Saturday, May 30, 2015

Happy Cupcake - A Closer Look At Shadows and Shading


Hello and WELCOME!
It's  the weekend!   Yea!   I hope everyone has a great weekend planned!
Today I am doing a video featuring light source, shadows  and shading.   This is a special request from my friend Kristine!
I have used the light source guides before but I wanted to explain how I use the linear guide in a little more detail.
I will share some of the other guides later!
But for now - let's get started with  Shadows & Shading with the linear guide !
Here's to you, Kristine!   :D  


My other Tutorials can be found HERE


Happy Cupcake  (Whimsy Stamps)


Color PaletteFrosting: B00, B01, B32, optional B62   (sparingly)
Cup Cake Cups - E30, E31, E33, E35, E49
Background dots to coordinate with dotted designer paper: RV13, B41, G40
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
Come back soon!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday Challenge!

Hello and welcome1  

I just want to share a card I created for my guest design project for today's fun challenge at The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday!   . I wanted to create a simple vintage card.   I love the wonderful paper from Sherri Baldy's new paper collection!    
And now for our challenge - 
The theme is anything goes!
 I  love challenges like that!   I am a free spirit! LOL  

I hope you stop by and share your cards!  It  is a fun and great community!  I would love to see  your there!    

Thank you for stopping by!    See you soon! 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Missing You


Hello everyone. Marie here with a card to share.

We live is such a mobile society and people come into our lives, touch our heart
and take a piece of our heart with them when they leave.

I have designed this card for those I miss and to say "You will always be in my heart."

I used the following supplies:
Digital Image by Karen Middleton
Paper from Paper Temptress
Focal image:  X-Press It Blending Card
Card Base: Heavenly White Premium 120#
Mat Layer: BASIS Purple 80#
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Leave Punch from Martha Stewart
I hope you liked my card and that you will stop by and visit
Paper Temptress soon!  


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Copic Brunette Hair: Awareness Ribbon Marci


Hello, my friends!   Marie here to share another tutorial with you today.
My friend Jay requested I create a video on hair showing dark lines.    This one is for you, Jay!!!
It's the month of May and  that is the month dedicated to "Mental Health" and "Children's Mental Heath".
Since it's May, I am dedicating this to children.,   because.....
Children's Mental Health Matters!  
You can find my other YouTube Tutorials HERE


Awareness Ribbon Marci (La La Land Crafts)
Garden Marci is in stock and has similar hair to match this tutorial.
his is certainly one stamp that is going to be on my next order!!!
ATG (Advance Tape Gun)
ATG Refill
Faber Castell Gel Medium
Paper shopping tools/mat
Ranger Stickles


I just adore this paper - BoBunny Zip-A-Dee-Doodle Collection.
I wanted to make sure I showcased the gorgeous paper to I cut a flower from the paper using my designer layer.    I did this in an area that would not show when I applied my focal image.
I then shaped the flower with my moving tools and mat.
Faber Castell Gel Medium was applied to help keep the shape.
The great thing is...   It was a great embellishment and I didn't have to use another piece of paper!

Color Palate
Skin Tones:  E50, E51, E11, E21, E93
Hair:   E21, E33, E25, E27 and E29 for my cast shadow
Jumper: B21, B23, B26, B28
T-Shirt/Hair Ribbon:  T20, R22, R24
Shoes:  C1, C0
Awareness Ribbon:  YG11, G43

That's all for today.
I hope you have fun crafting and stay healthy!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Spring, Blossoms and Butterflies


Hi everyone, and welcome!

It's Marie here with another designer card for you.


I wanted to share a card I created using paper from our very own Paper Temptress and some flower die from Cherry Lynn Dies.
  1. My card base is Heavenly White 110# cardstock.  I love the weight of this for my card base and it is super smooth and feels wonderful to touch.
  2. The base layer is a beautiful pink called Cotton Candy.
  3. The Top layer is Neenah Solar White.   I used the light 65# so I was able to get a deep impression with my embossing folder.    The edges were sponged using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  4. The flowers and butterfly were cut from Neenah Solar White paper.   The flowers were sponged with Tim Holtz Milled Lavender  and Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
  5. Pearls were used for embellishment.
I hope you enjoyed this card.  Treat ourself and stop by Paper Temptress and check out all the wonderful paper, ribbon/bows and flowers!   !

Have a wonderful, crafty week!