Monday, February 25, 2013

MarkerPop: It's Die-namic - Mini Doily Circles


Hello and I hope you are having a great weekend!  It  is "Anything But A Card Saturday" at our MarkerPOP blog.  .
I want to share a project I created using a new die that I just received from MarkerPOP.  
   My Favorite Things Die-namic - Mini Doily Circles has quickly  jumped to the top  of my favorite list!
They  are small and fit perfectly on cards, 3-D projects or embelish scrapbook pages.

The box was cut from my Cameo  using the template  "Gable Box" from Silhouette.
This is a little glimpse at the wonderful designer paper I used  Called Wimsy Romance from Whimsy Stamps.

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The layers are applied.   The box is actually  dark "pink" but it looks red in the pictures.
I backed the designer paper on 120# white card stock to allow the design to "pop"


These are the adorable Die-namic Mini Doily circles.   Aren't they just the cutest!
They are the perfect size for cards and 3-D projects.    They would make wonderful  mats for sentiments.
Tip:   They are very intricate and in order to avoid "weeding" place wax paper between the die and your card stock before cutting.

This is my finished treat box.   
I plan to make 100 of these for easter in yellow, lavender, pink, rose, blue and green.
News Alert!   MarkerPop is having a GIVEAWAY to twelve of our amazing followers.
The GIVEAWAYS will be happening from our MarkrPOP Blog,  Facebook and Pinterest.
Check out our link HERE for the details!

The theme is "Buttons and Embellishments".
That's all I have for today.  I hope you enjoyed my project and will take the time to check out our Giveaway and our Challenge #17.
 I am linking this project to the followering challenges:  
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes.
Through The Cratroom Door - Anything Goes

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday - Thoughts of Another Time

Thoughts of Another Time

Hello and  happy Thursday!   
This is my card I created for our DT Challenge at The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday.  
Our theme this week is "black and White.  I just love this color combo!      
We have  two sponsors for our lucky winner.    
MarkerPop  will  provide a coupon for $10.00.  
And our very own Anne Fenton will offer 3 digital images of you choice.    
Whoo Hoo!  

Rosarna Rubber Stamp by Karen Middleton.  
Pure Luxury White (GKD)
Pure Luxury Black Onyx (GKD)
Cryogen White (Curious Metallic, Inc.)
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Pen Touch Opaque White (Sakura)
Cuttlebug embossing folder: Musical Flourish (Provo)
Nestabilities 5 (Spellbinder)

Copic Alcohol Ink markers
Black and White
Eastern Mediterranean Skin Tones

Copic Alcohol Ink Markers Used:
Skin Tones:  (East Mediterranean) E50, E42, E53, E34 and Cast: B41
Hair: c2, C3, C5, C7, B37, B00
Flower:  C0, C1, C5
Background: BG0000, C0, Opaque White Ink 

My Thoughts: 
One thing I am trying to do this year is to push my color and techniques a little more.
I want to use techniques that are new to me, try new color combos and try different types of ink.
When I looked at the gorgeous hair - I just knew I needed to have this stamp and see what I could do.
When I look at it, I see swirls and fluid movement.   I Decided to apply the opaque white ink to give the
illusion of movement and I coordinated this with the embossing folder with flourishes.
I hope this pulls the card together to help showcase the movement of the hair!
Tip for the Day: 
Do you need a larger die to mat your focal image?  If you have already used your largest die in the nested set and you need to mat your image,
trace around the outside of the die you used for your focal image  and hand cut the frame.
It will be a perfect fit!     

I am linking my card to the following wonderful challenges:
 The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday. - Anything goes - Twist : Black and White
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes

That's all for today and thank you for  stopping by.  Have a wonderful and safe rest of your week!  

Marie vine watermark preview

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday: A Window Card



Hello  to all my friends out there in cyberland!   Happy Friday to you!    

I want to share a card I created for  The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday Challenge.  Our challenge is always "anything goes" but if you choose to participate in the twist - your name goes in twice to win!    

I wanted to craate a card that I could use for a nature-lover.    I found this wonderful stamp at Michaels and I couldn't resist.  It called my name!   It will be perfect for any nature-lover.    


Stamp:   by Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous)

Copic Alcohol Ink Markers - Sketch  (.too)
Copic Opaque Ink (.too)
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Copic Various Inks: (.too) 

Cryogen for focal image (Curious Metallic)
Pure Luxury White Cardstock 120# for base
Designer Paper:


  • Copic Alcohol Ink markers (Ink to Paper Blending, Tip to Tip Blending).  
  • Copic Various Ink Background: 


Copic Alcohol Ink Markers used:


Bird:  B000, B00, E30, R24, R20
Background:  W000, W00, W1, B00

Copic Alcohol Various Inks Used for Background:
G40, G45, G48, E50, E53

 I am linking my card to the following wonderful challenges:

The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday - A window card. 

Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

That's all for today and thank you for stopping by!      Have a wonderful weekend!



Saturday, February 16, 2013

CMC: It's a Girly Thing


Have you ever just wanted to do something crazy - wild and fun?   Well that is exactly what I was feeling when i created this REALLY GREEN card!   LOL   

This is my DT card I created for Color Me Creative Classroom.   The theme for the next two weeks…. drum roll…… "Girlie".    I used the image from our sponsor, Guylou's Inimitablity Digi Store.    I hope you check out our challenge.   it is open to anyone using alcohol ink markers and/ or colored pencils.    It is a fun, crazy group and some of the entries are just amazing!  


