Thursday, March 26, 2020

Bunny Window Card with video

Hello all,

Today I'm sharing another card from my March class set.  I have a video showing you how I made this card and some options to make it your own.  I hope you will check it out.

This is link to the video.   You need to be on the blog or on youtube to watch the video.  It will not play in email.

No copics today

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hippo Birthday To You- video

Hello friends,

Life in isolation continues...   I hope you are doing well and keeping spirits up.   Today I'm sharing my favorite card from my March class.    I just adore this hippo stamps.  I hope you enjoy as well.


Hippo stamp: Seagull stamp: My Favorite things (retired) Oval Die: Hippo sentiment:

If you want to see the making of this card please check out the video.  You need to click on the youtube link or be on the blog to watch the video.   It will not play in email .


Copics used:
Hippo Gray:  T5, T3, T1, T0-- R30
Seagull: C3, C1, C0
wings: C9, C5, C3
Beak: YR12, Y15, Y13
Black Glaze pen

Original card:

Monday, March 23, 2020

Bunny Spinner Surprise Card- video

Hello all,

We just passed the one week mark of social distancing.   We are all praying that this pandemic ends quickly.  In the meantime, we are using internet to keep in touch and keep the creative energy flowing.   I hope you will check out the video.  If you want to participate in a virtual class-- email me for details.

The copic colors used are listed below.   If you like to see how I made this card.  Check out this video.  You need to be on my blog or youtube for video to play.  It will not play in email.


Copics used:

Grey: C5, C3, C2, C1
Blue: B01, B02, B04
Purple: BV04, BV02, BV01
Orange:  YR02, YR04, YR09
Green: YG13, YG17
Red: R35, R32, R30

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

March Virtual Card Class-- build your own class


All of my March classes have been cancelled due to the social distancing regulations.  I thought we would try something new and offer my classes virtually to give people something creative and fun to distract from the gloomy situation.

As part of the class we will make 5 cards .  One will be an interactive card.   The cost ($22) of the kit will include the materials to make all 5 cards.  You will just need glue, scissors, and colored pencils or copics.  You might also want glitter and white gel pen.

Check out the specifics on the cards below:

This is an interactive spinner card-- I will have a video to show you how to assemble this card.

Hippo Birthday:  There will be an instructional video for you on this card

Bunny Butts:  There will be a instructional video for you on this card.

Pick 2 of the Cards Below:
You can choose two of the following cards.  Some of them have (or will have) videos.  All of the cards will have close up photos provided and copic colors listed if you use them.  Some quantities are limited    Scroll thru the photos and let me know what cards you would like. 

Veggies: -- no video  *4 available

 Wine Does that: Video Available  *6 available

Dear Winter-- Video Available  *6 available

Owl Card:  No video  *3 available 

Love Story:  4 available- no video

Let them Eat Cake-- House Mouse

Hello all,

Well our world has been turned upside down by the coronavirus.  As we all adjust to this new "normal",  I thought we could all use a smile.  I reached for a my favorite group of stamps.   House Mouse is hosting a birthday challenge.  I hope you will check in here to see what all the talented ladies are making. 

 Since,  I'll be sitting home for the next weeks. I thought this guy had the right idea.  I hope you all are staying healthy. 

Copics used:

Mouse: E30, E31, E33,  E000, E00, E93
Cake: C0, C1, C3
Chocolate: E21, E23, E25, E27
Plate: YR20, YR21, YR23
Ground: W3, W1, W0
Pink: R00, R21, R22, R83

Monday, March 16, 2020

You've Got a Friend in Me


This is an older stamp set by Mama Elephant.  I love these sweet little animals.  Today I thought it would be fun to have this bunny and hedgehog offer some shade/help to their pachyderm friend. 

Copics used:

Gray T9, T7, T5, T3
Pink: R30/T1
Brown: E00, E00, E30, E31, E33
Bunny: C1, C0
Grass: YG67, YG63 YG61
Umbrella: YR04, YR02, R35, R32, Y13, Y11
white gel pen

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Another Flake


Snowman are adorable.  This is guy is even cuter because he has a little penguin friend! I hope you had a wonderful winter day!  Good news Spring is just around the corner.  YEAH!!!

