Saturday, December 27, 2014

Flowers for a Friend...

It seems I'm never ready to stop making Christmas cards! Even after I've mailed all my cards out for the season, I don't want to stop...they're definitely my favorite cards to make. So tonight I'm forcing myself NOT to make a Christmas card. Here's what I finished up...

Card Ingredients:
Stamping Bella rubber stamp: Uptown Girl, Fiona Loves Flowers
Copic markers: Hair; E49, E59, E99, E97 and Y21. Skin; E04, E11, E21, E00, E000 and R20. Flowers; V09, V06, V04, V01, E17, YR68, YR65, YR61, Y19, Y15. Leaves; YG99, YG95 and YG23. Bird; E55, E53 and E50
Cardstock: Hyacinth, The Paper Company
Printed paper: My Mind's Eye, The Sweetest Thing 6 x 6 inch paper pack
Dies: Spellbinders Pierced Squares, My Favorite Things Pierced Banners
Mulberry Flower: Michael's
Small fern punch: McGill's
Here's the inside sentiment. I cut three more banners from the printed paper and popped the smallest banner up with some 3M 1/4 inch dimensional tape. The sentiment is a combination of 2 stamps. "Friend" is from the Paper Smooches set called Bold Buzzwords and "you're pure sunshine" is from the Amy R., Sunny Sentiments set.
I hope you enjoy...take care friends!!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas Alyce!

Hello and Merry Christmas! Welcome to my stop on the Merry Christmas Alyce Blog Hop! You should have visited Collette on the previous stop. 
If you landed here by chance and would like to start from the beginning, please visit Mari at

A hug is the perfect gift! This is a Penny Black rubber stamp called Holiday Hugs from 2011.
I colored the image with Copic markers. The paper is from Echo Park, it's a 6 x 6 inch paper pack called Seasons Greetings. I also used several dies from Spellbinders, My Favorite Things and Wplus9. 
Please feel free to leave me any questions in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by and have a very Merry Christmas! Your next stop is Carol, here's her link.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Eat Cake and Celebrate!

After a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner and a fun evening with my family I wandered down to my craft room to make some cards with my new Stamping Bella stamps. Here's one I finished tonight.

This is Uptown Ava Loves to Celebrate. She can be found here:
I love the bright, fun colors of this paper pack. I used Kaiser Crafts Candy Lane Collection. It's a
6 x 6 inch paper pack full of funky greens and pinks. Since I haven't quite mastered the art of pleats with my Copics, I paper pieced her dress and added some shading with my W5, W3 and W1 markers. The card is a 5 1/2 inch square. I used some pearls from my stash along the scalloped edge.
I just stamped the same image in Bubblegum Pink (Close to My Heart) on the inside and finished it off with a C.C. Designs sentiment.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Making a Tri Fold Shutter Card

Tonight I wanted to try something new so I pulled up a tutorial I had saved on Pinterest and started measuring. Here's the link for the card instructions I followed:
Here's my version...enjoy!

I used the rubber stamp "X-Mas Treat" by Penny Black. I colored the image with Copics and mounted paper from the 6 x 6 inch paper pack "Elf Magic Collection" by Bo Bunny onto each panel with a white cardstock backing.
I searched but it looks like this collection in a 6 x6 inch paper pack has been discontinued on their site :(
The sentiments are from CAS-ual Friday, Naughty or Nice is the name of the set. Here's the link:
The small gift stamp is from Stampin' Up. This set is really old and I can't remember the name of the set it came in...I've had these forever!

Copic colors used: Pup: E59, E57, E55, E53, E51 and R20 for his cheeks. Stocking: G46, G43, G40, Y02, R59, R46 and R43. Ground: W3, W1 and W00.
The edges of the image are distressed with Real Red by Stampin' Up.
Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Christmas Card Experimenting

Tonight I played around with my Twinkling H2O watercolors and Tim Holtz Distress inks to create my card. I haven't used my Twinkling H2O's much so I'm still learning how to blend and shade...lots of learning to do! I've also never tried to use my distress inks to watercolor either.  Even though I still have lots to learn, I'm still happy with the result.

