Friday, October 17, 2014

Festive Friday # 42

One more week to play along at Festive Friday
and get your Christmas cards started!
Here is the inspiration photo:
stamps:  PTI:  Framed Out # 9, Rustic Wreath, Bells & Boughs
gold embossing powder, Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle dies
YEAH!  It's Friday!  Have a good weekend friends!
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Silent Night ~ Holy Night Merry Monday

is the theme over at the Merry Monday Challenge this week.
That too is one of my favorite Christmas carols.
So when I thought of that I thought of the Holy family.
The stamps are from paper Smooches
and the circle stitched die is Lil' Inkers
Colored with copics.
Thanks for taking a look!
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Make It Monday 184 gold dipped die cuts

The new Make It Monday is by Danielle and she has a very cool video along with three of her tags...go check it out!  She gold dipped her leaves and they look fantastic!  Her technique is dipping the edges of your die cut into versamark and then using gold embossing powder.  I needed a birthday card for my dad, he will be 93 on Saturday, so I pulled out Birthday Style and dipped the edges of the die cut balloon into the versamark and embossed with gold.  I also embossing the birthday and the little bubbles in gold.  the happy was cut from Phrase Play # 5 with Recollections gold paper.
I would love to play along again if I have time I really like how this looks...I especially loved Danielle's leaves and the buttons!
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Clearly Besotted Challenge # 14 ~ Christmas!

The 14th Challenge is up for the Clearly Besotted Challenge and it is a Christmas theme!
I pulled out Pretty Poinsettia and inked it up with PTI pure poppy, I rolled the tips into some scarlet jewel, that is why it looks "dirty" on the edges, I guess I need more practice with the rock n' roll method! I added a strip of Glitzy Glitter paper from DCWV in green to the top and bottom.  The sentiment was stamped in memento cottage ivy.
Thanks for taking a look!
I have been dog sitting my daughter's dog while they are in Mexico.  They get home tomorrow night, Yeah!!
We love "Happy", but he is my shadow, I cannot move a foot without him getting up and following me...I try to tell him to stay put, I am only going a few feet, but he has to get up and tag along.
Now today I have their cat...I have been letting her outside (maybe more than they do, for purely selfish reasons...I don't have to clean out the kitty litter box...she does her business outside!)  Of course I don't leave her out for long...we are in the land of deer, coyotes, raccoons etc...I think today she was especially feeling lonely, so she followed me back to my house (we live next door) and she came inside, now she is jumping up on everything...walking in front of my face while I try to type...I think both these pets will be very happy when their family is back loving on them!!
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Day 13 having more fun!

Jennifer showed us how to use die cuts and color them and apply them to a card.  I die cut Impression Obsession Birch Trees and Birds with white paper and then proceeded to color them with my copics.  For the birch trees I used W0, W2 and W4.  The little cardinals were colored with R20, R27 and R89.
My sky is done with Distress inks, Broken China and Seedless Preserves.  The snow or maybe stars were done with my white uni-ball Signo pen.
The fox was a little guy I colored early in the class and had never gotten around to putting him on a card.  I thought he would be perfect for this scene.
Thanks for taking a look!
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Having fun on the last day of Copic Card Class

This is one class that I am going to miss!  Seriously learned a lot about copics, now we can play for a week and still load up our projects on the site and hopefully get some feedback.
I found this free digi from Marianne Walker's blog
She is another instructor for copic certification.
I thought I would give her a try and she was fun to color!
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Seize the Birthday ~ No topping!

Thought I would try another shaker card.
I used my BFF's stamp set from Stamps of Life:.
The candles in this set are BIG and so awesome to play with.
I decided this could take center stage! the rest of the shaker card was made using the dies from the Make it Market Kit:  Shakers & Sprinkles.
Since this is a NO TOPPINGS Challenge this time, you can do anything you want!
I hope you will be inspired by the design team and join us for this two week challenge!
Go to Seize the Birthday and link up your card!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Day 12 Copic Storage

This last summer I was roaming through TJ Max and ran across this wooden cubby.  It is meant to lay flat on the back side, there are two rings for handles on the left and right sides...but I thought this would be perfect for my copics. (and I could use it the way it is intended and have the copics vertical instead of horizontal, but I couldn't have it on the shelf above me and still be able to see the colors.
The only thing better would be a stronger piece of plastic to separate the actual color families.  For example all yellows are in the same cubby space, but I separated the Y from the YR with a piece of heavy cardstock.
Up until this class I have had it on a shelf directly above my workspace and it was within easy reaching distance to grab the colors I needed.  Since I was doing a lot of coloring, I just brought the whole wooden cubby piece  down to sit on my desk.
I have a mixture of sketch and Ciao markers, I had to punch holes and write the number on the end of the Ciao markers as it was driving me crazy pulling out every one to see if it was the number I needed.  For now this is working for me and it looks like I still have plenty of room to add more colors in each cubby!!

Make It Monday Embossed and Dry Embossed!

There is a new Make It Monday video
and Dawn shows us a card with first embossing with powder, then using an impression plate to add a design to the card.
I actually did two, but didn't really like how the first turned out, so went back to the drawing board!
This is my second card.
I used PTI Meadow Greens and the Wood Grain impression plate.
I used zing powders in white, aqua and apricot.
The sentiment is from Asian Fusion.
okay, kind of embarrassed to show the first card, but here it is:
It just doesn't pop out like the first picture and the white powder was filigree, I wonder if it is old, because I had a heck of a time getting it to shine and dry.
Then there is the matter of the sentiment being crooked...and I think the IP is a little too busy.
Now you know why I decided to do a do over!!
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Monday, October 6, 2014

Day 11 Copic Coloring

Day 11 is about Hiding your Mistakes!
I tried NOT to make many mistakes, did color outside the line and thought I fixed it all with the "0" Colorless Blender, but why is after the picture is taken and posted that all the blemishes just pop right out?
I also used the white pen to add some embellishments to the picture.
This is Funky Ashley Digi Stamp by Scrappers Delights.
Sorry for the poor picture, I have shadows today!
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