Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Copic Light Medium Skin Tones


Hello and WELCOME!   Marie here with another mini tutorial for you!   
I am sharing Skin Tone #4 Light-Medium Skin Tones using Copic Alcohol Ink Markers.  
Copic Light-Mediu Skin Tone
E50, E51, E53 and E81 (Cast)

In case you missed any videos  or want to review previous tutorials,
 you can find  My YouTube Videos HERE

Free Hug- (Saturated Canary)
X-Press It Bright White Blending Paper (X-Press It)
Primrose Paper Pack (Bo Bunny)
Chocolate Brown Cardstock
Crafter's Companion Double Sided  Adhesive Oval Die and Die Cutter


Copic Sketch Markers Used:
Skin tones (Featured color Combo: E50, E51, E53 and E81 (Cast)
Hair: E40, E41, E42, E44
Dress and Bow: G40, G45, YG63, G28
Ticket: E30, E31
Background/Tag: B00, G40, E31

The edges were distressed with a tool and the layers adhered with Crafters Companion adhesive.
The tag was hand created with a calligraphy pen and the dotted background with Copic markers to coordinate with the background of the focal image.

I will be linking this crd with the following challenges: 
  1. Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
  2. Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
  3. Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Thank You for stopping by.  Have a great day and come back soon! :D 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fun With Paper Folding

Hello everyone!  
We are starting another week!   

Here's my latest news!  I am taking a class from Annie's online classroom - Sharon Reinhart teaches a class on paper folding and so you are going to be stuck with some of my cards I create as I practice different folds.   

 Today, I will share the technique: Basic Triangle.


Heavenly White 120# for my card base.
The base layer is Bubblegum Pop Tones 65#
The doily was  Heavenly white 65#
The Medallion is a combination of Bubblegum Pop Tones 65# and
some coordinating designer paper.
Sentiment: calligraphy on Bubblegum Pop Tones 65#


I found that 65# paper worked best for me.
I am very new with this technique!

I will be linking this card with the following challenges: 
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (Optional twist - sentiment)
The Craft Place Challenge Blog  - Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!  


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fancy Pants Dreaming: My Besties Project Share

Happy Saturday!  

I am off work today and it is time to take my 100# blind adorable pooch to the groomer!   Definitely time!   :D  

But before I do that, I want to share my latest My Besties Project Share with you.  

I would love it if you would
Listen, Like, Share and Subscribe!  :D 

I love this image -  Fancy Pants Dreaming!    She looks like she is just so relaxed in her favorite place -  her gorgeous garden!   Isn't she adorable?  

Copic Alcohol Ink Markers Used 
Skin Tones E000, E99, E11
Hat/Jeans:  B000, B21, B24
Pot: YR12, YR12, YR20, YR21, YR 23 and aged in corners with BG72
Hair/Boots:  T3, T4, T6, T8
Flowers RV81, RV91, RV95
G21, YG63, G18
Background: Pink/Blue multilines

The focal image edges were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.   
The flowers are Cherry Lynn Desigs small Tea Rose
cut from leftover designer paper.
A pearl was added for embellishment

This is an envelope box  I created Using a basic template
from Gina K and altered to fit a 51/2 x 4 1/4 card
that has embellishments.
I like a little extra room so it doesn't get crushed

This is the from of the envelope box.   
Sherri is My Besties!

I applied a magnetic attachment on the inside of the upper flap
to secure the lid. 
The magnetic pull is too strong on it's own so I punched two 
circles that fit perfect over the top of each 
magnetic circle.
This dampened the magnetic pull and yet firmly holds the lid. 

I am linking this card to the following fabulous challenges: 
My Besties UK challenge -  Anything Goes A or if you want, you can enter
the B challenge - Ribbon and Lace! :D   
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate it!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Straw Copic Color Combo : Izzy's Kite Time


Hello everyone!   
I am home from vacation and ready to do some serious crafting!  
Today, I am combining my DT Posts (both due today)
The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday 

I hope you hop over to The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday to check out the new challenge for you!   
Anything goes!   How cool is that!   

