Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Leftovers

Happy Easter Stampers!

Connor and I are enjoying a weekend with his parents.  We have blessed with delicious food and time with family.  We are so lucky!

Today I'm sharing my last Easter card of the year.  I colored this image over a year a ago.  It has been in my "need to finish" bin for too long.   I love this image from Lili of the Valley.  These bunnies are so cute!

Copics used:
Grey: C3, C1, C0
Chocolate: E57, E77, E79
Pink: RV11, RV13, RV14
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15
Sky: B00, B000
Green: G05, YG05, YG61, YG63

Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Birthday to a Real Dish

Hello Stampers, 

I love Art Impression Stamps.  They have a unique style of humor.  On the inside of this card it says: "Happy Birthday to a Real Dish!" 

Copics used:
Chickens: W3, W1, W0
Red: R14, R24
Orange: YR14, YR15, YR18
Book: E11, E13, E15
Cooked Chicken: E40, E41, E43, E44
Green: G02, G05
Hay: Y11, Y13, YR31, Y32

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Circus Trixie

My new favorite company is Saturated Canary.  I love coloring the hair on these girls.  Each image provides a new challenge.  Don't look to close, you will see some places where the ink creeped farther than I wanted it too.  In the end,  I love how this card turned out.  I think I'll try it again, but use some blues and purples.

Copics used:
Hair: E50, E31, E33
Skin: E00, E000, E11
Blue: B000,B00, B01
Green: YG01, YG03, YG05
Pink: RV11, RV13, RV14
Eyes: E13, E15
Shadow: W1

Monday, March 25, 2013

Beautiful Day

Hello Stamping Friends,

Just a  quick post today using Tilda with a Gift for You stamp.   I think I'm going through another phase.  I'm in love with the BLUE GREEN family group of copic markers.   They match the paper perfectly.

Copics used:
Dress: BG53, BG57
Skin: E000, E00, E11 gel pen accent
gift: E41, E43, E44
Hair: E25, E25, E27
Socks: C1
Ground Shadow: W3, W1

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Fairy Cool- Copic 4 Class

Happy Saturday!  

I just had an amazing class in Canandaigua.  Thank you all for a wonderful class.  In class we talked about the cool things you can do with copics, one being that you can create make things translucent.   Check out her wings, you can see her hair through them.  You can learn how to create this look in Copic 4. 

I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

So Eggciting

This Tilda card is from the new Easter Magnolia collection.  Hiding Eggs Tilda is one of my favorite, stamps from this collection.   She is fun and fast to color.   I used an old Stampin Up stamp to create the grass at the bottom.  I stamped the grass twice before re-inking to create more depth.

I hope Spring has come your way!

Hiding Egg Tilda

Copics used:
Grey: W3, W2, W1
Pink: R20, R11, R00
Yellow: Y15, Y13
Blue: B00, B01
Skin: E00, E000, E11
Hair: E33

Monday, March 18, 2013

Bonsai Hope

Hello Stampers, 

We live in a world of Blu Rays and HD streaming.  We have instant access to movies 24 hours a day!  It is amazing.  Do you remember Beta tapes?  They existed for a short time before VHS tapes.  We had a Beta player until just a few years ago.   Despite my nostalgic protests, my mom donated it.  My parents would only allow us to watch movies when it was raining outside.   We only had a few movies to choose from.   The Karate Kid was a family favorite.   This card reminds of the film, rainy afternoons, and an age when things were simpler. 

I hope sparks a happy memory for you..    

Plant Hope
Copics used:
Red: R17, R14
Brown: E33, E31, E30
Green: YG03, YG17, YG25,

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Beware of Bunnies

Hello friends!

Easter is on it's way.  This little bunny is hoppin' by with some words of wisdom.  There are so many sweet treats to be found at this time of year.  It is hard to keep my paws off of them!   I hope you are doing better than I am.

Many Smiles,

Copics used:
bunny: E30, 0, R00, R11
Green: YG03, YG06
Ladybug: R29, R24
Flower: YR02, YR04, Y13, Y11
Sky: B000, 0

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Eggs-traordinary Easter

Hello friends!

I have a new Tilda card to share with you today.  I really like how the card turned out.  I was a little worried about the paper ribbon, but they turned out well.  I just cut strips of paper and then used scissors to trim the ends.  They kind of look like fish tails!

Easter Tilda
 Copics used:

Pink: R20, R21, R22
Brown: E40, E41, E43, E44
Skin: E00, E000, E11
Hair: E30, E31, E33
White: C1, C0
Eggs: Y11, Y15, YG05, BV00, B00, RV34, RV32

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Jelly Bean Heist

Hello all!

Our gym is having a contest to see who can loose the most weight.  I'm was not excited to have my lack of weight loss monitored by an overexcited, fitness nut.  Our zumba teacher encouraged me to participate.  I respect her a lot so I reluctantly agreed to the weigh in. I thought that would be the end of it, however, the gym gave us a "to do" list.  Trying to be a good sport, I tried to play along.  In the end, I just wanted to loose some weight right!!!

I attended my "fitness evaluation" last night.   I was really disappointed.  First my "trainer" was 25 min late.  Then she put me through a series of exercises.  I did well on most of them.  I clearly need to spend more time with weights, but I held my own on the cardio stuff.  I scored well in most categories  but "failed" overal because I couldn't bench press half of my own weight.  In the end she told me that Zumba is a waist of time and what I needed was a $480 a month personal training package.  I had to laugh.  Who did this gym think I am?  Are you kidding me?  

Connor has his "fitness evaluation" tomorrow.  Does anyone want to place a bet? I predict that his trainer will conclude he needs a overpriced personal training package.

In honor of being physically fit.  Check out these mice!  Maybe all we need is the proper motivation!

Jelly Bean Heist

I love House Mouse Stamps.  They are always up to something crazy.  Here are the copics used to create this card:

Glass: B00, B000
Pink: RV55, RV52
Purple: BV01, BV00
Yellow: Y11, Y15
Orange: YR07
Blue Green: BG23, BG32
Mice Brown: E00, E000, E30, E31, E33, E35, R00
Mice Grey: E00, E000, R00, C3, C2, C1, C0
Ground: W3, W0

Wishing you Many Smiles,