Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Good Egg


Check out these egg shaped guys.  They are so cute!  It is a fun twist on our Easter friends.

Bunny: E21, E23, E25-- E50, E51
Sheep: N10, N7, N5, N3, N1
Chick: Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08--YR16, YR12
Pig: R22, R21, R20, R00- E23
Cheeks: R00
Ground: W3, W1
Sky: B00, B000

Monday, March 19, 2018

Carrot Kisses

Hello friends,

Spring is just around the corner.   Well at least that is what the calendar says.  The air is still chilly and the white stuff keeps falling from the sky in upstate New York.   Easter is in two weeks.  I hoping the Easter bunny hides the eggs inside this year! 

To help warm your heart. I made this guy to share with you all.

Copics used:

Brown; E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, R20
Carrots: YR00, YR02, YR04
Green: G00, G02, G05, G07

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Long Time, No Tea

Warm Greetings friends,

I didn't want all the tea drinkers to be left out.   We made this last month in the Card Lover's class.   The tea bag is made out of vellum.  I love the small details.  In my opinion, they make the card special.

No copics today

Monday, March 12, 2018

Extreme Birthday


I know the Olympics have been over for a bit, but I was so busy enjoying them that I got a little behind on the blog.  I made this card to celebrate all the winter sports.   I thought this bear looked a little nervous about his trip down hill... so I have him a squiggly path.

Copics used:
Orange: YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07
Brown: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Blue: BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01,
White gel pen

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Layered Flowered-Sympathy

Hello stampers,

I have a beautiful, elegant card to share today.   I don't know what kind of flower this is...so I made it blue.  I love the contrast with the brown card stock.  I also thought it would work well for a sympathy card.  What do you think?

No copics today

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Thank you Kitty

Welcome friends,

I've still been playing with my watercolors.  I love finding new ways to incorporating them into cards.  This was fun to use them along with a stencil to get this cool look. 

Copics used:
Cat: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27
sign: E50, E51, E53
Red: R29

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Snow Cool

Hello all,

I hope you enjoyed my week of birds.  I had so much fun coloring them.   The theme for last month's copic class was texture, light source, and blending two different family groups together.  This is one of the cards we made to practice.    They did a great job.   There is a lot of detail in this card.  I'm so proud of how their cards turned out.

Copics used:
Yellow: Y00, Y17, YR21, YR23, YR24
Purple: V12, V15, V17
White: E40, E41, E42, E43
Shadows: W3, W1, W0, B000

Monday, March 5, 2018

My Monthly Hero February 2018: Birds

Tweet Tweet (that is hello in bird),

February was a short month... and I needed to borrow a few days from March, but I finished the My Monthly Hero Arts 10 cards challenge.  This is my 6th month participating.   Connor (my husband) has been very supportive, as doing this challenge is quite the undertaking.    He even participated this month by making a card (check out card #11).

The theme this month was birds.  I really liked the stamp set.  Hero Arts did not disappoint.  I didn't have any stamps like this.   The stamp set lent itself well to clean and simple cards (my favorite!).   I can see myself reaching for this set in again and again.

I always love to hear what you think.  What cards are your favorites?   Happy Stamping!

Here is the link to the full video.  If you are looking at this post in your email, the video will not play.  You will need to click on it to go to youtube.
Here is the link to the full video.  If you are looking at this post in your email, the video will not play.  You will need to click on it to go to youtube.

Card 1: My least favorite card.  It also photographed really poorly.  Check out the video to see the dry embossing.

Card 2:

Card 3:  One of my favorites!

Card 4:

Card 5:

Card 6:

Card 7:

Card 8:

Card 9:

Card 10:

Card 11:  Connor's Card ---He did a wonderful job!  Check out his video by clicking on it.   It will not play in your email. 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Tweet Friends,

Hello My Tweet Friends,

I usually stop after 6 cards... but I couldn't help myself.  I had a few more ideas floating around in my head.   I love the idea of round cards.   I sized these so they fit in a standard sized envelope. 