The main image is called Frosty's Giggling from Little Darlings. It's a rubber cling stamp, and so adorable! I embossed the image with black embossing powder on watercolor paper and colored him with my Twinkling H2O's in Meridian, Periwinkle and White Pearl. I used Orange Peel for his nose. His eyes nose and buttons are colored with a black Atyou glitter gel pen.
I embossed the snowflakes with a bit of Frantage Embossing Enamel and then dipped them in my distress inks spritzed with water. Like I said, first time I tried this...not too bad. It made some neat patterns and I love how different they all turned out. I have a few more I'll use on another project.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes & Snowflake Kisses

Today's card features Skater Wryn from Tiddly Inks. I used the clear cling stamp but she can also be purchased as a digital stamp. For the first time, I used my Shabby Blue embossing enamel to cover the tree dies. I love that they look snow covered. Here's the pic! Enjoy!!

Supplies I used to make this 6 x 6 inch card:
The Skater Wryn clear stamp set can be purchased here:
Copic markers for the main image: Hair: E49, E59, E99, E97 and Y21. Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000 and R20 for her cheeks. Hat and dress: RV99, R59, R46, R24 and R22. Skates: W9, W7, W5 and W3. Gloves: Green Atyou glitter gel pen.
The background is stippled with various B and BG colors. I used about 8 different light tones and then blended them with my colorless blender.
For the trim on her hat and coat I used Stardust Stickles. Pearl accents are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The tree die is from Whimsy Stamps and the fence die is from my stash. I used Stampendous Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel to cover the trees and the top and bottom of the fence. I also sprinkled a bit around the bottom of the image to give it an icy, snowy look. I got a bit crazy and ended up blowing some onto her dress and hair....whoops! No matter, I thought she still deserved to go on a card!
Patterned paper from Bo Bunny; Elf Magic Collection, 6 x 6 paper pack.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...

I jumped into my craft room last night to stamp some Christmas images in an attempt to decide which image I might make for cards this year, but I didn't get very far! As soon as I stamped this image I knew I had to color her up. Here's the finished card:

This is a Little Darlings rubber stamp, called "The Perfect Tree". She can be found here;
Other supplies used : Bo Bunny 6 x 6 paper pad, Silver and Gold: (Discontinued)
Whimsy Stamps Christmas Lights border die and postage stamp and coordinating die:
The inside sentiment is a rubber stamp I purchased from Hobby Lobby a few years ago. The scalloped frame surrounding the sentiment is from Spellbinders.
I also used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, snowflake punches and pearls from my stash.
The edges of the main image and sentiment are distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink,
Antique Linen. The card is on a 6 x 6 inch white card base. Hope you enjoy!
Here's a close up of the image:
Copic colors used:
Hair: E49, E59, E99, E97 and Y21
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000 and R20
Coat and Hat: E87, E84, Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21, R59, R56 and R43
Eyes: B99, B95 and B91
Tree: G29, G46, G43, G20 and YG00
Boots: W7, W4, E59, E57 and E55
Ground: E49, E59, E57, E55, G43, Y26, Y23 and Y21
I used a clear Atyou glitter pen to add some sparkle on her red trim and clear Stickles for the pom pom on her hat. I also used a Sharpie white gel pen for the dots on her cheeks.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Tiddly Inks Christmas Project

I finished a little Christmas project today using some digital stamps from Tiddly Inks and a $3.00 wood frame from the Wal-Mart craft section. (I know...$3.00!!)

Here are some closer pics of each image:

I used Copics to color the images and water colored the backgrounds with Twinkling H20's. The corners of each frame are embellished with mulberry flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used 3 different snowflake punches in the top corners of each frame. Of course I had to add some bling...pearls from my stash. The hanging frame was unpainted so I painted it red first, then black with some inexpensive acrylic paint and sanded some of the edges to distress it a bit. The red paint peeks out in some of the sanded areas.
The total cost of this project, including the digital images, was less than $15.00.  Hope you enjoy!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Trick or Treat Time!

