Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hi Friend

Hello! I've wanted to color "Janny Texting" from Mo's Digital Pencil, it seems like for forever. I love this cutey... and have just the perfect person to send it to! I had fun with the colors and texture for her hat. I used a microfiber rag and alcohol to accomplish the texture... and ended up loving it! There's something about Mo's images - so fun to see them come to life. Enjoy, and I wish for you a fabulous week ahead! :)
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  E43-E49
Sweater/Hat/Shoes/Socks:  R21 R22 R24 R29 RV52 RV63 RV66 V01 V91 V93 E40 E81
Shirt/Jeans:  T1 T3 T5 T7 T9
Books:  YG91 YG93 YG95 E79 E77 E74 YS8 YS6 E81 E84 E40 0

So Thoughtful

Well, I missed a day or two of posting but I did manage to fit in crafty time. Today I'll be posting a couple cards. The first one is from the Sweet November collection, and her name is Garden Girl Adelle. She's no longer available, but isn't this just an adorable image?  I envisioned Adelle walking up a path with this little mouse, taking in a beautiful day together. So I decided to challenge myself by trying to create the scene I was envisioning. I'm thinkin' that mouse is appreciating the ride! :) I also played with colors on her dress and hat - it was fun, and I think I might use this combination again! This was a stretch for me, but always rewarding to step up to the challenge, eh? Hope you enjoy. :)
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11
Hair:  YR30 YR12 YR27
Dress/Hat:  BV00 BV02 BV04 BV08 V01 B21 B23 B29
Shoes:  E71 E74 E77 E79
Mouse:  C0 C1 C2 C4 R00 R20 R30
Walnut:  E21 E23 E25 E27 E59 C4 C6 C8 C10
Hills/Road:  YG01 YG03 YG17 YG61 YG63 YG67 E31 G40 G43 V91 C0 C1 C2

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Counting My Blessings

Well, I'm counting my blessings, for sure. Our pipes burst last night, and we had to have our water shut off by the city (at the street... 'cause of our irrigation system), as well as at the house. Ugh. We called a plumber and were told that we would be put on a waiting list.  Super Ugh.  Long story short... I managed to land an amazing plumbing company that got the job done this afternoon... and, we now have water!  Yay! 
So,  I  am barely reaching my goal of posting each day... but here it is!  Sweet Snuddle Anya from The Greeting Farm.  Counting her blessings... a comfy chair, soft kitty, good book, and a beautiful mug of java!!  Hope your day is filled with blessings as well!  'Till next time!  :)
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  YR31 YR12 YR27 E39
Shirt:  G99 YG97 YG95 YG93 YG91
Barret/Shorts:  E39 B99 B97 B95 B93
Slippers:  E50 E81 E84 BV20 R00 R30 R32
Mug:  R35 R46 R89 E23 E25 E29, Wink of Stella Gold
Chair:  YR30 Y32 YR31 Y26 BV20 E21 E18 E39
Kitty:  R02 W4 W6 E50 Y32

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sending Happy

Another cold, wintry day. In fact, freezing rain! Which means... ugh... I had to cancel my hair appointment.  Made me grumpy momentarily... until I started thinking about my warm home, soup in the crockpot, and a great book to read. So, I decided to do Sassy Suzi's hair instead, and the grumps went away instantaneously! :) Sassy Suzi is a part of the Wild Sprout collection at The Greeting Farm. I didn't see her in their store, but maybe she'll be one that is reintroduced in the future. Anyway, I just love her long warm coat, and fabulous 'do! I'm also going to enter this into January's Farm Fresh Challenge, "Anything Goes". Thanks for stopping by, I'm headed to the kitchen to make biscuits to have with our soup tonight! Stay warm!! :)
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  E43 E44 E47 E49
Coat:  C0 C1 C2 C4
Pants:  BG 53 BG57 BG09 BG78
Shirt:  BG0000 BG000 B000 B00
Shoes:  C6 CC8

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Thank You

Hello again! Life has been busy, for sure. My son is getting married in 10 days, and there's much to do! But, I am determined to make time to be creative, and post on my blog each day before the big event... we'll see how it goes! :) Today's little charmer is a Pure Innocence from My Favorite Things, whose name is "Ice Skater"! She's a sweety, for sure... one of my faves! My goal was to be a little more light with the pens. I just adore the lovely cards I'm seeing out there in the crafty world where color is used sparingly but effectively. Much practice in store, as I tend to have a very heavy hand. But... practicing is all the fun! I hope you enjoy this little skater, and I also hope you have a great day! Thank you for stopping by. :)
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  E44 E47 E49
Clothes:  RV00 RV11 RV32 BG90 BG70 BG10 BG72 E50 E41 E81 C0 C2 C4

Monday, January 16, 2017

What a wonderful world

Hello! Another very chilly day, but it's nice and toasty in my craft room! Today's guest is one of CC Design's darling images titled "Rustic Sugar Windy Day Cinnamon". Just love this sweet character! She's got herself all bundled up, ready and ever so grateful to take on the day!  I chose a CAS layout, so as not to distract from her cuteness. All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. Looking forward to coloring more of these images from this collection! That's it for today... wishing you a warm and productive day! :)
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  C10 C8 C6 C4
Hat/Gloves/Scarf/Stockings:  T1 T3 T5 BG10 BG45 BG4901
Coat:  V01 V05 V06 V09
Shoes:  C10 C8 C6
Ground:  E44 E43 E42

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Let your joys stack up

Good Morning! Brrrrr.... it is so cold outside! We've been getting below zero temps at night, and not a whole lot warmer during the day. It's definitely the time of year to cozy up with a blanket, hot cocoa, and a good book or two! Which totally inspired my decision to color this Pure Innocence image, "Bookworm". She's taking a pause, just long enough to express her thoughts; life is so much better when you're surrounded by books, not worries! I think I agree! Okay for now... I'm headed to go finish up a good read that I started long ago and never finished. Outlander, anyone? ;)
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  YR31 YR12 Y27 E39
Shirt:  Y11 YR31 Y21 Y26 V93
Pants:  E23 E27 E29 E49
Books/Worm:  YR30 E50 E41 E81 0 YG21 YG23 YG03 YG95
Floor:  E40 E43

Saturday, January 14, 2017

You brighten my days

Happy New Year! It's been awhile since I've posted on my blog, and it feels fabulous to get goin' again! I hope you all had a fantastic Holiday Season. Mine was more than I could have asked for... lots of love, family, and good food... so much to be grateful for. But... it was also busy, and lots'n'lots of work. I'm grateful, but at the same time, I'm glad to put it behind me for another year! So, today's post is a Kraftin' Kimmie, titled "Carly Cupcakes". Oh, how I love to bake for the special people in my life... so this image truly hits home. The excitement and anticipation on that little guy's face says it all. Hope you enjoy, and thank you for stopping by my blog!
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  Carly - E43 E44 E47 E49, Boy - YR31 YR12 YR27 E39
Eyes:  YG93 E84
Shirt:  RV11 RV52 RV55 R59
Jeans:  B39 B97 B95 B93
Cupcakes:  E55 E47 E49 E35 E57 E59 R05 R08 E09
Pan/Spoon:  C0 C1 C2 C4 C6
Counter:  YR30 E50 E51
Wall:  E40 E42 YR30