Saturday, October 31, 2009

Lovin the DZ Doodle New Release

Today is another release day for DZ Doodles. I have to say, I do believe the Santa I was given is now my all time favorite! I love the detail she put in his beard!

Be sure to check out the new release here!

I'm so in love with this and I can't wait to see what the other Design Team Members created with theirs!
Here is my newly favorite image!

Now you can see why it's my favorite yet! Diane just keeps amazing me with her creations! She is one talented lady!

Be sure to check out all the DT's web site for their newly created projects!
Me (you are here)

Peggy Russell – Beautiful Greetings

Corine Lambert - SCRAPCOCO

Christy Dillman - Christi's Zaney Creations

Kristi Ketterlin - Kuttin Kards

Tammy Maynard - Life....Enjoy It!

Valerie Urtiaga - Pixie Dream Designs

Rosalien Zwackhalen - CARDFUN

Heather Huggins - Hopefully Heather's Stuff

Rebecca Barlow - The Paper Bug

Barbara Walker - The Buzz

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Cute Bear Sailor!

Copic Buzz's challenge this week is hosted by Ildi Co. They have the most adorable and unique bear,clown,dinosaur,and robot images! Their images are perfect for using to make projects for the little ones in your life!
Here is their store site:

They are giving away a free image for the challenge. The challenge is to use one of their images and the winner will be chosen by random draw. The prize is 4 free images! That is one awesome prize!

Here is the Copic Buzz challenge and where you can get the free image!

I had so much fun creating this card! Isn't this little sailor adorable? I know my grandson is going to enjoy getting this card!

Card Details:
Image: Ildi Co
Pattern Paper: The Bugs in a Rug (Playtime)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Background: (Sky) Airbrushed with Copic Airbrush System using B12
(Waves) Cut out waves and sprayed with Glimmer Mist (Robin's Egg)
Dot's around Image: Scribbles 3D Paint (Christmas Red)

Image - Colored with the following Copic Markers
Hat & Scarf: B24
Bear - E34, Then dabbed with cloth dipped in Colorless Blender Solution
Cat - YR20, YR23
Boat - R27, R29
Boat Trim - Y02
Oar - W1, Lines added with grey gel pen, Went back over with W3

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween Card Using 5 Copic Markers and DZ Doodles Image!

For someone starting out using Copic Markers it's very easy to find images that do not require a lot of colors. I decided to create a Halloween card showing how you can use just a few Copic colors.

This card was made using only 5 Copic Markers!

Also, since this was the weekend before Halloween I thought I would not only get another of my Halloween cards done and ready for mailing but would also see how many Halloween Challenges were out there that I could enter this card into!

The first Challenge was for DZ Doodles of course. Their challenge this week was a color challenge using the colors Black and Orange. Your creation does not have to be a Halloween card but hey, it's the season right? I still have a few more I need to make - so this worked out perfectly for me!
You can find their challenge here!
While you are at it. Be sure to check out their awesome Halloween Images..That is one thing I love about digi' waiting! Instant Downloads are perfect for someone who like me still need to make a few more Halloween cards!
While your there be sure to check out the amazing DT creations! I am in awe of some of the talent on this Design Team!

The 2nd Halloween Challenge was for the Polka Doodles Challenge Blog. Submit anything that is Halloween. You should see some of the projects their DT came up so cute!
You can find that challenge here:

The 3rd Challenge is the Halloween Challenge at Creative Inspirations. Some very cute cards by their Design Team can be found there as well!
You can find the challenge here:

The 4th Challenge is Crafty Creations. Yep..Halloween projects are their challenge also! You'll also find a lot of Halloween inspiriation from their Design Team.
You can find their challenge here:

I'm sure you can find more Halloween Challenges out there! While you are making cards for friends and family you may as well enter all the challenges you can find and give yourself a chance to win something to boot!

Card Details:
Image - DZ Doodles
Sentiment - $1.00 Michaels stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill
Spider Web and Bat were cut out on my Silhouette SD - Bat was sprinkled with fine glitter

Copics Used:
Witch Background: Airbrushed using C5
Witches Hat: C7 and Black Multiliner
Shirt and Bow on hat: YR04, YR09
Boots: C7 and Black Multiliner

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lovin the Copic Airbrush!