I wanted to try to make a bluebird and robin.  I really like how they turned out!

Copics used:
Blue: B05, B04, B02, B01, B00
Brown: E53, E51, E50
DK. Brown: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Red: R00, R14, R24

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Celebrate the Happiest of Birthdays

Hello friends,

I love rainbows.  They are so happy.   I love the way the colors pop against the white background.

No copics today

Seriously You Rock

Hello friends, 

What do you think this bird is listening to?  Rockin' Robin? Free Bird? Possibly a podcast about the cage bird sings?   

 Copics used:
Blue: B05, B04, B02, B01, B00
Yellow: Y13, Y11, Y00
Black: N9, N7, N5
black pen to add the twisty cord. 
Don't over think this... it was meant to be twisted and tangled. 
White gel pen for cheeks.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Sending Joy and Cheer


If you are just joining us..we have been celebrating birds this week.  I thought this guy might look in pink.  I used some scissors to cut his wing away from his body.  This way he can hold the envelope.   

White: E50, E51, E53
Red: R27
Pink: RV21, RV23, RV25

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Snow Bird

Happy March!

I can't believe that it is March already.  This year is going by so quickly.   It won't be long before the snow birds will be returning to upstate NY.   They better bring the sunshine with them!!

Brown: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Pink: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17,
Purple: BV08, BV04, BV02
Blue: B60, B63, B66, B69
Green: G02, G07

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Bird Hugs

Happy Wednesday!

Who could use a hug? This cardinal is ready!!

Red: R24, R22, R21, R14, R00
Yellow: Y13, YR23
accents with white gel pen

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello stamping friends!

Here is my second chick card in the series.  I love that this guy looks like he is humming along to a song.  He probably is tweeting Happy Birthday!

Yellow: Y000, Y11, Y17, YR21, YR23, YR24
Blue: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07
I drew in the balloon string in with a black marker

Monday, February 26, 2018

Warm Friends

Hello all,

I think my brain may have flown the coop.   I sat down to make a card...and the ideas started flowing.  I ended up making a whole set.  It is rare occurrence for me...so I embraced it and started creating.  I'm dedicating his week is dedicated to SPRING!   Hopefully this will call the birds home and bring in the warm weather.

We will start with the coldest card.  This little chick looks like she is chilled to the bone.

Copics used:
Blue: B000, B00, B01, B02, B04
Pink: RV52, RV55, RV00
Purple: V12, V15, V17
I used a copic multiliner to add in the stripes on the scarf
Yellow: Y17

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

In need of a Laugh...

Hello Crafters, 

I stumbled across this and it made me laugh.. The struggle is real!  I spent the weekend working on scrapbook pages.  I made some progress, but I wish there was more weekend.  The kid needs to stop being cute...so I can caught up.  😀😀😀

I'd love to share my finished pages with you all.  I'm not sure how to do that.  If anyone has suggestions, please let me know.  

I hope you had a great long weekend. 


Monday, February 19, 2018

Dancing on Tables

Hello Party People!

I have a fun card to share with you today.  I LOVE the sentiment.  This is a birthday card, but I think you could use it for a lot of different types of celebrations.  What do you think?

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, N13
Black: 100, N9, N7, N5, N3
Grey: N3, N1
Towel: E50, E53
Hair: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Ground: W3, W1, 0
Champagne: YR23, Y2, glitter pen
white gel pen


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Love is in the Air

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here is the last of my skunk cards.  I promise no more skunks for awhile.  I thought they were perfect way to practice shading black.

I tried a different way to make a bookmark card. I  used the clouds to wedge the bookmark to the card.  This way the recipient can easily take the bookmark off the card and use it. I like how it worked out.  This was much easier than other methods I've tired.

Skunks: 100, N9, N7, N5, N3
Pink: RV01, RV00, RV000, 0
Red: R89, R85, R83, R81
Glitter pen