Saturday, November 19, 2016

Dreaming Always of You

Sami Stamps is sponsoring a challenge over on the Crafty Friends Blog!  The Challenge is to use flowers somewhere on your creation.  For the challenge, I chose to color "Little One", an image I just love, from Sami Stamps.  Wonder what she's gazing at?  I picture her, and her snuggly kitty, looking over a beautiful meadow filled with blue flowers like the one in her hair.  A sweet image, and truly rewarding to color.  So, take a gander over on the Crafty Friends Blog - and join in on the fun!  :) 
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  YR21 Y17 YR04 YR27
Kitty:  C0 C1 C2
Dress:  YG0000 YG00 YG93 YG95 YG25 B02 B04 B06 E40 E81
Ground:  G40 G43 E31 YG93 YG95
Sky:  Tim Holtz Distressed Ink, Broken China

Friday, November 18, 2016

You Are Unforgettable

Happy Friday to you!  Another cute release over at Sami Stamps!  These images are so fun to color and design into the sweetest cards for the Fall Season!  I chose to color "Fall Skunk 1", crouched behind that plump pumpkin.  Watch out!  You don't want to startle him.... it may be an "unforgettable" experience.  😊!  Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's Creations on Sami's Blog - beautiful cards and ideas for you to feast on!
Copics Used:
Skunk:  T9 T7 T5 T3 T1 C0 R02
Pumpkin:  YR12 YR16 YR18 YR23 E07 E84 E87
Butterfly:  Y11 Y35 Y38, and Stella Clear

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Hey There

Hello! It's been pouring buckets of rain the last few days - outstanding opportunity to get crafty! Actually, I grew up in the Seattle area, so it's a comfort thing to me. My mom's craft when the weather kept you inside, was cooking and baking. So rainy days conjure up all kinds of lovely memories. But my craft of choice on this gray day was to color a Tickled Pink digital image, "Eric", from CC Designs. Love this long lanky guy - cool and confident.  This ended up being a great "guy card", and lots of fun to color.
That's it for today.  Thank you, as always, for visiting.  I'm headed into the kitchen to bake banana bread... yeah, so my momma kinda rubbed off on me!  :)
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  E23 E57 E59
Eyes:  G00 G12 G99
Jacket:  Y11 Y21 Y26 YG91 R14 R17 R29 R39 E40 E50 E81
Pants:  E71 E74 E77 E79
Shoes/Glasses:  C1 C2 C4 C6

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Happy Halloween

Sami Stamps has a new release, "Patchwork Halloween"!  I chose to color "Patchwork Mummy", and it  looks like he found a few friends to take with him on his Trick or Treat adventure!  Be sure to check out Sami's Blog so you can view the rest of the design teams darling cards.  As always, I appreciate you stopping by.  Have a fantastic weekend! 
Copics Used:
Mummy:  BV20 BV23 C0 C1 C2 C4 C10 BG45 E000 E00 E11 R00 R20

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

All Of Me

Hello! I decided to color up another image from Mo's Digital Pencil. This one is titled "From the Same Tree". It's a very cute series of images centered around sets of brothers and sisters. I did a little switcheroo, though, 'cause I wanted these two from the "Brothers" set to be brother and sister - my brother and I, in fact! Hope I pulled it off... lol! It was fun matching their outfits to the banner arched above them. My friend, Amy, gave me the idea of cutting the banner from the Echo Park/Autumn Bunting DP. We did this together on a card we worked on a few weeks ago, and I decided to apply it with this project as well. So, thanks Amy! :)
Alrighty then, I'm off to get some errands done - hope you have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  Boy - E31 E35 E47 YR31  Girl - YR31 YR12 YR27 E39
Boots:  E08 E09 R39 E49 E47 E44
Clothes:  Boy - YR24 YR27 E99 E37 E39 YG93 YG97 G99 E35 E47 E40 E41
Clothes:  Girl - BG70 BG90 BG93 BG72 BG75 E42 E43 E44 YR24
Leaves:  Boy - Y21 G43 G46  Girl - Y02 Y21 YR23
Ground:  G40 G43 E31
Sky:  BG0000 0

Monday, October 17, 2016

Hello Friend

Happy Monday to you!
What to do when you know it's going to rain buckets when camping with your husband? You bring the craft room! This darling little gal is called "Hello Autumn", from Mo's Digital Pencil. It could have been a little claustrophobic in our camper with the rain pounding down all day; but not when this little darlin' was keeping me company!
Fall colors have always been my favorite - which just added to the fun! I kept the design very simple - just adore her gazing up at that colorful leaf; I didn't want to distract from it!
Hope you enjoy, and thanks for visiting!

Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  E50 YR31 E34
Clothes:  E74 E77 E79 YG000 Y21 Y26 YG91 YG93 YG95 YG97 E09 E08 E40 E41 0
Rake:  E09 E08 YR18 E31 E55 E57 E59
Grass:  G40 G43 E31
Leaf:  Y32 YR15 E08

Friday, October 7, 2016

You are Such a Hoot

Sami Stamps has another fantastic release, "Halloween Hoots" - and a challenge as well, for the month of October. I chose to color "Pumpkin Hoot", and really had fun putting it together. I started out masking the image, and layering distressed ink. For texture, I added a splattering of Picket Fence; I also used my stipple brush over the background as a final touch.  This owl makes quite a presentation in this image, so I decided to color him up big - and was pleased with the results!   This month's challenge is to add texture to your creation - ribbons, fabric, paint - any kind of texture to add interest. You'll find these images to be a lot of fun, so be sure to check out the rest of the design team's fabulous cards at Sami's Shop! Thank you for stopping by, and have yourself a great weekend!

Copics Used:
Pumpkin:  YR23 YR24 YR18 YR68 E09 E84 E87 YG00 YG91 YG93 YG95 YG97
Owl:  E30 E31 E44 W4 W10 T7 Y11 Y21
Distressed Inks Used:
Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Barn Door, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Broken China, Picket Fence

Monday, October 3, 2016

Hello Fall

Today's little redhead welcoming in the fall season is part of Roberto's Rascals' "4 Seasons Girls" clear stamp set from C.C. Designs. There is also a set for the boys (4 Seasons Boys)... both equally awesome and amazing! There is a darling character for each season just flirting with you to color them up! My card today is another CAS layout, but with an abundance of color! The rest of the guys and gals will be on the ol' blog in the coming seasons - so stay tuned! ;) Alrighty then, I'm off to run errands - lots'n'lots of company this weekend! Eeek! Have yourself an awesome day!!
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 V22 R00 R22
Hair:  Y15 YR02 E25
Clothes:  B01 B52 B11 Y04 YG93 YG97 R17 R27 E19 Y15 Y38 YR04
Y11 Y21 E34 E57 E59 E40 E41 YG03
Ground:  W1 W3 W6

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Hello There

It's hard to believe Halloween is soon upon us - the fun of the holidays begins! In honor of this fine "trick or treat" holiday, I've colored "Vanessa Vampire" from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I'm also going to toss my hat into their challenge titled, "Pick a Holiday, Any Holiday!". This one was a kick to create; I think because the paper I chose had a lot of bright, fun colors.  I can just imagine hearing her with that vampire voice whipping around the corner with a "hello there" that makes you want to turn around and beat feet!  LOL. Anyway - I hope you enjoy her, and I also thank you for stopping by!

Copics Used:
Skin: E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Eyes: YG93
Hair/Belt/Trim: V06 V09 BV08
Jacket/Patch: Y38 YR14 YR18
Pants: YG00 YG01 YG03
Cape/Boots: W0 W2 W4 W6 W8
Collar/Horns: E40 E81 0

Thank You

Some evenings when all that is appearing on the TV is football (hubby's in charge of the remote), I like to peruse crafty websites on my tablet.  On one of those occasions, I found a digital stamp company on Etsy - OddballArtCo.  The images are a bit quirky, but I adore them!  The owner and creator of these fabulous images is Lizzy Love, and she's really come up with some fun characters.  Today's star is Big Eye Girl in Monster Hood. Isn't she cute?  I left the card CAS - which tends to be my typical choice, but I'm happy with the results.  You will definitely be seeing more from Oddball Art on my blog in the future!  That's it for today - have a good one, and see you back here soon!    
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Eyes:  BG32 BG11
Jacket:  RV42 R32 R22 R20
Shoes:  W6 W4 W2
Tights:  E40 E41 0
Floor:  E40 E41 E42 E44

