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.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Llama wish you a Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hello friends,

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner.  I wanted to share this guy before it was too late.  I love this cutie.   Do you do anything to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?  My husband is always determined to find a place to eat corned beef and cabbage.  Surprisingly, not too many restaurants offer it.   Who knows... he might get lucky this year.

Copics used:
Browns: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Green: YG03, YG06, YG09
Yellow: Y02, Y17, Y26
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
glitter on the shamrocks

Monday, March 11, 2019

Over the Rainbow

Hello friends.

I made an easel card to share today.   If you have never made one before they are really easy way to add a wow factor to a card.   For this card I modified the design a little to allow the rainbow to stand up.  However, the card still lays flat and mails with a regular stamp. 

 The little hedgehog is from Whipper Snapper. 
The rainbow die I used is discontinued, but this die is similar- click here.

Copics used:
Rainbow: R29, R24, YR07, YR04, Y15, Y13, G07, G05, B04, B02, B66, B63, V17, V15
Hedgehog: E000, E00, R30, E21, E23, W3, W5
Green: YG03, YG06, YG09, YG17
Black: W9, W7, W5
Glitter on the rainbow

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Love one Otter


I love how easy (and cute) this card was to create.  I used the picture book die from SSS.   I die cut it out of a few colors cardstock. I did a little sponging and reassembled him.  I love how he can hold a little piece of candy.   It just makes the card sweeter. 

No copics today

Monday, March 4, 2019

Sending Bunnies in Balloons

Hello all,

We had a lot of fun playing with these stamps in class this past month.  I love how everyone customized their card to fit their personality.  There was a wide range of balloon colors and many people swapped out the hearts for envelopes.  I love when everyone can make a project their own.

Copics used:
Green: YG67, YG63, G43, G40
Brown: E35. E33, E31
Bunny: C5, C3, C1, R22
Pink: RV23, RV25
Purple: V04, V05, V06, V09
Purple/Blue: B60, B63, B66
added glitter to hearts

Monday, February 25, 2019

And the Winners are....

Thank you all for a wonderful release week. We enjoyed your comments. Thank you to Blue Knight Rubber Stamps for sponsoring this hop. We are excited to have two stamp sets to give away!! We selected the winners using a random number generator. Please contact Lynn at Blue Knight Rubber Stamps through their facebook page to collect your choice of one stamp set from the new release!
Winners are:
Thankful Grandma
Happy Stamping!!

Celebrate Today

Hello friends,

Today's card is made from the Unity KOTM from January.  I was in love with this girl.   When she arrived I colored her up twice.  I'm not sure which one Ilike better.  Do you like the red or blue?   This stamp will be in my favorites list for a long time.  💗💖💙💚💛💜  What color should I do next?

Copics used:
Blue: B12, B14, B16, B18
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21
HAIR: Y21, E53, E13
BLACK: N9,N7,N5, N3, N1
RED: R29

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Watercolor Geese


I would never consider myself a watercolorist.  It is just so far outside my comfort zone.  It is hard to let go and let the water do the work.  I'm so used to having control with copics.   I do love the way watercolor looks.  It is a beautiful mix of hard and soft lines. 

I used the Wetlands set from Stampin up for this card.  Sadly it is retired, but you can still find them on ebay.

No copics today

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Nacho Birthday


Masculine cards are always a bit challenging to make.  I kept this card simple to keep the focus on the silly images.   On the inside I stamped "Fiesta like there is no Manana".   Hmm... anyone else in the mood for Mexican food?

Copics used:
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Red: R39, R24
Chips: YR 21, YR23, YR24, R20
Grey: C3, C1, C0

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Coffee Makes Me...

Hello all,

I'm so happy to be your part of the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps release party blog hop.   I'm using their Coffee Makes Me stamp.  I paired this stamp with one of my favorite techniques.  I used Distress Oxide inks to create a spilled coffee background panel.  This is an easy technique to try and I love the way neat patterns and texture you get when they dry.

I hope you will watch the real-time video.  You will hear my thought process and see my mistakes and how I fix them.   I'm not perfect, if you are new to my blog.  You will find I'm all about keeping crafting real.   Below you will find photos, a list of copic markers, and a link to the video on youtube.

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Reminder if you are looking at this in your email the video will not play.  You need to be on the blog or youtube to watch.  Don't forget to comment for a chance to win a stamp set from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.

