Monday, October 20, 2014

The Gift of a Feather

Hello!   It's Monday morning and the start of another week!    

Totally Gorjuss has a challenge with the theme of using a feather.   
It made  me think of  a poem that spoke of a bird giving the greatest gift he had-  
It was a feather -  It was a gorgeous poem and for the life of me - I cannot find it anywhere!  
Please let me know if anyone knows where I can find this poem.  
It is so beautiful!   

It is my turn to post at our wonderful Paper Temptress Blog!   
Of course I eagerly pulled out my beautiful paper from Paper Temptress!  
 I did not have a stamp with a feather so I decided to sketch it myself!
I found my inspiration from my three feather babies!   


 Sketch (Marie Gamber)

Cardbase:  Heavenly White 120#
Focal image and embossed layer:  Neenah - Solar White - 80#
Mat layers for card base and focal image:  Deep Blue Crepe Ruche
Look at that texture! 

Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Copic Opaque White Ink
Copic black multiline 0.03mm

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Check out all the fantastic paper that in at  Paper Temptress!
You will think Christmas has already arrived!   
And check out the wonderful challenge at Totally Gorjuss.
I hope to see your card or project there! 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Boil and Bubble, Toil and Trouble!

It's Monday and I the start of another week!    
I want to share a card I created for our new MarkerPOP Blog Challenge
with "Halloween" for the theme!  

It's also my DT share for My Besties and I want to share how I made this 
cute little witch's broom to coordinate with the boom
on my card!    Just check out the video !  

  My other YouTube videos can be found HERE




Designer paper:  Stardust 
Vellum,  Kraft card stock, packing paper or tissue paper

Distress Tool
Tootsie Pop

I colored the image with Copic Alcohol ink markers.  
I added some bubbles coming up from the BREW.
"Boil and Bubble - Toil and Trouble"!

I then created a little witch's broom.
There are many techniques out there in cyber-space.   
I have used Kraft card stock and vellum.   
However, you can also use packing paper or tissue paper!    
Isn't it cute?    
Tutorial can be found on the video!    

I hope you will check out all of Sherri Baldy's great Halloween images and
stop by our MarkerPOP Blog and join in on our
Halloween Challenge!   


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ink Transfer Background

Hello everyone!
Today, I am going to share a technique I learned from a great crafter and friend,
Patricia St. Martin from Rubber Stamping is My Game.
Ink Transfer Background

My other Video Tutorials can be found HERE.


Thank you for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial on Transfer Ink Backgrounds.

Have a great day and I will see you soon!  


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Flowers Just For YOU

Hello and WELCOME!

Totally Gorjuss has a challenge this week that inspired this card.
The challenge run's through Friday and the theme is...
"Sympathy" or "Sorry"

I confess that I am a shopaholic! I recently visited Patricia from The Paper Temptress
and I got a little carried away with all the paper selections.  
I left with two big boxes filled with gorgeous paper!
I used some for this card.
Take a look!


Focal Image : Neenah Solar White 80#
Card Base: Heavenly White 120# 
Layers:  Grape Sorbet
Designer Paper : Butterfly Glade (WRS)

Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Copic Opaque White
Background Wash: Watercolor
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Memento Tuxedo Black

Inspiration for the day

Thank you for stopping by!   
Take care and have a safe and wonderful week! 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice!

Hello and happy Thursday!

Marie here with another mini-tutorial on a new Copic color combo- 
The air is getting a bite in the air and the tree's are getting their gorgeous Fall coloration
 in my little part of the world. 
It's time for pumpkin pie and all the goodies with the wonderful flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg!

 That inspired me for our next color combo!
Pumpkin Spice
YR23, YR16, YR15, YR12 and E35 for high intensity.