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sending Big Hugs

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many of us have lost dear ones in our lives due to this terrible disease, and have hope in our hearts that there will soon be a better understanding of its cause, prevention, and most importantly, cure. Right now, the most effective prevention is mammography - and this is my loving reminder to schedule yours!  The image I chose for today is "Another Beautiful Day".  She is dressed in orange, in honor of my friend who was taken by the disease - it was a warm, comforting, color to her.  She wrapped herself up in orange everything, and lived every minute she had with love in her heart! 
Sami Stamps Design Team has created a Think Pink Showcase as their contribution to bringing awareness to this cause. Be sure to check out their beautiful designs!  And thank you for stopping by - have a great weekend!
Copics Used:
Skin/Eyes:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20 BV00
Hair:  E25 E57 E29
Clothing:  Y38 YR14 YR18 YR30 E50 E51
Ribbons and Heart:  RV10 04 06 09

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Let Us Adore Him

Sami Stamps has a new release, "Noble Little King".  Beautiful images that you can put together to create a lovely nativity scene. It's hard to believe we're approaching that time of year - and it just seems to arrive even earlier in the crafty world! But, "Joseph" and "Little King" were so enjoyable to color and design into a card. You'll also want to check out the rest of the Design Team's inspiring creations on Sami's blog! Thanks for stopping by, and have yourself an amazing weekend!

Copics Used:
Skin: E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair: E23 E27 E29
Head scarf and gown: E40 E81 0 E53 E34 E35
Robe: Y11 Y15 YR23 Y28
Baby Blanket: G20 G40 YG63
Baby's Hair: YR30 YR31 E13
Manger: E53 E34 E35
Hay: YR23 Y26 Y11

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

You're Awesome

Today I chose to color from the "You're Super" stamp set by Birdie Brown/My Favorite Things. First, I masked super girl and then stamped the buildings (with my Misti) in layers, using gray and black ink. I also added a bit of distressed ink to the gray buildings to make it appear they have a bit of the sun's reflection on them. Then I smooshed Distressed Ink in the background for the sun's glow. After coloring her, I added glitter tape as her base, and the sentiment. Such a fun project! I've always loved Birdie Brown's darling images. So, that's it for today, thank you for stopping by!

Copics Used:
Cape: BG09 BG13 BG32
Costume: R02 R05 R29
Trim: YR30 YR31 YR12 YR27
Boots: C8 C6 C4 C2
Skin: E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair: E49 E47 E44 E43 YR31
Distressed Ink:  Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Hi Friend

Today's guest to my blog is "Pretend Friend" from Santoro's Gorjuss Girl collection. Another favorite! My inspiration was triggered this morning when I pulled the background paper from my stash. Just love the colors, so I was on a mission! This is the first time I've used the E70's (Copics) to color hair, but I ended up being happy with the results. Not really sure if I've seen anybody with this color of hair - but, when you're a colorist, you get to create whatever inspires you, right? That's half the fun! I make many of my cards for my mother, who lives in an assisted living facility. She loves scribing a little message and passing them out to her friends. This one will definitely serve that purpose. Hope it will make the recipient smile, and makes you smile as well! That's it for today, and thank you for stopping by!

Copics Used:
Skin: E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair: E70 E71 E74 E77
Dress/Stockings: RV69 RV66 RV63 YG13 YG06 YG67
Bow: YG13 YG06 YG25 YG67
Toy Pet: BG000 BG72 BG75 BG18 E40 E41 E42 E44
Floor: E50 E51 E53 E55

Friday, September 2, 2016

I'll Catch Up

Sami Stamps has another great release - Greyhound Fun!   These truly are fantastic images for creating friendship cards. I chose to color "Greyhound Friends"; but you just have to check out what the rest of the design team has created on Sami's blog - pure inspiration!   The challenge that goes along with this release is "Add Dots"!  You can get creative with this one - add beads, polka dots, design paper - whatever inspires you to dress up these fine pups!  So, have fun with this, and don't forget to stop by Sami Stamps Blog and check out all the new digis in this release! 
Copics Used:
Grey Dogs:  T1 T3 T5 BG72 BG75
Spotted Dog:  E40 E50 E53 E55 E57 BG72 BG75
Background:  BG70 BG000 E40 E42

