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

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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

Saturday, February 15, 2020

A Conversation with my Heart

Happy Feb 15th!

I know Valentine's day was yesterday, but I wanted to be sure that the recipient got the card before I posted it online.   I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  Ryan had a party at school.  He was so proud to show me all of his valentines he received from his friends.  It is such a cute age.

My favorite part of Valentine's day is conversation hearts.   Yep.  I'm the weirdo that hopes that I can buy a bunch at the 50% off Valentine's day sale.  This year... after going to two stores I found zero bags of conversation hearts.   I was shocked.  The stores must be getting better at estimating how many bags of carry or... some other weirdo beat me to them.  Next year, I might have to buy a bag before they disappear.

I think this little guy and I have a lot in common.  However, he is much more talented.  I could only balance one on my nose.  😂

There is another great challenge going on at the house mouse blog.  I hope you will swing by and check out the beautiful cards the design team made.

Copics used:

Mouse:  E30, E31, E33, E35-- E000, E00, E93
Green: G000,G00, G02,
Pink: RV02, RV00, RV000
Purple: BV01, BV00, BV000
Yellow: Y00, Y11, Y13
Orange: YR02, YR00, YR000
Ground: W5, W3, W1

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A Loving RAWR


Today's card was inspired by Ryan.  He loves to RAWR at people.  I often find myself at the other end of his growls.  I often respond Love you too.   I thought this would make a cute sentiment for a card.  I wasn't alone.  I found this set.  I used my alphabet dies to create a bigger "RAWR".  Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  Do you have any special plans?  Connor and I used to go to dinner before we had Ryan.  I suspect we will spend a quiet night at home.

Rawr Stamp set: click here:

Copics used:

Green: YG17, YG13, YG11
R39, R37, R35, R32
R29, R24, R14
R11, R14, R17
Pink, R81, R83, R85
RV52, RV55, RV10
RV63, RV66, RV69

Monday, February 10, 2020

Conversation Bear


I have been in love with using mint colored cardstock lately.  I know I'm late to the party.  Oh well, that is how I roll.  I'm always a little slow to embrace trendy stuff. 

This bear has picked out the perfect heart just for you.  I love the expression on his face.

Copics used:

Brown: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Heart: R22, R20, RV10