Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Shape of a Rainbow


I'm still on my rainbow kick. I hope you are not sick of them yet.  I have a week of copic coloring post planned for next week.  I spent a little time sitting in the sun coloring up some of my favorite images.  Can you guess what they are? 

Rainbow Set: Rainbow Dies Copic Storage Box: I didn't use this for this video but it is awesome!

Video: If you'd like to see how I made this card you can see it by clicking here 


Okay... I added glitter to this one.  I'm weak people!

I used inks to sponge this, but chalks and copics would work as well.  
If I used copics here are the ones I'd use

Red: R29, R24, R14
Orange: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15
Green: YG11, YG13, YG17
Blue: B00, B02, B04
Indigo: B63, B66, B69
Violet: V12, V15, V17

Friday, May 29, 2020

Happier than a Unicorn with...

Hello friends,

It was a hot and humid day here in NY.  I'm a summer girl, it didn't bother me one bit!  I wanted to inject some of this summer into the cards I was making.  I made a card with this unicorn a little while ago.  He was holding coffee.  I went through my other stamps to see what other food items he could munch on.  Can you get more watermelon than summer?  I think I might make a Autumn version of this card.  I love the playfulness of this!


Lawn Fawn Watermelon Set: Watermelon Dies (I didn't use but they exist): Altenew Alphabet set: Unicorn: Copic Storage Box:
Copics- colors listed at bottom of the page
Rainbow inks- Any dye ink pads would work. I used colors from Stampin up, Hero Arts, and Taylored Expressions.

Here is the video I made showing how I created this card.  Check out how I modified the unicorn to hold the watermelon. If you are reading this in email.  The video will not play.  You need to click here.


Copic colors:
Grey: C1, C0
Red: R35, R32, R30
Orange: YR02
Yellow: Y15
Green: YG13
Blue: B01
Violet: V15, V12
Horn: Y02, Y35
Watermelon: YG67, YG17, YG13, R35, R32, R30

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

I Love You-Calyptus

Hey Mate!

I'm playing a little catch up today.  I made this card back in March, but it was lost in the shuffle. I just found it in my stamping box.  I made this at the peak of the wildfires in Australia.  It was just breaking our hearts to hear the stories of koalas burning in the wildfires.  I'm so glad the fires are under control.   This was my way of sending a big hug to all the koalas.

Koala Stamps are from MFT (retired)
the background die is from Memory Box

Copic used:

Gray: W7, W5, W3, W1
nose: W9, W7
Pink: R30, R00
Wood: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Green: YG17, YG13, YG11
Blue was sponged on with Tumbled Glass

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Chasing Rainbows Tutorial

I may have gone a little nuts. I created 40 rainbow panels with the Rainbow Turnabout stamp. It was a fun challenge to figure it out. I love the results. I created two videos if you like to follow along. Grab a cup of coffee... and buckle up. This is a long post! Check out the two part videos:
Click here to see how I made the rainbow panels.
Click here to see how I turned them into cards. Materials: Rainbow Turnabout stamp Concord and 9th Jig Brighter Days Die: Avery Elle Rainbow Sentiment:
Smile die by Whimsy My Favorite things: Sunshine (retired) Altenew ink pads in various colors- I'll list on my blog

I used seven combos of ink. They are listed under the photos below.

This was my favorite design:

Coral Berry, Volcano Lake, Warm Sunshine and Lagoon

This is the variation on the above design.

 Smile Card Layout:

(left) Coral Berry, Lagoon, Dusk, Hydrangea and (right) Lagoon, Volcano Lake, Coral Berry, Hydrangea

(Left) Lagoon, Volcano Lake, Coral Berry, Hydrangea  and (right) Crimson, Sunkissed, Rouge, Warm Sunshine

Eclipse card: I'm not sure how I felt about this one.  What do you think?

You are my Sunshine:

Forest Glades, Warm Sunshine, Heartbeat and Ocean Waves

Coral Berry, Warm Sunshine, Forest Glades and Turquoise

Miss you layout:

Coral Berry, Caribbean Sky, Warm Sunshine, and Ocean Waves

No copics used today

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

You are Made to Soar

Hello friends,

Aren't these elephant adorable?  You can't see their mouths, but you can just tell they are smiling.  Hopefully they make you smile a little today. 

Hugs to you all,

Copics used:

Grey: C5, C3, C1, C0
Pink: R00
Purple: BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00
Pink: R30, R32, R35, R37
Blue: B02, B01, B00, B000
white gel pen

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day Card


Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.  I know this Mother's day is going to be a little more difficult for many.  I would normally spend the day with my Mom, but due to social distancing, we will be home.   I wanted to make an extra special card this year.   I hope when this is all over we can have a big party to celebrate all the holidays we've missed this year.

