Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Fabulous, Fierce and Amazing

Hello friends,

I was playing with a new toy this week.  I discovered  Scribble Sticks (click here) through a friend Lisa Christenson.  She is an amazing watercolorist.  You can check out her blog here.   She made a few cards with them and I wanted to give them a shot.  They are so fun and easy to use.  My favorite part is the vibrant colors they produce. 

No copics today

Monday, May 20, 2019

Pop of Color

Hello friends,

 Who doesn't love rainbows?  I thought it would be fun to stamp the leaves from Altenew's Leaf Canopy (Click HERE) set to create a rainbow.   I think it adds a bit of happy to the card.

Copics used:
Red: R39, R29, R24, R14
Orange: YR09, YR04, YR02
Yellow: Y15, Y13, Y11
Green: YG17, YG13, YG11
Blue: B02, B01, B00
Indigo: B60, B63, B66
Violet: V12, V15, V17

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Fish in a Box


I'm so excited to share this card with you.  I saw some similar ideas floating around the internet.  I wanted to give it a surprise pop-up box.  This was so much fun to make.  This little duck is perfect for this type of card. 

Copics used:

Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, E13, 
Orange: YR02, YR04, YR09
Rock: W5, W3, W1
Seagull: C5, C3, C1
Green: YG09, YG06, YG03

Monday, May 13, 2019

Happy Day

Hello friends,

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.  I was lucky enough to spend the weekend with my  Mom.  My little guy made me a bouquet of flowers out of paper.   He still is too young to really understand what is going on, but it was really sweet.   I'd love to hear what special thing you did to mark the day.

I have a really quick card to share today.  Concord and 9th (Click here) makes amazing stamps that create a unique background.  I love how they turn out.  I used the stamp and coordinating dies to create this fun celebration card. 

No copics today

Friday, May 10, 2019

Extraordinary Manatee

Welcome friends,

This chubby manatee wanted to swim by and say hello.  I love the look on his fishy friend's face.  It makes you wonder what they were chatting about.  This is a simple and fun card.   The distress ink background really makes give it a watery feel.

Copics used:

Grey: N7, N5, N3, N1
Orange: YR09, YR07, YR04
Pink: RV10
White gel pen

Wednesday, May 8, 2019


Hello all,

Yikes!  It has been a while since I've posted.  I've been playing catch up this last week.  I went to the stamp convention the last weekend of April.  It was nice to visit with my husband's family and see my crafty friends. 

I used wax paper to create a resist background on cardstock.  I sponged over the paper with Distress ink.  The cross is by SSS.   I love the wonderfully elegant look.   I'm going to have to revisit this technique again soon.

No copics used today

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Grumpy Bunny?

Happy Easter,

I really like this stamp from Unity.... well I thought I did.  I colored it up and made this card.  I showed it to my hubby and he said the bunny looked mad.  Now that is all I see when I look at him.  Is he a grumpy bunny?  What do you think?  Is there something I could do to help soften the expression a little. 

No copics today-- I used colored pencils to color the bunny.  I know, I'm surprised too!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Alcohol Pour


I tried something different today.  I usually use a tool of some kind to guide the alcohol to create a background.  This time I just poured the alcohol on the glossy cardstock and let it create its own pattern.  I made several of these cards and they all are different.   Which one do you like?

I finished the card off by stamping a variety of flower stamps on backgrounds.  I love the way the black pops off the colored background.

No Copics used today

Monday, April 15, 2019

Choose Music


Does anyone else have card ideas that float around in their head?  I saw this stamp by Unity and I knew it would pair perfectly with this sentiment.  My first thought was to do color her with pink hair and just rock her out.   However, when I went to color just didn't feel right.  I still wanted a more subtle, mature look for her.   I think  it was the right choice.  I wish I you could see this card in real life.  Her shirt shines (wink of stella)

Copics used:
Pants: E43, E44, E47
Guitar: E30, E31, E33, E35
Skin: E00, E000, E11, E13
Red: R35
shirt: Y17, YR23, YR24, E08, E09, E19-- this was not easy. I had to work to get them to blend, but way worth it!
Ground: W3, W1
Hair: shades of brown used in both shirt and hair
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
glitter on her shirt

Friday, April 12, 2019

Carrot Buddies

Welcome to day 5 of my Easter Card series,

This is my favorite of all the Easter cards I made this year.  I'm not sure what these guys think they are going to do with this giant carrot, but I love the team work.

I hope you enjoyed following along this week. I had a lot of fun making this set.

Copics used:

Bunnies: E43, E42, E41- R32, R30
Carrot: YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, E95, E97
Green: YG01, YG03, YG06
Ground: E50, E53, E55--dots done in lots of shades of browns.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Easter Pup

Hello and welcome to day 4 of Easter card series,

I have no idea what type of dog this is, but he is cute.  My favorite part is the ladybug on his rabbit ear.

Copics used:
Dog:E30, E31, E33, W3, W1,
Green: G43, G40
Ears: C3, C1, R30
Ladybug: R35

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Purple Rain

Welcome to day 3 of my Easter series,

This card could be used all Spring, not just for Easter.  I used some Pale Plum (retired) paper from SU to make the background.  I think the purple paper give a very happy feeling to the card.

