Saturday, April 29, 2017

Froggy Birthday

Hello friends,

I'm continuing on my frog theme.  Love these froggy faces!

no copics today

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hello Rosy Butterfly


A while ago I made this Hello Butterfly card.  It has been a favorite,  I've made a bunch of them in a variety of different colors.  I really liked this color combination and wanted to share. It was inspired by this card I made last month.   I love the soft yellows and pinks.  I don't think the camera picks up the softness very well.  It is funny how cards evolve over time.

No copics today

Monday, April 24, 2017

Another Year

Hello friends,

I wasn't sure what color to use to make this card.  I think it would look good in any color.  I settled on orange because I know it is a friend's favorite color.  I think the orange makes it even brighter!

I added a touch of color to the letters.   I think you could leave them uncolored if you needed a fast card, but I could't resist!

Copics used:
Orange: YR00, YR02, YR04

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Watercolor Roses


I'm still having fun playing with watercolors.  I'm by no expert, but it is fun from time to time and put my copics down.  What I love about watercolor is that each project looks different, but each one looks good.

I used a mix of orange, yellow, pink inks to create these flowers.

No copics today.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy BRRRDay...

Hello all,

I know Spring is here...and I'm so thankful to be done with the cold.   I really liked this image, so I couldn't resist.  It can't hurt to stock up on winter birthday cards, right? At the bottom are some Easter Photos.

Copics used:
Jacket: E70, E71, E74, E79
Black: W9, W7, W5, W3
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Grey: C1, C3
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21
Green: G00, G02, G05
Lips: R56, E04
Purple: BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08

Easter Photos

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Our Blessing

Happy Easter!

I hope you all had wonderful Easter Day.   Our house was a little crazier than normal.  Ryan's birthday happened to fall on Easter this year.  We have had lots of reason's to celebrate.   This year has been hard, but so full of blessings.  I spent a lot of time reflecting on all the bumps, milestones, joys and tears.  It is hard to believe that as I type one year ago today I was in labor.   Our lives would never be the same.   We are so blessed to have this little guy.  I thought I'd share some of our celebration with you.    I'll share Easter photos and more cards (promise) this week too.

He loved the Balloons.  The cake was good too, but he loved the Balloons!

                                                                           We Made It!!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Eat Your Veggies

Today's card is recreation of a card I posted 2 years ago. 

Happy Easter!

Easter is early this year.   I'm kind of sad.  I would have liked a few more weeks to make a few more bunny themed cards.  I'm loving these cuties this year.   Check out this guy... he has some good advice!

Copics used:
Bunny: W5, W3,W1
Ears: R11, R00
Bunny Nose: W9, W7, W5
Orange: YR12, YR14, YR16, YR18
Green: YG61, YG63, YG67, G94
Ground: E40, E42, E43, E44, E47

Inside of the card reads:

Monday, April 10, 2017

Hoppy Birthday

Hoppy Day!

I tried something a little different today.  I wanted the mouse on the frog to be the focal point.   To help draw your eye to them, I put a blue haze around them.  What do you think?  I'm not sure what I think yet.  

It was a happy accident that I had a sentiment that matched the design of the card.   I used a black gel pen to mimic the style of the sentiment.  I didn't intend this when I started out, but love it turned out.

Copics used:
Green: YG03, YG06, YG09, YG67
Grey: C5, C3, C1
Ground: W5, W3, W1
Mouse: E30, E31, E33, E000, E00, E93
Sky: B000, B000, 0
Black gel pen to darken eyes and draw dotted hop-line

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Friends with Kitty

Hello friends,

Friends make all the difference in life.  I try to keep a few cards on hand just in case they need a reminder of how special they are.

 On the inside:

Copics used:
White: W3, W1, W0-- RV10 for ears/cheeks
Blue: B02, B01, B00
Pink: R32, R35
Green: G20, G21, G24, G28