Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Today is a Gift...That is why they call it a Present

Hello all!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We had a nice visit with family (there are a few photos at the bottom of the baby).  He finally figured out how to crawl the Friday before Thanksgiving.   I was thankful for all the extra hands.  He was determined to get into everything...including going for a swim in the dog's water dish!

Today's card features another laying stamp.  It took me a long time to figure out what colors to use to get the bows to look right.  I love that this can be used for Christmas and also birthday cards.  What a cool idea!

No copics today

Here are a few pictures from the holiday.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Grumpy Cat


I have another one of my favorite cards to share today.  I don't know why... but this grumpy kitty has stolen my heart.    Look at that grumpy face... what isn't there to love?

Copics used: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W0
Yellow: Y13, Y15
Red: R14, R27
Green: YG13, YG17
Blue: B01, B00
Orange: YR16, YR12
Ground: BV23, BV20
Black multiliner for faux stitching

Simple Things

Happy Wednesday,

Today's card is a remake of a card I made years and years ago.  I've been playing around with a new copic technique.  I'll share more of that with you at a later date.  I want to keep practicing first.   I tried to implement it here...and failed.  I still liked the end result so I made into a card.  The reflection in the water makes me smile!

Copics used:
Blue: B01 B00, B000
Leaf: R05, YR14, Y17, YR21
Mouse: E30, E31, E33, E000, E00, E93

Monday, November 21, 2016

Turkey Time

Happy Thanksgiving!

Are you busy making plans for the holiday?  I'm so blessed not to have to cook a giant meal.  First... I'm sure it wouldn't be edible.   Cooking is not something I should be allowed to do.   Connor, Ryan and I will be spending the day with my Mom.   She on the other hand needs her own show on the food network.   Do you have any fun Thanksgiving traditions?

Copics used:
Turkey- E31, E33, E35, E37
Feet/Beak: Y17, YR14
Red: R14, R27, R29
Green: G43, G46

Friday, November 18, 2016

Owl Wish You a Merry Christmas

Hello again,

These owls look like they are staying warm and cozy.  I hope you guys are doing the same. BRRRrrrrr...

Copics used:
Browns: E40, E41, E43, E44
Red: R14, R24, R29
White: W3, W1, W0
Green: G40, G43, G46
Branch: E71, E74
Beak/Feet: Y17, YR14

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Pumpkin Spice

Happy Fall Ya'll,

I know "Pumpkin Spice" Season is fading... so I wanted to squeak this card in.   This little dog was so adorable, I couldn't resist inking him up!

Copics used:
Dog: E43, E44, E23, W1, R11
Cup: G40, G43, G46, G28, G99--- E44, E42
Pumpkins: YR12, YR14, YR16
Ground: W3, W1

Monday, November 14, 2016

Shaker Cat Card

Welcome friends,

I have a really cool card (I might be bias) to share with you today.   Making shaker cards is not new...but this was new to me.  I had a lot of fun with this one.

copic used:

Cat 1: C1, C3, C5
Cat 2 & 7: E43, E42, E40, E47
Cat 3: C1
Cat 4: C3, C1
cat 5 & 6: YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Sleigh Ride

Hello friends,

This is one of the cards we made at in the last Card Lover's class.  It was one of my favorites.   I like making non-traditional Christmas cards.   The browns and golds give this card a vintage feel.   There is a hint of glitter on the card.  I wish it showed up in the photos.

No copics today

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Classic Christmas


I love the classic look of Black, Red and white.  It just never gets old.  I wanted to create a snow scene just using those colors.   I had to hunt through a lot of stamp sets to find trees and scene elements to find something that worked together.  It was worth the trouble.  I like how this turned out!

I added a bit of glitter on the snow banks.  I hope you enjoy!

No Copics today

Monday, November 7, 2016

Oh My Goodness!

Howdy Stampers,

I love simple cards.  This girl was so cute, that could easily be the focal point of this card.   I love, love, love the curls.   I wasn't as happy with how I colored her skin.  I was trying something new.  I'm chalking it up as learning experience.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

copics used:
hair: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, E13
Red: R14, R27
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20

Saturday, November 5, 2016

A Sure Sign of Old Age....

Hello friends,

I wanted to start this week off with a laugh.  We all need to laugh more...

I spent months stalking ebay looking for these stamps.  They were not meant to be used together, but I think they are a prefect match.

 Copics Used:
Mice: E30, E31, E33, E93, E000, E00, E11
Green: G40, G43, G46
Wall: C3, C1
Table: E40, E41
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y35

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Too Cute to Spook-- Halloween photos

Hello friends,

No card to share today...  I just wanted to post a few photos before going to bed tonight.  I love Halloween and I didn't want it to pass without some memorable photos.

We had a short photo shoot on Sunday, but he wasn't a happy Dragon.  This morning we got up early to try again.  He was so cooperative.  I was able to get him in a few different outfits.

This might be my favorite photo
 Scary Dragon Face
I found this cute (and cheap) bat cape on Ebay.  I couldn't resist.  He will only be this small once. Who can resist a baby bat?

I hope you had a safe and Happy Halloween.  Thanks for celebrating with us!