Friday, March 30, 2018

Little Lamb

Happy Good Friday!

This lamb is so sweet.  I made some baby and Easter cards while I had him out.  There was something about him that just captured my heart!

Copics used
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3, N1
Pink: R00
I added glitter to the ribbon and hearts
Ground: E23, E21,

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Easter Basket


Are you busy making your Easter preparations?   I'm trying to put together a Easter basket for Ryan.  He still doesn't really understand what is going on, but it is fun to watch him discover new things. 

This little bunny was so cute.  He just found his way on to my stamp table. 

Blue: B06, B05, B04, B02, B00
Purple: BV04, BV02, BV00
Pink:  R00, RV52, RV55
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15
Green: YG11, YG13, YG17
Bunny: E50, E51, E53

Monday, March 26, 2018

Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

Hello friends,

UPDATE:  I'm proud to announce that this card was chosen as the winner of the House Mouse Challenge this past week.  I feel very honored that you liked my card.

If you follow my blog... you know I have a soft spot for these mice. What is not to love?   I heard they were having a House Mouse Card Challenge.  I thought this would be a perfect excuse to ink up this cutie.   This is one of their newer images (Peony Song).   Colors I used are listed below.

Copics used:
Brown Mice: E000, E00, E93, E30, E31, E33
Grey: E000, E00, E93, C3, C1, C0
Green: YG17, YG13, YG11, YG63, YG67
Purple: V01, V04, V05, V06, V09
Blue: BG01- glaze pen
Yellow: Y13, Y18, E13-glaze pen
Shadows: W5, W3, BV23, BV20
I put some glitter on the petals.  The camera doesn't pick that up.

Bunny Parade

Hello friends,

Are you familiar with Raving Rabbits?  My husband thinks these guys look like them.   What do you think? 

Copics used:

I used four different combinations to color the bunnies.

1: C3, C1, C0
2: W3, W1, W0
3: E40, E41, E43, E44
4: E50, E51, E53, E55

Yellow: Y11, Y13
Pink: R20, R22
Orange: YR02, YR04
Brown: E43, E44
I added some white dots with a gel pen,  eye lashes with a black pen and put some wink of stella on some of their accessories.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Relax...It's Easter.

Hello friends,

It is officially spring!  WhooHoo!!   

Check out this little guy.  I have to admit, I'm jealous.  I wish I could curl up in a flower and take a nap.  He looks so cozy.

Copics used:

Pink: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17
Green: YG61, YG63, Yg67
White: C3, C1--R00
Yellow: Y13 and E23
I added glitter to the petals

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Good Egg


Check out these egg shaped guys.  They are so cute!  It is a fun twist on our Easter friends.

Bunny: E21, E23, E25-- E50, E51
Sheep: N10, N7, N5, N3, N1
Chick: Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08--YR16, YR12
Pig: R22, R21, R20, R00- E23
Cheeks: R00
Ground: W3, W1
Sky: B00, B000

Monday, March 19, 2018

Carrot Kisses

Hello friends,

Spring is just around the corner.   Well at least that is what the calendar says.  The air is still chilly and the white stuff keeps falling from the sky in upstate New York.   Easter is in two weeks.  I hoping the Easter bunny hides the eggs inside this year! 

To help warm your heart. I made this guy to share with you all.

Copics used:

Brown; E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, R20
Carrots: YR00, YR02, YR04
Green: G00, G02, G05, G07

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Long Time, No Tea

Warm Greetings friends,

I didn't want all the tea drinkers to be left out.   We made this last month in the Card Lover's class.   The tea bag is made out of vellum.  I love the small details.  In my opinion, they make the card special.

No copics today

Monday, March 12, 2018

Extreme Birthday


I know the Olympics have been over for a bit, but I was so busy enjoying them that I got a little behind on the blog.  I made this card to celebrate all the winter sports.   I thought this bear looked a little nervous about his trip down hill... so I have him a squiggly path.

Copics used:
Orange: YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07
Brown: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Blue: BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01,
White gel pen

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Layered Flowered-Sympathy

Hello stampers,

I have a beautiful, elegant card to share today.   I don't know what kind of flower this I made it blue.  I love the contrast with the brown card stock.  I also thought it would work well for a sympathy card.  What do you think?

No copics today

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Thank you Kitty

Welcome friends,

I've still been playing with my watercolors.  I love finding new ways to incorporating them into cards.  This was fun to use them along with a stencil to get this cool look. 

Copics used:
Cat: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27
sign: E50, E51, E53
Red: R29

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Snow Cool

Hello all,

I hope you enjoyed my week of birds.  I had so much fun coloring them.   The theme for last month's copic class was texture, light source, and blending two different family groups together.  This is one of the cards we made to practice.    They did a great job.   There is a lot of detail in this card.  I'm so proud of how their cards turned out.

Copics used:
Yellow: Y00, Y17, YR21, YR23, YR24
Purple: V12, V15, V17
White: E40, E41, E42, E43
Shadows: W3, W1, W0, B000

Monday, March 5, 2018

My Monthly Hero February 2018: Birds

Tweet Tweet (that is hello in bird),

February was a short month... and I needed to borrow a few days from March, but I finished the My Monthly Hero Arts 10 cards challenge.  This is my 6th month participating.   Connor (my husband) has been very supportive, as doing this challenge is quite the undertaking.    He even participated this month by making a card (check out card #11).

The theme this month was birds.  I really liked the stamp set.  Hero Arts did not disappoint.  I didn't have any stamps like this.   The stamp set lent itself well to clean and simple cards (my favorite!).   I can see myself reaching for this set in again and again.

I always love to hear what you think.  What cards are your favorites?   Happy Stamping!

Here is the link to the full video.  If you are looking at this post in your email, the video will not play.  You will need to click on it to go to youtube.
Here is the link to the full video.  If you are looking at this post in your email, the video will not play.  You will need to click on it to go to youtube.

Card 1: My least favorite card.  It also photographed really poorly.  Check out the video to see the dry embossing.

Card 2:

Card 3:  One of my favorites!

Card 4:

Card 5:

Card 6:

Card 7:

Card 8:

Card 9:

Card 10:

Card 11:  Connor's Card ---He did a wonderful job!  Check out his video by clicking on it.   It will not play in your email. 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Tweet Friends,

Hello My Tweet Friends,

I usually stop after 6 cards... but I couldn't help myself.  I had a few more ideas floating around in my head.   I love the idea of round cards.   I sized these so they fit in a standard sized envelope. 

I wanted to try to make a bluebird and robin.  I really like how they turned out!

Copics used:
Blue: B05, B04, B02, B01, B00
Brown: E53, E51, E50
DK. Brown: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Red: R00, R14, R24

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Celebrate the Happiest of Birthdays

Hello friends,

I love rainbows.  They are so happy.   I love the way the colors pop against the white background.

No copics today

Seriously You Rock

Hello friends, 

What do you think this bird is listening to?  Rockin' Robin? Free Bird? Possibly a podcast about the cage bird sings?   

 Copics used:
Blue: B05, B04, B02, B01, B00
Yellow: Y13, Y11, Y00
Black: N9, N7, N5
black pen to add the twisty cord. 
Don't over think this... it was meant to be twisted and tangled. 
White gel pen for cheeks.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Sending Joy and Cheer


If you are just joining us..we have been celebrating birds this week.  I thought this guy might look in pink.  I used some scissors to cut his wing away from his body.  This way he can hold the envelope.   

White: E50, E51, E53
Red: R27
Pink: RV21, RV23, RV25