Wednesday, August 28, 2019



Today I'm sharing the second card I made from this adorable cat set (listed below).   I thought this cat looked a little worried.  I thought it was perfect for an encouragement card.  I found this "Hang in There" stamp in my stash.  Happy Crafting! 

Materials used: 
Windy Die (very similar to what I used)
Cat Sentiments  (not used on this cards, but are pretty amazing)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Purrfect Birthday with video

Hello all, 

Check out these balloons.  They were so much fun to color!  If you are interested in the stamp set and die they are linked below.  I'll have a second card made with this stamp set on Wednesday!

If you want to see how I colored the balloons--click here

Would you like to see how I made this card?  Click here

Materials used: 
Cloud Die or you can find it here 

Copics used:  You can find a good deal here 
Cat: C5, C3, C1, C0
Pink: RV06, RV04, RV02, RV00
Purple: BV01, BV00, BV000
Blue: B02, B01, B00, B000
Green: YG17, YG13, YG11
Orange: YR04, YR02, YR00
white gel pen:  Scrapbook or Amazon

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Life is Sweet

Hello friends,

House Mouse is hosting a challenge this week.  The theme is to make a card using a House Mouse stamp and a die.  I thought it would be fun to use the a border die upside down from the intended way to create an arc.  The sentiment fit perfectly inside. 

Thank you for popping over for a look.  I hope you will join the challenge if you have some time this week.

 Copics used:

Mouse skin: E000, E00, E93
Mouse fur: E30, E31, E33,
Grapes: YG01, YG03, YG06, YG09, YG67
Wood: E71, E74, E77
Ground: W3, W1, W0
white and black gel pen.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

A New Chapter

Hello friends,

Just a simple card today.  I used some of my favorite colors. I think this card would be perfect for someone starting a new job or entering retirement.  It is a very elegant image from Unity.  Thank you for taking a look.

Copics used:
Cream: E50, E51,E53
Blue: B60, B63, B66, B69
Lt. Blue: B06, B04, B02, B01, B00
Green: G28, G24, G21, G20
Ground: W3,W1,W0

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Soft Kitty

Hey friends,

I made this card a while ago, but it got lost in the card shuffle (haha).  I stumbled across it yesterday and wanted to share it.  The sentiment is an old song made popular by the TV show Big Bang Theory.

  Copics used:

Grey: C7, C5, C3, C1
Brown: E44, E43, E42, E41
Orange: YR21, YR23, YR24,
Sleepy Kitty: E50, E51, E53, E43, E42
Ground: W3, W1, W0
Purple: BV02, BV01, BV00, BV000, 0
white gel pen

Monday, August 19, 2019

Hey There (Pelican and Friend)

Hey there!

I love simple and silly.  I'm not sure if that is an octopus or squid, either way he is cute.  I like the pop of pink against the blue and yellow. 

Copics used:

Sea gull:  W5, W3, W1, W0, -
Beak: YR12, Y17, Y15, Y13
Squid: R55, R52
Rock: N7, N5, N3
I sponged the water with blue ink

Friday, August 16, 2019

Gray Skies


I created two versions of this card.  The Avery Elle fram cuts out a center rectangle  as well as a border.  I thought the border looked a lot like clouds.  However, it does add a more feminine feel to the card.  I thought it would be nice to have a few more masculine cards on hand.   I'd love to hear what you guys think?   I'm always surprised how much a little detail like a border can change the whole feel of a card.

Copics used:
Red: R29, R24, R14
Orange: YR07, YR04, YR02
Yellow: Y15, Y13, Y11
Green: YG09, YG06, YG03
Blue: B02, B01, B00
Indigo: B60, B63, B66
Violet: V12, V15, V17
wink of stella  and stardust pen

Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Welcome friends,

This was cat was a little bit of a challenge for me.  There was a lot of detail and the this sassy cat has its head held in a way that created lots of shadow.  I don't know if it is Purr-fect, but I'm pretty satisfied with how it came out.

Copics used:
Gray: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
Brown: W1, W3
Pink R30, R32
Blue: BG11, Bg10

Monday, August 12, 2019

Milk It

Hello all,

Check out this old girl.  She made me laugh...

No copics today

Friday, August 9, 2019

Playful Resist-video

Hello all,

I managed to squeak out another video.  Yep, I'm surprised too.  A few night ago I was deep into another late night surfing session on pinterest.  A card caught my eye.   It was a reverse of what we usually see.  The blossoms on the flower were white and the background was colored.   After digging around the artist used masks to block off the petals so she could sponge the background.  There was nothing wrong with this process, but it occured to me that there was another way to approach this.   I captured my process in the video below. It made the process pretty fast, so I made a bunch of cards.

Materials used:

stamps: Playful blooms
Ink: Distress ink:  various colors
Embossing Powder

Here is the video:  Reminder if you are looking at this in your email the video won't play. You need to be on youtube or my blog.

No copics today

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

In the Clouds


This is a card I've had in my head for awhile.  We live in the heart of the Finger Lake region of NY.    It is common to watch planes fly over the lake and often land on the water.  I wanted to try to capture this on a card.  I couldn't find a stamp of an aquatic plane, but I felt this one captured the feeling I was going for.   I love how the image reflects on the surface of the lake.    It makes you wonder what the first pilots were thinking as they bravely piloted the prototype planes.

I hope you enjoy this idea.  I'd love to hear your thoughts. 

No copics today

Friday, August 2, 2019

Flower Perch- in copic-- video included


My crafty friend Lisa and I were chatting the other day about how different stamps can look different depending on how you color.  We thought it would be a fun idea to see how each approached a stamped image.   We picked Penny Black's Flower Perch.

We picked the image because we thought it would look amazing in both watercolor (she is awesome with watercolor) and copic.   Other than that we didn't have a plan.  Here is how my card turned out.  Click here to go to Lisa's watercolor post.   Please be sure to leave her a comment and tell her hello!

Here is the video I made showing my process:
(If you are in your email the video won't play. You need to go to youtube or my blog) I made two of them.  Practice. Practice Practice.
Copics are listed in the video.

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