Copics used:

Green: YG67, YG17, YG13, YG11
Orange: YR07, YR04, YR02
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Red: R39, R37, R35
Brown: E55, E53,, E51
Dk. Brown: E47, E44, E43
Yellow: YR12, Y17, Y15
Snow: B00, B000, 0

Monday, March 9, 2020

Kiss Me I'm Irish

Hey friends,

Quick warning before you scroll down.  This card not for everyone.  Please proceed with care. 

St. Patrick's Day cards can be tough to create.  There are not a lot of stamps for this holiday.   There are even fewer stamps that are funny.   I saw this guy and he made me laugh.  What do you think?  Did he make you chuckle?

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
Green: YG67, G09, G07, G05, G02, G00
Gold: Y00, Y17, Y28
Brown: E29, E27, E25, 
Beard: E19,  E97, E95, E93, E08
Ground: W5, W3, W1

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Tag You're it

Hello all,

I love the Turnabout stamps by Concord and 9th.   They are a little tricky to use, but I love the end result.  I paired this background with an old Stampin' Up stamp.  I thought the style of stamps went well together.  What do you think?

Background is created with Concord and 9th's turnabout.  If you are curious about how they work,  I made a video using the Fall turnabout.  You can see it here.

Copics used:
Pink: R85, R83, 81
Yellow: Y15, E13
Green: YG67, YG63, YG61

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Birthday Cactus Box Card

Welcome friends,

It is time for this month's fun fold video.  I have really enjoyed this trend in stamping.  It allows us to create something unexpected.   This format might be my favorite.  It is really easy to assemble and it has a giant WOW factor.

Materials used:
Box Die: or
Cactus Stamp set
Pumpkin Cardstock
Olive Cardstock:
Sentiment is from SSS Cuddly Cacti (retired)  but this is similar
Wink of stella

You can watch the process of making this card here.  If you are reading this in your email, you need to go to youtube or the blog to watch.


Copics used:

Green: YG17, YG13, YG11, YG67, YG03, YG01 (used YG11, YG01 on hat)
Hat: YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27, E15
Red: R39, R37, R35, R32
Mustache: W10, W8, W6
white gel pen
black glaze pen
Wink of stella/ Spectrum Noir glitter pen

If you want to see more of my cards... 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 :

More close up photos:

If you want to see more of my cards... 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 :

Thursday, February 27, 2020

You Old Goat- Video Tutorial

Hello all,

This is the first in my new color along series. Today we are coloring a goat. There are tips on shading fur, creating a grassy ground, see how I add additional depth to shadows, and add finishing details. At the moment, the video is only available to those who opted to participate in the coloring class in Feb 2019. I still have a few more spaces in class email me if you would still like to join.

Stamp set used:
Old Goat:
Matching dies (not used, but they exist)
Copics storage box

Inside of card:

Copics used:

Brown:  E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49 
Green: YG17, YG13, YG11
Pink: R89, R85, R83, R81
Blue: B16, B14, B12
Yellow: Y15, Y13, Y11
Red: R35, R37, R39
gel pen
Black glaze pen
black pen

Wednesday, February 26, 2020


Greetings my Magical Friends,

I was in the mood to shake things up a bit.  This fairy (whimsy stamps) come with some really cute sentiments.   I thought they would be a fun twist on a birthday card.   I added the sparks from her wand with a stencil.   I wish the camera captured the glitter and shine.    The inside of the card is pictured below. 

 Copics used:

Pink: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E29
glitter pen
yellow is sponged

Monday, February 24, 2020

Magical Friends


Recently  MFT came out with a new dragon set.  It goes perfectly with the old dragon set.  I love that I can use them together.   I couldn't wait to stamp some dragons out and color them up.  Here is the first of the cards I made with the my magical creatures.   I love this dragon's expression.  I'm not sure if what he thinks of the knight. 

Stamps used:
Magical Dragons
Magical Friends 

Copics used:

Purple: BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00
Teal: BG13, BG11, BG10
Pink: RV02, RV00
Grey: C7, C5, C3, C1
Red: R39, R37, R35
Skin: E00, E11
white gel pen

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Sunrise Butterflies


I love playing with color.  I often use black butterflies to decorate a colorful background.  I thought it would be fun to try the opposite.  This time I sponged the butterflies to look like a sunrise.  I kept the background simple and stamped a flower background with white pigment ink.   This ink is wonderful.  It works perfectly for this technique. 

Stamps used:
Flower background  
Butterflies are by MFT but were discontinued.  However, I found these and they are similar.
White ink
Distress inks 

No copics used today