Our wonderful sponsor for this month is 

My Mini Tutorial for MarkerPOP is a new color combo for you! 
Straw Copic Color Combo
E34, YR23, Y23, Y21,
Colorless Blender

My YouTube Channel HERE




  • X-Press It Blending Paper (X-Press)
  • Heavy Base White card stock -
  • Designer: Violet Crush  paper pad (Kaiser Craft)
  • Layer: Mauve Passion from my stash

  • Stamp:
    Izzy's Kite Time (Little Darlinegs)


  • Copic Alcohol Ink Sketch Markers (.too Corp)
  • Copic Opaque White Ink (.too Corp)
  • Copic Cobalt  Multiliner  (.too Corp)
  • Copic Pink Multiliner   (.too Corp)
  • Memento Black Tuxedo Ink (Tsukineko)
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)

  • Other

  • Crafter’s Companion Adhesive
  • Terri Cloth or textured fabric with nap
  • Distressing tool
  • Sponge Dauber (Tsukineko)

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    Copic Markers Used:

  • Skin Tones: E000, E00, E11, E21
  • Hair: T3, T4, T6, t8, Opaque white
  • Jumpsuit:BV0000, BV000, BV01
  • Blouse : RV000, RV00, RV02, RV21, RV23
  • Shoes: T3, T4, T6, T8
  • Kite:  BV0000, BV))), BV01, RV0000, RV00, RV02
  • Bear: E30, E31, E33, E35
  • Grass G11, G21, G24
  • Background:   Multiliners - Cobalt and Pink

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    The edges were distressed with a tool and sponged with Tim Holtz intge Photo.

    I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.   I had a great time creating it for you!   


    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Design Team Call for Sherri Baldy's My Besties YouTube TeamH

    NEWS:  My Besties YouTube Design Team Call - Now Open!

    Hello everyone!   I want to share some great news with you.    Sherri Baldy is having a DT Call for her YouTube team.    Love creating videos and slide presentations?    Love My Besties?
    Then you are the perfect person to apply for this!  If you create a project, send your YouTube link to Rina in a comment on her YouTube page  for the DT Call!    
    Rina Meyers  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChgF1JoYiu28QveHvV-tBzgBlog

    I have had the opportunity of getting to serve on her first team.   I am applying for the second term.
    I would love to see you and your project there!  :D

    This is my DT Call that I will be submitting.   As you know I have been in Hawaii for the past couple of weeks and so I will be combining my Saturday project share for today with my DT Call submission.  

    Here are some links from our other DT members.  
    Great ideas if you are interested in submitting your video or slide show! :D   
     Design Team Links
    WEDNESDAY Jerodelle Llorera Trinidad https://www.youtube.com/user/CraftyMe83
    and my blog is www.craftymecraftyyou.com
    SPECIAL GDT Twice a month... 2nd and and 4th week Shilpahttps://www.youtube.com/user/craftangelonline http://craftangelonline.blogspot.co.uk/
    Once a Month... middle of the month Angela Holt Designs www.angelaholtdesigns.com

    If you see this on YouTube, I hope you
    Like, Share and Subscribe!   

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Mauve Shadow Copic Combo


    Aloha from Maui!
     Marie here and I am still on vacation but wanted to share a 
    Mauve Shadow Copic Color Combo with you! 
    Yes, another of my all time favorite color combos! 
    I know you are gong to think they are all my favorites! :D

    mauve Shadow

    Mauve Copic Copic Color Combo 
    BV23, BV01, BV00, BV000

    If you view on YouTube, I hope you like share and subscribe!

    Paper Doll Marci - Hearts (La La Land Crafts)

    Ink: Copic Sketch Markers (.too) 
     Tuxedo Black Dye Ink Pad (Tsukineko)

    Primrose Paper Pack (Bo Bunny) 

    Button Calligraphy pen and ink 
    (Around heart.  Gorgeous in person.  Does not show well in photo!)


    Aloha and Mahalo for stopping by! I appreciate it! :D   


    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Aloha and Mahalo from Hawaii!


      I am still enjoying the wonderful warm breeze and beautiful sandy beaches of Maui!
    I have been hopping around trying to find wi-fi hot spots ! LOL  

    I want to let you know that thee is still time to join us for our wonderful challenge at The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday.     

    Our Theme is always anything goes
    For an added chance to win - the optional twist is
    Fun in the Sun! 

    I hope you hop over and join in our fun!  Our wonderful sponsor for this month is
    Anne Fenton

    I created this Hawaiian inspired card using a gorgeous stamp from
    Theresa Momber (GKD called Aloha.

    My image was stamped with Epresso Truffle (Tsukineko).
    i used the Primrose Collection by Bo Bunny for my designer paper.  
    The leaves were fussy cut and used to coordinate with my tropical theme!
    I used a sponged fun background with distress ink.

    I am linking this card with the following challenges: 
    Twisted Thursday -  Anything Goes and for an optional twist - Fun in the Sun
    Through the Craftoom Door - Anything Goes
    Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
    Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
    Use Your Stuff - Travel   (I traveled to Hawaii)

    I hope you enjoy this and will join in our fun!

    Aloha and Mahalo for stopping by!


    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Won't You Be My Honey Bee?


    Aloha!   Marie here and I am enjoying a few days away in on the beautiful beaches in Maui.
    I want to share a card I created using the adorable stamp called a Random Fan Sweet Honey Bee by CC Designs
    I love love her little face and the bumble bees are so fun to color!

