Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Hi there!

I've been playing with dragons a lot lately.  I thought it was time to show the unicorns some love.   I love this unique take on unicorn.  It doesn't show in the photos, the ear, horn and flowers are covered in glitter.  Love the shine!

No copics today

Monday, September 17, 2018

Gumpy Cat

Good Morning,

I hope you have a better day than this little kitty.  He is so cute when he is grumpy! Don't worry his little birdie friend is checking in on him. 

Cat: E30, E31, E33, E35
Cream: E53, E51
Blue: B04, B02, B00
Yellow: Y15

Friday, September 14, 2018

Just Beacuse- video

Hello friends,

I'm loving the Fall releases this year.  I've been playing a lot with the Honey Bee and Concord and 9th dies/stamps.   I thought I'd share my favorite card.   It features a Turn About Stamp and kissing technique.   I hope you enjoy!

Photos with sponging (my favorite)

Here are photos without sponging.  

No copics used today

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Warm Friendships


We got our first taste of fall this year.  This past weekend, the temperatures dropped to 40 degrees.  It was quite a shock after the 90 degree days we had all week.   Do we really have to do the winter thing again? least the stamps are cute. 

Copic used:

White: W3, W1
White: E53, E51
Blue: B18, B16, B14, B12
Purple: V17, V15, V12
Brown: E44, E43, E42
RedL R29
White gel pen
Black gel pen

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Have a Cool Day


 I like trying new things...and today's card falls into the new things category.    I used a stencil to create the snow.  It was a lot of fun, but hard to control.  With a little practice, I think I can I'll get better.

Copics used:
White: W3, W1, W0
Blue: B18, B16, B14, B12
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Pink: RV52, RV55

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Oh Yum!


I'm sorry I've been absent from the blog.  It has been a crazy few weeks around here.  We have had a family visiting over the last few weeks.   The good news is my Grandma is going to stay for a few months.  We love when she visits and we get to spend more time with her!   She will be at the next Brockport class!

My Grandma inspired this card.  She loves ice cream.  I'm looking forward to an ice cream date.

Copics used:
Grey: C3, C1, C0
Vanilla: E51, E50
Chocolate: E70, E71, E74
Strawberry: R35, R32, R30
Red: R39, R37, R35, R32, R30
Cone: E37, E35, E33, E31, E30
Chocolate: E40, E41, E43, E44, E47

Monday, September 3, 2018

I'd Choose You.


I love the sentiment on this card.  In my mind this is how love should be.  Sappy huh?  It pairs beautifully with these love birds.  I couldn't decide what color the birds should I made a few one in blue and pink.   I think I like the pink on better.. what do you think?

Stamps and words by : Blue Knight Rubber stamps

 Copics used:

Blue: B05, B02, B01, B00
Yellow: Y11, Y13
Pink: R32 R35, R37

 Copics used:
Pink: R32, R30, R00, R000
Brown: E71, E74
Green: G46, G43
Red: R32, R35, R37

Wednesday, August 29, 2018



The Hot Air Balloon Festival is this weekend.  I love seeing all the colorful balloons over the lake.  It is on my bucket list to see the lake from a balloon on day.  This year.. I'll settle for watching Ryan discover them. 

I created a scene with the hot air balloons  and then used dies to create an eclipse card.  This is one of my favorite techniques.  It is perfect for scene cards like this.

No copics today

Monday, August 27, 2018

Thoughts of Tilda

Hello friends,

I'm still working on turning the pile of Tilda's I colored up in July into cards.  I'm in love with this how this turned out.  When I started, I didn't have a clue where this design was going.  I just kept playing until it came together.  I might have to make a few more of these.  She is just so cute!

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Purple: BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04
Brown: E21, E23, E25
White: C1, C3
Green: G40, G43, G46
White gel pen

all these papers have been discontinued by Stampin up.  They were so pretty.  :(

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Wishes and Weeds

Happy Friday friends,

We made it through another week. WHOOHOO!!  I've had this card in my head for a while.  It feels good to see it on paper.   I love the simple, elegant look of this card.  I hope you do too..

No copics today

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Pearls and Flowers


One of my students requested that we make another pearl watercolor with a flower.  It was a great suggestion.   We gold heat embossed the flower and then used pearl watercolors to add color.  This is one of those cards that does not photograph well.  It is slight shimmer in real life.

The stamp is by Concord and 9th.

No copics today

Monday, August 20, 2018

I'd fight a Dragon for you...


I love magical things.  Mermaids, unicorns, and dragons oh my!  Needless to say when I saw this dragon I needed to color him up!. The dragon, sentiment and castle is from Blue Knight Rubber stamps.  The flame is from MFT.

 There is a little typo here... I already fixed it.  It wasn't too hard to add an "e"

Copics used: 
Blue: B18, B16, B14, B12
Grey: W7, W5, W3,
Brown: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Fire: YR07, YR09, Y17
Shadows: W5, W3

Friday, August 17, 2018

Tilda in progress

Happy Friday Friends, 

If you follow my know I colored a bunch of Tilda's over my July vacation.  I've been working on making them all into cards.   I'll be honest.  This is not my favorite of the bunch.  I feel like something is missing from the card.   I'll keep playing with it.  I've made a few versions of the card. I like the purple on the best.   I thought I'd see what you thought? 

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Brown: E21, E23, E25
Blonde: E50, Y21, E53, E55
Purple: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV00
Pink: R24, R22, R21, R20
White Gel pen

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Brave, Fierce, and Free

Hello friends, 

I'm playing with some of the new stamps from the Blue Knight Rubber stamps release.  One of my favorite things about Blue Knight is the silhouette stamps.   I used chalk to create the background and then stamped the wolf in black ink.   The sentiment if from Unity.     

Happy Stamping friends, 

No copics today

Friday, August 10, 2018

Summer Flower Tidla

Greetings friends,

It had been awhile since I had inked my my Tilda stamps up.  I felt like they needed a little love.  I took a handful of them with me while on vacation to color up.   It was very therapeutic. I couldn't wait to get them onto cards when I got home. 

I liked this girl so much, I colored her in two different color schemes.  Which one do you like better?

Copics used:

Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21, R20
Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y17
Green: G40, G43, G46
Black: 100, W9, W7, W5
Brown: E21, E23, E25, E27
Purple: BV00, BV02, BV04
Pink: RV63, RV66, RV69
white gel pen
Sparkle pen