Monday, July 30, 2018

Shadow Boxing with Sharks


Shadow box cards are really popular lately.   I couldn't resist giving it a try.  I have to stay this is one my favorite styles of card.  I think I might have to brainstorm some new ideas on how to use it.

Copics: N7, N5, N3, N1, 100 and white gel pen

Friday, July 27, 2018

Cool Crab

Hello Stamping friends,

I love the simplicity of this card.  It was pretty easy and fun to create.  The crab in glasses makes me smile.  Who thinks of this stuff?

Copics used:

Red: R39, R29, R24, R14
Black: N9, N7, N5
Blue: B16, B14, B12
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Green: G00, G02, G05
white gel pen

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tilda's Thinking of you in Blue

Hello friends,

A while ago I made colored up a Tilda card and used warm colors for her clothes.  It was a stretch for me.  I always seem to gravitate towards blues and purples.   Well... I couldn't let it go.  I made another one in blues.   Which one do you like better? 

If you want to see the original blog post click here.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
Purple: V17, V15, V12
Blue: B16, B14, B12
Black: N9, N7, N6
Green: G43, G46
Hair: E21, E23, E25

Monday, July 23, 2018

One Cool Cat


I'm playing a little catch up on the blog this week.  I made this card a while ago, but never got a chance to share.  This cat is adorable.  I hope he enjoys his snack!

Copics used:

Fish: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
Cat: C1, C3, C5, C7

Friday, July 20, 2018

Kaleidoscope of Color

Happy Friday all!

This has been a busy week.   I was prepping for several classes for next week.  I'm so excited to see both the Ithaca group and the Brockport Group next week.   We are going to be playing some stamps to make a Kaleidoscope card.    At first, I wasn't a sure if I liked this look or not, but it has grown on me. 

Each and every card that we have made in class has been different.  It has shown me that this has possibilities.  I think I need to play with it some more and see what I can come up with.  Here is my first attempt.

No copics today

Monday, July 16, 2018

Relaxing Retirement

Welcome Friends,

Yikes!  It has been hot here in New York.   That is something we don't get to say here very often.  I'm loving the heat.    I know many are starting to wish for cool fall days, but not me.  I love it!   When I saw there was a Hot Summer Days challenge at House mouse  I couldn't wait to join in.


House Mouse Lily Pad Life
Copics used: Best deal as of posting - click here
Pink: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17
Yellow: Y11,Y32, Y35,
Purple: BV00, BV01, BV02
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Blue: B04, B02, B01, B00, B000
Green: YG01, YG03, YG06, YG09, YG17, YG63, YG67
Flames: Y15, Y17, YR12
Mouse: E000, E00, E93, E30, E31, E33
Shadows: BV23, BV25

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

MaMa, Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama

  Welcome friends,

I'm sure many of us can relate to this Mama bird.  As a mom you wait patiently for little one to first say Mama.  However in just a blink it seems you hear that word every minute.  This Mama bird looks like she may have heard "Mama"  a few times that day.  Sending LOVE to all you Moms out there!

Stamp by: Blue Knight Rubber stamps

Copics used:
Brown: E70, E71, E74, E77
Blue: B12, B14, B16, B18
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17--YR12,
Green: G40, G43, G46
Grey: W3, W1, W0
Red: R29, R39, R24
Red/Brown: E93, E95, E97
Shadows: W3, W5, 100
Dk. Grey: N9, N7, N5, N3

Monday, July 9, 2018

Sending Hugs


We have been having a lot of fun with layering dies in class.  They create such fun and elegant cards.  It was requested that we make one in shades of purple.   It took me a bit to find shades that worked well together, but it was worth the work.   

I made two versions of this card.  I couldn't decide which one I liked better.  What do you think?

 No copics today

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Sending Butterflies


I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July with family and friends.   We spent the day at the lake.  My favorite was watching the fireworks over the water.  It is a small show, but there is something so special in it. 

I have a unique card to share with you today.  I can't take full credit.  I stumbled across this idea of making a pop up card by using a symmetrical stamp.   What a clever idea!  I die cut several butterflies and glued them together to create the pop up.

I had so much fun doing this., that I need to search my stamps for another image that will work!

No copics today

Monday, July 2, 2018

Land That I Love

Happy Monday,

Check out this Eagle stamp from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.   It is a beautiful image.  I modified it a little so that the bird holds a flag instead of a fish.     Happy 4th of July!

 Copics used:
Brown: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
Yellow: Y15, Y00
Shadows : W3, W5