Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Bird Hugs with video

Happy Wednesday!

Who could use a hug?   I made a tutorial showing you how I made this card. It was a bit of a bumpy road, but I sorted out all the kinks.  Come learn about diffusers and how to blend red with yellow. 

Click here to see tutorial

You can see the video by clicking here 

Copics: Best deal as of posting - click here
Red: R24, R22, R21, R14, R00
Yellow: Y13, YR23
White Gel pen: Scrapbook or Amazon 


Embossing folder 
Very similar to the one I used - Amazon

Snow birds-  hurry it is retiring 

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 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

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

Monday, February 12, 2018

Not Pawssible


I was scrolling through my facebook feed and stumbled across a panda video.  There are a few baby pandas playing and going down the a slide.  Everytime one would go down, Ryan would say "Whee".   It is no wonder that these guys steal our hearts.

Copics used:

Grey: N9, N7, N5, N3, N1
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Pink: RV55, RV52
Red: R37, R35, R32
Red: R89, R85, R83
Glitter on the big heart
Ground: W3, W1

Friday, February 9, 2018

Love Stinks

Hello again,

I often get requests for anti-Valentine's day cards.  I thought this one might work.
 This card was part of a copic class that focused on shading black.   It was challenging, but the ladies did a great job!

Skunks: 100, N9, N7, N5, N3
Stink: W7, W5, W3, W1, 0
Red: R39, R29, R24, R14
Ground: BV20, BV23

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Skunky Love

Hello all,

Check out the skunky love!  I had a lot of fun playing with this technique.

Copics used:

Skunks: 100, N9, N7, N5, N3
Stink: W7, W5, W3, W1, 0
Red: R39, R37, R35
Ground: BV20, BV23

Monday, February 5, 2018

My Monthly Hero January 2018

Hello friends,

This months Hero Arts kit was Love themed.   The stamp set in the kit was much smaller than previous months.   The dies in the kit were also very intricate.  It really is a beautiful set.   When I was making the cards I was worried that there wasn't going to be enough variation to be interesting.  I kept reaching for the same die and stamp.  However, when I laid all the cards out at the end.  I could see that there was a wide variety of techniques. 

If you haven't already please check out the video.  Click here to watch .  As a reminder...if you are looking at this in your email the video will not play. 

I learned through making this cards it is called an ampersand not amperstand.   Funny things you learn up while crafting!   Please forgive me.  I say it wrong several times.

If you like the kit,  I think there are still some available on the Hero Arts web page.   I'd love to hear what cards are your favorites.

Card 1:

Card #2:   This might be my favorite

Card #3:  Second Favorite

Card #4 :  My favorite technique.

Card #5:  I wish there was a wedding stamp in the set.  I think this is a nice wedding card.

Card #6:

Card #7:

Card #8:

Card #9:  I love this border

Card #10:

Friday, February 2, 2018

Cheesiest Valentine

Welcome friends,

Cheese, it is great to see you again!  Haha.. I'm still laughing.

Copics used:
Grey: C3, C1
Pink: R00
White: E40
Red: R29, R24
Yellow: Y15, YR23
Ground: W3, W1