Copics used:

Blue: B18, B16, B14, B12
Red: R35, R32, R30
Green: G46, G43, G40
Purple: BV23, V05, V04, V01
Yellow: E11, Y19, Y15, Y11
Brown: E23, E25, E27

Details on Blog Release Party
WhooHoo!! It is time for Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Release party. They are releasing 24 new stamps sets. We will be featuring five of these sets this week. Would you like to win one of featured sets? Blue Knight Rubber Stamps (BKRS) will be giving away two stamp sets this week. Everytime you comment on the blogs and youtube channels listed below your name will be entered to drawing. We will be drawing names on February 25th and posting the winner on the BKRS facebook page.
Monday:  You Are HERE!
Chris O’Malley…
Also on Facebook at Purple Lake Stamps
Lisa Christensen
Lynn Anderson
Facebook at Blue Knight Rubber Stamps
If you missed it Michelle featured stamps on her blog all week

Monday, February 11, 2019

You Warm My Heart


When I sat down to color Tilda with Cocoa I wanted to play around with some colors.  I pushed myself to use colors I don't normally grab (listed below).   I like the way the pink and teal look together.  What do you think?

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Wood: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Pink: RV10, RV52, RV55
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B97
Teal: BG11, BG45, BG49
Hair: Y21, E53, E11
white gel pen

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Snow Simple

Hello friends.

I have another simple card to share.  I went through my die collection to find a embossing folders, punches, and dies that could be used together to make a snowman.   I love the silver glitter paper on the hat.  It needed a little shine.

No copics today

Monday, February 4, 2019

Moon and Back

Welcome friends,

This is my favorite card from the January Card Lover's class.  It was a really simple to create, but sometimes that is best. 

No copics today

Friday, February 1, 2019

Stuck on You

Hello all,

I was looking to make some non-traditional valentine's day cards.   I didn't want them to be mushy.  I'm a little late to the succulent party, but this cutie won me over.

Copics used
Green: YG00, YG01, YG03, YG06, YG09
Pink: RV52, RV55
Pot: E93, E95, E97, E99
White: E50

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Heart Day

Hello friends,

I hope you are staying warm.  The snow has started coming down and the temperatures are dropping. I'm so glad I'm home and in my craft room.

I used a stencil to create the heart background.  It had a lot of fun doing it.  I'm not sure why I don't do it more often.  I might have found a new addiction.  YIKES!  Do you have a  favorite stencil?  I'd love to hear about it.

I used this stamp to create this card: click here

Copics used
Red: R39, R29, R24, R14
Grey: C5, C3, C1
Mice: E000, E00, E93,  E30, E31, E33, E35
Chocolate: E21, E23, E25, E27
Ground: W3, W1, W0
I used this House Mouse stamp: click here.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Million Magic Wishes

Happy Monday,

I'm still using up some of the backgrounds I made.  I love the way the silhouette stamps look on the these distress ink backgrounds.   I can see this being addicting.

No copics used today

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Woodland Christmas... a little late


I'm playing a little catch up today.  I made this card for Christmas but I never got a chance to post it.  So don't worry... Christmas is still a ways away.  I love these cute little woodland animals.

Copic used:
BLUE: B12, B14, B16, B18
RED: R29, R24, R14
WHITE: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
GREY: C3, C1, C0
GREEN: G28, G24, G21, G20
BUNNY: E50, E51, E53, E55
BEAVER: E30, E31, E33, E35
I sponged ink the snow and sky for shadows.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Cool Friends

Hello friends,

I created the background today by using distress oxide inks on glossy paper.    I smooshed the ink onto the paper and let it dry.  You can't control what pattern it creates, but I think that is part of the beauty.    The polar bears are from Hero Arts (click here).  You can also see the set here

Copics used: C3, C1, C0 to add shadow on bears and snow.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Furr-Friend Faux Letterpress


I can't take full credit for this idea.  I saw the J. McGuire do this in one of her videos.  I used the die cuts to stamp and deboss the paper.   It is simple, but stunning.  I wanted to give it a try.  I used Spellbinders dog dies to create this card.   I'm glad to have this technique in my bag of tricks.

No copics today.

I finished it off with glossy accents.

Monday, January 21, 2019

I'd Be Toast without you

Hello friends,

I wanted to play with Lawn Fawn's new Let's Toast set.  You can find it here.  It also comes with dies and an interactive die set.   I had so much fun creating with this set.   Lawn Fawn worked their magic.  It made building the interactive mechanism for this card so easy.    There are a lot of cute saying in the set, so I know I will be using it a lot.

The inside of card says "I'd be Toast without You".

Copics used:

GreyC1, C3, C5, C7, C9, C10
Brown:E21, E23, E25, E27
Yellow:Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11

Red: R39
Ground: W3, W1, W0