Monday, January 15, 2018


Hello friends,

I'm so excited to share these cards.  I love how they turned out.   I used the Mandala stamp from Hero Arts.  I just added a touch of color using watercolor paints.    I made a few of these.  These are my two favorites.  I made one pink/blue/purple the second pink/pearl/gold.   What do you think?

No copics today

Friday, January 12, 2018

Let Me See Ya-Peacock


I have a simple card to share with you today.  Peacocks have become so popular lately.  It is easy to understand.  They are pretty birds.  This stamp set from Stampin Up makes an pretty and easy card. 

no copics today

Wednesday, January 10, 2018



My dad had minor surgery on his knee recently.  I made this card from him.  I think he got a laugh out of it.

Copics used:

Grey/White: C3, C1
Black: C9, C7, C5
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B97
Shirt: E40, E41, E42, E43
Ground: W5, W3, W1
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20

Monday, January 8, 2018

Snow one Like You

Hello Stampers!

I love snowmen.  They are so adorable.   This guy is created with die cuts.  He is covered with glitter.  I hope you enjoy...

My first attempt..  It is not perfect, but cute enough that I wanted to share.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Coffee Warms My Heart

Happy Friday!

January has brought us some frigid weather.  The wind chill is supposed to be in the double digits for the next few days in upstate NY.   It is a perfect inspiration for "Warm" cards. 

I made two versions of this card.  I used the same colors, but flipped them around a bit.  I used the sweater embossing folder on the background, but it didn't show up well in the photos. 

Copics used:

Brown: E40, E41, E42, E43
Green: YG61, YG63, YG67
Grey: W3, W1

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

My Monthly Hero December 2017

Hello all,

I'm a little late in posting this.  I finished the video and cards before Christmas, but couldn't find time during the holiday rush to post photos of the cards.

I was reading some feedback posts about this kit in several groups and it I know many were unhappy with it.  There are still kits available and that is really unusual for a kit not to sell out.  Personally I liked the kit.  I didn't have anything like it in my stamp collection.   I think kit made some really great masculine cards.

You will notice a theme when you look at my set of cards.  I guess when I think of deserts... I think of sunsets.  I used a distress oxide inks to create some sunset backgrounds.   I really like how these turned out.  I hope you enjoy them too.  If you would like to watch the video click here.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Saying Goodbye to 2017

Happy New Year!

New Years is always a time for reflections and setting goals for the coming year.  We had another wonderful full year.   I was recently looking at photos from Christmas 2016.  I can't get over how much Ryan has changed.  My baby has grown into a little boy.  He loved unwrapping presents....everyone's presents.  Why discriminate, right? 

In stamping class, we have had many new additions to our classes.  I'm always getting to know new people.  I think stamping people are the best people! We added a few more classes to our monthly rotation.  I think the most popular class this year was Scenic stamping class.  I plan to create a new class using this style of stamps soon.   We also had fun in the 10 cards-Pumpkin/Sunflower class.  I'm so proud of everyone who took on this challenge.   This was a hard class, but you made it through! 

I'm so proud of my copic students.  They continue to grow and learn.  As a result, I think I'm going change how our class format.  I think we are going to try a more project-based classes for advanced students.  This way we can apply several techniques (and practice what we've learned) to make more complicated projects.  We have our first class this month.  I'm excited to see how everyone does with it.

On a more personal note,  I'm really proud to report that I've continue with my scrapbooking project.  I've made at least one scrapbook page a month this year.  Ryan (my son) is great inspiration.  He grows so quickly.  I love flipping through my completed pages to see how he has changed.  I know as time passes these scrapbooks will become even more precious.  I'm hoping that I'll be able to keep up with him. 

Lastly,  I wanted to pick out some of my favorite projects of 2017.   They are in no particular order.