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Today's guest is Hillary from Mo's Digital Pencil, harvesting a fruit that is quite plentiful where I live. When you drive into the city I call home, there is a huge apple sign with a neon message indicating we are "The Apple Capital of the World!". Well, I did a Google search... 'cause I didn't truly believe it. I learned that Washington State produces 64% of the nation's apples; which equates to 175,000 acres that produce 2.5 million TONS of apples annually! It breaks down into three regions, and our city actually falls into 2nd place now in Washington State.  The second highest producing state is New York @ 9.7%; that surprised me as well, guess NYC is called "The Big Apple" for a reason! So there you go... a little apple trivia for you on a Wednesday! But, I digress...
Don't you think Hillary is just darling with those apples bundled up in her sweater? It was an easy decision to get her on a card!  My objective was to replicate the beautiful colors that just seem to glow in this area during the time of fall harvest. It was a lot of fun layering papers to create that scene, and of course, Mo's images are always rewarding to color. So that's it for today... hope you have a fantastic week!
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  Y11 E50 Y32 YR31 E33
Shirt:  YG91 YG00 (as base), then Y28 Y26 Y21 E81 E84 E87
Pants/Headband:  B93 B95 B97 B99 E81 R24 R29
Shoes:  E50 E40
Apples/Flowers:  R24 R29 R59

Monday, August 29, 2016


The cupcake in today's card is one from Papertrey Ink's "The Baker's Dozen", stamp set. Love them!  There is a cupcake for every birthday month - and each one is as fun as the next! My goal is to get one posted per month... but we'll see how it goes! In fact, I debated on this one, as it wasn't an easy one to photograph. The glitter was fighting with me. I must say, it is much more sparkly in person.  To apply the glitter, I adhered scor-tape to vellum and sprinkled away! I then adhered the vellum to a piece of white paper. I left the card CAS, as the glitter seemed to do the job. Ok, enough from me! Thank you for stopping by!
Copics Used:
Cupcake:  RV52 V05 V06 BG10 BG53 BG57 Y15 Y17 Y38 E42 E44 E50 E21

Friday, August 26, 2016

Just a note

It's Friday! Just something about that day... hope it means exciting weekend plans for you! Today I'm posting another darling image from the Sami Stamps, "Back to School Peeps" release. Please meet Miss Pencil Peep - taking notes with a gleam in her eyes... looking forward to a day in the classroom! So fun to color! Be sure to stop by the Sami Stamp Shop - so many great images to choose from. So, that's it for today - and thank you for visiting! :)
Copics Used:
Miss Peep:  R00 E51 E29 E25 E23 E31 YR31 Y17 Y38 B41 B000
Glasses:  BG49 BG13 BG32, Glossy Accents
Pencils:  Y32 Y35 Y38 YR14 R22 R14 R24 R29 C0 C1 C2 C4 E51 E53 E33 E04 RV32 R81
Table:  Y000 YR30 YR31
Wall:  BG70 G000

Thursday, August 25, 2016

You make me smile

Good Morning! Today's star is "Giggle Fairy", a digital stamp from Some Odd Girl. There's something so fun and rewarding about coloring SOG images. I think it's because Kristy leaves plenty of room for the colorist to be creative. Loved this giggling fairy, and hope she makes you smile; and, so appreciate you stopping by!
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 E71 R00 R20
Hair:  Y11 E50 Y32 YR31 E33 E35
Clothes:  E70 E71 E74 E77 BG70 BG72 BG75 BG78 R05 R29

Monday, August 22, 2016

Be a Dreamer

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! Today I chose to color an image from "The East Wind"; her name is "Aurora Scarf Lover". From the moment I made eye contact with her, I couldn't wait to get her on a card! I think she really came to life with these colors, and am looking forward to coloring more East Wind Images in the future! So I have a "Where's Waldo" for you! Can you find the ice cream bar in the image? Wasn't sure how to include this, so just colored over it! Anyway, have a great week, and thanks for visiting!
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:   C0 C1 C2 C4 C6
Eyes:  BG09 BG49 BG53 BG000 E29 E27 E25
Scarves:  V01 V06 V09 RV69

Friday, August 19, 2016

We Got This

Sami Stamps Release!