I recently purchased the Airbrush System from Copic and I'm loving it! I had a hard time finding the right compressor and the right adapter..that part was a nightmare!

I didn't want to spend 200.00 dollars on the one recommended. Hey a girl only has so much crafting money! So I purchased a cheap air compressor from WalMart only to find out I couldn't use it! Ladies, learn from my mistake...Make sure your compressor has a regulator or your just wasting your time because if it doesn't you will be bringing it back as I did. Though, I would have brought it back anyway because it was so loud it sounded like a jack hammer and you'd need earplugs!

So..I researched and found this one!
It's from Home Depot and I adore it. Did you notice? It has wheels! It was so simple to put together, simply attached the adapter hose and turn on...boom! Instant beautiful air!

Now, let me tell you about the adapter. Oh lord! Walmart, Sears, Home Depot and even PepBoys doesn't have it..have never heard of it, has no clue where you can get it!
I finally emailed Sally Lynn McDonald and asked what kind of adapter and where could you find it!
She informed me that Dixie Art has them. She's so helpful! I just adore her!
Ok. so back to my story. So I call Dixie Art and they knew exactly what I was talking about and had it in stock. Problem have to order a $25.00 min. purchase for all online orders. And if you say well I'll order some Copics too..forget it! It's in a different section of their store..They have their store broken up into 3 different stores..and each order from each store has to have a $25.00 min. purchase. I don't think they will be seeing much of my complicated! that I knew which adapter I needed and the name of it. I called Dick Blick..and yes..they had it in stock..only 1..I begged them to save it for me as I live 45 minutes away. This they did! and it was perfect!
If your compressor has the usual 1/4" fitting you will need the iwata 10' braided Airhose. Warning they have 2 kinds! a 1/4 to 1/8 and a 1/8 to 1/8..
Make sure you get the 1/4 to 1/8 and your in business!

So here is my first Airbrushed Card!

The image is from DZ Doodles you can find it here!
I created this card for our Copic Buzz challenge this week. Sponsored by Dew Drop Craftz. The challenge was to use no Patterned Paper.
This worked perfectly with my card!
You can find the challenge here!

Card Details:
Image - DZ Doodles
Background - Copic Airbrushed
Copics Used for image:
Hair: YR23, Y23, E25
Skin: E000, E11
Shorts: B34, B37 (Texture on shorts) Gauze dipped in colorless blender and touched
to shorts.
Shirt: R27, R29

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Snow Fairy

When I saw this image by Mo I just had to have it. Luckily for me a dear friend sent me a Birthday Gift Certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil Too and I bought it along with 2 other Mo's images!
What a wonderful Birthday Present! Thank you Barbara!

I made the card for our Copic Buzz Challenge - this week the challenge is to color an embellishment with your Copic Markers and use it somewhere on your card. What fun this was! There are so many things you can color with Copics..not just your images!

For this card I colored all of the embellishments! The edge of the button, the pearls, and the ribbon. The ribbon looks a little darker because I put 2 layers of color on it.

You can find our Challenge and details about coloring your embellishments here:

Here is the card:

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil Too - Snow Fairy
Designer Paper: Basic Grey - Eskimo
Cardstock - Bazzill
Embellishments - Colored with Copic Marker - B00

Copics Used on Image:
Wings: B0000 & Colorless Blender
Holly in Hair - YG41, YG46, R29
Hair: YR20, E43, E25, Y11
Dress: R81, R83, R85
Dress Lace: B000, B00

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy World Making Card Day!

There are so many celebrations on the internet today it would be impossible to participate in them all!

Two I have decided to enter is our very own Copic Buzz one (of course!)
And the DZ Doodles challenge (of course!)

You can find the Copic Buzz Challenge here!

Tammy, Barbara and I (members of our Copic Buzz DT) have donated prizes!

The prize?
5 new Copics and some fun stuff to create your cards with.....including a new Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Christmas ornament stamp and an assortment of embellishments. And I'm not talking a little assortment of embellishments either!
Ladies this prize is huge! I was amazed at what Barbara and Tammy donated. Then because I didn't want to look bad, I added more! he he he

Here is the card I made for the challenge!

Then, at 5:00 today! DZ Doodles are hosting a challenge with a free digi!
So be sure to hop over there and check out their challenge also!
You can find the details and the free digi here!

Happy World Card Making Day everyone!