Friday, April 29, 2011

Howling at the moon

I love the Dog Song image from Whimsey Stamps. This time I have him howling at the moon and singing a birthday toon. I printed the digi image on Blend It - Express and colored the image with Copics and cut it out. I used a piece of green dp and used a Martha Stewart grass punch. I then created a fence using a Martha Stewart fence punch. I distressed the fence with Weathered Wood distress ink. I cut the moon out using a Nestability circle punch. All designer paper is from a paper pack called camp out, but I couldn't find the cover this morning to remember who the manufacturer is. All words are computer generated.

Have a blessed day everyone!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

King Tilda

The above card is going to be entered in the Just Magnolia challenge as I used their sketch for this week's challenge. I'm also go to enter it A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge called Royal Knees Up.

Copics used:

Skin: E11, E00, E0000
Hair: E25, E33, Y11, E53
Blouse: BG13, BG11, BG10
Pants: BV02, BV01, BV00, BV0000
Socks: R83, R81
Crown: Y28 and Gold Stickles

The paper is called Ever After and I found it at Archiver's.

The stamp is King Tilda and it is from Magnolia stamps.

The card is 6 X 6.

Have a blessed day everyone!

April Copic 102 cards from Scrapbook Page

I just love the Copic 102 classes at the Scrapbook Page in Shawnee Mission, KS. Julie Case always designs such cute cards. The class was last Monday. If anyone would like to purchase any of these cards or any other card on this blog, let me know at and I'll be happy to quote a price. I can always recreate these cards and make more :)

Sally's BD card

I had seen a similiar card on splitcoast. For this card I used a pansy image from Mark's Finest Papers. The saying is from Heartfelt Creations.

I stamped the pansies using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. Unfortunately, I did not list the Copics I used. The base card is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 and it is black cs. A piece of purple has been dry embossed using a Cuttlebug folder. I tied a black gingham ribbon around the purple cs. I added a black cs and topped it with a blue cs. I cut out the pansies and glued them to the blue cs. Those three pieces were then pop dotted to the purple cs.

I used a piece of white cs and distressed it using Ranger Type Die distress ink. I stamped the words on it using Memento Rich Cocoa.

I'll have two more postings today, so stayed tuned!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Misty's BD card

We're celebrating my niece Misty's birthday tomorrow. It hard to believe it's been 33 1/2 years since she was the flower girl at our wedding. She a beautiful woman now and she love's dogs just as much I do. So that's why had to make a doggie BD card for her.

The image is digital stamp from Whimsey Stamps called Dog Song.

The base card is brown cs from Yours Truly. The designer paper is from Cosmo Cricket and is from their Pixie line. On the piece of Bazzill turquoise bling, I used a Sissix embossing folder with large dots. I wronte by hand on vellum the "Happy Birthday" wish.

The ribbon is from a little shop in Parkville, Mo called Florilegium. One of the members of the stamp clubs I belong too, told us about the little shop in an area called English Landing and I've now been to that store twice. So many pretty ribbons!

I used a scalloped circle Nestability. After coloring the dog with Copics, I cut him out and glued him to the circle.

Copic markers used:

Dog: E35, E33, E31, E%0
Collar: BG13, BG11, BG10, and Diamond Stickles.
Dog tag: Y28 and Diamond Stickles

I think I really like this guy and I think I'm going to have to make more of him :)

Blessings everyone!


I purchased two new Tilda stamps earlier this week and I thought they would look cute together. The two stamps are Hello Little Butterfly and Dog with Butterfly. I was planning to combine the above two stamps for a card for the Just Magnolia challenge, but for the challenge need the images need to be in a circle. I should have cut out the circle first with my largest Nestability circle, but I had already stamped the two images and my largest circle wouldn't get both images in it. Well, I can't stand to waste my Cryogen White cardstock so I went and made the above card. I may try later today to see if I can get both images into a circle.

The base card is a white cs and it's 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. The designer paper is from K and Company. I stamped the two Magnolia stamp images on Cryogen White cs with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copics.

On the tag I used Impression Obsession stamps (butterfly and sentiment) using Inkadinkado sea foam ink.

I wanted to feature the butterfly that was on the K & Company paper tto, so I cut the rectangle containing the two Magnolia images and used a corner rounder. I also added Diamond Stickles to the butterfly on the dp and on the butterflies on the stamped images.

Copics used:

Skin: E11, E00, E0000
Cheeks: R00
Hair: E25, E35, E33, E31, E50 and washed with Y11.
Dress: BG13, BG11, B11
Boots: BV11, V12
Dog: E51, E34, E31.
Grass: G29, G28, G20

Have a blessed weekend and if I don't post again this weekend, have a blessed and Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Just Magnolia - Happy 2nd Birthday

Today I am posting a Tilda birthday card that I just finished. I'm going to put it on the Just Magnolia Blog. They are celebrating 2 years that their blog has been up an running.

For my entry, I'm using the Tilda with a Balloon stamp. I wanted to some different colors and found the wonderful My Mind's Eye Summer Song pad amongst my stach so I picked out the stripped and polka dot paper and trying using similar Copics for coloring the image. The Copics I used will be listed below.

The card base is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2. I used Deep Luscious Lime from Color Mates. The orange paper is Intense Orange by Bazzil. I stamped Tilda on a piece of Blend it Express paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The orange flowers are from Hero Arts. I used white Dazzle flowers and colored them with two Copic markers (RV02 and RV06).