Just want to start out briefly by letting you know I've been invited to join the Sami Stamps Design Team, and am looking forward to the new adventure!  Love Sami's images, and the creative team I'll be working with. Ok... on to the important stuff...
Sami Stamps has a new digi release, "Back to School Peeps".  Such darling images! How fun to make up one of these cards and put in a child's lunch box!  The image I chose to color today is "Pencil Peeps"; the teacher and her students tackling the new school year as a team!  Really enjoyed putting this together. So, be sure to stop by the Sami Stamps Blog to check out all the Design Team's cards - you'll find great ideas from their creative designs!
That's it for today - thanks for stopping by, and have a fantastic weekend!
Copics Used:
Chicks:  Y000, E50, Y32, Y35, YR04, BG0000, BG10, G20, G40, G43
Pencil: R00, R22, R14, R24, R29, R39, E51, E53, E33, C0, C1, C2, C4, E04, RV32, R81
Shadow:  E50, E51, YR30

Monday, August 8, 2016

Hi There

Woodsy Mae from Some Odd Girl has been staring at me from my craft desk for quite some time, wanting to be colored up. I know, I'm a little bit of a crazy crafter!   I always have fun coloring SOG images - and Woodsy Mae was no exception. Very clean and simple design, hope you enjoy!
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  C10 C8 C6 C4
Eyes:  BG11 BG49 BG09
Shoes:  Y38 YR14 YR18
Shirt:  E40 E41 E42 E43
Pants:  BG70 BG72 BG75 BG78
Grass:  YG01 YG03 YG17 YG67
Stump:  E43 E44 E47 E49
Bird:  E08 E09 E39 W2 W4 W6

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Big Hugs

"Totes Anya" from The Greeting Farm asked me to color her up this morning :). I paper pieced her dress, and shaded with E50, E51. Then, glammed her up a bit with makeup... sometimes I hesitate to add a few changes here and there, but usually it's rewarding to take the chance. Granted, there are a those attempts that end up in File 13 - all part of the learning process! On this one, I was pleased overall with her "dressed up" look, and I hope you are too!
Well, we're off to pick more Huckleberries!  Thanks for visiting!
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
Eye Shadow:  BG90, BG93, E000
Hair:  E50, E51, E53, YR23, YR24
Purse:  YR30, YR20, E21, E53, E34
Bow/Boots:  R000, R02, R14, R24, R27
Dress:  Paper piecing, using E50, E51 for shading

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Choose Joy

Where has the week gone already?  Much of it for me was spent processing Huckleberries that my husband and I picked last weekend. If you aren't familiar with them, they are a tiny dark purple berry that is just packed with flavor. They only grow in the wild,  and when they are baked into something or cooked into jam, they are magical. It's a chore to harvest them - as it takes many berries, and deer fly bites, (ugh), to fill your bucket! But so worth it! I canned 14 jars of jam, and made a Buckle.... nom nom, as they say!
So, today's post is a darling little fairy from Sugar Nellie. Her name is Hazel; and I just love her sweet expression. She's pretty tickled after accomplishing her soft land on that billowy mushroom... with no deer flies pestering her!  Just time for a rest!
So that's all for today.  As always, thank you for stopping by! 
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
Hair:  E47, E44, E43
Dress:  YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, E84, E81, R08, R05, YR04
Stockings:  YG97, YG95, YG91, YR12, Y32, YR30
Wings:  YR30, E50
Mushroom:  E49, E47, E42, E41, E40
Grass:  YG23, YG25, YG17, YG67, E31
Sky:  BG70, BG000

Monday, August 1, 2016

Be Your Own

Hi there, and Happy Monday! Just got back from a three day camping trip, and feel refreshed and ready to take on the world! And so happy to be back in my craft room! Today's star is "Little Dancer Rose", from A Day For Daisies. Love these Dancers! As soon as I saw them, I had to immediately purchase the whole collection. Little Rose has such a sweet face with that pile of blue roses on her head - just really had fun coloring her. The background paper is from the Bo Bunny "Butterfly Kisses" collection - honestly, some of the prettiest paper I've had the pleasure of working with. So, there you go - hope you have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by!!
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
Leotard/Leggings:  E70, E71, E34, E21, E51
Dress:  R000, R30, R21, R22, E000, E50, E40, 0
Flowers:  BG70, BG72, BG75, BG000, Wink of Stella Clear
Leaves:  YG00, YG23, YG25, YG95
Hair: Y11, E50, Y32, YR31, E33

