Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Pilgrim Mice

Hello friends,

I was asked to make a card with pilgrims. I'm not sure that this is what they were thinking but mice can be pilgrims, right?  I thought they were cute, so I went with it. 

If you are looking for the mice stamps they can be found here .  More details at the end of post.




Stamps Used


Copics used: 
Grey: C5, C3, C1
Black: N9, N7, N5
White: E50
Green: YG67, YG63
Red: R24
Yellow: Y17

Monday, November 12, 2018

A Season of Thanksgiving

Hello,

Today is Veterans Day.  I wanted to first thank all the men and women who have and are protecting our country.  We don't say it enough, but we are thankful for all that you have sacrificed.   THANK YOU!

This is the month of the year that many of us stop and remember all the things we are thankful for.  This year, I've tried to get more cards in the mail to let the people I love know that I'm thinking of them. 

Here is the one of my first Thanksgiving cards.



Copics:
Brown: E55, E53, E51, E50
Silver: C5, C3, C1
Red: R17
Shadows: W3, W1, W0

Friday, November 9, 2018

Pink Ribbons

Welcome,

This post is a going up a little late.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Sadly, so many women are affected by cancer.  My grandma battled and won last year.  I think it is important to show support.





No copics today

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Fluffy Hugs

Greetings,

Today's card was CASED off of the Hero Arts blog.   I saw it this card there last winter and I put on my "to make" list.    It is such a peaceful scene.  Thank you Hero Arts for making such a beautiful stamp set.


 Copics used:

Greens: G46, G43, G40
Brown: E37, E35, E33, E31, E30
Grey: C5, C3, C1
Shadows: W3, W1, W0
White: E50, E51, E53
Red: R29

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

You Taste Good

Happy Halloween!!


I'm looking forward to taking the little one out trick-or-treating tonight.   I'm sure there will be plenty of photos and I'll be sure to post a few. 

I do have a dragon card to share with you.  I love the sentiment it is from Blue Knight Rubber stamps (the castle is from there too) .  I colored these up a while ago, but it never made it on the blog.  I think the blue dragon is my favorite, but I wanted to make a feminine version too. 



 Copics used:
Blue Dragon:  B06, B04, B02, B00, YG06, YG03, YG01
Purple Dragon: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV00, RV13, RV11, RV10
Ground: W3, W1, W0



Monday, October 29, 2018

Witchy Owl

Boo!    Did I scare you?  Probably not... we are way too cute to spook.  

This card was a special request from my sister's co-worker.    I love special requests.  They push me to try something that I wouldn't have done on my own.   I really like this card.    What do you think?


No copics today

Friday, October 26, 2018

Candy Corn petition

Hello friends,

I have an unusual card (well for me) to share today.  I used colored pencils (weird, huh?) to color up these candy corn.  I colored them on black card stock.  It has a cool effect.  It almost if they have a glow.   It is perfect for Halloween.

Before we get to the card.... can we talk about Candy Corn?   How is it that we can make pizza flavored potato chips and toothpaste that tastes like cupcakes (Yep...real thing google it), but yet candy corn tastes awful.  It is such a colorful and cute candy.   I can't think of a more iconic fall treat.   Shouldn't it taste as amazing as it looks?  Can we start a petition or something?

Well... now that I'm off my soap box I'll share this card with you.  I'd love to hear what you think



No copics today

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Are you ok?

Welcome friends,

I hope today's card puts a smile on your face.  I love this sassy squirrel and this is such a fun twist on a thinking of you card. 



Copics used:

Browns: E11, E13, E15, E17, E19
Lt Brown: E50, E53
Black: N10, N8, N6
Red: R32, R30
Green: G40, G43, G46

 Here is an alternate version.... for those special friends.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Watermelon Tilda

Welcome,

It has been a while since I've colored up Tilda stamps.  When I saw there new release, I had a quick favorite.    I didn't want to pair this with the traditional "One in a Melon" stamp.  I wanted something different.   What do you think?


 Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21
Red: R35, R32, R30
Hair and Shoes: E47, E44, E43, E42,
White: C3, C1,
lt Green: YG13, YG11
Dk Green: YG17, YG63
White gel pen

Friday, October 19, 2018

Itsy Bitsy Purple Spider

Hello!

