Monday, July 20, 2020

Life lessons


Ryan has made friends with the caterpillars at the lake.  We have a bunch of them crawling around looking for yummy leaves.  Occasionally, they get lost and climb up onto our porch. He loves enticing them onto a stick and moving them back to one of the surrounding trees.   When he is finished he throws his hands up in the air and exclaims "I'm a hero".   Right you are... buddy.  I'm sure the caterpillar appreciated the assistance.   We can learn a lot from kids sometimes. 

Hugs to you all..

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Grey: C3, C1, C5, W3, W1
Pot: E99, E97, E95, E93, E91
Catapiller: YG67, YG17, YG13, YG11
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Grass: G40, G43, G46
Glitter on the flowers,

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Woot! Woot! It Your Birth-YaY!

Hello friends,

We are having a party today!  I love these types of cards.  There is a little something special about the continuous theme throughout.   I made a video on some finishing tip I put on my cards and how to put this together.

Here is the link to the youtube movie.  If you are reading this in your email the movie will not play.  click here or go to the blog to watch.

Materials used:
Birth-Yay dies
Woot Woot Stamp
Woot-Woot dies 
Birthday Buds: 
Birthday Bud dies
Pop Up Lawn die:
Grass die:
Glitter Pen:
Copic Storage box: 

This are photos of the card I made in the video.  Scroll down to see version 2

Copics used:

Pig (pink): RV21, Rv23, RV25 or RV34, RV32, RV10
Rhino: C5, C3, C1  Horn E50, E51
Monkey: E31, E33, E35
Cake: E50, E51, E53 or E21, E23, E25
Turtle (Green): YG67, YG17, YG13, YG11. E15
Toucan: B60, B63, B66
Red: R35, R32, R30
Blue: B04, B02, B00
Yellow: Y15, Y13, Y11
Purple: BV04, BV02, BV01
Orange: YR04, YR02
black glaze pen
white gel pen
colored gel pens by gelly roll
Wink of stella or spectrum noir glitter pen

Pictures of original card:  They are mostly the same- just played around with some color options

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

All the Good Things


One of my favorite things about summer is watermelon.   Who wouldn't want to steal a slice?  I came up with this idea for a family member with a summer birthday.   I think they got a laugh out of the card. I wrote inside that "I hope their birthday was a picnic". 

Stamps used:
Summer Stamp
Summer Dies --I didn't use them, but they exist

Copics used:

Red: R37, R35, R32,
Green: YG67, YG17, YG13, YG11
Ground: W3, W1
yellow glitter

Monday, July 13, 2020



It is hard to believe that it is almost mid-July already.  This summer is going by so quickly.  I should start to think about holiday and maybe some Christmas cards... but I'm not ready just yet to put away my summer stamps.  Just look at this guy!  How could I resist him?  Just look at those leaves on his head and sweet overalls. 

Copics used:

Mouse and stems: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Red: R29, R24, R14
Orange: YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07
Yellow: Y15, Y13, Y11
Green: YG17, YG13, YG11
Blue: B04, B02, B00
Purple: V17, V15, V12
Pink: RV25, RV23, RV21
Blue: BG11, BG13, BG15
Grass: YG67, YG63, YG61
White Gel Pen

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Purple Hugs

Hello friends, 

Sympathy cards are always hard to make, but they are so necessary to have on hand.  I wanted to play around with purples.  I also chose to de-boss rather than emboss.  I could be my imagination, but I feel like it gave the card a softer look.  What do you think? 

Copics used:

Purple: V09, V06, V05, V04, V01, V00  or BV08, BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00
Green: YG67, YG63, YG61
White gel pen

Monday, July 6, 2020

Friend with Chocolate

Hello strangers, 

Surprise!  I'm popping back on the blog today.  I realize I've been MIA for awhile.  The weather in NY has been amazing.  I've been doing my best to enjoy every second of it.  We have been trapped at home for months...and sadly it doesn't look like the pandemic will end before the cold weather returns.  I hope that wherever you are, you are able to enjoy some sunshine. 

I made this during the quarantine, but it never made it off my desk.  I LOVE this cuties.  Has anyone ever explored jumping into a bowl of chocolate?  It might make it all better.  I feel like this is an option that we should at least explore.  

There is a house mouse challenge going on this week.  I hope you will stop by and check out all the cards from the talented crafters. 

Copics used:

Chocolate: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Mouse: E000, E00, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, E93
Glass: B00, B000, C1
Ground: W3, W1
Sun: E35, E38