Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mojo Monday & Copic Chart

I haven't posted for a few days, but I've been working on some things - I even got several scrapbook pages done (but I'm not posting those today). One of my big projects was to re-do my copic chart. My old chart was getting very messed up (stains on it, curled up,etc) and did not have room for my spicas and the new colors (out of order on there). So I sat down and plowed away with Excel and came up with a new chart that has the new copics in it and even room for my spicas. I was very happy with how it turned out.

My other picture for today is from this week's Mojo Monday sketch. I really liked this layout. These papers are also some of my favorites - I think they are Basic Gray (Bohemia line). I've held on to them for a long time - I know I used them one other time for a scrabook layout & I used them for another layout the other day - and the scraps that are left I am using on cards - it's such pretty paper and some of my favorite colors, I plan to use up as much of it as possible. I am pretty sure the brown cardstock I used is either Bazzil or DCWV. My stamp set is from CTMH - it's one I bought a while ago, but haven't had a chance to use yet. Of course I colored the images with copics, and the ribbon is just from my stash (I love sheer ribbon and can't get enough of it).

Have a great Hump Day!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch

Good Morning! Happy Thursday! I don't know about you but I'm glad the week is coming to an end.

On to today's card - I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch. Since I had a larger stamp, I made my card a 5x5 square. I love this stamp - she's from Sugar Nellies and I colored her in with copics and used yellow stickles on the stars on her dress & hat. Halloween PP and my gooey punch rounds her out.

Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Let it Snow!

We have not had any snow here yet this year (which is a good thing so far!) but I loved this cute snowman stamp and couldn't wait to use him. He is a Sugar Nellie Stamp from Funky Kits -

I colored him with copics and used a gold spica pen for his hat buckle and silver for the gift bow (hard to see because its so small). All my cardstock is from Bazzil and my pp is DCWV Christmas Glitter Stack (from last year). I used a CTMH stamp for the sentiment and my MS snowflake punch for the snowflakes. I added diamond stickles to the snowflakes to help them pop out a bit and give them that glitter that snow seems to have.

Well, let me know what you think of my snowman :) Have a great day - and hopefully it won't snow (its just too early).

Monday, October 19, 2009

Another take on Santa

I wanted to play with my colors & do a slightly more non-traditional color card. I used my Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper for inspiration. I colored my santa stamp with copics, and used stickles on his "fur" and for the wreath berries. All my cardstock is from SU, and I used a CTMH glitter brad. The flowers are all primas, and the ribbon was also CTMH. In with the flowers, I used a snowflake punch from MS, which I got on sale last year. And of course, my MS branch punch for the greens around the primas. Hope you enjoye! I got some new stamps over teh weekend, so I'll have a few new things to post this week (if I can keep up!)

Have a great Monday!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Santa Card

Well, I inked up my new Sarah Kay Santa stamp and put my own little spin on it today. I used my new CTMH Jingle paper - love this line - it's so gorgeous! I colored him in with copics, then used a silver spica for his belt buckle & buttons. For his fur, I broke out my sparkly fluff and used ruby stickles for the berries in the wreath. I posted a close up so you can see the details a little more. The flower is from Petaloo and I used my MS branch punch for the greens. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Winter Wonderland

So I started out wanting to use some of my new CTMH stamps and the Mojo Monday sketch for this week. As I progressed I realized my stamp was too large to add the extra strip & "star" embellishment so I just left it pretty simple. I used all CTMH products & thought this came out pretty (and simple). Following products used: Aspen Paper, Snow Flurries stamp set, Silver Pearl embossing powder, and Outdoor Denim ink.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Copic Class & Christmas Card

Happy Columbus Day!

I took a Copic Class yesterday and we made the two Christmas cards shown together above - the santa and the angel. I love the santa (and I posted a close up so you can see the stickles we used) and was thrilled we used this stamp because I just bought it on Friday (both stamps are Sarah Kay).

My other card uses my favorite Christmas Willow stamp again - but this time I used new colors and Basic Grey Wassail paper. She's colored with copics and the flowers are Primas.

Well, I've got to keep this short today - lots to do & little time.

Have a great one!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

General Card

Happy Sunday! I'm pretty pleased with the way this card turned out. I was itching to use the new boarder punch I purchased at a (somewhat) local craft store. I loved the swirls on the punch and I wanted to somehow use it with white paper to give it a feminine feel. I realized the punch ended up on green paper, but it is off-set by the white, so that's pretty close for me. I choose green as my main color thinking it might work for a holiday card, but then I realized my stamp looks more summery (she's wearing a tank top!) so I left it as a general card - I can put any type of sentiment I'd like on the bottom, so I could make it a Thank You - a Hello - or whatever I choose when I need it. I couldn't tell you what type of cardstock I used - it was just pulled out of my stash. The pattern paper is from SU (one of my favorites), and I colored her in with copics. The punch is from Fiskars, and I'm not sure about the ribbon - again just pulled a piece from my drawer stash. I used an older Verve layout for inspiration, though I did not follow it exactly (I tend to alter them to suit me).

