Thursday, March 31, 2022

Cross my Heart

Greetings, 

Taylored Expressions included this cross in their Spring 2022 release.  I love the simplicity of the cross.  I hope that I can use it all year long for Baptism and other occasions.   Today I paired it with Easter sentiment strips.   I put a heart in the center, but I think when I make more of these, I'll leave that off.  I think it covered up too much of the beautiful cross.  

Materials:



No copics today

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Eggs in a Basket

Welcome, 

I'm having fun rediscovering watercolor pencils.  They go so well with CCC stamps.  I created a mask for the bunnies and used a Blender brush to add the soft blue sky.  I love how these brushes let you apply a light about of color without brush marks on the paper.  I will be doing this much more often on future cards.  I hope you will give it a try. 

Materials:

Watercolor Pencils-- really loving these
Double stitch Border- ( Amazon or Scrapbook.com)
Versafine Black (Amazon or Scrapbook.com)
Tumbled glass ink for the sky
Blending brush for sky --- love these!!



No copics today.  I used watercolor pencils instead.  LOVE THEM. 


Monday, March 28, 2022

Fields of Tulips

 Hello, 

Spring has sprung!  I pulled my flip flops out this week and was able to wear the without freezing.  YEA!!  I put away my winter stamps and pulled Easter and spring things this week.  I bought these layering dies from Birch Press Designs last fall.   They are a lot of fun to use.  Once I started I couldn't stop.  I had to try them in every color.  I would love to know which one is your favorite.  I was tied between the yellow and blue (for Ukraine) and the pink foil with green combo.  

Materials: 
Tulip Die from Birch Press Design
Just Because die-  Simon Says Stamp
Hope Die - unknown
Mama Die- unknown
Glitter paper- this is an affordable way to get lots of colors










No copics today

Friday, March 25, 2022

Mystical Love

Happy Friday friends!  

My favorite part of this card is the "Love You" die.   The designers at Avery elle made magic when they created this. I love the font and the heart accents.   It is by far one of my new favorite dies in my stash.   I adapted the idea from the Avery Elle blog and put the new dragon stamp behind the E in Love.    I think it made it a really sweet card.  

Materials:



Copics used:

Cream: E53, E51, E50  -- many people in class made the dragon green YG11, YG13, YG17

Heart: R29, R24, R22 covered in wink of stella and glossy accents

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Snoopy Snail Mail

 Hello, 

I've never been a huge Peanuts fan.  However, I'm a huge dog fan.  Snoopy steals my heart everytime.  I found this vintage Snoopy Stamp on ebay.  I couldn't resist.  I love that he is running with a letter.  It could be used with any sentiment.  This time I paired it with a Thank you sentiment.  It made for a really sweet and easy card.  

Materials:
Snoopy Stamp was found Ebay
Sentiment: "Massive Thanks" from Stampin up



Copics used:

Light Grey: C3, C1, C0, 0

Cheeks: R00

Red: R24, R22, R20

Green: YG17, YG13

Monday, March 21, 2022

Embossed Friend

 Greetings, 

I love rediscovering techniques.  Today we inked up the embossing folder to create more dimensional look on this card.  It really helped these roses pop.   I love this friend die.  It is the perfect size for this card.  I was also able to tuck the sentiment strip behind the bottom part of the "Friend". 

Materials list:

Embossing folder -unknown
Friend- Birch Press
Sentiment Strips- Taylored Expressions
Brayer- (Amazon / Scrapbook )



No copics today


Thursday, March 17, 2022

Lucky Leprechaun

 Happy St. Patrick's Day, 

My hubby helped me put together this little leprechaun. I had the idea, but he helped me figure out all the measurements.   His face lifts up to reveal your personal message.  I'm so glad he supports my crazy ideas!

I hope you all have a Happy St. Patrick's Day.  

Hugs,
Chris


No copics used

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Four Leaf Clover

Top of the Mornin' to ya!

I often forget about using negative space.  We usually use the die cut, rather than the surrounding paper on cards.    I really like how the pretty St. Patrick's Day paper shows through the shamrock.   I raised the panel up on dimensional foam to add a little more interest.   Definitely one of my favorite St. Patty Day cards! 





No copics today

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

O' Lucky Day

 Hello, 

I hope you are feeling lucky today.  We all are a little bit Irish on St. Patrick's Day.   

Materials:
House Mouse stamp- on Scrapbook



Copic Colors:
Mouse skin: E000, E00, E93
Mouse Fur: E33, E31, E30, BV23
Pink: RV55, RV53, RV10

I used several green combos to color the clover
YG17, YG13, YG11
G46, G43, G40
YG61, YG63, YG67
G28, G24, G21
touches of W6 as shadow here in there

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Supply list

 These are the tools that I use for almost every project.   At the bottom, are a few I get asked about often. I tried to divide them up by catagory. 

Glue
Best Glue EVER!!!

Glitter and Special Pens- I almost always use this
Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen: or Wink of Stella (this is to cover large areas)
I often finish my project off with these. 
If you are looking for detail glitter pen use Stardust Glitter Pen
Ink
Copics  This is what I use to color most of my cards.  This is the cheapest place to buy them. 
Versafine Clair-  it is like Versafine  both of these have the updated case. 

Tools:
 Tim Holtz Stamp Platform  Helps get perfect stamping every time! 



















Blending Brushes  for blending ink


















Items I get asked about often-

To make your own glitter paste squirt a bit of gloss gel medium onto a non-porous surface and then add fine glitter.   Use a spatula to apply to project. 

Shopping and Supplies

 Hello all, 

I get asked about the supplies I use in class and in videos.  I thought I'd compile that information here so it is easy to find.   Click out here to see my Supply List. 

If you are shopping and want to support my crafty habit, click on the links (no cost to you). 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3KnVgig

Scrapbook.com: http://shrsl.com/3f0j0

Hero Arts:  http://shrsl.com/3f0jb

Whimsy Stamps: http://shrsl.com/3f0jd

Spellbinders: http://shrsl.com/3f0jh

Gina K Designs: http://shrsl.com/3f0ji

Altenew: http://shrsl.com/3f0jns

scrapbookpal.com:  http://shrsl.com/3f0jp

Art Impressions: http://shrsl.com/3f0jw

My Favorite Things: http://shrsl.com/3f0jx

Impression Obsession: http://shrsl.com/3f0jy

Sunny Studio Stamps: http://shrsl.com/3f0k0

Honey Bee Stamps: http://shrsl.com/3f0zt

Trinity Stamps: http://shrsl.com/3f0zv

Picket Fence Stamps: http://shrsl.com/3f0zy

Concord and 9th Stamps: http://shrsl.com/3f101

Erin Lee Creative Stamps: http://shrsl.com/3f105


Disclosure: 

Companies are starting to reward people for referring them to their webpage.  In some cases, I do use affiliate links.  Please know this cost YOU NOTHING.  It just let's the company know that I sent you.    These companies are not giving me product or payment for using their product.  I only use what I buy and would never recommend a product that I don't love.