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

Monday, April 9, 2018

Doggy on Kraft

Welcome Stampers,

If you follow my know I'm addicted to copics (Don't worry...I still am). However,   I do like to try new things.  I recently picked up some pencils are started playing around with them.  I found that I really like the way they look on kraft paper.    What do you think?

I colored three dogs.  I find that when you are learning to do something it helps to color it more than once.  This way you can try different things and get a feel for how the pencils work.  The black dog is my favorite, but I'd love to hear what you think.

No copics today

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Drunkin Noodle


I have something a bit unusual to post today.   This is a craft activity that they do with kids in schools.  They dip a sting in dye ink and make backgrounds.  I thought this could be cool to try on a card.  We made card in the Card Lover's class last month.  Every card was different and beautiful.  I think they look a bit like flowers or maybe melting glass.  What do you think?

No copics today

Thursday, April 5, 2018

My Monthly Hero Arts March 2018: Get the Message

Hello all,

I managed to sneak in another My Monthly Hero Challenge.  It is a bit later than usual, but I didn't want to miss this a chance to play with this stamp/die set.   I really liked the dies in this set.  They are really beautiful.  I know that I will get a lot of use out of them.   I hope Hero Arts will release a Happy Birthday in the same font.

The kit this month was all about sentiments.  The stamp set came with words in a variety of fonts that you could pair together to build a variety of different sentiments.  It is a really cool idea.   I think I'll get a lot of use of of the stamps/dies.   However, I did find it to be a challenge not to pull in other products to support the sentiments.  I decided that is was more important to me to make cards I love  rather than stick directly to the kit.   I tried to pick stamps by Hero Arts so that if anyone wants to find them it would be easy to do so.

Okay...enough chit chat... Here are the cards. 

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