Friday, November 28, 2014

Santa Suit

Happy Black Friday,

I hope you had a nice day with your families yesterday.  We spent the day with my Mom, Sister, and Connor's parents.  We are so blessed that his parents and my family get along.  So we can spend holiday together rather than have to divide them up.

I have a quick card for you today, so you will have time to sneak out and take advantage of all the sales today.   If we go out, we will wait for the crowds to go back to bed.

We made this card in the November Card Lover's class.  If you need a quick Christmas card, this is a good one.  I found an embossing folder that reminded me of a Christmas sweater.  So we just added a little texture to Santa's Suit.

 Close up of the embossing pattern.

No Copics

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Snow Family

Hello all!

I'm sorry I've been absent for the last week or so.  Connor and I had a great trip to Thailand. I promise to share some photos and stories after we get them sorted.  Between the two of us, we managed to take over 5000 photos.  I know...I little crazy.  

Adjusting back to life at home was a little rough.  There is a 12 hour time difference between Thailand and New York.  The jet lag hit me hard. I felt like a walking zombie most of last week.  I'm feeling better now, and chipping away at my "to do" list.    I'm excited to get back to a normal schedule.   So THANK YOU all for your patience with me.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have a cute little card to share with you.  Love this cute little Snow Family...

Copics used:
I didn't do a lot of blending in these small spaces. 
Pink: RV02, RV13, RV14, RV29
Orange: YR16
Hat: E21, E33

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bearing Gifts

Hello Friends,

I have another "beary" cute Christmas card to share with you today.    Coloring the kids on this card was a little challenging.  There are lots of small areas.  In the end, it was worth the trouble.  Love the glittery stars.  

Red: R24, R29, R39
Bear: W3, W1, 0
Green: G21, G24, G28
Blue 1: B32, B34, B37
Blue 2: B91, B93, B95
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Hair: E21, E25, E27
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Warm Friends

Hello Stampers,

I have a fun Christmas card today.  I love reindeer and snowman.  They are just so darn cute!  These two look like they have been best friends for a long time.

Deer: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39 E50, E53
Reindeer nose: W5, W3- gel pen
Green: G20, G21, G24, G28
Red:R14, R24, R29
Blue: B91, B93, B95
Snow: B000, B00
Gray: C3, C1
Hat: T9, T7, T5
Gold: Y17, Y26
Orange:YR12, YR16
Brown: E71, E74
I added glitter to the snow.  I also added glitter to the punched out snowflake, so it matched.  I tried glitter paper, but it didn't match the snow on the snowman.  This looked so much better.
I colored the gem stone with G24

Monday, November 10, 2014

Balancing Act

Hello Stampers,

This time of year is always hectic.  I think we can relate to this little mouse.  It is hard to keep all the balls in the air.

I played around a little with the texture of the ornaments.  I made two versions on this card.  One I tried to make the ornaments looks like they were satin or covered in a smooth material.  The second card I wanted them to sparkle.

I didn't stamp a sentiment on the front of this card.  Not sure what I wanted to to say...yet.  I kind of like that the focus is on this cutie.

I added glitter to these ornaments, but notice is strategically placed to keep the ornaments looking round.

Skin: E000, E00, R11
Fur: E30, E31, E33, E35
Red: R14, R24, R29, R39
Green: G40, G43, G46
Gold: Y13, Y17, Y26

Saturday, November 8, 2014

One of a Kind

Happy Saturday,

I wanted to make an non-traditional, but elegant winter or Christmas card.  I played around with a few different colors, and purple was perfect!  These two shades of purple created the soft look I was aiming for.

I added pearls for a little dimension.  

No copics today!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Victory is Possible

Hello Friends,

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Each year, I try to make at least one card to bring awareness to such an important issue.  I'm a little late getting this posted, but I wanted to share.  I love this little bunny.  The ribbon can be colored in any you can use it for any of the ribbon campaigns.

I added the pink paper ribbon with the pink heart. I thought it was the perfect embellishment for this card.

I wanted to send out a HUGE hug to anyone that is suffering or has a family member suffering from Breast Cancer.   Hopefully together we create a world where no one has to suffer from cancer.

 Copics used:

Bunny: E50, E51, E53, E55, R00, R11
Ribbon: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17
Ground: W3, W1

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pilgrim Pumpkins

Howdy Pilgrims,

I have a fun Thanksgiving card to share with you.  I love the Pilgrim Pumpkins.  What a clever idea!  I can't take full credit for the card design.  I was version of the Northwoods sample card.  I loved the colors and simplicity of the design.

Copics used:

Brown: E40, E41, E43, E44
Orange: Y15, YR12, YR14, YR16, YR18, BV00
Black: N3, N5, N7, N9
Gold: Y00, Y17, Y26
Leaves: YG93, R02, R05, Y13, YR12, E21--use whatever colors you have.  I just kept grabbing colors till they looked right

Monday, November 3, 2014

Christmas Cottage

Happy Monday,

Winter is on its way, the weather man is threatening us with snow flurries.  It won't be long until we are covered in a blanket of snow.  I always prefer the summer months... but winter has its own way of making the world beautiful.   I love the way the snow clings to the branches creating a winter wonderland.    This stamp captures this so perfectly.

Copics used:
Blue: B00, B000, B0000
Trees: C3, C1
House: E33, E31, E30
Trees: G46, G43, G40
Fence: E44, E47
I used my 2-way glue pen to add glitter.   This card really sparkles
I sponges a tiny tiny little bit of blue at the top of the card to give a little hint of sky.  I didn't want this to be the focus.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Season of Thanks

Happy November!

I thought this card would be a great way to welcome in the Season of Thanks.    

Copics used:
Pumpkins: Y17, YR12, YR14, Yr16, Yr18, BV000
Brown: E71, E74, E77
Green: G20, G94, G99
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B97
Skin: E000, E00, E11,
Gray: W3, W1
Hair: E21, E23, E25
Heart: R24, R29
Ground: I started with Y21, E31, E33.  Then added random dots of brown and gray to add texture.