Sunday, June 29, 2014

Up Up and Away!

Hello everyone!  Marie here on a gorgeous, sunny California day!   
I want to share my card for   Totally  Gorjuss DT  and  Paper Temptress DT! 

Up Up and Away is the stamp I selected from  Theresa Momber (GKD) 
and our challenge for  Totally  Gorjuss is "Pink and Green".   
I hope to see you there!  

I used the delicious paper from Paper Temptress for my card.   
Aren't the paper colors beautiful and look what a great 
emboss impression one get's from the paper!   

Heavenly White 120# (Paper Temptress)
Cotton Candy 100#  (Pop Tones)

Copic Markers Used
Air Balloons: G000, G11, G23 and W3, W5, 
 G40, G443, G46, R81, R85, R89 (tip to tip R85/R89)
Background:  C3, C1, C00, B0000, B000, B00

The mat layer was embossed with Poppy - Anna Griffin
from Cuttlebug.

the card was embellished with a hand quilled air balloon :D 

Thank you for stopping by!   

Friday, June 27, 2014

My Little Tulip


Hello and welcome! Marie here with another mini video.

I Know from personal experience how difficult it can be to know what markers to buy.
I did not understand Natural Blending Families and I ended up buying markers that did not blend well.
I eventually collected all the markers but I wanted to make it easier for those starting their collections.
That is why I have been sharing Copic Color Combos with you on a weekly basis.

Today I will share a Cobalt Gray-Blue Copic Color Combo
B97, B95, B93, B91

And for my MarkerPOP post,  I am doing a 
mini tutorial on the Gray-Blue Copic Color Combo

If you like my video's I hope you will like and subscribe to my channel!
My YouTube Channel

X-Press It Blending Paper (X-Press)
Firefly designer paper
Straw colored cardstock 120#
Green card stock 100#
My Little Tulip (Sherry Baldy's My Besties)
Crafter’s Companion Adhesive
Tim Holtz Spritzer Tool  (Ranger)
Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart)
Silhouette Cameo
Picnic Basket (SVG Cuts)
Copics Used
Skin Tones: E50, E51, E53, R20
Eyes: B26, B24, B00, Opaque white and black multiline
Hair:  T3, T4, T6, T8
Shirt/ Bow:  R000, R00, R02, R24 and opaque white
Featured Combo - Jeans:  B97, B95, B93, B91
Flowers:  R000, R00, R24 and Y00, 02, Y21
Grass, stems and leaves: G40, G45, G48, G28
Shoes:  R000, R00, R02, R24, T00, T1, T3
Background: B21, B000, Y11, R00 (Tim Holtz Spritzer Tool and Dotted Copics)


Picnic Basket File Cut (SVG Cuts)

I am linking this project the the following wonderful challenges: 
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes (Option - Swirls)
My Besties Challenge Blog - Summertime

That's all for today.  I hope you enjoyed them and that you
are having a great weekend!

Peek A Boo

Hello everyone!   It's time to check out The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday's new challenge.  
Our theme for this week is 
"Anything Goes"!    

Our wonderful sponsors are
Sherri Baldy, My Besties
Paper Temptress.    

I created this card using an image called Faces
Sherri Baldy - My Besties
I love the face and the hair is a hoot to color!   

I placed some seeds in this little pocket card for a little gift
and it's ready to go.   
I coordinated the circles in her hair with my background and embellished it 
with round coordinating buttons. 

Hope you like it and that you will join us for 
our wonderful challenge at


X-Press It Blending Paper (X-Press)
 Heavenly White Cardstock 100# (Paper Temptress)

Stitchy Bear Digital Designs


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Nautical Ellie: The Paper Nest Dolls

Hello and happy Sunday to everyone!  
I am so excited to share that I am a Guest Designer for

I love these wonderful images and there are so many to choose from.
The only difficulty one  will have is deciding which  one.... or two.... or three get!   LOL

I used this adorable image called
She is fun to color and it is suitable for all levels of coloring.
It can be sized larger for those learning to color 
and yet, there are pleats, hair and shapes that allow one to 
work on more advanced techniques.    


X-Press It Blending Paper (X-Press)
 Heavenly White Cardstock 100# (Paper Temptress)
Blue card stock and designer paper from my stash.

Focal image:  Nautical Ellie (The Paper Nest Dolls)
Embellishment: Go Overboard (My favorite Things)


I am linking this card with the following challenges: 
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Use a digi or stamp 
Crafting At the Weekend - Anything goes
A Creative Need - Anything Goes

Thank you 
for stopping by and you can find the link the 
The Paper Nest Dolls Blog  

Happy Crafting! 

Friday, June 20, 2014

My Besties Project Share: The Gift that Grows

I am so excited to share a tutorial for you today on creating this adorable pocket card.   
I found the inspiration and technique from the fabulous Theresa Momber from
Crafting the Web.   
It is a wonderful site to visit! :D 

I used the Sherri Baldy My Besties image 313

I love that she has been working in the garden and has some seed packets 
in her pocket.   That was what inspired me to create a little
seed pocket for my project   

Copic Markers Used
Skin Tones:  E50, E51, E53 and R20
Hair:  T3, T4, T6, T8
Ribbon and Flowers:  R20, R22, R24
Clothing: B000, B00, b02, B24 and a sandwich B24/C5B24
shoes: T3, T4, T6, T8
Grass:  G20, YR 63, G28

Background is a watercolor wash

We R  Memory Keepers Tool
paper size 9 x 9 inches

We R Memory Keepers Tool
1 x 6 inches
1 x 4 inches
1 x 1/4 inches 

I also used a Fiscars corrugating tool
mini roses

I am linking this card with the following challenges: 
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by!   

