Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What's Up


I love Blue-Footed Boobies.  They are such silly animals.  I had the pleasure of visiting the Galapagos Islands years ago.  The first thing I saw when I got off the plane was a flock of Blue-Footed Boobies.   They are such fascinating animals.    As a team, the whole flock dives from the sky into the clear blue waters to catch fish.  It is crazy to watch.   On land they are much less graceful. They have an awkward little walk.    It is hard to keep a straight face when you see them waddle along.

Well....needless to day... this stamp caught my attention.  I inked it up the same day the postman dropped it off at my house.  How often can I say that?  I hope it puts a smile on your face.  

Copics used:
Brown: E70, E71, E74, E77
Grey: W3, W1, W0
Blue: B12, B14, B16
Yellow: Y32, Y35, YR15

Monday, May 29, 2017

Friendship is Sweet

Hello friends,

I have a SWEET card to share with you.  I think there is a real trend in stamping right now to make friendship cards.  I love the concept.  I also think they are pretty versatile.  I think they can be sent for birthdays or in place of a thinking of you.  

I hope you enjoy!

Copics used:
Bears: E30, E31, E33, E35
Branch: E70, E71, E74
Hive: Y32, Y35, Y38, E13
Green: G00, G02, G05, G07
Sky: B000, B00, 0
I put some glitter on the wings of the bees.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Purple Poppies


I have a quick card to share with you today.  I wanted to restock on my stash of sympathy cards.  I love the look of the purples with the black.  I felt like it created the perfect look for a sympathy card. What do you think?  What kind of stamps do you use for sympathy cards?

no copics today

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Candle Shaker Card

Hello friends!

I love making interactive cards.  I tried a new way to make a shaker card.   If you are able to come to class this month, we will be making this card.

 The video won't play in email.  You have to be on the actual webpage.

No copics today

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hello Kitty

Welcome friends,

These cats look like they are ready to party.   This was a fairly fast and fun card to put together.  I inlaid the letters because I like the look.  I needed a fairly fast card so I sponged ink on the letters. However,  If I were to make this card again.  I think I would color the letters with copics.   What do you think?

Copics used:
Cats:  N1, N3, N5, N7, R11
Red: R29, R24
Brown: E30, E31
Blue: B00, B02, B05

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pamper Yourself


I love when I can make cards that will make people smile.  Thankfully stamp companies are releasing more and more humorous stamps.    Hopefully, this card brings a smile to your day.

Copics used:

Blue: BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E13
Orange: YR00, YR02, YR04
Green: YG06, YG03
Ground: W3, W1, W0
Red: R37

Monday, May 15, 2017

Dandelion Fairy


I hope all the Mother's out there had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday.  I was very happy to celebrate with my family yesterday.  It was a very nice day.    I'm so blessed.

Spring seems to go have gone on vacation these last few weeks in upstate New York.  Last night, I had to get an extra blanket because I was so cold.    Hopefully, this will warm it up your day.

Copics used

Hair: Y21, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, E13
Green: G00, G02, YG01, YG03,YG06
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Unicorn Magic with Video Tutorial

Hello friends,

We all have those stamps that we purchased and have been sitting.....and waiting for their day to shine.  I hate to admit it... I have a few.  When I finally use them, my heart smiles (seriously no exaggeration).  

I've had this little unicorn for um.... 10+ years.  I don't know what took me so long.  He is so cute!!



Copics used: good deal on copics here
Red: R24, R14
Orange: YR02, YR00
Yellow:Y13, Y11
Green: YG01, YG03
Blue: B01, B00
Purple: BV00, BV02
Horse: BG70, BG72
Skin: E50, E51
Grey: W1, W3, W5
glitter on the stars

Monday, May 8, 2017

I hope your Birthday is a SMASH

Greetings Friends,

I made this card about a month ago.  I just didn't have a chance to get it on the blog.  I got the idea for this card when I was shopping at Hobby Lobby.  I was looking through the party isle looking for ideas for my son's birthday party.   They had a whole section for a Fiesta.  He is a little young to appreciate the hat, but I thought it was cute.   It turned out to be great inspiration for a card!

Copics used:
Blue: B02, B01, B00
Orange: YR00, YR02, YR04
Red:R00, R02, R05
Green: YG01, YG03,
Yellow:Y11, Y13

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

I've Got Your Back


Thanks for stopping by today.    I have an encouragement card to share with you today.  I know that we don't often think to make or send them encouragement cards.   However, as I move into this phase of my life.  I see my friends struggle with all sorts of issues.  Some with divorce,  health issues, parenting issues, work issues...etc.   Life is full of stress.  We live in a age where it is easy to write on their wall, send an email, or a text message.  I think it is nice to send encouragement cards.  They can set the card on their desk or mantel and it serves as a constant reminder that they are not alone.  It last so much longer than a text message.    I fell in love with this image as soon as I saw it.  I hope it brightens someone's day.

Copics used:
Grey: N1, N3, N5, N7
Pink: R30, R32, R35, R37, R39
Blue: B01, B00, B000
Green: YG11, YG13, YG17

Monday, May 1, 2017

Thinking of Tulips

Happy May 1st!

What is it they say?  April Showers Bring May Flowers.  Well BRING ON THE FLOWERS!!  We certainly had a our share of rain last month.  I'm ready to see some Flowers.  To help encourage the process. I have this fun tulip card to share.

When the card is closed it folds flat, but when you open it up to a accordion.

Copics used:
Purple: RV63, RV66, RV69
Green: YG61, YG63, YG67