Thursday, September 29, 2022

You won't BE-Leaf how easy it is!


I have a new card featuring a new technique.  It features the new Leaf Background stamp (discount code TJ10Chris).  I was thinking about coloring all of those leaves and thought there has to be an easier way.  THERE IS!! 

Check it out- a step by step video to create vibrant fall colors.  Video Link  I hope you give it a try.  

Photos- 4 variations. Do you have a favorite?

Monday, September 26, 2022

Bring on the Color

 Hello friends, 

I always hate to see summer fade.  At least fall takes the sting out of it by giving us beautiful colors to admire.  The leaves are just starting to change here.  I'm doing my best to get on board! This stamp is called Soft Seedling by Stampin Up.  It didn't catch my eye right away, but after seeing so many wonderful cards made with it. I had to have it.  I inked it up as soon as the UPS guy dropped it off.  

What is your favorite season?  Do you have a favorite part of Fall?

No copics today

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Don't get Spooked


I love experimenting.  I did this technique about 5 years ago.  I forgot how addictive it is.  I made a video to show you how I did it. 

Stamps: Spooky Frame: Wicked- Spider Web- Haunted House- Skulls- You can save 10% with this code: TJ10Chris Inks: Memento Ink: or Alcohol Inks: or Tools: Watercolor mat- Paper: Neenah: Other: Bearly Art Glue:

Click here to watch video

No copics today

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Never Too Old


You know I can't resist a card with a little bit of Sass.    I used a red marker to make her lips red.  I love the classic look of the red, white, and black card.  

Materials: use code TJ10Chris to save 10%

No copics today

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

So Sweet


Once of my favorite parts of summer is watermelon.   It is so refreshing on a hot day.   I created the background with a stencil from Taylored Expressions.  It came with a funny saying (see bottom photo), however, I couldn't resist inking up Watermelon Tilda.  Don't they look good together? 

Copics used: 

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Red: R29, R24, R14, R02
Lt. Green: YG13, YG11
Dk. Green: YG17, YG13, 
Brown: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
White: C2, C0
white gel pen

Monday, September 12, 2022

Sit and Back and Relax


This is quickly becoming one of my favorite card layouts.  I love how it breaks up the card. It is also really easy to do.  It is called a book fold.  

I didn't put a sentiment on the gray shark.  I wasn't sure what kind of card I wanted it to be...yet.  What kind of sentiment would you put on it?  I used the second for a retirement card.   Hopefully she loved it.  We miss her at the senior center.  



Memento Ink: Amazon or Scrapbook
Stamps:  Sharks

copics listed below

Copics used for this project:  If you are looking to shop- best price I found:

Shark option 1: C5, C3, C1, C0
Shark option 2: B66, B63, B60
Brown 1: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Brown 2: E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Green: G46, G43, G40
Green 2: YG67, YG63, YG61
Water: BG02 BG01, 

Glitter pen on details

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Greatest Oak


Encouragement cards are some of my favorite to make and send.  It is nice to send little reminders that we are thinking about our friends and family.  These two stamps combine together perfectly.    

I used the tombow markers to give the acorns a two-tone look.   

Stamps: Autumn Background Greatest Oak You can save 10% with this code: TJ10Chris Inks:

Brown Memento Ink- Scrapbook or Amazon

Paper: Neenah: Other: Bearly Art Glue:

No copics today

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Pumpkin Spice Season


Well it is no secret.  I'm a summer person... but if it is going to go at least we can replace it with something nice.   Are you a Pumpkin Spice person?  Are you headed out to get a sweet treat?   Pumpkin donut?  Pumpkin ice cream? Pumpkin latte? 


Check out all the cards made by other members of the design team:


Here is a quick look at all the stamps releasing today: