Friday, September 28, 2012

Oops a Daisy, Thinking of You

We've made it through another week!  TGIF!  It's supposed to be a beautiful weeknd here in Sunny Florida and we will spend some time outside enjoying it!  I'll fill you in on Monday! :)

Todays card is made using the Raisin Boat Oops a Daisy set.   I love to color the daisies with my Copic markers.  They just seem to come to life once you add in the shading.  I kept it simple but I think it gives it a very elegant look.  What do you think?


I hope everyone has a safe and blessed weekend.  Enjoy!

STAMPS:  Raisin Boat - Oops a Daisy

INK:  Momento Tuxedo Black

COPICS:  BG0000, C3, C1, 0 and B02

CARDSTOCK:  Raisinboat Brighton Beach White and Granite Black

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Faux Washi Tape TUTORIAL

Here we are fast approaching another weekend.  It's been a busy week, cardmaking, paintng and homework! 

I have a huge room for my studio and it's always a work in progess trying to find the pefect solution to storing everything!  Well I have eliminated having a collection of one thing...washi tape!  I have nevre bought any and once I learned this technique I never will! 

We will start with the following Supplies...

Heavy Duty Double Sided Carpet Tape
Tissue Paper
Stamp of your choice (Wow the possibilities there!)
Momento Black Stamp Pad
Copic Marker of your choice (BIG WOW for possibilities)

Start by adhering your tisue paper to the Double sided tape.  Do not remove the backing (smooth side) until you are ready to adhere to your card.  Use your finger to rub the tissue to make sure it' all in place.

Trim to the side of the tape. Don't worry if it wrinkles, just use your finger to smooth it out!

Stamp your image onto the tissue papered side of the tape. I chose the Lollipop Stamp from Raisin Boat.   

Using ANY color Copic Marker (WOW WOW WOW) and color your image.  I suggest one color unless  you are very careful as it will run.

Cut it to size and remove the backing and apply to your project!  You can cut it to a small width or make it as long as you want as it is in a roll! 
If you have any questions, please leave a comment or email me directly!  I would love to see your projects using faux washi tape!  Link them in the comments to share!
STAMPS:  Raisin Boat - Perfect Partners, Lollipop
INK:  Tuxedo Black Momento
PAPER:  Raisin Boat Brighton Beach White, Black Granite, Orange Zest
COPICS:  G14, G07 and YG25
OTHER:  Bakers Twine - Peapod and white, Spica Glitter Pen, Buttons and DMC Thread
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Embossed Shimmer Hello!

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TGIF!!!  I cannot believe last week this time I was just getting ready to start my Copic Certification classes!  It  has been a fast and busy week.  I believe there are fourteen weeks until Christmas! 

I was cleaning in my room last night and my Copics were calling my name so I sat down and colored up this flower. I made lots of shimmer accents on the petals and leaves with my Spica pens and sprayed the background with Sheer Shimmer to compliment them.. It creates an interesting but subtle finish to the cardstock

I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend!


Stamps:  The Artful Stamper, Hero Arts Hello Greetings

Paper:  Stampin Up - Kraft, Old Olive and Basic Black

Copics:  E31, E25 and E29, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, C1, C3, O

Other:  Sheer Shimmer Spritz, Stampin Up Border Punch, Swirl Embossing Folder

Trick or Treat with a Jack o Lantern

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This week is just flying by!  Busy weekend ahead with football game, class and whatever else comes our way! 

Todays card is made using the Stampin Up Top Note Die to create the Jack o Lantern and the EK Success punch to do the face.  I cut the top of the top note die for the "lid" and used ink to shade around the face and edges.  For a finishing touch I used my white Signo pen to "stitch" around the pumpkin.

You could do many variations of this card by changing the colors to create different characters such as Frank, a witch, ghost or even a scarecrow and that's just for Halloween! :)


Stamps:  Dollar Stamp from Michaels

Paper:  Stampin Up Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Summer Sun (O how I miss that color)

Other:  Stampin Up Top Note Die, Ek Success Punch, Gingham Ribbon

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happy Owloween with Copic Markers

Happy Hump Day! I am recovering from a major sinus headache and my head still hurts even though the pain is gone. Bring on the change of weather!

Todays card is made using the Outlines Stamps from Hampton Arts. I colored the cute little owl and pumpkins with my Copic Markers. I'm working on new techniques but it's going to take a while to incorporate them all into my creations!

I did a lot of shading and accented the owl hat and cape with the spica glitter pens. They add such a nice subtle shimmer to any project. I also outlined the spider web with the black spica. his eyes are highlighted in Opaque White.

The edges have been distressed and shaded and layered with dimensionals.


Stamps - Hampton Arts Outlines Scary Halloween

Paper - Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White, Stampin Up Basic Black, Lavendar Lace

Copics - BV02, BV04, BV08, E33, E35, E37, C1, C3, C5, C7, 100, Y32, Y36, Y38, YR15, YR16, YR18, YG61, YG63, YG67

Spica - Clear, Black and Purple

Copic Opaque White

Other - EK Success label punch, gingham ribbon

Totally Witchin! I'm Copic Certified!!!

Greetings from Not so Sunny Florida!  I've been busy the last week getting projects done and a quick trip to Orlando for Copic Certification!  I received my Standard AND Intermediate Certifications in one weekend!  It was a ton of great information to grasp but it was so much fun!  Glad to be back home to my girls.  The little four legged one missed me so much she made herself sick! :(  Not so much fun! LOL
 Taking the certification class brought on a whole new beginning of the way I look at things. They are not so simple anymore! It's a whole new ballgame! So be on the lookout for some "out of the box" creations!
 I actually made this card before I went to class It was made using a My Favorite Things stamp set and Stampin Up background stamp, background paper and cardstock. 
Don't forget to check out the Designed to Color magazine website for their latest issue.  I have two cards published in that issue and will have a couple more published later this year in other publications!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Raisin Boat 3D Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope it is as beautiful where you are as it is in sunny Florida!  It's been a busy week around here and I'm catching up on some deadlines and taking care of a few things around the house.

Today's card is a Challenge posted over at the Raisin Boat Blog.  You can hop over and give it a try and see what other fellow stampers are doing!  There are  some great ideas there!

I just love the cute little party car they have and used it for my Challenge.  I cut it out in pieces and layered each piece for my 3D look.  I used the Diva cystal clear to make my car and tail lights "shiny".  I used the Signo silver pen for the bumber and light over the license plate and colored the tail lights and tires with my copics! 


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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I have been Published

Hello everyone! I have exciting news....I've been published twice in the new issue of Designed to Color Magazine!

Here is a link to a preview.

You won't see my cards in the preview but you can see what the issue is like and purchase a digital copy or order a hard copy! I can't wait to hold it in my hands!

Stay tuned for more awesome ideas!!!
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