Thursday, June 27, 2013

Something for Someone Sweet

Hello and welcome.   

The week is rolling to and end and it is almost time for the weekend!   I have some friends coming for a barbeque followed by fireworks over Hogan Lake.   My patio has a perfect view! :D    

I am going to share a card I created for my SP & Company post today.   I used this adorable image from a new stamp from Tina Wenke called Hedgie with Large Cupcake.  

This is a close up of this wonderful stamp!  

I colored the image with Copic Sketch Alcohol Ink Markers and applied Glamour Dust to the frosting.  

Copic Markers Used: 
Hedgie:  E30, E31, E33, E34, E42, E44, E000, E50, E53, YR14, R20, Colorless Blender and Opaque White ink.
Shirt:  G28, YG61, YG63, G40
Cupcake: B0000, B000, B00, B41, B45, B95, C3, RV000,  RV000, RV63
Background: G40, RV0000, B0000, W1

I colored the focal image and then applied by background color.   I love how this turned out.      

I am linking this card with the following wonderful challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by!   Be safe and enjoy your weekend!  


Yep!   It's time for the Outlawz to post another challenge on Twisted Thursday!

The challenge is always "Anything Goes" but if you want to participate in the challenge for more opportunities to win...... the twist is "4th of July".

This is my Design Team card for our patriotic challenge!     Shock Alert!   I did not use any Copic Alcohol Ink Markers!   I know - I can't believe it myself but it's true! LOL  

I pulled out some of my embossing powder and embossed this wonderful stamp by ..............   on Pure Luxury "In The Navy" Cardstock (Gina K).   I also used some Pure Luxury Lipstick red, 80# layering white and 120# White Pure Luxury for my card base.    Do you think I like Gina K paper?   LOL

I was going to put a sentiment on the front but the more I looked at it the more I liked this simple card.  

I will be linking this card to the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by and please join us for these wonderful challenges!   

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Madeline -Saturday Night Fever

Welcome!   It's time for our CMC Challenge !   
Our theme is "Colors of Summer".   
NEW CHALLENGE #71 will run thru July 5th!!

Your challenge this time is all about
** Colors of Summer**

color ANY IMAGE with
Any Colors that Inspire Thoughts of Summer
We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, 
ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!!    

This is my CMC Design Team card!    I had a lot of fun creating this!    I used a Digital Stamp from Milk and Coffee called Madeline - Saturday Night Fever.   Isn't she just the sassiest thing ever?!  LOL  

Madeline -Saturday Night Fever Dignital Image (Milk and Coffee)
Cryogen Paper (Curious Metallic)
Pure Luxury White Cardstock 120# 
Copic Sketch Alcohol Ink Markers
Rose colored layering cardstock
Green cardstock
Designer paper from my stash
Tim Holtz  Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Tim Holtz Pinecone Die 
Paper blossoms Birch Leaf punch
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Craft Molding Mat
Scor tool and Paper Trimmer

Copics Used: 
Skin tones:   E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair:  YR 14, E99, E95 Y21, Y11, 
Clothing:  BG0000, BG000, BG00, BG10, RV000, RV02
Shoes: C0, C1, C3, BG000, BG00
Background: W1, W0, W00, BG00

I am linking this card to the following wonderful challenges

Thank you for stopping by and have a fun, safe and crafty rest of your week!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Besties Wishes To You!

Welcome!  Marie here and I am over the moon excited to share that I have the honor of being invited to be a Guest Designer for you today for the Besties Challenge Blog.   Yeah!

I love these adorable images and they are so much fun to color and use for all your cards and special projects.  The sweet face and the adorable eyes just make me smile! :D 

The sweet digital image I used is..... NO Name (Shari Baldy).    But don't let that  stop you.... She may not have a name but she is Personality Plus!  You can find this sweet digital image  HERE.

Copic Sketch Alcohol Ink Markers: 
  • Skin Tones: E11, E00, E000, R20
  • Dress/Stockings: RV55, RV23, RV10, RV00, Colorless Blender, Pink Multiliner, Peach AtYou Glitter Marker
  • Eyes: YG63, G40,
  • Hair: E47, E44, E42, E40,
  • Grass: G24, G21, G40, G45, Colorless Blender
  • Shoes: E44, E42, E40
  • Background: BG000, BG00, RV000, E40, Colorless Blender, Opaque White Ink, Pink Multiliner
The card was colored with direct to paper Copic inking and tip to tip. The background is amuted marbelized Copic bckground technique. The card base is 120# white cardstock and I used white and pink 80# cardstock for layering. The focal image was colored on Cryogen (Curious metallic) paper. I embellished it with pink pearls, flowers and punched leaves.  
I am linking this card to the following wonderful challenges
Thank you for stopping by and have a safe and wonderful week!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

MarkerPOP + SP & Company Tina Wenke Collection Blgo Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the MarkerPOP! + SP & Company - Tina Wenke Collection Blog Hop

MarkerPOP! is the home of premium markers plus lots more!
SP & Company is the home of cute and fun photopolymer stamps (made in the USA!), die tools, and a color line of buttons, ink and more!

