Monday, October 23, 2017

Halloween Twist

Hello friends,

Halloween is creeping up on us.  I love Halloween.  Everything tastes like pumpkin and it is okay to act a little crazy.  What isn't to love?

Check out this card.  It made me laugh.  These mice are always up to something silly.




Copics used:

Mouse: E000, E00, E93, E30, E31, E33
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Red: R39, R37, R35
GArlic: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Metal: C5, C3, C1
Ground: W3, W1, W0
Leaves: Y15, YR12, YG63, YG61




Friday, October 20, 2017

My Monthly Hero September 2017

Welcome friends,

Today's post is a long one.  Please grab a cup of coffee, wrap up in a warm blanket and enjoy (I hope).    I decided to participate in the "My Monthly Hero" challenge.  Each month they release a stamp set and the challenge is to make 10 cards from one stamp set.   You can use items from your "stash", but the idea is to limit it as much as possible. 

Here are my cards for the September 2017 stamp set.   I made 5 pumpkin and 5 sunflower cards. I hope you enjoy these cards and feel inspired.  I'd love to hear your thoughts.   What cards are your favorites?  If you want to watch the video click here.

Card 1:


Card 2:


 Card 3:



 Card 4:





Card 5:



 Card 6:




 Card 7:


Card 8:


 Card 9:



 Card 10:



 No copics today.

Here are the ink colors- all Stampin Up

Pumpkins:
Morning Marigold
Pumpkin Pie
Tangerine Tango
Old Olive

Small pumpkin:
Morning Marigold
Pumpkin Pie
Really Rust

Sunflower
So Saffron
Daffodil Delight
More Mustard
Crumb Cake
Chocolate chip
Old Olive

Hedgehog:
Crumb Cake
Soft Suede
Old Olive

Wreath:
Certainly Celery
Old Olive
Real Red








Sleepy Santa

Hello again,

Santa must have had a long night.  He is pretty sleepy.



Copics used:
Red: R59, R39, R29, R24, R14
White: E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Green: G46, G43, G40
Chair: E21, E23, E25, E27, E50, E51, E53
Beard: C3, C1, C0
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Ground: W3, W1, W0
Cat: YR20, YR21, YR24, YR27

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Santa's New Friend

Welcome back,

Here is the second Santa card I made in a three card series.   Santa is making a new friend.



Copics used:
Red: R59, R39, R29, R24, R14
White: E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Green: G46, G43, G46
Bird: E21, E23, E25, E27
Beard: C3, C1, C0
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Snow: B00, 0

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mustache for Christmas

Welcome friends,

This week I'm sharing three Santa cards.   These guys were a lot of fun to color.




Copics used:
Red: R59, R39, R29, R24, R14
White: E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Green: G46, G43, G40
Bag/Bird: E21, E23, E25, E27
Beard: C3, C1, C0
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Snow: B00, 0

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Carbs, Schmarbs!

Greetings,

I'm so excited to post this card.  I'm in love with these crazy dogs.   I stamped and colored them all up about a year ago.  However when I went to make them into cards, I found it difficult to match sentiment to their expressions.   I decided not to force it.   I stumbled upon this "Carbs, Schmarbs" sentiment thought of this guy.  I'm so glad I waited.  I love how this all came together.





 Copics:
Dog: E27, E25, E23, E21
Black: W9, W7, W5, W3
Purple: BV00, BV02, BV04
Cake: E53, E55
Pink: RV13, RV14, RV17


Monday, October 9, 2017

Birthday Bunny

Hello again,

I'm sorry I've been a missing for a few days.  The little one had a cold.  He was kind enough to share it with me.   I had some ambitious plans for today.   I've decided to camp out on the couch instead.  At least I can catch up on some blog posts.


 Copics used:
Bunny:  E40, E41, E42
Cake: E51, E53, E55
Frosting: R81, R83, R85
Brown: E44, E47, E49
Green: G40, G43, G46
Candle: Y15, YR12, V12

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Jack-O-Lantern

Greetings,

It has been a while since I've made a die cut card.  I teamed up with my hubby to design this Jack-o-Lantern card.  I love that each person can be creative and design their own faces.    Here are some of the Jack-o-Lantern's we created in class.




I made a video showing how to make this card.    If you'd like a kit, email me
 Kits include 5 cards for $10.
If you are looking at this in your email it won't play.  You need to be on the webpage or on youtube. 




No copics

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

O Come Let Us Adore Him...

Greetings,

We are continuing on with the Christmas theme this week.  This card features some brayering.  I forgot how much fun this technique is.   For this card we created a warm sunset for these Wise Men.  I like that this card combines a traditional Christmas card, but uses non-traditional colors.  What do you think?  



No copics today.  Don't worry, I'll be back to coloring soon!

Monday, September 25, 2017

A Closer Look at Christmas

Welcome!

I've decided to post to dedicate this week to Christmas.  I'm slowly working on getting some Christmas cards finished.  The idea for today's card has been bouncing around in my head since last Christmas.  I had to make several rough drafts to figure out how to get this to fold properly.

I love it as you open each door on the card, you get a closer look at baby Jesus.   This card was worth the extra effort.  It is just a sweet take on the Christmas story.








No copics today.  I used watercolor on this one.  Weird, I know!