Copics used:
Blue: B05, B02, B01, B00, W2, W0
Red: R35, R32
Yellow:Y38, Y35, Y15, Y13, Y11
Orange: YR07, YR04
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Shadows: BV23

Tuesday, April 9, 2019


Welcome to Day 2 of Easter Celebration:

I love these cuties.  I wonder what they are chatting about...

Bunny: C3, C1, C0
Chick: Y15, Y13, Y11
Blue: B04, B02, B01
Yellow: E97, E95, E93, Y21, Y13, Y11
Green: G43, G40
Orange: YR07, YR04,
Pink: RV55, RV52
white gel pen
glitter pen

Monday, April 8, 2019

Funny Bunny

Hello all,

Today starts off my Easter series for 2019.  I thought the best way to start the fun is with a laugh....

Copics used:
Gray: W7, W5, W3, W1
Green: YG07,YG03
Pink: R20

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Famous Couples

Hello friends!

Connor and I have our 8 year anniversary coming up.  I thought this would be a fun anniversary card.  Do you have a famous couple your relationship reminds you of?  I know I feel like Miss Piggy sometimes 😃😂😄.  I'm not sure how Connor would feel about being Kermit.

Stamp by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps

Copics used:
Red: R39, R37, R35-- glitter

Thursday, April 4, 2019

It's Your Birth-YaY


I had so much fun making yesterday's card, that I stamped out another bear.   This time I went for a more girly color scheme. I love them both! Do you have a favorite?

Copics used:

Brown: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Blue: B04, B02, B01
Pink: RV14, RV13, RV11
Purple: V17, V15
gel pen and some glitter

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Celebrate Like You Mean It

Hello all,

I did a lot of masking to give this bear a pile of cupcakes.  It took me a while, but it was way worth it.  I love the giant pile of sweetness.   I made another card with this bear.  I'll share it in a post tomorrow.

Copics used:

Brown: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
Lt. Brown: E21, E23, E25
Blue: B04, B02, B01
Green: YG06, YG03, YG01
Orange: YR07, YR04, YR02
Warm grey: W7 W5, W3, W1
Cool Grey: C5, C3, C1
finished off with glitter and gel pen

Monday, April 1, 2019

Ornate Background

Happy April Fool's Day,

I don't have any pranks for you today.  I saw this technique on pintrest and I had to try it.  It is simple...that I can't believe I had never tried it before.  I heat embossed the background with white embossing powder and then colored the pattern in with black marker.  Crazy easy and the results are stunning!   What do you think?

No copics today

Friday, March 29, 2019

Wish Big

Hello and Welcome,

This is a really fun stamp by Blue Knight.   It was part of their last release.  Dandelions are so much fun.  I tried to teach Ryan to blow them.   It didn't go very well, but we still had fun.  Who knew weeds could be so much fun. 

Copics used:

Green: G46, G43, G40, YG63, YG67
Yellow: Y21, Y15, Y11
Shadows : W5

Wednesday, March 27, 2019


Hello stampers,

I've had drooling over this set since it was released.  I'm so glad that it is now in my stash.  Thank you to the hero arts design team.  This was a wonderful idea.

Links to supplies
Background stamp
Safari Stamps
Safari Wild About You and dies
Sunset die
Orange ink
Yellow ink

No copics today

Monday, March 25, 2019

Winter Fox


This fox is from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  I love the colors in this card.  I love the way blue and the orangey brown compliment each other.  To top it off, there is a ton of glitter on the snow.   If it is going to be cold... it should at least sparkle. 😀

Copics used:
Tree: E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Sky: B16, B14, B12
Fox: E19, E18, E97,E95, E93
White: W3, W1
Shadows:W5, W7
Lots of glitter.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Hello Beautiful

Hello Beautiful,

I know this stamp by Avery Elle was meant to be for Valentine's day, but I thought it could work for just about anything. Do hearts ever go out of season?  I colored the peacock feathers to look like a rainbow.

Copic colors

Teal: BG09, BG07, BG05
Red: R39, R37, R35
Pink: RV66, RV63
Orange: YR04, YR02
Yellow: Y15, Y13
Purple: V17, V15

Stamp used: Peacock

Monday, March 18, 2019

Sunshine and Sloths

Hello friends,

This stamp is part of an older release from Whimsy stamps.  I don't know what took me so long to ink up this cutie.  I used a cloud stencil to add the background to the card.

Copics used:

Brown: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37 E39
Cheeks: R20
Green: YG06, Yg03, Y17
Black- black and white gel pen
Branch: E70, E71, E74, E77

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Pink Panther


I'm still playing around with stamps from the new Blue Knight Stamps release.  This panther is my favorite stamp in the release.  For the first few I stamped the panther stamp on pattern paper that had a watercolor feel to it.  These were really easy, fast, and stunning cards to make.  I love silhouette stamps! 

This background was created using the copic airbrush system.  I was trying to create a sunrise scene.

No copics today

Friday, March 15, 2019

Faux watercolor

Hello friends,

I had so much fun making this card.  I used Altenew inks and their Hyacinth stamp to create this card.  I sprayed the stamps with water after inking them.  It helps create a watercolor feel without having any watercolor skill.  My favorite kind of card.

No copics today.