    Stamp:  Random Fan Sweet Honey Bee by CC Designs
    Copic Markers:  
    Skin E50, E51, E53 and R21
    Hair:  YR23, E18, E39 and E99
    Honey Bee: C3, C5, C7, C9 and Y000, Y00, Y21, YR23
    Wings:  BV0000, BV00, BV11 and BV13
    Jar E30, E31, E33
    Background: B000, B00, BV00, Colorless Blender
    Dogwood paper Blossoms (McGill)
    Sun punch (McGill)
    Birch Leaf punch (McGill)
    molding tools, pad and adhesive
    Edges sponged with Vintage Photo (Ranger)
    Calligraphy pens/ink.   You can use any sentiment!

    I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

    Aloha and Mahalo for stopping by!


    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    How Do You Say Heaven?

    How do you say "Heaven"?     

    Yep -   I am vacationing and having some R&R on the beautiful sands of Maui.  
     I am just soaking up the sun, sound of the birds singing, waves rolling in the background 
    and the wonderful friendly Islanders.   
    Wow!   Heaven!   

    I want to share my DT card for  the challenge this week  at Totally Gorjuss.  
    Our challenge for you this week is to
     create a cardwith a tag.  

    I linked my card with the theme by creating a tag saying

    Copics used:  
    Pineapple:  y03, y31, y47,E31, E47, G40,  YG63, G45, G28

    I created a watercolor background and totted with purple multiliner.

    The beautiful stamp and sentiment is from the set Aloha - illustrated by 
    Theresa Momber (GKD)

    Hope you enjoyed my card!  
    Aloha and Mahalo!

    I hope you "Like, Share and Subscribe"!

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Aloha and Mahalo

    Hello and Aloha from Hawaii!  
    I am still on vacation and enjoying the beautiful Hawaiian beaches  of Maui and the wonderful
    and friendly Islanders.   Some were blessed to be Hawaiian
     and the rest of us just wish were were!  

    I am so excited to share my DT card for The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday  with you!    
    Our challenge is always "Anything Goes" and if you want and extra chance to win, 
    you can participate in the twist - Fun in the Sun.   

    And how am I linking this card with the "twist"?    
    I am having tons of summer fun
     Hawaiian style!   

    Designer Paper: Primrose Collection  (Bo Bunny)

    I am linking this card with the following wonderful challenges: 
    Twisted Thursday - The Outlawz - 
    Creative Moments:  Anything Goes/Celebrations
    Fab N Funky -  Feels Like Summer
    Scrapper's Delights Challenge - Anything Goes with Summertime
    Tan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes

    I hope you enjoyed this card. 
    Stop back soon.   Love having you!   
    Mahalo and Aloha!

    I hope you Like, Share and Subscribe!
    Thank YOU!

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014


     Marie here and I am sending you greetings from Hawaii! By the time you read this, I should be checking into the beautiful Kaanapali  Resort in Maui. What do I plan to do? Rest! Rest! Rest!
    This is a cute little number that I colored for you for this weeks mini tutorial on our featured Copic Color Combo: Willow Green.
    Although this stamp,  (Hula Marci)  is not in stock at this time, MarkerPOP has a few wonderful Hula Girl stamps
    that will more than fit the bill!  I will link them under supplies for you!
    Willow Green Color Combo (My favorite green combo :D )
    G40, G46, YG63 and G28
    Stamp:Hula Marci  (La La Land Crafts)
    other's you may like:
    Hula Girl (Little Darlings) Hula Lili (Inky Impressions)
    Ukulele Luka (La La Land Crafts)  -
    OK  not grass skirt here but I thought it was adorable anyway!
    Aloha by Theresa Momber  (GKD)
    X-Press It Bright White Blending Paper (X-Press It)
    Jelly Bean 100# Bazzill Card Shoppe Paper (Bazzill)
    Designer Paper:  Hello Luscious paper pad (BasicGrey)
    mp071014dCopic Markers Used
    Skin E11, E13, E15 and R20
    Hair: T3, T4, T6, T8
    Skirt: G28, G63, G46, G40
    Grass:  G40, YG63 and Colorless Blender
    I used Scattered Straw Distress Ink to stencil Primitive Masks around my
    focal image and I then pussy cut around the masks.
    I think this added an interesting background that coordinated with my focal image.
    I also stamped some leaves for embellishment.

    I am linking this card with the following wonderful challenges: 
    Creative Moments:  Anything Goes/Celebrations
    Fab N Funky -  Feels Like Summer
    Inky Impressions - Summer Fun
    Scrapper's Delights Challenge - Anything Goes with Summertine

    I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
    I loved sharing my FAVORITE green combo with you today!
    Stop back soon.   Love having