Today I finished up this card featuring an Aurora Wings sprite. I went a little crazy with the embellishments but couldn't seem to stop. I love flowers so much! Hope you enjoy!

I made an easel card on a 6 x 6 inch card base. The Aurora Wings Pumpkin Sprite is a digital image and is colored with Copic markers. I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, my favorite supplier for flowers. The spider web die is from Whimsy Stamps and the bat fence is a Martha Stewart punch.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Take Care...Get Well!

I colored up this little sweetie a few weeks ago and finally got her on a card today. Here are all the goodies I used to put this card together. Hope you enjoy and have a great day!

This is a digital stamp from Tiddly Inks. She can be found here:
I colored her with Copics. Hair: E49, E59, E99, E97 and Y21, Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00 and E000. Bird: B01, B00 and B000. Red on dress and cap: R59, R29 and R24.
The paper I used is from Jillybean Soup, Coconut Lime 6 x 6 paper pack:
The birds on wire, square and scallop frame dies are from Spellbinders. Label die from Whimsy Stamps. The baker's twine and buttons are from my stash.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Christmas in October?

After cleaning up my hobby room today, I felt like experimenting with a new stencil I got a couple weeks ago at the card makers showcase. Here's the result.

The stencil, from Penny Black, is the main image. I used the following Copic markers with my airbrush system. G21, G24 and G29. I sprayed the colors from light to dark. I then used R37 to finish the berries. I embellished the berries with pearls and Glossy Accents. The edges of the main image are distressed with Tim Holtz, "Old Paper". I also used Sheena Douglass' "Ageing Beautifully" stamp set to distress the image. I love the look of cracks and waterdrops to add interest.
The card is on a 6 x 6 inch base. Remaining supplies used: Bazzil cardstock, Making Memories "Mistletoe" printed paper, sentiment and label from Whimsy Stamps.
This is the inside sentiment. I bought this wood mounted stamp about 15 years ago. I haven't used this stamp for ages...good time to get it out again. The snow flakes are from a Stampin' Up set I've had for several years. Hope you enjoy! Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Birth Announcements for My Granddaughter...Yippee!!

Addison Nicole has finally arrived and she's absolutely gorgeous (of course, I'm not all)! I started working on the birth announcements soon after the baby shower and couldn't wait to give them to the happy parents.
I used "All our Dreams" from Lili of the Valley. Here's the link:
I colored the image with Copics. Tree leaves: G99, G24, G21 and Y32. Blanket: R89, R85, R83 and R81. Sleeper: RV02 and RV00. Polka dots: Y02 and Y11. Baby's skin: E02, E01, E000 and R20.
I used Bazzil cardstock and embossed the background paper with a Sizzix embossing folder.
This is a standard A2 size card.

I designed the inside of the card on my Silhouette Cameo. The colors look a bit red, but it's actually a coral pink. Hope you enjoy!

First Post...Whoo hoo!!

So, after all the searching, reading and You Tube tutorials I think I finally have this "blog" thing figured out. I used to think I was pretty computer savvy...not anymore!
Since this is my first post I'm going to use an older card. Hopefully I'll remember the Copic colors and supplies I used.  Here we go!

Here is my Harry Potter inspired card.
This is Wizard, a Tiddly Inks digital image. He can be found here:
I used Copic markers to color him up. Hair: E49, E59, E35, E33 and E21, Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00 and E000. Pants and coat: W9, W7, W5 and W3. Scarf: R59, R46, R24, Y38, Y35 and Y32. I colored the glow from his wand with Y35 and used Glossy Accents inside his glasses. I also used a Copic Multi Liner to draw the lightening bolt on his forehead.
The sentiment "Protego Horribilis" is a spell which means "protect us from the dark arts".
The card is on a 6 x 6 inch card base and the paper is from my stash. I added some black pearls for embellishment. I wanted to keep it simple in case I decide to give this to a man. I inked the edges of the image with Tim Holtz distress ink, Old Paper.
Hope you enjoy!!