!!
----and I didn't pass up the new kitty stamps either...hehehehe.



My local scrapbook store has a Thursday Copic Play Day and I colored this image there. It is using a Hero Arts stamp. The design paper is 7 Gypsies St. Augustine. The sentiment is K & Company Brenda Walton embossed sticker. The brackets are W R Memory Keepers Vintage Blue.  The ribbon is American Crafts that I picked up at Michael's.  Rounded the corner of the cards with the Corner Chomper.

I actually woke up one day at 5 am and made this card. Maybe I should do all my cards half-asleep, I think it was the easiest one I've ever made.

As usual, I really appreciate you taking the time to visit the cats and me....


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Rita's Imagination Mini Album

Here is my video for a mini album that I did for a SWAP at Life on the Scrap Beach...If you have a couple of minutes I hope you take the time to watch....It's called Rita's Imagination and is a place for my swap partner to put her photos of her favorite projects. 

Thanks for stopping by:


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Scott's Masters Recital Invitation

Hey Again,

It has been an assembly line here in Micki's Studio on this Sunday afternnoon.  I made ten recital invitations for my son's Masters of Music Recital at Yale in April.  Can't you just hear the pride in my typing!!!

For his invitation, Scott requested that I make something on the formal side but not too stuffy so I made something that fits his personality.

I started with a black DCWV #10 gate fold card .

Here are all the supplies that I used.......

Thank you for visiting me today and if you are in New Haven, Connecticut on April 3, 2010..... you are cordially invited to the recital!!


Saturday, March 6, 2010

I've been crafty!! I promise!!

Hey Friends and Family,

I promise that I have been crafty this week!!  Really!!  I haven't posted anything all week and I was just sensing that you all were just waiting by the computer, checking your in-boxes, and your blogs waiting and waiting...Ohhh where's Micki...has she posted yet??  How can go through the week without seeing a post!!  Well, you can all put your minds at rest!!  Here I am.....

Actually, I've been working hard on a mini album for a swap, getting together a swap for a lady in Australia and today I took a class where I made a Copic Swatch book.  That was really interesting.  The teacher also gave us some pointers on using the Bind-It-All which I got this week with my Hobby Lobby coupon.

I'm going to post my pictures of some May flowers in hopes that the spring like weather will last until May!!!!



Tulips were taken in Niagara Falls, NY and the Lilacs were at the Lilac Festival in Rochester, NY.
Canon 5D
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS

Can't wait for Spring!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog!!!!