I'm not a huge fan of real life spiders, but this guy is adorable.  I usually color spiders black.. but it didn't seem appropriate for this stamp.  I debated some color ideas, but ended up with purple.   I'm so glad I did. He looks a little less spooky in purple.





Copics used:

Purple: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV00
Orange: YR18, YR16, YR12, E13
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Green: YG17, YG13, YG11
black pen.
white gel pen
I just picked single colors for the candy in the bucket.  If this is too intimidating, I recommend using colored pencils/gel pens for the candy.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Thinking of You- Leaves

Hello all,

Another rainy day in NY.   It is better than snow.  I'll take it.   

I'm really loving the leaf background by Concord and 9th.  I couldn't resist inking it up again.  I liked stamping on colored card stock. I usually stamp on white.      I made a video using this stamp on a fall card.  I hope you will check it out.  Click here to see video.



no copics today

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hey Pumpkin Pie

Hello all,

I'm a bit behind on blogging.  Life has just been crazy with weddings, and family visits.   Summer has finally faded and lake season is over.    It is time to shift focus to all things fall.  Bring on the pumpkin spice! 

I've had this stamp for ages, but never had inked it up.   I was nervous about coloring pumpkin pie. I wasn't sure what to use to capture the rich orange brown color.   Then recently I was shopping for cardstock and found paper called Pumpkin Bread by (FSJ).    It was perfect.  I used the paper help me choose marker colors.  I love the final look.  This process is backwards of what I usually do.  I might need to work backwards more often. 

I hope you enjoy...




Copics used:
Mice: E30, E31, E33, E00, E000, E93, BV20, BV23
Pie: E93, E95, E97, E99, E35
Crust: E30, E31, E34, E37
Spoon" C5, C3, C1

Monday, October 8, 2018

Winter Wonderland

Greetings!

I love making shaker cards.  It adds a fun element to a card.   Winter is coming and they are a perfect fit with snow.    I hope it looks like a snowy bank behind the deer.



No copics today

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Dancing Lady

Hello Party People!

Who doesn't love to dance?  This stamp has been in my collection a long time.   It is from AI.   A friend of mine, Cathy suggested that I do some paper piecing cards.   I had a dream (yep...) about this card.  I got up and just had to make it.   It was so much fun.... I ended making 7 of them.   What a fun way to use up some patterned paper.





White Skin tones: E000, E00, E11, E13
Dark Skin: E13, E23, E25



Monday, October 1, 2018

America is Proud

Hello friends,

I'm asked often for cards to send to someone serving our country.  I thought it would be fun to make a red-white-blue card using this layering die.  I love the way it turned out.    The sentiment if from the Blue Knight Rubber stamps collection.  They have a wonderful selection of military stamps. 


No copics today

Friday, September 28, 2018

Christmas Cocoa

Welcome,

Nothing smells better than hot cocoa on a cold day.  Yum Yum Yum.   I used some Delicata ink to stamp the snowflakes and steam from the cocoa.  I wish that showed up better in photos.  I love that ink!




Copics used:

Grey: C5, C3, C1
Green: G40, G43, G46, YG67
Red: R29, R24, R14
Black: N9, N7
White: E40, E41, E43, E44
Cocoa: E30, E31, E33
White gel pen

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Deer Christmas

Hello stampers,

Check out the sweet face on this cutie.   This is the first time I've colore up this reindeer, but I think he will be going into my Christmas favorites.   I think the stamp is by CC Designs.



Copics used:
Brown: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Belly: E53, E51, E50
Red: R29, R24, R24
White: E40, E41, E43, E44
Green: G43, G46
Dk. Brown:  E43, E44, E47
White gel pen

Monday, September 24, 2018

It is Beginning to Smell Like...

Hello friends,

This week I thought we would make some Christmas cards. I'm still not overly excited about snow and the cold, but these cuties might help ease me in the Christmas spirit.   The inside of this card says COOKIES.



The inside of this card says COOKIES!

Copics used:
Grey: C5, C3, C1
Green: G46, G43, G40
Red: R29, R24
White: E40, E41, E43, E44
Black: N9, N7
Brown: E30, E31, E33
White Gel Pen