Monday, August 31, 2020

Layers of Hugs


I wanted to try a new color combo with Birch Press layering dies.  These dies create such a cool effect.  I love how this card turned out.  I can't wait to make a few more! 

No copics today

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Elephant Cupcake -- With video

 Hello friends, 

Whipper Snapper stamps is preparing their new release.  I'm so excited!  I love their stamps.  My favorite of the bunch is this elephant named Hanno.  He is carrying a delicious cupcake.    I made a video showing you how I colored up this cutie.   

Below you can find the list of copic colors used to create this project.  

Materials used:

Elephant stamp (Hanno)

Dotted Argyle

Lawn Fawn : zig zag square die

My Favorite things: Safari Friends (discontinued)

Copic storage box

You can watch the video by clicking here.  You need to be on my blog or youtube to watch the video.  It will not play in your email. 

Photos of card:

Copic colors used 

Gray: C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
Ears Pink: R30, R00, R000
Pink cupcake- RV52, RV55, RV66
Green G46, G43, G40, YG67
Blue: B04, B02, B01, B00
Purple: V12, V15, V17

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Birds of a Feather


I've been pushing myself to use my stencils a little bit more.  They are really easy to use, but for some reason I just don't think to use them.   I love how the fun background it created for these two crazy birds.  What do you think? 


Stencil is from Taylored Expressions

Birds and Sentiment can be found here. 

Copic colors used:
Blue: B06, B04, B02, B01, B00
Yellow: Y38, Y35, Y15, Y13, Y11
Green: YG09, YG06, YG03, YG01
Red: R39, R29, R24, R14
Orange: YR07, YR04, YR02
Shadows: W5, W3
Background C2, C1
White gel pen

Monday, August 24, 2020

Time to Jingle ?

 Hello all!

Is it really that time a year again?  I see so many social media posts about people starting their Christmas cards. YIKES!  I admit, I joined in on the panic and dug out this cute image and colored it up.  The elephants made it a bit more playful for me. one done.   I don't want to think past that! 

Copics used:

Daddy Elephant: C7, C5, C3, C1 and tusks: E50, E51

Mama: W7, W5, W3,W1

Baby: B66, B63, B60

Toy Elephant: W7, W5, W3

Bells: Y35, Y15, Y13

Hat: R39, R29, R24 and E40, E41, E42, E43, E44

Snow: B01, B00, B00

glitter on the snow

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

A Slice of Happy


I went a little old school today with my card.   I think this embossing folder (by cuddlebug) might be 15 years old.  I think it has held up over time. I'm glad I can still get some use out of it.    The cake is from IO.  You can see it by clicking here.  It is a really nice stamp to have in your stash.  I often stamp it on envelopes when sending out birthday cards.   

Copics used:

Cake: E50, E51, E53
Icing: RV66, RV55, RV52
Plate: C3, C1
I added wink of stella to the icing on the cake. The photos don't pick that up at all. 

Monday, August 17, 2020

Life is Better...

 Hello friends, 

It has been almost a month since I've posted. YIKES!   I know I've said some of this before... but here is what I've been upto:  I've definitely been busy spending as much time as possible outside.  I was going a little stir crazy in the house during quarantine.  Once summer arrived, I took every advantage of going outside.  We still have been quarantining, but we moved our family to the lake.  It has slowed my card making process down considerably, but it is a small price to pay for some sanity.   I hope you are soaking up the sun and finding ways to keep your mind and body healthy.  I will do my best to not let another month creep by without stopping in and sharing something crafty. 

I made this card about a year ago, but it was another one that slipped through the cracks.  I love summer cards. This fox has looks about as comfortable as you can get.    I used one of my favorite stamp sets to create the water in the background.  This set makes creating water scenes a breeze.

Stamps used:

Ocean and sentiment

Animals stamps

Copics used:

Fox: E99, E97, E95, E93

Coconut: E71, E74, E77, 

Towel: BV04, BV02, BV00, BV000

Red: R29, R24

Orange: YR07, YR04, YR02

Yellow: Y15, Y13, Y11

Green: YG09, YG06, YG03

Blue: B02, B01, B00

Purple: BV04, BV02, BV00