Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Best Things Since Sprinkles

Hello friends.

Look at this lucky mouse!  I'm so jealous.  I wish I had an huge ice cream cone!  YUMMY.  What flavor would you pick?  HMMmmmm.... that is a tough one.   Cookie Dough is always a good choice....or maybe Strawberry...  I better share this card....and make a ice cream run!

 Copics used:
Mouse: N7, N5, N3, N1, N0
Ears: R00, R11
Cone: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Pink: RV11, RV52, RV55, RV66
Chocolate: E23, E25, E27, E29
Red: R14, R24, R29, R39
Sprinkles: random colors

Monday, April 25, 2016

Beautiful Kindness

Greetings friends,

Today's card is a blast from the past.  I made this card months and months ago, but it never made it to class.  I was tempted to go in and add more depth to the hair, but I decided to leave it be. 

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 ( if I recolored I would add E13)
Dress: C3, C1, C0
Hair: E30, E31, E33 ( I would add E37)
Shoes: E70, E71, E74, E77
Green: G46, G43, G40
Pink: RV19, RV17, RV14
Ground: W3, W1, W0

Friday, April 22, 2016

Celebrating 5 years of Love

Hello all,

What a special week!  I've been dying to post photos for days, but we have been flooded with visits from family and friends and it has been hard to find a few free moments.

Our son, Ryan Thomas was born on April 16th.  It was a long, hard labor.   I was in labor for 49.5 hours.  We had a lot of bumps in the road.  I was exhausted, his heart rate kept dropping, and my blood pressure was all over the place.  It ended at 11:25pm with a c-section. He was wedged against my pelvis and facing the wrong way (sunny side up).   I wasn't excited by the idea of having a c-section, but was so glad that we could put an end to the process.  All that matters is everyone is safe.   We spent 3 days in the hospital before coming home.  

We are all doing great!  I've attached a few photos of him.  He arrived just in time to celebrate our 5 year anniversary with us.  I wanted to do something special, so I took this photo of his little feet with our wedding rings.  I love that they make a heart shape.

Thank you all for the wonderful support over the last few months.  Ryan is looking forward to meeting you all.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Happy Birday

Hello all,

I promised on Monday to have a cat card for all my feline loving friends.  We could all use a few more friends like this.  This cat is going to go an extra mile to stop those "little birdies" from sharing any unwanted news.

Copics used:
Cat: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15,
Blue: B00, B01, B02
Yellow/Green Birds: Y11, B00, B01
Tree:  E30, E31, E33, E35, E37-  I drew in parts of the tree with a multiliner

Monday, April 18, 2016

Yappy Birthday

Hello friends,

I have a puppy I want you to meet today.  He is adorable.  He looks like he is watching his tail wag.  I wonder if the he plans on chasing it.   Don't worry my feline loving friends... I have a cat card to share on Wednesday!

 Copics used:

Dog: E30, E31, E33, E35
Red: R14, R24, R29
Green: YG03, YG06, YG09

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Thinking of Flowers


  Can you tell I'm ready for some colorful blossoms?   Here is my second flower card for this week.  I wanted to try something a little different.   I went for an unblended look on the petals.  I was inspired by some artists on pintrest.  They were coloring flowers this way, but they were using colored pencils.  I wondered if I could get a similar look using copics.

Copics used:  I actually took a photo of them.  I hope this helps.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Thoughts of Flowers


Today is the first in a series of prewritten posts on the blog.  I decided to make a some cards to share with you while I'm busy taking care of the baby.  Hopefully you will enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them.    I'll try to update these posts as my due date approaches.

This is one of my favorites in the April cards.  The flower has such a softness to it.

Copics used:
Pink: R24, R22, R20
Green: YG17, YG13, YG11