Copic Markers Used
Hair, Wings, Dress, Shoes:  G40, YG63, G24, G28,
Fish Net Stockings:  E11, E00, E000, C1, C3
Skin tones/lips:  E000, C00, E11, BV00, R24, R20, and a touch of c3 in the mouth.
Eyes: G24, G40,  G45, opaque white

 I am linking my card to the following wonderful challenges:
Color Me Creative - Something Girlie
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you join us at our CMC Challenge.   Have a safe and wonderful rest of your weekend! 
Marie vine watermark black

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

MarkerPop: Raining Roses


Hello to all my friends in cyberland!   
It is Wednesday already.   I start my week of work today but pant to commute to Sacramento aftre work each day for the rest of the week.   I have some friends that will be there for a meeing and it will be a great time to catch up!   Nothing is better than spending time with our friends and family.   

 I am eccited to share a  card I created with the adorable clear stamp from Wild Rose  Studio called Raining Roses.
I just love the way the little guy looks at his love!  Now that is LOVE!
I created a  5.5 in x 4.25 in. card for this image but it would work well for a scrapbook page
or a 3-D project.
When I had my Copic Inking Class in Anaheim we  colored on fabric.
This image would lend itself to a little fabric gift bag!  I must try that!

StampRaining Roses (Wild Rose Studio)
Cryogen for focal image (Curious Metallic)
White Cardstock 120# for base
Layering: Bazzill cardstock
Designer Paper:  Whimsy Romance (Whimsy Stamps) 
  • Copic Alcohol Ink markers
  • Texture with Stippling and Copic Alcohol Ink Blender.

Copic Alcohol Ink Markers used:

Bear 1: E30, E33, E25, E27, #39, E49, E18, Colorless Blender
Bear 2:  C3, C5, C7, C9, B000, B27, Colorless Blender
Umbrella:  RV00, RV02, RV32,  Copic wine and pink 0.3  multiliner, E39, C3 (handle)
Rose and Rose Leaves in background: R20, R22, R24, R27, R58, G40, G24, YG17, G28
Ground: YG17, G40, G45, G28
Background: B000, B00, RV00, G40, Colorless Blender


I used the hearts punched from the Nestabilities die for embellishment.
Memento London Fog was sponged on the corners of my fabulous Whimsy Romance Design Paper. 

Tip for the Day: Texture  can be added to your image to create interest and hold the viewer's eye.   The sky is the limit on applying texture.  You can texturize fur, grass, clothing, bricks, or wood.  The list goes on and on!   Colorless blender from your marker or applied to fabric with texture will work really well. You can get some great designs!  Denim or lace are a couple examples.    I am a little addicted to it  and always alter my images a little to add  texture.     Give it a try.

I am linking this card with the following challenges: 
MarkerPop Challenge #16  -    Texture
Color Me Creative - "Texture"
Make It Monday - Anything Goes"
Through The Craftroom Door - "Anything goes" 

Thank you for stopping by!   I love having you visit!   


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Love Is A Sweet, Sweet Thing

Love Is A Sweet, Sweet Thing

Hello and welcome! I am trying a new app for blogging ... So please bear with me. I am trying MarsEdit 3 on my Mac and Bloggsy on my iPad. I have learning curves with both apps. I was trying to make blogging easier. Is there such a thing? I love creating all the projects... I just procrastinate posting ;)I seem to drag my feet posting and want to turn over a new leaf! Check out the new and improved me! LOL

I created this little card for our challenge at The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday. Our theme for this week is "valentines".   I love this time of year. Normandy Sees chocolates always come to mind. Are you with me? ;D

Stately flowers 6 (GKD)

COPIC Markers Used
R 29, R22, R24, R27, R38, C5 ( sandwiched with R38)
G48, G45, YG63,G40BG000,
BG00, BG10, C0, G12 , Colorless blender

I am linking this card to the following wonderful challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you check out these wonderful challenges and have a great weekend!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

CMC: Let's Add Texture


Hello and happy Wednesday! No, I  have not fallen off the face of the earth! I know it has been awhile since I posted. This has been a crazy busy week at work… Long hours and very short nights!
Enough of that!   I am excited to share with you our current CMC Challenge.   We want to see "texture".   You can add texture to bricks, fur, clothing - The sky is the limit!  
I want to share the DT card I created using a sweet image from The Stamp Fairy digital called Jake Wintertime 1.  I created some  texture on my furry little guy.   I love coloring teddy bears and seeing if i can make the fur look realistic.  

Image:  Jake Wintertime 1  (Stamp Fairy)
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (.too)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger)
Copic Opaque White Ink (.too)
  • Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
  • Stippled Textureizing
  • Embossing
  • Quilling

Copic Markers Used: 
E30, E33, E35, E37, E39 E49, Colorless blender
R20, R30, R35, R37, R39
BG000, B10
BG000, Bg000, C0, RV0, White Chalk Grey colored pencil 

I used some Stone Effect - white (Viva- Decor) for a snow effect.   How do you like it?   
The edges of the focal image were sponged with  Tim Hold Tumbled Glass and Weathered Wood Distress ink. 
The layer was embossed with Musical Flourish (Provo)
I hope you join us for our Challenge!   

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 
Color Me Creative - "Texture"
Make It Monday - Anything Goes"
Through The Craftroom Door - "Anything goes" 

Thank you so much for stopping by!    I hope you have a wonderful, safe and crafty week!