Summertime Fun

Hello and WELCOME!   
It is a warm and sunny day!  
Unfortunately, we have had two fires in our county today,
 but luckily no one was injured and homes and property are safe!   
That's the important thing!   

We have an exciting challenge at The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday!   
Our challenges re always "anything goes" and if you
choose to participate in the twist, our name goes in twice for an opportunity to win. 
Our twist is: Sumertime Fun

Our wonderful sponsor is
Sherri Baldy : My Besties!    

I am using the sweet image
Pool Side Patty (Sherri Baldy My Besties)

Copics used: 
Skin Tones: E 50, E51, E21, E13 and R20
Hair: T1, T3, T6, T8
Suit:  Y00, Y11, Y21, Y18
Floater: B12, B32, B34, B63
Opaque White Ink

Prisma Colored Pencils: periwinkle
Opaque White Ink

I am entering this card in the following challenges 
The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes (option: Summertime Fun)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a safe and fun weekend! 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Coloring Medium Skin Tones with Copic Markers


Hello everyone!
I am here with a mini video for you today on coloring medium skin tones.   
 know a lot of people want to have choices on coloring skin and there are so many 
wonderful color combinations from  which to choose.   
This is just one of many medium skin tones and I would like to share it with you today!

Color Combo
light Afro Amer skin toneMedium Skin Tone
E15, E13, E11, E00, R20
Mini Video


X-Press It Blending Paper (X-Press)
Designer Paper:  Primrose 6X 6 paper Pad  (Bo Bunny)
120 # White Cardstock
Emma (Saturated Canary)
Crafter’s Companion Adhesive
Butterfly  Stencil (Heidi Swap
Flourish Die
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers Used
Skin Tones (Featured Combo) E15, E13, E11, E00
Hair: Y21, YR23, E97, E99
Dress: G28, YG63, G45, G40
Butterflys: G97, G45, G40, Brown Copic Multiliner

That's it for day.
Thank you for visiting.  I really appreciate it :D
Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Butterfly Kisses

Hello everyone!  
 I want to share a card I created for my  
Paper Temptress  design team
 using some fabulous paper! 

Select image to enlarge


Vintage Silver Lustre  80# for the top layer, embossed band and butterfly
Heavenly White Cardstock  120# for my card base
Heavenly White Cardstock 80 # for my layer

Fancy Bella Butterfly Elites (Cottage Cutz)
Large Pearls
Anna Griffin Poppy Embossing folder
Anna Griffin Poppy Embossing border
Embossing machine 
Paper trimmer

I hope you enjoyed his and will give it a try! 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

My Besties Project Share: Rose Bud

Hello everyone!  I want to share my new project with you from My Besties Youtube DT.  Saturdays are my days to share my projects with you!

Today I am using a twisted easel card.   
I used a template from a fabulous blog I found on the net from Essence of Paper.  
 You can find her original tutorial HERE.  

I used a sweet image by Sherri Baldy called Rose Bud.   Sweet and simple! :D    


X-Press It Blending Paper (X-Press)
 Heavenly White Cardstock 100# (Paper Temptress)

Rose Bud (Sherri Baldy's My Besties)


Copic Color Combo's Used
Skin Tones:  E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Golden Brown Hair:   E50,  E53, E57
Dress/Hat/Socks:  BV000, BV01, BV02, C4
Ribbon, Sweater, Pants:  B21, B21, B24, B26, 
Shoes: c3, C5, C7, C9
Flower: R000, R20, R22, R24, G82, G94
Background BV20
Grass G99

I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you are having a great weekend and I will see you soon!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sew Sweet

Hello everyone!  
Our Challenge at The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday is 
Anything Goes with an optional twist: Sewing or faux sewing.   

I used an adorable image (digital) # 0345  My Besties. 
It just happens that our wonderful sponsor is
Sherri Baldy (My Besties)! 
For the optional challenge, I enhanced the faux sewing in her hat and  
sewed a beaded embellishment.

Stamp: Image 0345 (My Besties) 
Paper: X-Press It Blending Paper (X-Press) 
Heavenly White Cardstock 100# (Paper Temptress) 
Copic Alcohol Ink Sketch Markers (.too Corp)
Copic Colorless Blender (.too Corp) Copic Opaque White Ink (.too Corp) 
Copic Black Multiliner 0.03 (.too Corp) 
Crafter’s Companion Adhesive Dotted Stencil (Ranger) 

 This is the embellishment I sewed (hand beaded) 
for the challenge.   

I am linking this card t the following wonderful challenges:
The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday: Anything Goes (optional twist:sew/or faux stitching)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!   I really appreciate it!  


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Crazy Fun

Step ONE

Step TWO


This is what I have been doing today!   Just having some crazy fun coloring my nails and then airbrushing Copic RV55 through a stencil!     I then applied top coat to keep it stable.  

Just crazy fun!