Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday Challenge!

Hello and welcome1  

I just want to share a card I created for my guest design project for today's fun challenge at The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday!   . I wanted to create a simple vintage card.   I love the wonderful paper from Sherri Baldy's new paper collection!    
And now for our challenge - 
The theme is anything goes!
 I  love challenges like that!   I am a free spirit! LOL  

I hope you stop by and share your cards!  It  is a fun and great community!  I would love to see  your there!    

Thank you for stopping by!    See you soon! 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Missing You


Hello everyone. Marie here with a card to share.

We live is such a mobile society and people come into our lives, touch our heart
and take a piece of our heart with them when they leave.

I have designed this card for those I miss and to say "You will always be in my heart."

I used the following supplies:
Digital Image by Karen Middleton
Paper from Paper Temptress
Focal image:  X-Press It Blending Card
Card Base: Heavenly White Premium 120#
Mat Layer: BASIS Purple 80#
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Leave Punch from Martha Stewart
I hope you liked my card and that you will stop by and visit
Paper Temptress soon!  


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Copic Brunette Hair: Awareness Ribbon Marci


Hello, my friends!   Marie here to share another tutorial with you today.
My friend Jay requested I create a video on hair showing dark lines.    This one is for you, Jay!!!
It's the month of May and  that is the month dedicated to "Mental Health" and "Children's Mental Heath".
Since it's May, I am dedicating this to children.,   because.....
Children's Mental Health Matters!  
You can find my other YouTube Tutorials HERE


Awareness Ribbon Marci (La La Land Crafts)
Garden Marci is in stock and has similar hair to match this tutorial.
his is certainly one stamp that is going to be on my next order!!!
ATG (Advance Tape Gun)
ATG Refill
Faber Castell Gel Medium
Paper shopping tools/mat
Ranger Stickles


I just adore this paper - BoBunny Zip-A-Dee-Doodle Collection.
I wanted to make sure I showcased the gorgeous paper to I cut a flower from the paper using my designer layer.    I did this in an area that would not show when I applied my focal image.
I then shaped the flower with my moving tools and mat.
Faber Castell Gel Medium was applied to help keep the shape.
The great thing is...   It was a great embellishment and I didn't have to use another piece of paper!

Color Palate
Skin Tones:  E50, E51, E11, E21, E93
Hair:   E21, E33, E25, E27 and E29 for my cast shadow
Jumper: B21, B23, B26, B28
T-Shirt/Hair Ribbon:  T20, R22, R24
Shoes:  C1, C0
Awareness Ribbon:  YG11, G43

That's all for today.
I hope you have fun crafting and stay healthy!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Spring, Blossoms and Butterflies


Hi everyone, and welcome!

It's Marie here with another designer card for you.


I wanted to share a card I created using paper from our very own Paper Temptress and some flower die from Cherry Lynn Dies.
  1. My card base is Heavenly White 110# cardstock.  I love the weight of this for my card base and it is super smooth and feels wonderful to touch.
  2. The base layer is a beautiful pink called Cotton Candy.
  3. The Top layer is Neenah Solar White.   I used the light 65# so I was able to get a deep impression with my embossing folder.    The edges were sponged using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  4. The flowers and butterfly were cut from Neenah Solar White paper.   The flowers were sponged with Tim Holtz Milled Lavender  and Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
  5. Pearls were used for embellishment.
I hope you enjoyed this card.  Treat ourself and stop by Paper Temptress and check out all the wonderful paper, ribbon/bows and flowers!   !

Have a wonderful, crafty week!


Thursday, April 30, 2015


Hi everyone and happy Friday!
Marie here with a tutorial on coloring Brunette Hair using Shin Han Twin Touch Markers.   The same technique will apply to Copic Markers and any alcohol ink based marker!

All my video Tutorials can be found HERE.

I used the adorable stamp by Tiddly Inks called Berry Sweet.    The image was colored using ShinHan  Twin Touch Markers.   The background was marbleized using watercolors with accents of Copic Opaque White Ink. .  The mushrooms were marbleized using ShinHan  

Twin Touch Color Palette
Hair: BRii, BR100, BR101, BR134
Skin: R139,BR134, YR133
Dress: B63, B66, B64, B67 and BR111, R139
Marbleized mushrooms: B134, GY173, P145, Colorless Blender
Strawbetrries: R2, R15, R14, R13, R28
Shoes: GG3, GG5, Copic Opaque White Ink
Background: watercolor and Copic Opaque White Ink


The base card is Neenah Premium Cover Cardstock 110#,    The base layer is Cotton Candy from Bazzill Card Shoppe. The designer paper was from Little Darlings : Caladium paper pack.   The edges were sponged with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo by Ranger.   

