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 on April 16th.  It was a long, hard labor.   I was in labor for 49.5 hours.  I was in Active labor for 33.5 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.   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.   We spent 3 days in the hospital.

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.

Hugs,
Chris




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

Hello,

  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

Hello,

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