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Greetings! Today's little image is a MFT Pure Innocence stamp set, called "Mud Buddies". I just adore these sweet images! I changed her hair a bit - and the jury's still out on whether I like her original do better. I decided to fussy cut her so I could really make her pop with the bright papers in the background. Looks like she picked a beautiful day to plant her seeds! That's it for today - see you round the bend!
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
Hair:  E49, E47, E44
Overalls:  BG53, BG45, BG49
Boots/Shirt:  Y15, Y17, YR14, YR18, R000, R00, R17
Shovel / Seeds:  C2, C4, C6, E39, E15, E50, E41

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bloom Where You're Planted

This little Pixie from C.C. Designs is such a cutey sittin' in that flower pot; I just couldn't resist coloring her up! I created a simple background with Tim Holtz distressed ink, and applied water to add interest.  It was also a great opportunity to utilize a coloring tutorial by Debra James.  Just love how beautifully she created the look of copper - and thought it would be fun to apply on the little pot in this image. This was a fun card, with a CAS layout - hope you enjoy! And, as always, thank you for stopping by!
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
Hair:  E23, E57, E59
Flower/Leaves:  V06, V09, BV08, YG03, YG17, YG67
Pot:  E00, E02, E11, E13, E15, E17
Distressed Inks Used:
Worn Lipstick
Carved Pumpkin

Thursday, July 14, 2016

You Are A Blessing

I recently came across a group started by Mindy @ My Creative Scoop. Such a supportive group of artists, and Mindy is incredibly helpful and personable. I mentioned that I wanted help with backgrounds, and she referred me to the background tutorials posted on her blog.  I found one by Deborah @ Deborah's Shining Cards on how to color an underwater scene. So HELPFUL! I also noticed that a dear friend had used this same tutorial on her blog, A Thousand Sheets of Paper.  Her work is an Encyclopedia of Copic Coloring! Anyway, I had a lot of help and a lot of fun coloring little Oceanessa and her Seahorse. She is from Sweet Pea Stamps, which, I understand, is no longer in business. For me, the practice is the fun - and the outcome can be so rewarding. Really appreciate the help I received on this project, and thank you for stopping by and visiting today! :)

Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
Hair: YR20, E11, E13, E15, E39, E29
Seahorse: Y11, YG01, YG05, YG21, YG03, YG25, YG17
Tail/Fin: G29, G46, BG57, BG49, BG45, B00
Background: BG45, BG53, B21, G00, BG0000
Sand: E40, E41, E33, E39

Monday, July 11, 2016

Your Thoughtfulness

Happy Monday to you! This darling mermaid from The Greeting Farm is my second entry in the "H20 Love" Challenge on the TGF Blog for the month of July. The background hearts/bubbles were done with a stencil and Tim Holtz Picket Fence paint. I then did a wash with Distressed Ink - adding a bit of Perfect Pearls powder from Ranger into my watercolor wash to give it a nice iridescent sheen. So fun! And, of course, colored the mermaid, fish, and seaweed with my Copics. And then... found the perfect sentiment! Just really had a lot of fun putting this together. Hope you enjoy! :)
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
Hair:  C10, C8, C6, B39, B29, B24, B21
Tail/Seaweed/Fish:  YG21, G40, G00, BG32, B39, B21
Distressed Ink:
Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen, Tea Dye

Friday, July 8, 2016

Go Forward

Hi there! Today's star is Sweet Mae from Some Odd Girl. I just joined the Some Odd Girl fan page, and thought I'd participate in the "Sweet and Simple" challenge. She's such a beautiful girl all on her own, so thought she'd fit right in with the theme. Thank you for stopping by - enjoy your day!

