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