My YouTube Tutorials >  HERE

Christina Z, a wonderful member of our MarkerPOP Community 
requested a tutorial on coloring pumpkins. 
I have a new stamp with a pumpkin on it but it's size is small. 
I will create a card using that stamp but I wanted to color a larger pumpkin 
for the purpose of this tutorial. 
Therefore, I pulled out a pencil, sketched a large o.e' lopsided pumpkin  
added some leaves and then traced over it with a Copic o.o3 multiline pen.
 I then erased the pencil and began coloring! 
 This one's for you Christina - and I hope I do it justice!


Witch Way is the Candy  (My Favorite Things)
Large pumpkin (hand sketch - Marie Gamber)
Apple Cider Collection (Bo Bunny)
120# white card stock for card base
Distress Tool
Grape Leaf Punch
Tim Holtz Burlap Stencil
Sponge Dauber
Copics Used:

Pumpkins YR12, YR15, YR16, YR23 E35
Leaves:  a combination of fall colors and  a lot of colorless blender
Dress/Socks: BV000, BV00, BV01, BV04, BV13
Cape/Hat/Boots:  T00, T1, T3, T5, T8, B23
Hair: E99, E21, E23
Broom E35, E99, E13, YR21, YR23,
Watercolor Wash
Copics BV01
Copic T3
Gray Colored Pencil
Copic Opaque White Ink


 Thank you for stopping by!   
I hope you have a safe and wonderful day! 


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Enchanted Autumn My Besties DT Project Share

It's time for me to post my September
My Besties YouTube Dt  Project Share


Check it out!  
Other YouTube Videos you may like :D 

Copic Used:  
Skin Tones:  E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Dress:  Y00, Y11, Y15, YR24, YR23
Sash:  G40, G28, YG63
Flower:  YR 24, YR23, YR21   
Leaves: G40, G28, YG63
Tambourine: YR23, B26

Copic BG 000, BG00, BG21
Edges heavily distressed and sponged with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo

Ivory card base 120#
Layer Cardstock:  Rust
Designer Paper:  BoBunnyApple Cider Collection
Focal Image:  X-Press It

Ranger Liquid Pearls
White pearls
Copper Metal Flower
Zutter Distressing machine
Enchanted Autumn SVG Cut (
Cameo Die Cutter
We R Memory Keepers Candy Box Punch Board

The SVG cuts from the Enchanged Autumn Collection coordinate nicely 
with the whimsical fairy-tale theme
of  my Autumn Colored My Besties card.
It will make a great centerpiece
for the holidays!   

I hope you enjoyed my project share.
I had a lot of fun creating it!   
IF you view on YouTube, 
I hope you will like, share and subscribe!  

Have a great day! 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Wizard Tilda - Violet Copic Color Combo

Hi everyone!
It's Marie here with another Mini Tutorial for you.
CopicViolet.tagViolet Copic Color Combo
V12, V15, V17, and W5 for High Intensity

Previous YouTube Tutorials HERE
The edges of the focal image mat were distressed.
The mummies, witch kitty and sentiment were from
Mama Elephant Boo-tastic stamp set and die.
Thank you so much for stopping by!   I hope you try these adorable
stamp sets!    The violet color combo is a
great combo to add to your Copic collection.

Have a great day!  


Owl Always Love You!


I am late. I am Late. I am late .   
I am late for an important date......  that is - posting this card and challenge!  
 Don't be like me and hurry on per to The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday to participate in our challenge.  You still have a couple days to post your creation!    

Our challenges are always "Anything Goes" but if you add the twist - your name goes in twice for more chances to win!    Hoot Hoot!    

For this week’s challenge the twist is: “FIRST DAY OF FALL”  

Our wonderful sponsor for the month of September is:

I hope you hop on over and join in our fun!    
The bite of Fall in in the air!  LOL 

Have a great day!   


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Welcome, Little One

Hello everyone!
Marie here and it is my turn to post for you today!
I can hardly wait to show you the fun and easy  I created!