I heavily distressed the  edges of all layers.    Scotch ATG  was used to apply the layers and Pop Dots for dimension for  the Focal Image and Sentiment.   

 Pearls were added for accent.

All in all...... This was a super fun image to color and use for my card!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.


The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday has a fun challenge going on and the sponsor is Sherri Baldy!   
I hope you check it out and join in!     

I used an adorable Sherri Baldy Image, colored it up with copics.  
I added Crystal Laquer to the magnifying glass just for fun!    
The butterflies in the background were stenciled and colored with Copic Markers.   

I added a button and butterflies for my  embellishments!  

I hope you stop by and check out The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday Challenge!  

Have a great week and Thank you for stopping by!   

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sweet Peas in a Pod


Hello and happy Friday!

Marie here with another video tutorial for you. I am going to use the stamp set "Sweet Peas in a Pod" by Whimsy Stamps. I will also use a stamp from Mama Elephant called Freestyle Florals for the background. It's a super sweet stamp and I hope you enjoy it!

 Although I color most of the image in Copics, I also want to support those of you that use ShinHan Twin Touch. I colored the image in Twin Touch as well and will list those Colors as well.

 You can find some of my other video combos HERE.

Sweet Peas in a Pod (Whimsy Stamps)
 Freestyle Florals (Mama Elephant)

Copic Sketch Marker
Memento Tuxedo Black 
Memento Pistachio
Copic Multiliner 0.03
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
ShinHan Twin Touch Brush Markers

Neenah paper Premium Cover Cardstock 110# Solar White
X-Press It Blending Card
Bazzill Card Shoppe Paper - French Mints Silverton Hall (Wild Rose Studio)

ATG Ranger Mini Blending Tool
Flowers pearls distressing tool
Baker's Twine - Key Lime  

Copic Palette
YG03, YG63, YG67 YG61, G40, colorless Blender, C3

  Twin Touch Brush ShinHan Palette
GY235, GY233, GY237, GY175

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you liked my little tutorial!    Have  a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Color-Ology Hug-able My Besties Bear Rosie Multi Media Canvas - Part 2

Storyline:Have yu ever wanted to get your hands a little messy and just “let go”?    I spend so much time in my head that I think it’s fun to just color or paint without having to  think and plan.   Let’s face it - most of our life is spent planning, organizing and being totally responsible.   Let’s just do some coloring and let our creativity flow!  LOL   

I will be using all types of multi media supplies that I have been looking at for a long time.   It’s time to get out those supplies and start playing!   

Hug-Able My Besties Bear Rosie

Color-Ology Pigment Kit 1
Color-Ology Shimmers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

Sherri Blady’s Pink Pink Pink Paper pack

Home made Mod Podge
Texture paste
Tim Holtz Stencil - Burlap
Work stamps
Glue Gun
Chipboard designs I cut using Heavy Duty Tim Holtz die

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the video!    
If you like it, other tutorials can be found on my YouTube channel HERE

Be healthy and give yourself a little TLC by crafting a little every day 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hug-Able Besties Bear Rosie Sherri Baldy's Color-Ology DT Tutorial

Hello, my friends!

Marie here and I want to share my first video for Sherri Baldy’s Color-Ology DT! 

Do you remember the story of the Velveteen Rabbit?   Remember how he was so loved that his fur was all fuzzy and worn and some of the stuffing was coming out?   Did you have a stuffed animal that you loved like that?    

That’s what I think of when I think of stuffed bears.   I love them!  Yes, even at my age! LOL  Today I want to show you how I created that kind of fur on this adorable teddy bear.    I combine 3 techniques to create a  tight, fuzzy, huggable  texture to fur.    

The stamp is Sherri Baldy’s  Hug-able My Besties Bear Rosie.   I used to E30 natural Blending Family for Copic Markers to color her fur.  E30, E31, E33, E44, E47

The fur was colored using 3 techniques
  • Dimensional Coloring
  • Stippled Technique
  • Texturized with a Colorless Blender

Hope you enjoyed the video!   
Come back soon and be healthy and craft a little everyday! 

For the Love of Tags!