Well I hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, October 9, 2009


I decided to use one of my stamps that I had not yet broke out of the package. I bought this Tilda from Michelle's ( and had not yet used her. I re-used the Mojo Monday sketch from this week - I really liked it, and since the last one I changed around a bit, I decided to exactly follow the layout today. Since there were so many options, I used my paper for inspiration. This is some older Stampin Up paper I had on hand. It all coordinates, so I decided to go for a more monochromatic look set off by the black. I was trying to achieve a more elegant look. I left the card blank so any type of a sentiment could be used inside.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Using up leftovers

I don't have much time today, so I'm posting a card I made a while ago - it used up some leftover pattern paper (from CTMH) and a flower (not sure where it came from) which was a straggler around. I love this stamp (from Susanas) and it is just such a sweet theme. The sentiment is CTMH as well. I inked the edges of the paper and used nesties to cut the tag shapes. She was colored with copics as usual and I used my MS branch punch for the greenery. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mojo Monday Card

I used this week's Mojo Monday layout for my card today. This is one of my all-time favorite stamps - I just think this Willow stamp is so pretty! I used copics to color her, and all my paper is from CTMH. The snowflake brads are from Oriental Trading (I've had them forever) and the flowers are primas.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Baby Tag

This morning I put together a "Baby" tag to attach with a ribbon. I was really thrilled with that outcome as well. I used a House Mouse stamp that I've had for a while, and colored it in with copics. When it was done I coated the image with versamark and used some ranger clear glitter embossing powder on it. A hit from my heat gun and voila! The paper I used is CTMH and it's from the Sweet Pea line. Hope you enjoyed todays post! Happy Monday!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Follow Your Heart Challenge

Todays card was made for the challenge over at Follow Your Heart blog

I was really happy with the way this card turned out - and it was the first time I got to use my Liquid Applique Pen for snow (just got it recently).

For this card I used a stamp called Rian by Elizabeth Bell from Susana's site (link on sidebar). It had some flowers around the tree stump she is sitting on, but I cut those off to make it have a more wintery feel. I also bought the pattern paper from the same site, it's from the Basic Gray Eskimo Kisses Line (I had a hard time picking one because all the papers in that line are just gorgeous!) All my cardstock came from Stampin Up as did the sentiment stamp. I used a Stampin Up roller stamp for the background on the lighter green paper with Brilliance Ink (hard to tell in the picture but it does have a slight sheen to it). Various flowers (most are mulberry, but the large burgandy one I got from someone else, so I'm not sure what it is)on the card as well. The inside of the card used the negative from my pattern paper, and the Peace On Earth sentiment is from CTMH. All the branches are from my Martha Stewart Branch Punch (which I love) and I used a SU circle punch for the holly berries.

Copic markers I used to color Rian:

Blues: B29, 26 and 23
Reds: R59, 46, 43
Grey: N2, 3
Brown: E49, 47, 44, 43
Skin Tones: R12, E31, 30
Hair Tones: E34, Y35, Y32
White: Inkssentials Pen in Opaque White
Spica - Olive for the flowers on her jacket

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it!

Have a great Sunday!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Another Halloween Card

I just finished up this card and I couldn't wait to post it. I think it came out pretty cute - I'm not sure I'm thrilled with my ribbon choice, but I didn't have the ribbon I really wanted (I would have put a sheer black thin ribbon on there) but it will work.

I colored the image from Pink Cat Studios (bought it at Susana's) with copics. Again, used some spicas to add a little glitter (on her hat band), and my K & Co. Halloween papers.

I used the Mojo Monday sketch for this week to create this card - hope you enjoy!

Catching Up

Today for my card - this is a non-traditional color halloween card. I was really happy with the way it turned out. The stamp is from pink Cat Studio, and the sketch was a Mojo Monday layout. I colored her with my copics, and used my spica glitter pens on her hat to add a bit of sparkle. My bow-easy helped a lot with the double bow on this card - I love sheer ribbon and i love how the double-bow turned out. If you don't have a bow-easy you need to get one (at Susanas - see my sidebar for the link). They are only $5 and make it so much easier to tie perfect bows.

Whatever you do - enjoy your weekend!