I created this little baby card in blue and
hand quilled a little rattle.
Accent dots were added with my Copic Alcohol Ink Marker.
The sentiment  was created with my calligraphy pen.
The edges were heavily distressed.
 The following paper was used: 
Card Base: Heavenly White 120#Sentiment:  Neenah Solar White
Mat Layer:  Berrylicious
Designer: Rough Tumble (Carta Bella)
I hope you enjoyed this little card.
It is a quick and fun card that can be used for that special
occasion when we welcome a new
little one into our community.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you leave a comment
and let me know you were here!  


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

One Boo-Tastic Background

 Hello everyone!

I am doing something a little different today.
I usually focus on color combos - but today,
I am excited to share a Boo-Tastic Background using
the Ranger Tim Holtz  Distress Spritzer Tool!
View YouTube Mini  Tutorials HERE
 The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.
A mask was created for the little witch using a post-it note.
The background was created using Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
and the Ranger  Tim Holtz  Distress Spritzer Tool
(It works best if your brush or chisel is juicy!)
Copic Sketch Markers
Background : T10,  YR16
Skin Tones: E000, E00, E11
Hair: T3, T4, T6
Shirt/socks:  YR12, YR16
I hope you enjoyed the mini-tutorial.
If you find you enjoy the spritzer background, you may want to think about up-grading to an airbrush system. 
I have one and I love it :D
The spritzer tool  gives a slightly different look -
The airbrush system provides a much smoother coverage.
They are both fun and I am totally addicted.

Have a great day!
See you soon.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Lilac Copic Color Combo

Hello everyone.
Marie here with another Copic Color Combo for you.
Halloween will be here before we know it
and I thought I would create a little Halloween themed project for you!
Today I will be coloring a Lilac Combo
lilac comboV01, V04, V06 and V09
View other YouTube Tutorials HERE
X-Press It for focal image
120 # cardstock for card base
Violet cardstock from my stash
Copic Markers Used
Skin Tones :  E000, E00, E11, E21, r20
Hair/Shoes:  T3, T4, T6, T8
Clothing: V01, V04, V06, V09   Y11, YR21, YR23
Broom: Y11, YR21, YR23, YR24
Background/Ground:  C3, C0,  V01, B04

Thank you so much for watching and if there is any coloring technique or combo you would like to see,
please leave me a comment and I will give it a whirl!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Signs of Spring

Hello everyone!  Marie here with a new card for you today.  

 I know -   it isn't spring but I got a new stamp and I can't wait to share it with you!      
As you  may know, Theresa Momber and I had an opportunity to spend a couple days with Patricia, from
Paper Temptress!    
I am so excited to share one of the stamp sets I received from Theresa while we were there!    

I's Double Monday!  
I am using this card for my Dt Challenge at Totally Gorjuss 
and my DT post for Paper Temptress!   

Our fun challenge  at  Totally Gorjuss  is "Bling"!    
I placed some bling in two corners .  :) 
That's an easy peasy kind of challenge and I hope to see you there!     

My DT post for Paper Temptress shows some of the gorgeous paper
that one can find on Paper Temptress!   


Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Ranger Distress ink - Dandelion
Ranger Distress Ink - Broken China
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Opaque White Ink

Focal image:  Neenah Solar White @ Paper Temptress
Designer - Casual Friday (GKD)
Mat layers - Deep Blue Crepe  Rushe  @ Paper Temptress
Card base: Heavenly White 120# @ Paper Temptress

Aren't the flowers pretty?
I stamped two sets of flowers and fussy cut around them.
I used my McGill molding pad and tools and gently molded the shape.
Pop Dots supported the flowers from the underside.
Doesn't this technique make the flowers look dimensional?  
You give it a try :D    

Speaking of dimensional -   Although the picture doesn't show it -
The Deep Blue Crepe Rushe paper has the coolest texture and adds to  the  dimensional look.

I am linking this card with the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Imaginations Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
 Totally Gorjuss  - Bling!
Sister's of Craft - Anything Goes!

Thank you for stopping by!  
Hope you see you soon and have a great day! :D