Copics Used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
Hair: YR21, Y17, YR04, YR27
Eyes:  YG99, E27
Dress:  B99, B97, B95

Saturday, July 2, 2016

You're Pretty Much My Most

There's a new Farm Fresh Challenge, "H20 Love", on The Greeting Farm's Blog. So I chose Chibi Diver for my water themed card today, and was she (and her friend) ever fun to color! I also got my distressed inks out to create the water and sand in the background, and threw a few Pretty Pink Posh water droplets to add sparkle. I was also pleased to find the perfect scenario to use this sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps. Overall, I was pleased with the results! Thanks for stopping by, and have a fantastic day!!
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
Hair:  R000, R20, R21, R14, R17
Eyes:  B00, BG53, BG09
Clothes:  BG000, BG53, BG09, BG18, BG78, Y13, Y17, Y38
Fish:  BG53, BG09, BG78, Y38, Y35, Y15, Y04, Y02
Background: Distressed Ink - Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo
The Greeting Farm - Chibi Diver
Honey Bee Stamps - Oh, Snap!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

You Are My Sunshine

Greetings!! It's really a lot of fun to get involved in the challenges out there in the crafty world! Today I'm throwing my hat in for the Tiddly Inks Tingo Challenge, using a Tiddly Inks image, Diecut, and Ribbon. Today's star is Shy Violet Wryn - just love her sweet expression as she anticipates gifting her little terra cotta pot filled with violets! I relate to Wryn - it's so fun to brighten a person's day with small gifts of thoughtfulness. That's it for today - thank you for stopping by! :)
Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
Hair - E23, E57, E59, E49
Clothing - RV10, RV52, RV63, RV55, RV66
Pot of Violets - E99, E97, E33, E31, Y17, RV63, RV66, RV69
Green - G99, BG96, G46 G24, G43
Tiddly Inks - Shy Violet Wryn
Papertrey Ink - Handwritten Notes

Monday, June 27, 2016

Make Today Awesome

Today I've colored Carnival Anya from The Greeting Farm. It looks as though she's already been to the carnival, and found a nice field of flowers to enjoy her frosty beverage. She just keeps making the day awesome!! I'm going to enter this card into the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge... I thought they came up with a great layout! Thank you for visiting my blog, and I hope your day is awesome as well!
Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E71, R00, R20
Hair - E21, E23, E39, E18
Dress/Boots - C10, C8, C6, C4, Y21,Y32, YR23, Y28
Cup - B00, BG53, BG57, BG09
My Favorite Things - Simply Fabulous Sayings
The Greeting Farm - Carnival Anya

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Simple Things

There is a challenge on A Day for Daisies Blog to add glitter to one of their images. So, I've decided to color Flower Fairy for the occasion!  I challenged myself to stay neutral, and use as few colors as possible.  Ultimately, however, I learned that no matter how monochromatic my color theme, I needed lotsa pens to create dimension... lesson learned!  Also, the glitter is difficult to see in the image, but there's actually sparkle on her wings.  :)  Another fun card to create, and I ended up pleased with the results!  Thank you for stopping by!
 Copics Used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E21, E71, R00, R20
Hair:  YR30, YR31, YR24
Dress:  E25, E27, E57, E29, YR30, E50, E51, E21, G40, G43, G46
Wings:  G20, G40, YR30
Wink of Stella Clear over the Wings

Friday, June 17, 2016

You're The Bomb

Hello!  Please say hello to Azary, from The Greeting Farm!  Kinda like this guy!  And, he was so much fun to color!
One (of many) things that is incredibly rewarding about making cards is that it provides you with another way to put your heart and soul into expressing gratitude, friendship, love, sympathy, and acknowledgement of a job well done.  Today, my post is about congratulations.  Way to go, Wah!
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
Hair:  E49, E47, E44, E43
Eyes:  B52, BG0000
Shirt:  E99, E97, E13, E21
Vest:  T9, T7, T5, T3
Jeans:  B39, B97, B95, B93
Shoes:  E49, E47, E44

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wish Big

Hey, there!  This cute little Greeting Farm guy is "Ian", from the "Rock the Farm" set.  I'm going to make him my second contender for the June Farm Fresh Challenge.  This is the second time I've colored him... I have several fishermen in the family, and he just seems to fit the bill.  Hope he makes you smile, and thanks for stopping by!
Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
Hair: YR31, YR24, E35
Hat/Pants: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1
Scarf: R05, R08, E09
Fish: C1, C2, YG97, YG93, R22
Shirt: B39, B97, B95, B93

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hello I love you

Today I've colored Twin Marko for The Greeting Farm's "Farm Fresh Challenge", "All about the boys"!  I started this little project by first stenciling "The Wall", by Prima, with Vintage Photo distressed ink.  And then had a lot of fun coloring Marko.  Love TGF ' S Creepers... I raised two boys, so it's fun to dress these guys in their liking.  This guy reminded me of my youngest... A rough and tumble skateboarder, with a tender heart.  Hope you enjoy!

