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