Copics used:

Skin: E11, E00, E0000
Hair E25, E33, E31, E50 and a wash of Y000.
Bow in hair: YG03, YG01, YG0000
Ballon: FYR1
Dress: RV06, RV04, RV02 and some 0.
Diamond Stickles

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Riley0811 Color Challenge

Today, I have decided to participate in the Riley and Company color challenge. The colors are aqua, yellow and any shade of brown.

My base card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and it is yellow. I then added a layer of an aqua bling that is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4. My next layer is brown and it's 5 x 5. I've used designer paper from K & Company. I used a die cut from my favorite things. I also used a Label 4 on the aqua bling. I glued Sunflower Riley to the piece of bling and popped him up. I used yellow pearls from Hero Arts.

I stamped the Riley image using Memento Rich Cocoa. I then used the following Copics for coloring Riley:

Riley: E35, E33, and E31.
Riley's Hooves and antlers: E37
Sunflower: Y15
Sunflower stem: YG67 and YG03

Diamond stickles was added to the sunflower.

Have a blessed day everyone!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Love Pansies

I"ve been going through my stamps and I found this My Favorite Things set. I stamped the image using Tuxedo black Memento ink and colored with Copics. I used two of the new Copics Sketch markers that were introduced earlier this year on the panies. They are RV63 and RV66. I love those Rasberry shades! I used Y18 for the center of panies. The leaves are YG01, YG03, and YG67. I also added a green Spica pen to the little leaves in the four corners and also used a yellow Spica pen on the inside of the pansies. I used the swirl Cuttlebug folder. The card is a top folder 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 card. I just recently bought some Blend it Express paper and I loving it for coloring with Copics. Both the pansies and the tulips in the previous post were stamped on the Blend It Express paper.

Signs of Spring - Tulips

I really love spring. The red buds are in bloom and the flowers are beginning to bring color to our world again.

Today's card is similiar to one that I saw on The tulips is one of Just Rite Stampers images. Thinking of you is Hero Arts. I stamped the image using Tuxedo Black ink from Memento and colored the tulips using Copic markers. I used Nestabilities Labels 4 to cut out two of the backgroup pieces. Just Rite also produced a Nestability tag I used. I used Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.

The card is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Go Green

The purpose of this class was to recycle products that you would find in your home. I did learn two new techniques and they are on the top right card and the bottom left card. Top left: The triangles were a stamp that we stamped onto a piece of newspaper that was a comic page. The daisy was stamped a total of four times. One of the daisies was cut out of a different piece of card stock and popped up on the center daisy on the card. I used Cinnamon stickles on the center of the daisies...though the picture of card does not show the stickles. Top right: The butterfly is stamped onto a coffee filter. We used Marvy inks direct to a coffee a coffee filter. We then stamped the butterfly twice onto the coffee filter and then cut out each butterfly. One butterfly was glued to the card and just the body of the second butterly is glued to the other butterfly. This way the wings will "flutter" Bottom left. On a piece of white card stock we used metallic acrylic paints and dabbed different colors to it. Then we took a used dryer sheet and stretched it over that painted card stock. We then glued the dryer sheet to the card. Using Staz On we then stamped the words and image onto the dryer sheet. Interesting effect isn't it! I'll be trying this technique again! Bottom Right: We used a recycled piece of cardboard and ran it through a Sizzix folder. The cardboard could be from the back of tablet or from a cereal box. We then used Marvy inks to add color to the cardboard. After that we used a rub on gold onto the embossed image. I think I got a tad too much, but I still like the card. Well that's three of the classes that I attended in Las Vegas. I have cards from the other three classes to finish. It was hard to finish four cards in an hour and when it was the last class of the day, I was tired out. I've also discovered that I'm missing two cards from those three classes. Maybe they're in the envelops with the other cards. I'll mind out as I finish them up. If you ever get a change to take a class from Judy Ross, I highly recommend her. She is one classy lady! I hope she'll be able to teach some classes at the expo in October that will be held in Las Vegas again the last weekend in October. I'll be there as it is one of my favorite stamp shows!

Birds of a feather

I had not originally signed up for this class by Judy Ross. However, when I saw the samples, I immediately signed up for the class. I love birds so I knew I would love this class. Top Left: White card stock, lavendar card stock. Use a piece of white card stock and use the bird and swirls Cuttlebug folder. We colored a few of the birds with a lavendar Copic pen. Then it was a matter of choosing bling and a coordinating flower to go with the ribbon. Bottom right: Believe it or not the image is a napkin. We stamped some additional images on the napkin (swirls and words). The napkin was 3-ply. We had to remove the two underneath plys before gluing the napkin to a piece of card stock. I tried cutting the napkin with a regular cardstock cutter, but it was too flimsey and the napkin tore a little bit. However, I thought it gave the card a "distressed" look. The other two cards were "normal" stamping.

Shimmer and Shine

Last weekend I was in Las Vegas for the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo spring event. It was held at the Riveria. I was signed up for six cards classes over the two day expo. The picture above are the four cards that we did in the Shimmer and Shine class. The cards were designed by Judy Ross of The Creative Quest in Glendale, AZ. Judy was the teacher for all six of the classes I attended. Top Left card: We used crafter's metallic acrylic paints. We used cosmetic sponges to dab the paint onto a piece of white card stock. After that we stamped the image. Bottom left: We sprayed Glimmer Mists onto a piece of white card stock. We used a heat gun to dry the card prior to stamping the image. Bottom right: Using a piece of black card stock, we used a paint brush to add perfect pearls to the card. Then in white ink we stamped the image. Top right: We used another spray product to color a piece of white card stock and then we stamped the images.