Saturday, December 24, 2016

Ornaments vs Bells

Happy Christmas Eve,

I love working with Copics, but sometimes the simple cards make more impact.   If you follow the chit chat in the stamping world... jingle bells are popular.  Who doesn't love jingle bells?  I dug out my inks and started playing.  I found a combination that sort of worked.   I gave everyone in class the option of choosing the bell or an ornament.  All but one person chose the ornament.  I will admit... I liked it better too!
Which one do you like better?

Jingle Bell-


No copics today

Friday, December 23, 2016

Silhouette Christmas


I love silhouettes.  They are so simple and elegant.  They can be a bit challenging to do in stamping. Solid stamps often do not leave a even image behind.  Thankfully with the help of a stamp positioner we mastered the look. 

Again--forgive the yellow tint to the photos.  Hopefully the weather will break and we can return to the great outdoors. 

No copics today. 
Just chalk and glitter

Winter Village Secret Slider

Hello all,

It is hard to deny that Christmas is around the corner.   Everywhere you go there is music, lights and last minute shoppers.  I'm so glad to be done shopping!

I've really enjoying making slider cards.  I thought I'd try to make one where the sliding mechanism was hidden.  It was a bit tedious but it worked.

Copics used:

Horse and House: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E49
House 2: E11, E13, E15, E18
Red: R59, R39, R29, R24, R14
Grey: C3, C1
Blue: B18, B16, B14
Purple: V17, V15, V12
Green: YG67, G46, G43, G40
Sky: BG10
Yellow: Y11, Y13
Snow: BG10, C1

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Gift Card Holder

Merry Christmas!!

I have a cool card to share today.   We don't send a lot gift cards, but I'm always being asked at craft shows about cards that have special spots for gift cards.  I started searching the internet for some ideas...and stumbled across this one.     I think it is really clever... but you would have to tell the person where the gift card is hidden.

When you untie the bow on the front... the gift card slides out of the slot.

Again--sorry for the yellow tint.  Stupid Snow. :(

No copics today

Penguin Christmas

Hello all,

We are just getting settled into Connor's parents house.   It was interesting car trip with an 8 month old.  He did pretty well.  He started to get really antsy the last hour.  I had to come up with game after game to entertain and distract that little mind.

Here is one of the cards we made at the December Card Lover's class.  Love this cutie.  He looks like he is embracing the cold weather.  I on the other glad to hide indoors.

Copics used:
black/grey: N9, N7, N5, N3, N1
Blue: B18, B16, B14, B12
Orange: YR16, YR12
Pink: R00
there is glitter on the snowflake, but it is hard to see.

Ryan's first snow

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Brave


I'm taking a break from Christmas cards today.  I was asked by the girl scouts to do a class.  They wanted to do a patriotic card to send them the military.  It was really nice to be part of their service project.  They did a great job!

Copics used:
Red: R39, R37, R35
Jeans: B91, B93, B95
Blue: B12, B14, B16
Dog: W7, W5, W3
Cat: YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27
Skin 1: E000, E00, E11
Skin 2: E21, E23, E25
Blone: Y21, Y23
Brown: E30, E31, E33
White: C3, C1, C0

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Lights

Welcome friends,

I have a die cutting card to share today.  I love how simple these cards are to make.   At Christmas time, this is an extra bonus!!  I used some glitter spray on the ornaments to give them some shine.  I love that it is subtle. 

No copics today

As promised more from our 7 months photo shoot--- I love his expressions!


Monday, December 12, 2016

In the Swing of Christmas

Hello friends,

I'm so excited to share this card with you today.    I have fallen in love with interactive cards.  They are so much fun to make... and give!    Check out how much fun this Koala is having!

Copics used:
Koala: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, R11

Saturday, December 10, 2016

So Sorry---pet sympathy


I did my last craft show of 2016 yesterday.   It is always bittersweet.  I love chatting with people about stamping.   It is also nice to sell all the extra cards I made throughout the year.  However,  it will be nice to have some of my weekends back!

One of the things I like about chatting with people about card making is I get ideas.  This year I was asked if I had any Pet Sympathy cards for sale.   Honestly,  I don't think I've ever made a Pet Sympathy card before.  It just never made the priority list.   I plan to make a cat version in the next few months.  I hope I never need them... but if I do it will be nice to have them in my card box.

Dog- N9, N7, N5, N3
Red: R29, R24
Blue: B01, B00, B000
I sponged just a touch of blue on the clouds

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Deck the Halls


I set today aside to celebrate another card that has waited far too long for its day on the blog.  I colored this at least 2 years ago...but it has just been sitting.  It is one of my favorite Tilda images.  This card reminds me how much I love Tilda.  I haven't colored her in awhile.  I think it is time to dig some of these images out!!

Copics used
Red: R39, R29, R24, R14
White: W3, W1, W0
Yellow: Y28, Y26, Y23
Hair: E25, E27, E29-- If I recolored I would include E21, E23
Green: YG63, G46, G43,
Grey C3, C1
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20- white gel pen

Monday, December 5, 2016

Tangled in Joy

Hello friends,

I love this little cutie.  I can't decide if she is happy or shocked that she is tangled in the lights.
What do you think?

**some baby photos at the end**

Copics used:
Red: R24, R29, R39
Yellow: Y13, Y15
Blue: B01, B00
Green: G40, G43, G46,
Black: W9, W7, W5, W3
Orange: YR00, YR02, YR04
Bright Green: YG03, YG06
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E13
I added glitter to the bulbs
I put glossy accents on her glasses to make them shiny--hard to see in photos

These are already a few weeks old, but I just got them off my camera.  I can't believe my monkey is 7 months old.  I'll share a few more photos on Wed.