Hello friends!  Marie here with my new project for you!
I love tags!   In my opinion, one can never have too many tags!
Today I will share a tag I created with paper from Paper Temptress and a featured image from
Sherri Baldy's new April release!

The digital image is
Big Eye Big Head Dolls image 577
I stamped the image on X-Press It Blending Card - I love this for my Copic coloring.
It is super smooth and really makes blending a breeze.
The tag base was cut from Grape Jelly Pop Tones.  
I darkened the cardstock to coordinate with my image using Memento Grape Jelly Dye  Ink.
This provided a rich dark color.   I created faux stitching with my Signo Opaque White Pen.
I created the flower using X-Press It Blending Cardstock.
The smooth texture makes it easy to sponge.
My die was Cherry Lynn Black Eyed Susan Strip.
It is amazing how different the flower looks depending on what color you select!
I used Tim Holtz  Dusty Concord Distress ink.
I heavily sponged the center and tips of each petal.
I molded the flower with my McGill molding tools and molding  pad.
A light coat of  Ranger Glossy Accents was applied to the flower after assembly.
The leaf was cut from my stash (love using up my leftovers!)
I sponged the leaves and stem using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
This is my finished tag.  I hope you enjoy tags as much as I do!
I love embellish presents and gift bags with colorful tags!
Have a great day and take some time to be crafty!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Stamping With Mega Flakes

Hello tand welcome!

Marie here with a little something different today! I wanted to play with some of the new Mega-Flake Royal Peacock stamping flakes from Indigo Blu!

Come and watch me experiment! :D


Other Video tutorials can be found HERE.

Stamp Paper
120# card base
 Bazaar Card Shoppe - Blueberry Sour
Gold paper cardstock


Mega-Flake Royal Peacock from Indigo BluATG
Flitter Glu by Indigo Leafy Stencil (other stencils)
pearlsstamp cleaner pad
FlowersButterfly punch
Leaf punch and molding pad/tools


Thank you for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed my experiment! I hope you stay healthy and crafty!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Coloring Longer Fur: Spring Bunnies by Wild Rose Studios


Hello to our wonderful crafting community!   

 Marie here with another mini tutorial for you.

For those of us that LOVE bunnies - it doesn't have to be a stamp reserved for Easter.   There are so  many different occasions to use these sweet images!  The one I am sharing today is by Wild Rose Studio and called Spring Bunnies.    I love the softness of their fur and their sweet faces.   Together, they make it one of my favorite Springtime stamps.

Other video tutorials can be found HERE

ATG adheesiveRanger Mini Blending Tool
and quilled flower
Calligraphy sentiment

Copic Palate
Bunnies:  E40, E41 and bridged E43 with E47E93, E95
Flowers Y11, Y13, YR23
Grass: G21, G29
Butterflies: N5, YR23, B69, Opaque white

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial.   
Be healthy and happy crafting!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dimensional Coloring: Eggstra Special Easter

mp032715aHello and WELCOME!
Marie here with another card and video for you today.
I really loved the stamp set by Lawn Fawn that I used last week so I decided to use another stamp in the same set for today!
I thought it would be a good time to re-visit some basic coloring techniques.
We love having new people join us here at MarkerPOP!
It's a place to learn and support each other as we learn new techniques.
This will be a super basic video that shows the difference between
"flat coloring" and "dimensional coloring". I hope you like it! :D

My other YouTube Video's can be found HERE.

ATGCalligraphy pen
Roses for embellishment.
Copic Color Palette
G40, G43, B46
Y11, Y13, Y15
B0000, B00, B02
RV 11, RV13, RV25
mp032715dI am so glad you stopped by!
Hope you hop over to our challenge and join us!
Stay happy, healthy and create something new every day!
See you next week!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday: Just a Note

 Hello and WELCOME!   
The Outlawz - Twister Thursday is at it again with a wonderful "anything goes" challenge for you!   
This is one of my favorite challenges.   Anything goes always get's my creative mojo going!  

Our sponsor this month is: The Outlawz Challenges
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 7
WOW!   Now that's a great gift!   

This stamp is from GKD - Stately Flowers 9.   I love this entire stamp set!   It was illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.    All her flower stamps are so much fun to color!   

Copic Pallate
BV11, BV22, BV23, BV24, T3
G11, YG63, B24 and G40

Thank you for stopping by!  
I hope everyone has good health and takes some time for 
creating something new every day! 
Give yourself a little TLC!