Copics used: SKIN: E000, E00, E11, R00, R20 HAIR/SHIRT: W10, W8, W6, W4, B05 HAT: C10, C8, C6, C4, C2 JEANS: B99, B97, B95, B93 SHOES: E50, E41 SKATEBOARD: C1, C2, C4, E47, E44, E43, E42

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Scribble Scribble

Hello!  Every once in a while I come across a stamp set that makes me, (a grown, somewhat responsible woman, and grandma to the cutest grandbaby on the plant), GIGGLE!  The Mama Elephant, Monster Jam stamps did just that... absolutely love them!  So, one of these little monsters landed on my card today, and he was great fun to color.  The background was done by applying drops of Tim Holtz Distressed Ink on water color paper, and then blowing the paint around through a straw.  Really a very simple card, but was happy with the results.  So, that's it for today!  Thank you for your visit to my blog!
R29, R35, R17, YR12, Y17, E11, E33, B52, B41, B000
Distressed Ink:
Broken China, Fired Brick, Wild Honey

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Birthday Wryn

Hello! Today I'm joining the challenge on the Tiddly Inks Blog, which is to make a Birthday Card. I chose Birthday Wryn to color - I just love all the presents piled in her arms! She's grinning from ear to ear, anticipating the fun that will be had when the birthday girl receives her gifts! I really enjoyed making this card... maybe because of all the bright colors. Thanks for stopping by!
Copics used:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
Hair - E21, E35, E35
Bow/Socks - Y21, YR21, YR14, sharpie ultra fine white
Dress/Shoes - R14, R35, R29, R59
Gifts - YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17, BG0000, B01, B02, B05, BG70, BG90, B52, YR14, YR04, YR18, Distressed Ink Festive Berries

Monday, May 30, 2016

Believe In Yourself

There is a challenge on the ADFD Blog to use vellum in conjunction with any ADFD image you choose. So, thought I'd give it a try. I've used a digital image, Little Dancer Two. Love her sweet pose... maybe a little nervous, but ready to move forth and conquer!
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink white, Bazzill
Design Paper: Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Collection, Vellum
Digital Stamp: A Day For Daisies, Little Dancer Two
Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Hair: YR30, YR31, YR21
Clothes: R81, R83, R85, R56, R59, YG03, YG93, YG95

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Warm Thoughts

I fell in love with this image of Mae as soon as I saw her. She is a digital stamp from Some Odd Girl, titled Ribbons. I enjoy playing with eye makeup, so it was fun coloring her eyes... maybe went a little too glam? Overall, I was pleased with the results - always a learning experience!

Supply List:
Skin, Lips: E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, R22, E04 Hair, Ribbon: E33, E35, E35, Y13, Y15, Y17 Eyes: YG95, YG97, G29 Dress: E50, E81 Flowers and Leaves: R000, R30, RV42, R22, Y17, Y15, Y13, YG23, YG25, YG03, YG17, YG67
Cardstock:  Papertrey, white 110lb
Design Paper: Lovely Floral by Carina Gardner, Raspberry Fizz by Papertrey, and a scrap of green ki paper... :)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black
Stamp:  "Ribbons" digital stamp by Some Odd Girl
Ribbon:  Offray 1/8 inch

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Follow Your Dreams

My first post on my new blog.... appreciate your patience as I learn how to be a blogger. This is a digital image from A Day For Daisies titled "Paper Doll Maizie". I love ADFD images, and had a great time coloring this one!

Supply List:
Cardstock - papertrey ink
Paper - graphic 45 couture
Stamps - a day for daisies, paper doll maizie: ki memories, playful expressions
Ink - memento tuxedo black
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E04
Dress, hat, and hair ribbons - E21, E11, R21, Y21, YR21, YR12, R05, R08, E08, GOO, BG32, BG13, YG03, YG25, YG63