Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Honey Bear

Hello friends,

I have another front and back stamp today.  I'm having so much fun with these.  Today I colored the bear and made a window card.

Copics used:

Hive: Y32, Y35, Y38,
Bear: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44,

Monday, August 28, 2017

Elephant Spinner Card


I'm having so much fun with this stamp set.   It allows you to do some cool things because they provide a front and back to each animal.    I used it to create a spinner card.   I hope you can come to a class and learn how to make this card.

Copics used:

Gray: T9, T7, T5, T3, T1

Friday, August 25, 2017

Foxy Friend

Welcome crafters,

I have an unusual card (well for me) to share today.   I used a punch to create the fox.   I rarely use punches.  I don't have anything against them, but I don't have many in my collection.   This guy was so cute I had to add him to my shopping cart!  

No copics today

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Native American

Hello all,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  It was a exciting weekend in New York.  We were able to see a solar eclipse.  We were not in the path of totality, but 72% of the sun was covered by the moon.   I thought it was interesting.  I found myself imagining what ancient cultures would think before they understood this natural phenomenon.  I could see why they would believe the "Gods" were angry or the world was ending.    We are so lucky that we tools and knowledge to explain such a bizarre event.

Anyway... enough rambling.   Here is another fall card.   I thought this little girl would be perfect a Thanksgiving card. I'm really enjoying practicing different skin tones and black hair.  So beautiful!!

Copics used:
Black: T9, T7, T5, T3
Skin: E13, E35, E37, RV34
Brown: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
Red: R32, R35, R37, R39
Basket: E30, E31, E33, E35
Green: G43, G46
Purple: BV01, BV02, BV04

Monday, August 21, 2017

Pumpkin Fairy


I know it is a little early to think about Autumn, but this cutie was calling my name.  He has been sitting on my desk for at least a year begging for some ink.

Copics used:
Orange: YR02, YR12, YR14, YR16, TR18
Wings: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27, R14, YR02
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
Brown: E21, E23, E25
Hair: E42, E43, E44, E37

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Birthday Hugs

Hello all,

As you know, I'm always looking to try something new.  I stumbled upon a card showcasing this technique on pinterest.    I thought it looked interesting and I happened to have the I had to give it a try.   It has a really cool look to it.  What do you think?

Copics used:
Green: YG09, YG06, YG03, YG01

Monday, August 14, 2017

Cat Sympathy

Hello all,

I got a little behind in blogging last week.  Connor was traveling for work last week and I was managing the munchkin on my own.   We had a good time together, but he slows down the card making process.

Unfortunately,  I had to come up with a cat sympathy card.  My Uncle's cat passed away unexpectedly.  The vet said he had heart disease.  It is really hard to detect in cats.  His loss was very sudden.  Oleo was a handsome ginger kitty.  He was very playful and the only cat I know that could poop in a toilet.    He will be missed.

Here is the card I made for my Uncle.  Hopefully it serves as a reminder that we are all thinking about him.

No copics today.

Monday, August 7, 2017

I'm so Jelly

Hello friends.

Interactive cards are really popular at the moment.  I'm having a blast figuring out these designs.  This one is definitely one of my favorites.    It was a little tricky to put together, but I think the end result is worth the hassle.

Here is a little video showing how the card moves.  Just a reminder...the video won't work if you are looking at this in email.  You need to go to the blog or you tube to watch.

Here are some photo close ups. 


Purple: BV01, BV00, BV000 and glitter  and B66 for spots
Orange: YR12, YR14

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

You're a Treasure

Hello stampers,

How ARRrrr.. you?  Recently Ryan (my son) was gifted a pirate outfit.  It is a little big, but he will grow into it soon.  I'll be sure to share some photos of him in it.   It was a really nice gift.  I wanted to send a thank you card that reflected the gift.    

Copics used:
Red: R39, R37, R35
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Green: G00, G02
Blue: B91, B95, B95
Black: N9, N7, N5
Brown: E31, E33, E35
Dk. Brown: E37, E39
Gold: Y17, Y26
Sand: E50, E51, E53, E55