Monday, August 31, 2009

Wishing you a perfect day

I had a fun time creating this card. I loved the image and had a lot of fun coloring it. As most of you know I am a Copic Marker fanatic! I have been practicing on every tutorial that Marianne Walker has on her blog "I Like Markers".
This image let me try 2 new techniques from Marianne's blog!
1) Coloring rocks - Tutorial can be found here:
2) Basic Spring Leaves - Tutorial can be found here:
I didn't have some of the colors that Marianne used so I tried to use the ones I had that were near her colors.
The card was also created for our Copic Buzz challenge that was sponsored this week by Flourishes! I adore their stamps! And you really need to check out their copic tutorials..they are awesome!
The theme this week was "Inspired by Nature"... I thought my image was perfect for this weeks theme!

You really should check out the Copic Buzz Group on Paper Craft Planet. We are now up to almost 200 members. I have never found a group of such amazing women before. There is no fussing...just a lot of women who love to craft and who will bend over backwards to help you out!
It might be a image your looking for..that they just happen to have..
It might be a card that arrives in the mail when you are sick..
or it might be...advice on how to build your telling what you'll get from these girls! They really are the most amazing people.
I have made so many crafting friends in this group.
Any way...back to my card..
I didn't take a picture of the Copic Marker's used because there were so many this time they kept falling down! :o)
I'll list them instead!
Copic Markers Used:
Leaves: YG05, G21, Colorless Blender
Plants: W5, G21, G82
Berries: YR02, YR09
Skin: E000, E11, R20
Hair: Y11, YR20, E43
Dress and Hair Bow: B11, B15
Clothespin: E31, E34, (dark brown colored pencil for wood lines)
(Spring on Clothespin) C5
Tree: E31
Pebbles: C1, C3, G21, E43

Thursday, August 20, 2009

You are Amazing

I created this card for the Copic Buzz Challenge 10 (Brown and Pink) sponsored by Die Cuts R Us and the Papertake Weekly challenge (Take Your Pick)
For Copic Buzz you had to use Brown and Pink anywhere on your card, for Papertake Weekly Challenge you could choose from any of their past challenges. I choose the "My Favorite Things" challenge from July 29th.
My Favorite things are Basic Grey, Copics of course, and Bazzill!
Here is my card:

Copic Markers used were..........

Face E000, E11, R20
Brunette Hair: E00, E31, E25, E29
Undershirt: B000 & 0 - for this one I outlined the outside with the colorless blender after touching it to B000.
Dress/Socks: R81, R83, R85
The butterflies I cut out with my Silhouette and then covered with Crushed Velvet Cupcake Flock, outlined with my B85 Copic Marker and added some Diamond Stickles.
Image was Magnolia
Pattern Paper - Basic Grey - Sultry/Polished

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Happy Harvest

I love fall, besides Christmas it's my favorite season. Ok..I know Christmas isn't a season..but I love decorating the house in reds and greens so for me it's a season!

As soon as the weather starts to turn cool I start digging out my fall decorations! I've built quite a few things over the years. I love the oranges, browns and dark greens. Plus my living room suite is rust so it matches perfectly!

I'm starting on fall cards early this year. Like my decorations my list of cards to send to friends keep growing! At least I can say now, I have started!

I decided to use the Card Patterns Challenge Sketch for this card. You can find there blog here:
Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

Copics Used:
Pumpkins: YR000, YR02, YR04, YR09
Fence: E31, E34, E29
Stems & Vine: G82, G99

Digi Stamp from McMahon Five Design

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Before I get to my "Boo" card. I want to share some very exciting news! I filled out an application for a Copics Certification Class and learned yesterday that I had been approved!
Come Oct. 4th I will be Copic Certified! Yep!
I've never grabbed my credit card to pay for something so fast in my entire life!

Ok on to "Boo"!

I created my first Halloween Card this week! There are so many friends I want to send cards to that I decided to get an early start.

I combined 2 challenges for this card.
The first of course was Copic Buzz's. This week it was sponsored by Mo's Digital Designs! She is one amazing artist. You had to use one of her stamps, which by the way I have a bunch of because I adore her talent! For those that didn't have one of her images she gave a free one.

You can find the challenge here.

The second challenge was at the Truly Scrumptious blog. You can find it here:
For their challenge you had to use this sketch and bling!

For my card I decided to use Mo's digi stamp "Bat Cat" I fell in love with this the first time I saw it!
Here is my card:

I printed out an extra image and cut out the mask. I then added some rhinestones, feathers, and glitter and placed it over the original mask on the image.

The copics I used were:
Cat: E31, E34, E25 - After coloring with E31, I went back over and dotted on the E34 to add texture, I then added some darker highlights with E-25.
Pumpkins - YR000, YR02, YR04, YR09
Stems: G82, G99
Mask: YG23 (went over twice)

Monday, August 10, 2009

I created this card for the Copic Buzz challenge. I also created it for my daughter who is in college taking nursing. She has had a very hard time juggling 2 small children and her classes this quarter. She took Anatomy and was receiving very bad grades, stayed up till wee hours every morning studying and still did not pass the class.
I wanted to give her a smile and let her know that I loved her and to not...give up!