Measurements and copic colors can be found at the bottom of this post.  If you'd like to see how I made this card click here.  This video will not play in email.

Materials used:
Stampin Up Over the Moon (cows)
Tag punch by Stampin up
Sentiment: unknown
Copic Storage Box:

Copic Colors used:

Cow: W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9
Face: E000, E00, E11
Red: R32, R35, R37
Yellow: Y02, Y17, Y26
Green: G40, G43, G46
white gel pen
black glaze pen


(3) 2 3/4 x 2 3/4  colored mat
(1) 2 3/4 x 4  colored mat
(1) 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 mat for sentiment (optional)

(3)  2 1/2 x 2 1/2  white for stamping
(1) 2/12 x 3 3/4  white for stamping
(1) 1 1/4 x 2 1/4 white for sentiment (optional)

(1) 2 3/4 x 8 5/8  for pull tab   score at 1 3/4, 2 1/2,  3 1/4 and 4
(1) 1 x 4.25 colored cardstock
(1) 4 x 5.25 mat
(1) A2 card base

Friday, May 8, 2020

Sprinkles Please (House Mouse)


House mouse stamps were some of my first stamps when I started stamping.  They are still among my favorites.  I had a request for birthday cards and this guy wandered onto my desk.   He clearly thinks there is a sprinkle shortage on his cupcake.

House Mouse Stamp
Copic Storage box

 In the video I will show you how I use copics to color fur and glass.  We will also add dimension to the cupcake wrapper.   I also used a glaze pen to give the sprinkles a more realistic look.

 If you are reading this in your email the video will not play click here or go to the blog to watch.

I'm entering this card into the challenge over that the House Mouse challenge blog.  If you have a minute, please pop over and see what these creative ladies are making. 

Copics used:
Mouse: E000, E00, E93, E30, E31, E33
Glass: C3, C1, C0
Purple: V12, V15
Frosting: E50, E51
Cake: E27, E25
Ground: W5, W3, W1
Shadow: BV23, BV20
wrapper: B18, B16, B14, B12
Purple Glaze Pen

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Going Nuts

Hello friends,

I've gone a little nuts and made several of these squirrel cards.  I usually think of Autumn when I think of squirrels.  Being stuck at home, I've realized how busy these guys are out in the yard. Don't worry, our dogs our monitoring the situation and watching their every move.   The dogs alert me when the squirrels have gotten out of line.  I open the door and they chase them back into submission.    Since they have become such a large part of my everyday life, I pulled out some stamps.

Materials used: (copic colors listed below)
Squirrel Set:
Squirrel Dies (I didn't use but they exist)
Frame stamp set:
Copic Storage Box:

I have a video tutorial with tips and variations to help you customize your card.  If you are reading this in your email. You need to click here to watch


Some alternate ideas:

Copics used:
Brown: E40, E41, E43, E44, E47
Red Brown: E21, E23, E25, E27
Cream: E50, E51
Wood: E30, E31, E33, E35
Green: YG11, YG13, YG17
white gel pen
black glaze pen

I colored this guy because he is cute.  He is going to live on my stamp table for a while. 

Monday, May 4, 2020

Trio of Flowers

Hello friends,

I stumbled upon this die by Memory Box called stitched tulips.  I loved the idea of using ink to color the flowers and pop them back into the die.  It makes an elegant and clean card. I made two variations.  One card with colored butterflies and one with white.  I think I like the colored butterflies better.  What do you think?

Materials used: Sentiment stamps: Memory Box stitched tulips Butterfly die
Glitter pen:

If you'd like to see how I made this card you can see the video by clicking here.  If you reading this in your email. It won't play. 


Copics used:

Red: R35, R32, R30
Orange: YR04, YR02, YR01
Yellow: Y11, Y32, Y35

Friday, May 1, 2020

Squeal! This piggy says...

Greetings stamping friends,

We are still in lockdown mode.  I'm missing all of my class peeps.  I hope you are doing well.  This is one of the cards from our April virtual class.  I hope this piggy makes you smile!

Materials used: stamps: Pink Cardstock:
I used a mixture of dies from all three sets:
Die Set #1: Die Set #2: Die Set #3:

Check out the video.  It will only plan on youtube or the blog.

Photos of Pig card.  Links to the frog and cat card are below.

I've used this die set a few times.   Here are the links to the cards that use the same series of dies.


No copics used today