Monday, November 18, 2019

Happy Howlidays

Hello friends,

You all know I'm a dog person.  I was so excited that Mama Elephant released a dog version of this Christmas tree.  I made the background by splattering white pigment ink and glitter onto a Navy cardstock.  The camera never picks up the sparkle.  You will have to trust me that this card shines.

Mama Elephant Dog Tree

Copics used:

Brown 1:  E30, E31, E33, E35
Brown 2: E13, E15, E17
Brown 3: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
Brown 4: E50, E51, E53, E55
Gray: W5, W3, W1
Red: R39, R37, R35
Green: G40, G43, G46
Yellow: Y17, Y15, Y13
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Blue: B02, B01, B00

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sweater Weather

Warm Greetings, 

These little guys warm my heart.  What is it about animals in sweaters?  They just so sweet.  


Sentiment --unknown

Copics used:

Black: W10, W8, W6
Orange: YR21, YR23, Y17
Brown: YR24, YR17, E17
Grass: G46, G43, G40
White: W2, W1, W0
Red: R39, R37, R35
Blue: B18, B16, B14
Red: R37, R35
Orange: YR07, Yr04
Yellow: Y15, Y13
Green: YG05, YG09
Blue: B05, B02
Purple: V12, V15, V17

Monday, November 11, 2019

Turkey -Reveal Wheel

Hello friends,

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to get a few turkey cards in before it was too late. 

I used Lawn Fawn's reveal wheel to make this card to the layout of this card.  I love this die it makes creating this type of card easy.


reveal wheel --interactive die
Sentiment Stamps
Speech Bubble Add on
Turkey-- Whipper Snapper (discontinued)

Copics used:

Brown: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39-- W5, W7
Red: R37, R35, R32
Orange: YR07, YR04, YR02
Yellow: Y17,Y15, Y13
Green: G46, G43
Grass: YG67, YG63, YG61

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Dueling Sunflower


I played around with this sunflower die by Papertrey Ink.  I wasn't sure what version I liked better.  Do you have a favorite?

No copics today

Monday, November 4, 2019

Beware of Faux Candy Canes


I hope you are having a better day than this little elf.   He got a little confused.   I hope this guy makes you smile.

Stamps are by Raisin Boat

 Copics used:

Green: YG67, YG63, YG61
Red:  R39, R37, R35
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Yellow: Y17, Y32, Y35
Blue: B01, B00
White: C3, C1, 0
Black: C9, C7, C5
brown: E50, E51, E53

Bushels of Fun


Fall is starting to fade here in New York.   We are working on getting the leaves cleaned up before the snow falls.   This is always an event in our house.  We have two dogs that LOVE  to run and wrestle in the piles of leaves.  As fast as we can rake them up, they are redistributing them.  Throw a toddler into the mix and it is nothing short of an comedy act. 

Copics used:

Dog: E30, E31, E33, E35
Basket: E40, E41, E43, E44, E47
Red: R35, R37, R39
Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y35
Green: YG03, YG06, YG09
Dk. Green: YG61, YG63, YG67

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Three Sheets to the Wind

Happy Halloween!

I saved my favorite card for last.  This is a new image by Art Impressions.  You can see it here.   I chose to use a light grey paper and colored pencils to color this image.  I love the way white pencil looks on grey cardstock.  It almost glows.  I thought that would be perfect for our three sheets. 

I hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween. 

No copics today

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Hello Fiends, 

Halloween wouldn't be complete without a House Mouse card.   I dug up this old, but still adorable house mouse stamp.    The inside of this card say "I VANT CANDY".  

I'm entering this card into the House Mouse Challenge.  The theme is snow.  I didn't follow the theme this time around.  I just wasn't ready for snow yet.  I wanted to sneak one more Halloween card in. 

Copics used:

Mouse: E000, E00, E93, E31, E33, E35
Black: N10, N8, N6, N4
Pumpkin: YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09
Gray: W5, W3, W1

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Halloween Greetings

Welcome friends, 

Bats are such neat and interesting animals.  Especially when they are purple and decorated with moons and hearts.  That just increases the cool factor.   Halloween is getting close!  Are you excited?