Today we are teaming up to share some amazing projects using some of the awesome new stamps from the Tina Wenke Collection from SP & Company along with some of our favorite coloring tools from
If you are just joining us on the hop, you are going to want to start back at the beginning of the hop list which can be found at the end of this post!

I used this sweet image called TW Hedgie with Large Bouquet.   It is from Tina Weknke's wonderful June 2013  Collection.  Isn't this just the cutest little hedgie you ever saw!!!

Copic Sketch Markers Used: 

  • Yellow and Pink Flower:  RV34, RV23, RV21, RV00, Yoo, Y21
  • Orange Flower:  YR000, RY00 and added Microbeads, Pink Copic Multiliner
  • Blue Flower: B00, B21, B24, B26 and a sandwich of (B26/E35/B26)
  • Hedgie:  E40, e42, E44, E47, C3 and R20.  Opaque White Ink
  • Background BG000, BG00, BG10, Opaque White ink, Pink Copic Multiliner and Colorless Blender. 
  • Grass G40, YG63, G28, W3,  Colorless Blender

We have TWO great prizes up for grabs.  One sponsored by MarkerPOP! and one from SP & Company!

Prize #1 - Sponsored by SP & Company:  1 Stamp Set and 2 Single Stamps of Winner's Choice all from the SP & Company - Tina Wenke Collection

Prize #2 - Sponsored by MarkerPOP!:  $20 Voucher to the Store

Visit the blogs on the hop list below and leave a comment on their Blog Hop post.  TWO winners will be randomly selected from all comments left.  The more you comment on, the better your chances of winning!

Hop will run through Tuesday, June 25th at 11:59pm EST.  Blog Hop winners will be announced Wednesday, June 26th!

Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bella - Saturated Canary Rubber Stamp

Greetings and "Happy Wednesday" to all our crafty friends!   Marie here with a card to share with you.
I confess - I too am on a Saturated Canary kick.  I just can't get enough of these gorgeous images.    I particularly love the eyes and hair on all the images.      If you enjoy coloring hair - this is the image for you!


I used this little cutie  called Bella - a Saturated Canary Rubber Stamp.
The image was stamped on Cryogen (Curious Metallic)  paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko)
I used Copic Sketch  alcohol ink markers (.too)  to color my image.
Skin Tones: E11, E00, E000
Hair:  E97, YR14, Y17
Dress/Socks and Skate ties/Phone/Hearat and Hair Baubbles: RV02, RV00, RV0000, pink Copic multiliner.
Skates:  C0, C1, C3, C5
Stones:  I sketched some stones with a 0.03 Multiliner and colored them with W5, W3, W1, W00
Background:  I created a muted marbelized background using Booo, B00, C0, RV00 and Colorless blender.  Pink Multiliner
The card was embellished with Prima flowers, pink pearls and lavendar flower.

I am linking this card with the following challenges:  
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

That's all I have for today.   I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week!  


Friday, June 14, 2013

Sitting Tilda With Butterfly


Happy Saturday!   I want to share my DT post that I created for our  MarkerPOP Blog today.  It's Saturday so that means...  "Anything but a card" theme for today!

I am dedicating this post to all you book lover's out there.   I know I always ike to stop my reading at a very suspenseful part.    It keeps me on the edge of my chair until I can get back and turn a few more pages!    Well.....   a bookmark (unless you are on an electronic reader) is just what we need to keep that special spot ready for us when we are ready to pick up our book again.    And speaking of books, what kind do you like?   For me it is mysteries - especially the subgenre of psychological thrillers!


I created this bookmark using this adorable stamp called "Sitting Tilda with Butterfly" (Magnolia)   I just love coloring her cury little hair and I love the opportunity to work on ethnic skin tones.
The image was stamped on Cryogen (Curious Metallic) paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink (Tsukineko).   The image was colored with Copic Markers and sponged with Memento Teal Zeal (Tsukineko).

Copics used:  
Skin Tone:  E0000, E3-, E21, E13
Hair:  C3, C5, C7, C9
Dress and Bow:  G67, G43, G40
Wood:  E49, E35, E47, E18
Butterfly: C3, C5, C7, C9, YR18, YR14, YR00, YR000, G43
Background:  BG0000, BG000, BG00, BG10, YR000, G40, Colorless Blender, Blue Miltiliner, Orange Multiliner

I hope you enjoyed this and will  give it a try.  This little cutie is such a fun image to color.    I plan to use this stamp  for gift tags as well!

I am linking this card to  the following wonderful challenges. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a fantastic, funfilled rest of your weekend!


Monday, June 10, 2013

SP & Company Celebrates June Release!

Hello to all my friends in Bloggerland!   It's time for  SP & Company to celebrate their June Release!   Whoo Hoo!    

We are introducing new images by the fabulous Tina Wenke!   I am so excited to be a part of this!   I am featuring one of Tina's new releases called Bird with Balloons.    

