Friday, May 18, 2018

Adore Leaves

Hello friends,

I've never been big on using stencils.  I have nothing against them.  I just don't think to use them.    A while back I saw a technique where you rotate the stencil.  I thought it looked cool, so I tried it.  What a cool result.    I just might have to reach for stencils more often.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

New Skills

Hello Party People!

I have another birthday card today.  Hopefully this brings a smile to your face!
Have a wonderful day.

 Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
Pink: R20, R22, R24
Blue: B12, B14, B16, B18
Grey: C1, C3, C5, C7

Monday, May 14, 2018

Birthday Balloons

Howdy friends,

I had some requests for some birthday cards.   I found this cute image by Unity.   Does it bug you that she doesn't really have a face?   It doesn't bother me... but I always wonder what others think.

Copics used: 
Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E000
Purple: V01, V04, V05, V06
Pink: R21, R20, R00, R000
Blue: B01, B00, B000
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15
Grey: C2, C1, C0
white gel pen

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Buckle Up Tilda


A while back I participated in the March Hero Arts Challenge.   For one of my cards I made a buckle card.  I really liked the format, so I made a two more.  I kept the same general theme, but changed up the images.

 Inside of the card:
Copics used:
Skin: E13, E11, E000, E00, R20
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, E13
Red: R14, R17, R24
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27
white gel pen

I also made a non-copic version

Entered into:

Monday, May 7, 2018

Butterfly Wrap

Greetings Friends,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I'm loving this warmer weather.  We went to the lake for the first time this season.  It was felt good to be there.  We are starting to make some preparations for the summer!!!   Unfortunately I caught a bug.  It has knocked me on my butt.  The doctor says I need to rest for a few days.  I checked with my 2 year old boss.  I'm not sure I'll get a day off.  No worries...we will make the best of it.

Today's card features an old retired stamp called Swallowtail from Stampin Up.  I managed to pick this guy up at a garage sale.  I'm so surprised that anyone would part with such a gorgeous stamp. 

When I inked it up I realized just how big this stamp is.  It is huge! You really can't fit it on the a card front.    I couldn't bear to cut the this was my solution.

 Copics used:

Pink: R20, R21, R22, R24
Blue: BG10, BG11. BG13, BG15
Grey: C3, C1
I did darken some areas with 100

Friday, May 4, 2018

White Flower

Hello all,

I'm a little behind in blogging.  This week has been crazy busy.   Last weekend, we made our annual trip to Akron for the Adventures in Stamping convention.  I had a great time teaching copics to a wonderful group of ladies.    Stampers really are the best people!

I spent this week trying to chip away at my "to do" list.   I managed to get one huge project crossed off.  All of my house mouse stamps are officially unmounted.    I have been debating about doing this for a long time.   But I got so sick of searching through wood blocks to find a stamp.  I also hate that I couldn't use them in my MISTI.   It took my 3 weeks, but it is done!   WHOO HOO!!

Somehow in the middle of all of that.. I made 2 scrapbook pages of Ryan.   I'm so excited to see my list dwindle a bit.  I have no doubt that it will be full again soon, but I'm determined to enjoy this while it lasts! 

I'm going to try to catch up on the blog this week and next.   Here is the first card in line...

We made this in last month's Card Lover's class.  I love the simplicity of this technique.  I think it the most popular card last month.   I had a lot of requests to do this again soon. 

No copics today

Friday, April 27, 2018

Diets are Hard

Hello all,

I'm down to the wire on this one.  I really wanted to participate again in the House Mouse Card Challenge.  The theme this time around is Let's Eat.  I wanted to put a little twist on this "birthday" stamp.  I found this funny sentiment and paired them together to help cheer someone's day.  

Copics used:

Mouse: E000, E00, E93, E30, E31, E33, BV20, BV23
Blue: B97, B95, B93, B91, B21, B00
red: R35, R32
Green: Y11, Y13, Y17
Chocolate cake: E21, E23, E25, E27
Grey: W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, 0
small cupcake: C5, C3, C1 plus the colors above. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Layered Dies

Hello stamping buddies,

What will stamp companies think of next?  I love layering stamps... and now we have layering dies.  I love how realistic this flower is.  It was a little bit of a pain to figure out how to assemble it, but it was worth the trouble. 

No copics today

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Hooray It's Your Birthday

Hi Everyone!

Who doesn't love a simple card?  Sometimes we just need those quick cards for people who may not appriciate all the work that goes into a coloring card. 

This design is one my favorites.  It is so simple and can be made in several colors.   The camera doesn't pick it up well, but the words are covered in glitter.

No Copics today

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Friendship Warms the Heart

A Warm Hello to you...

I hope you aren't made at me... Spring is finally here...and I have a winter card to share.    In copic class we are learning to break family groups to create more complex blends.  I thought that this leaf would be fun challenge for them.    They didn't curse at me too much.  :) 

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E93
Mice: E30, E31, E33
Red: R39, R29, R24
Leaf: E11, E13, Y17, Y15, YR12, YR14
Snow: W1, W3, B00, B000
White: E40, E41, E43
Green--G20, G24, G28, YG67, YG63, YG61, G94, G99

Monday, April 16, 2018



Masculine cards can be tricky to make.  So many of our stamps are centered around cute images or flowers.  Two topics that are not real popular with the men-folk.    My hubby is very fond of beer.  He goes to beer tastings and buys special glasses to maximize hops.  I think it is silly...but then I have a room full of stamps.   If the beer helps make my stamp collection look smaller... I can support that. 

Copics used:
Glass: C1, C3
Red: R39, R29, R24, R14
Beer: YR24, YR23, YR21, E51, E50
Foam: E50, E52, E55
Ground: E30, E31, E33
There is a touch of glitter in the foam.  It is really subtle.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Tilda's Thinking of You


It is time for a Tilda card.  I'm playing with an ombre ink pad from Hero Arts today.  I thought it would be fun to see how it worked for the sentiment.  I used the same colors to color Tilda's outfit.  I love how it turned out.   I excited to try this with a few other Tilda images. 

 Copics used:

Skin: E00, E000, E13, E11, E21, R20
Red: R37, R27, R17, R14, R05,
Flower: Y18, YR16, YR18, R05
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
White: C1
Yellow: YR31
Hair: E29, E25, E55, E50
Green: YG17, Yg13
White gel pen

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

House Mouse Just Sitting Here

Hello all,

They are having another challenge over at House Mouse and Friends.  The challenge is to combine more than house mouse image on a card.   What a great idea!   I have several of the single mice and I rarely use them.  I thought this is a perfect opportunity to ink them up.   I was able to fit SEVEN of these stamps on to a card.

This card fits in a business envelope.

Copics used:

Mouse skin: E000, E00, E92
Grey: W3, W1, W0
Brown 1: E23, E21, W30
Brown 2: E30, E31, E33
Ground: W5, W3, W1, W0

Snail Celebration

Hey folks!

Just a quick post today.  I was playing with the pencils a bit more.   I love how I was able to blend the red, orange and yellow on the shells.   I think the body of the snails needs a bit more work.  It was a lot of fun. 

No Copics Today