Copics used:

Purple: V01, V04, V05, V06, V09
Red: R35, R37
Yellow: Y15, Y17,
Black: N9, N7, N5

Monday, October 28, 2019

Frankly, You're Awesome


My parade of Halloween cards continues.  This guy is adorable!  Are you getting ready for Halloween at your house?  Do you go out trick-or-treating? or you do stay home and hand out candy?  

Copics used:

Green: YG61, YG63, YG67, G94, G99
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B97
Black: N9, N7, N5,
Purple: V01, V04, V05, V06, V09
Grey: C3, C1

Friday, October 25, 2019

Hey Pumpkin

Hey Pumpkin!

I have a few not-so-spooky cards to share before Halloween.  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  I love that is low stress and your sanity is not questioned when you act a little goofy.   I hope you enjoy!

Copics used:

Pumpkin: YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, E13
Dog: E30, E31, E33, E35
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Black: N10, N8, N6, N4
Yellow: Y17, Y15
Green: YG61, YG63, YG67
Red: R05, R08
Gray: W5, W3, W1

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

An Experiment in Ink


Many years ago...when I first took my first stamp class the first think the instructor taught us was the different types of ink and their properties.   This was long before hybrid ink existed.  I've noticed a lot of questions on the topic popping up on social media.    I thought we would experiment a little with dye based inks.  I hope you watch the video to  see how  I created these rich and vibrant sunsets.

You can see more cards:
F A C E B O O K: I N S T A G R A M : Materials used: Blue Knight Rubber Stamps: Distress ink Various Colors: Blending Brushes:

If you are looking at this post in your email the video will not play.  You need to go to youtube or my blog to watch.


This is the Saffron base:

This is the white base:

This is the Yellow Base:

This is the saffron base:

This is the white base:

This is the Yellow base:

M Y C A R D B L O G : F A C E B O O K: I N S T A G R A M : Materials used: Blue Knight Rubber Stamps: Distress ink Various Colors: Blending Brushes:
No copics today

Warm Beverage Wishes

Warm Greetings,

Simple cards are sometimes the hardest to make.  I loved this sentiment and wanted it to be the focal point of the card.   Because they images are so small, I thought using a tag on a card would help draw our attention to the beautiful script.  What do you think, does it work?

Stamp set used:
Love you a Latte

Copics used:

Purple: V12, V15, V17
Red: R14, R24, R29
Blue: B18, B16, B14
Brown: E25, E23
Tag: E50
Ground: W3, W1

Monday, October 21, 2019

One cannot live on coffee alone....


You all know I love interactive cards.  You also know I love card that make people laugh.  What is better... a card that does both.

I combined about 7 stamp sets from to create this card.  I hope it makes you smile.

Here is the link to the interactive die . It makes this card really easy to make.

Copics used:

Grey: C3, C1, C0, B000
Rainbow:  R32, R30, YR02, YR00, Y15, YG03, B00, BV00
Pink: RV04, RV02, RV00
Black: N9, N7, N5

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Picture Perfect

Oh Snap!  I'm glad you are here.   We have some crazy pups photo bombing cards. 

Copic used:

Purple: BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00
Lt Brown: E50, E51, E53, E55
Dk. Brown: E35, E37, E39
Black: N10, N8, N6
Red: R37 R35, R32
Blue: B18, B16, B14

Monday, October 14, 2019

Grateful-- Stenciled Leaves


We are at the peak of Fall colors here in NY.  It is absolutely beautiful and inspiring.    Today I used the negative space from the leaf die create a stencil.  Love the simple fun look it gave this card.

Copics used:  None today

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Barrel of Monkeys

Hello friends,

Thank you for dropping in today.   I hope you are ready for a barrel of fun.

Stamps used:
Thanks a Bunch Monkeys
Leaf background--- this stamp is great for a soft background on animal cards.

Copics used:

Monkey:  E30, E31, E33, E00, E000
Green: G40, G43, G46  and YG61, YG63, YG67
Pink: R22, R20, Y15

Monday, October 7, 2019

Pie for all


YUM, YUM, YUM.   Thankfully, she has enough pie for all of us.   Also... I might work out more if I got to lift giant pies.  Just sayin'


Copics used:

Crust: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
Red: R39, R29, R14,
Blue: B97, B95, B93, B91
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Green: YG67,  YG63, YG61
Ground: W3, W1
Leaves: R08, R05, YR12
Hair: Y21, E31, E33
White gel pen