This is a close up of Tina's wonderful stamp.   I added some fun color embellishments incudeing a Copic Blown Background technique.      
Copic's Used: 
Bird:  B37, B32,  B23, B21, B00, B0000 and Opaque White ink.
1.  R27, R24, R22, R20, and sandwich of R27/C7/R27
2.  B04, B02, B00, B000, B0000 and sandwich B04/C3B04
3.  YR21, Y21, Y02, Y00, Y000, Y0000
Background C0, C1 and colorless blender.    
Miltiliners: Blue, Orange and Red
Blown Primary Copic Various Inks  y21, R24 and Y15

The image was layered on white 120# cardshock, Red cardstoc, and Echo Park :A Perfect Summer Day) by Lori Whitlock.    

I am linking this card with
Make It Monday - Anything Goes!
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes!     

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you soom!    

Friday, June 7, 2013

Everything Grows Better With Love


Hello and happy Friday!     I am so excited to share a card
I created using "Tilda Watering  by Magnolia.
This is a 3 x 4 inch  deeply etched rubber stamp.
It stamps clean and crisp for a beautiful stamped image every time .
This stamp is currently in stock so check it out HERE!  


The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink by Tsukineko on Cryogen (Curious Metallic) paper.
Cryogen works perfectly with your Copic or Touch Twin markers.
Skin Tones E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
Clothing:  R000, R05, r20, R22, R32, and sandwich with R32/C3/R32.
Shoes C3, C1, Opaque WhiteTin Watering Can: C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, R000, G40
Grass/Gloves: G40, YG65, Colorles Blender
Background:  W000, W00, W0, W01, R000, B0000, Opaque White Copic ink.
It is very subtle but if you look carefully, you will see very light blue butterflies stenciled with B0000


The card is 4.25 in. x 5.5 in.
The card was layered with  coordinating cardstock and designer paper.
The flowers were hand quilled and applied for embellishment along with the punch butterlfies.

I am linking this card with the following wonerful challenges. 
Make It Monday - anything goes
Papertake Weekly anything goes
A Creative Romance - anything goes

I hope you enjoyed this card.   Be safe and save some time this week for some creative play! 


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday Challenge: Hello Friend!

Card Size:  5.5 x 4.25 inches

Hello and happy Thursday!   The sun has been shining and the warm weather averaging in the mid 90's in my area of California.    I love this time of year.     

I want to share a card I crated for The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday.   Our challenge for this week is always "Anything Goes" but if you choose to participate in the twist - it is "Animals".  I hope to see you there!     

I used the cute little stamp from Wild Rose Studio called Bella at  Door.    I think it is just so cute for a "Hello Friend" type of card!   :D    

Copics used include: 
  • Bella: T00, T0, T1, R20
  • Letters, V00, V0,  R30, R000, BG13, BG10, B32, B000, B0000
  • Mat: G99, YG63, G82, Colorless Blender
  • Stones:  c0, c1, C3, C5 and Colorless blender
  • Flowers R24, R20 R00, G40, G43, YG63
  • Door: E30, E33, E35, E37, E39, BG78 to age the wood and Colorless blender
  • Brass door knob and letter door: Y15, YR20, YR24
  • Inside wall: VOO, V0, Opaque white dots (doesn't show in photo)

I am linking this card with the following wonderful challenges: 
Take care, be safe and I will see you back on Friday!   

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Next Little All Star

The Next Little All Star 

Finished Card Size: 5.5” X 4.25”

It seems as if time goes by so fast.   It felt like yesterday -  We were young and filled with dreams and ideas of what we wanted to be when we grew up.    For some that happened.   For others,  lives took another path.   But every day is a day when we can dream again and start on our path anew and refreshed.   And much wiser this time!  

Hello and HAPPY  Wednesday!   

I want to share a card I created for our Scrapmaster's Paradise  Trends Challenge.   We would love to have you participate in this with us.    The challenge is to  "use some negative space" somewhere on your card or project.

There are many different ways one can creatively use negative space.   For my card, I chose to play around with the background.    I hand texturized the background with a Fiskars texture plate called "Bubbles" and debossed the paper using a stylus.   I colored the indented area with my Copic marker.   When an image if forecefully pressed into the paper, the raised portion is the embossed area and the indented area is the "debossed".   I am calling the debossed area my negative space.   

I used the stamp Baseball Boy - a Gill Roberts Collection (SP & Company).    The image was stamped on Cryogen paper by Curious Metallic and the cute designer paper was from Echo Park called A Perfect Summer 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park). 

Copic Sketch Markers Used: 
Skin Tones : E11, E00, E000, R20
Suit: R24, R20, B000, B21, B42
T-Whirt: C0, C1
Shoes: R24, R20, C3, C0
Hair: C3, C5, C7
Bat: E0000, E23, E27
Background:  C0, C1, B000, B00

I will link this card to the following wonderful challenges: 
SP Trends Challenge - Use Negative Space
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes.   (twist optional)

That is all for today.   I hope to see you at our SP Trends Challenge!   
Have a very safe and wonderful week and check back Thursday for a card I created for MarakerPOP!