Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas Mints


I'm back on US soil.   Some of you know that I was traveling abroad with my Mom and sister for the last few weeks.  I didn't want to post a formal announcement for safely reasons on the internet.  We got back on Saturday morning at 4am...and like a fool spent the entire day working a craft show.  I just can't stand missing a thing!   I need to send a big THANK YOU to my husband who made all of this possible.  He did everything from take card of the house/dogs, to fill orders while I was away, to helping me all day at the craft show.  He is such a good sport.

I hope to get some photos around to share with you from our trip, but I'm still trying to adjust to this time zone.

Check out this cutie. I made him before I left...he is still on of my favorites.   I mixed dots with stripes.  Something that I wouldn't normally do.  I tried using striped paper, but it didn't look right.  What do you think of the dots?

Copics used:
Mouse: E000, E00, E93,  E30, E31, E33,
Red: R39, R29, R24, R14
Grey: C1, 0
Ground: W3, W1, 0

Monday, November 23, 2015

Melt My Heart

Happy Monday!

Thanksgiving week has finally arrived.  Connor and I are getting ready for his parents to visit.  It has been a while since we have seen them, so it will be nice to catch up!  What are your plans for the holiday weekend?

These two are so sweet!

Copics used:
Black: N9, N7, N5,
Orange: Y27, YR12, YR14
Grey: W3, W1
Lt Blue: B02, B04
Dk Blue: B34, B37, B39
Purple: BV00, BV02, BV04
Red: R24, R29
Green: G46
Snow: B00 and glitter

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Opening up Christmas

Hello Friends,

I love unique cards.  I'm always looking for new ways to spice things up!  I love that this tree will fit in a standard envelope, but opens up to a stand up card.

No copics today.

I used a gold pen to add some color to top of each ornament
Christmas Tree Fold-A-Long

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Milk and Cookies

Hello friends,

Last year, I bought a bunch of milk glasses and filled them with cookies.  I wrapped them in cellophane bags.   Each glass was decorated with a tag with these furry friends on it.  I had an extra tag and thought that I could turn it into a card.  It was a fun challenge.  I should use tags on cards more often!

Copics used:
Dog: E50, E51, E53, E55
Cat: C5, C3, C1, C0
Red: R14, R24, R29
Table: E40, E41, E43, E44
Milk: E50
Cookies: E21, E23, E25

Monday, November 16, 2015

Decorate The Season


I love this little guy.  He looks so serious about getting ready for the holiday.   It is time to start thinking about getting out the tree.  I admit, last year we never managed to get it out.  I'm determined as this little bear to bring a little Christmas into this house this year!

Copics used: 
Bear: E000, E00, E93, E30, E31, E33, BV20, BV23
Red: R39, R29, R24, R14
Green: G46, G43, G40
Gold: Y26, Y17, Y00
Ground: BV23, BV20, 0
I used a black pen to deepen some of the features on his face

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Christmas Stocking

Howdy friends,

A few months ago, I went to a stamping garage sale.  I love those things! I managed to find a few treasures to add to my collection.  I was really excited about this Christmas Stocking die.   When I got home.. I realized I bought the die twice.  I wish I could say I didn't do that often.. but I'm guilty. Apparently, I like things so much I buy them twice!   Thankfully one of my stamping buddies also wanted it and was willing to buy one off of me.   I thought that I should finally put the die to use. This way I remember I have it!

My favorite part of this card is the ruffle.  So darn cute!!

No copics today!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Skating Through Winter

Hello friends,

I'm so excited to share this card with you.  I had no idea how it would turn out when I started.  I stamped the scene, but it wasn't until I sat down to color that I realized that I was faced with an unusual problem.   What color is the sky? Blue.  What color is ice? Blue.  What color do we use as a shadow for snow? Blue.  Hmmmm.... that is a lot of BLUE.  How do you make it look like a scene rather than a blue mess.    I had to play around a bit, but I think I picked blues that were far enough apart that it works.   I also discovered that I really like BG10 for ice!!  It is the little things that make me smile!

Copics used:
Ice: B000, B00, BG10 ( I added some grey to give it texture)
Sky: B45, B41, B00
Grey: C5, C3, C1
Cabin: E15, E13, Y17, E74
Tree: G28, G24
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Blue Gloves: B34, B37, B39
Brown dk: E35, E33, E31, E30
Brown lt: E50, E51, E53, E55

Monday, November 9, 2015

Birthday Celebrations

Hey Friends,

Thanks for going me today.  I needed a break from Christmas and thinking about snow.  I've been making so many quick and easy cards to get ready for the holiday... I was ready to sit down an really push myself to do something more challenging.  I just took my time and really enjoyed coloring her.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
Eyes: E21, E23, E27
Red: R14, R24, R29, R39, R59 ( I left areas white to emphasize the highlights)
Blue: B00, B02, B05
Gold: Y00, Y17, Y26
Hair: E50, E31, E33, YR31
Grey: C1, C3
Confetti:  Pick the colors you love!

If you are tired of red...try coloring her in pink or purple.  I think she would look great in either!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Happy Tree

Happy Fall Friends,

The leave here are on their last leg.  The wind has blown most of the to the ground.  It is so sad to see the bare trees.  It is my least favorite sight.  It always looks so empty.  In an effort to prolong the season a little longer.  I made my own fall tree.
I love the photo of the card in front of our tree in the backyard.  It is almost looks like a continuation of the scene. 

No Copics today
I put a little glitter on the heart

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Magic of Birthdays

Hello friends,

I'm taking a break from Christmas cards for a humorous birthday card.   I don't know where I bought this sentiment.  I've had it for years....and it has been sitting, patiently waiting for ink.  It paired perfectly with the Magic bunny.  

  On the inside of the card:

Copics used:
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Bunny: E50, E51, E53, R20
Red: R39, R29, R24
Brown: E71, E74,

Monday, November 2, 2015

A Snowy Hello


I love today's card.  This guy is just adorable.  I wanted it to look like he was going down hill, so I cut the matte off center.   It was really easy to do.  I glued the card stock to the card and then trimmed the parts that hung off the edges off with scissors.  

Copics used:
Snow: B00, B000
Sweater: B34, B37, B39
Black: 100, N9, N7, N5,N3, B41
Wood: E11,E13, E15
Metal: C5, C3, C1
Browns: E40, E41, E43, E44, E47
Scarf: B60, B61, B63 and W5, W3, W1
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
White Shadow: C1, C0
I used a black pen to draw the border around image
There is glitter on the snowflakes